The Yeatman – Porto

The Yeatman – the wine & dine experience

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 Rua do Choupelo, 4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
+351 22 013 31 00
 www.the-yeatman-hotel.com

Chef: Ricardo Costa

We all know Porto as the city for its port wine production in northwest Portugal. When looking for a perfect combination of wine & dine you definitely will find your way to the Yeatman’s Restaurant. The famous Port cellars are only few houses away from this luxury hotel and restaurant.

Exceptional are the different views in the hotel. The architecture of the building allows every space in the complex to have the same breathtakingly postcard view over the city of Porto. The construction resembles to the terraces of the Douro valley. The gastronomic restaurant in the hotel is about wine and food, hospitality and luxury.

The hotel is only a 5-minute walk from General Torres Station and a 10-minute walk from the Douro River. The wine experience also extends to the SPA with its programme of exclusive Caudalie Vinothérapie treatments. There is a large indoor pool and hot tub offering panoramic views of Oporto. The 10 treatment rooms offer a full range of beauty and wellness programmes, while the relaxation area has a Roman bath, sauna, hammam and shower experience. The Grape Bath barrel bath experience has been designed for its calming and conditioning effects. The outdoor panoramic pool was built in a wine bottle shape and has stunning views over the city and a stylish pool lounge bar.

The Yeatman’s Restaurant overlooks the Douro River and delivers one of Oporto’s most inspiring dining experience. In an atmosphere that mixes comfort and classical heritage furniture with a spectacular view, chef Ricardo Costa guarantees all guests with an unforgettable dining experience. Traditional flavours of Portugal are interpreted and served with a creative and contemporary touch. His imaginative cuisine brings the very best of Portugal’s produce into his creative dishes. His dishes always respect the best of Portuguese culinary tradition. Top-quality Portuguese fresh ingredients and off course a lot of fish are interpreted and presented with a contemporary look.

The Yeatman offers the ultimate wine experience. The cellars are home to one of the most impressive collections of Portuguese wines in Europe. The hotel has established partnerships with most of Portugal’s finest producers and partner wineries are also attributed to individual rooms and suites. Pictures and objects provide insights into each winery’s unique history and add a discreet individual accent to each of the hotel’s guest room. In the restaurant there is an exclusive pairing with each tasting menus. The Yeatman’s sommeliers allow guests to discover a play between matching and contrasting flavours. They take you on a journey through Portugal’s diverse and varied wine regions. A special wine dinners program is organised every Thursday night, showcasing each time another wine producer. During these dinners the chef matches his flavourful dishes and desserts to the aromas of the selected wines. Each course is tailor-made for each wine.

We started the ‘Chef’s Special Menu’ with a big line up of refined snacks & bites.

Lolly with chicken oyster, crispy potato, chicken mayo and mustard.

Crispy corn, chicken foam and chilli.

Crispy vitello tonato with a sashimi of tuna, anchovy and veal crust.

Sandwich with tuna toro, wasabi mayonnaise and ruccola.

Marinated prawns with guacamole.

Crab shell with avocado and a bloody mary crab cocktail.

Tomato tartar, molecular version of mozzarella cheese and cucumber tagliatelle

Menu:

Amberjack from the Azoren in ceviche with kumquat and sweet corn.

Red mullet with a fish sauce, cuttlefish

Terrine of pork on bottom, crisp of seaweed

Turbot, green beans, dried garlic, pitau sauce (hometown sauce from the chef) and fish consommé with fish liver.

Crustaceans, curry puree and coconut broth.

Cauliflower pastry

Suckling pig and chanterelles with fermented onions

Veal tenderloin with cured ham, bean stew sauce and black pudding.

Textures of nectarine with mascarpone ice-cream, a vanilla cream and saffron.

Fig dessert

Mignardises trolley

At the Yeatman, you will experience one of Porto’s finest food experiences in combination with a wide wine selection and exclusive views. It is one of those restaurants where every piece of the story makes sense. The light and fresh food, the top wines and the great service are guarantee to a joyful visit.

Be-Gusto

 

Be-Gusto score:                     8,7/10

Be-Gusto value for money: 8,7/10

The Yeatman’s Restaurant
Rua do Choupelo, 4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
+351 22 013 31 00
www.the-yeatman-hotel.com

 

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