DOC | Experience
BEM VINDO AO DOC JANELA SOBRE O DOURO O DOC é um espaço para “Degustar Ousar Comunicar” onde Rui Paula, com um olhar moderno e inventivo, faz da cozinha um laboratório histórico baseado em várias gerações de receitas culinárias. Aqui, cada refeição é um momento único e especial. Da sala envidraçada ou da esplanada suspensa no rio, a vista é arrebatadora: os socalcos de vinhas e xisto, a pacatez das aldeias ribeirinhas, os comboios a passar na outra margem quebrando, momentaneamente, a quietude do vale, os barcos de grande porte levando os turistas para lá do Douro Internacional… O DOC funciona como uma janela aberta sobre este cenário arrebatador, classificado como Património da Humanidade pela UNESCO, em 2011.
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Dynamic and attentive

Detail oriented and effective, the DOC team matches the Chef’s creativity, surprising everyone with their sympathy, dedication and dynamism, always seeking to boost every moment of their clients within this magical place.

DOC is comprises a large room, with a capacity of 100 people, complemented by a beautiful terrace that hosts up to 70 people.

Ideal for quiet, romantic and intimate moments, DOC is also designed to host groups and other events where wine and gastronomy are celebrated.


With a wide variety of suggestions, which changes according to the seasons, dishes at DOC are colorful and tasty.

The several alternatives range from the more traditional meats – such as Bísaro Pork, Milk-Fed Goat Kid, Maronesa Veal and Suckling Pig – to the freshest fish and seafood from our coast, combined with tasty risottos, traditional bread soups and vegetables. The selected olive oil, organic herbs, bread, cheese and quality wine complement the excellence of our suggestions.

In addition to the à la carte options, Rui Paula recommends two tastings – ‘Essência’ and ‘Signature’ menu, both with wine pairing.


Sensory Experiences

New techniques and approaches are tested on a constant basis, resulting in surprising harmonizations, where preserving the original taste of food is always a goal.

In this space, a kitchen inspired by the Northeast-Douro region, modern and functional, one combines creativity and tradition, where each dish acts as an appeal to the senses, with a strong contemporary twist.

Without restrictions to geographical limits, the aromas, flavors and textures are taken to the limit, always seeking to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.


Wine Display

DOC has assumed itself, from its origins, as a wine restaurant provided that the wine service has always been a fundamental pillar in the restaurants of Rui Paula.

Our menu contains all the great wines produced in the Douro, from the mythical “Barca Velha” to the most exclusive and unique port wine. With more than 700 references, DOC is the most complete repository of the best that is produced in the region, a true Douro wine showcase. Our offer also includes the great wines of the world and of  the neighboring regions – Dão and Vinho Verde.

Functioning as a ‘tasting room’ and Douro wine tasting, the best experience is achieved when pairing perfectly dishes and wine. Our sommeliers test each combination in detail, always in search of the best suggestions.

Honored with “2007 Best Regional Wine Menu” and “2013 Best Regional Wine Menu” awards within the  National Wine Competition, promoted by Revista de Vinhos, in collaboration with the distributor PrimeDrinks.