A city in the Northern Region of Portugal, in the Porto District, Vila Nova de Gaia is a beacon of Portuguese culture and spirit. Located on the south side of the Douro river with the city of Porto to the north, Vila Nova is famous for its quaint and rustic lifestyle, offering an array of spectacular views, one of the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in Portugal, high-quality gastronomy and a vibrant nightlife. The famous port wine cellars of the city succeed in luring a large amount of tourists every year. We have listed ten of the best restaurants in the city.
Barao de Fladgate
The Barao de Fladgate provides the perfect location for visitors to the city, with panoramic views of the river and surrounding landscape. Customers will take in the beauty of their surroundings whilst relaxing and enjoying high quality cuisine. The Barao de Fladgate offers a host of Portuguese favorites cooked and served in contemporary style including a quality selection of fish dishes and accompaniments.
Address: Rua do Choupelo 250 | (Caves Taylor’s), Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-088, Portugal, +351 223742800
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