Barão Fladgate Restaurant enjoys a spectacular location and atmospheric setting in the grounds of Taylor’s Port cellars with magnificent views across the Douro River to the old historic centre of Porto. It offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional cuisine where the accent is on fresh local ingredients and on showcasing the authentic flavours of Portugal. The wine list features a wide variety of labels from the main Portuguese vineyard areas and, as would be expected, a comprehensive choice of both wood-aged and Vintage Ports. In summer, Barão Fladgate opens its al fresco terrace area where guests can enjoy a choice of light dishes while enjoying the spectacular panorama of the old city.
Named after John Fladgate, the celebrated 19th century Port shipper and partner of Taylor’s who was awarded the title of Baron for his services to viticulture, the Barão Fladgate restaurant celebrates 20 years of inspiring fine cuisine and excellent service.
Cream of organic vegetable soup with basil flavoured olive oil
Goat’s cheese pastry parcel with pear vinaigrette, toasted almonds and mixed green salad leaves
Oven baked hake with creamy peas, baby carrots, low temperature egg and crispy smoked meat
Veal cheek with cauliflower purée, mixed vegetables and Douro red wine sauce
Trilogy of seasonal desserts
Available at lunch from Monday to Friday
prior to ordering your meal please inform our staff if you need information about any ingredient
An unexpected beginning...
Salmon flakes, mango sorbet, avocado, toasted coconut and daikon
Enjoy the best moments...
Fresh pasta with wild mushrooms
Spinach risotto and carrot textures
A surprisingly wonderful ending...
19h30 - 20h30
Cocktail - Welcome Drink & Canapés
Cream of pumpkin and orange soup
Vegetable samosa with curry mayonnaise
Tandoori skewers with yoghurt and chive sauce
Prawn in Korean bread with sweet & sour sauce
Island cheese with quince cream
Serra cheese balls with pistachio
Sweet olive Tamago with mango jam
Codfish and peppers carpaccio
Mini brioche of foie gras with Beira apple jam
Apple and ginger mini brioche
Mini chickpea burger with mango chutney
Fruit skewer with Port wine sabayon
Dinner – Special 5 course menu, wine selection and music
Lobster with soya sauce and Bravo Esmolfe apple, tuna, smoked cauliflower and chanterelle mushrooms
Foie gras with Elvas plum, Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port, chestnuts from Trás-os-Montes and Jerusalem artichoke
Seabass, Algarve cardinal prawn, sage, wakame seaweed and parsnips
Maronesa veal, purple sweet potato, baby onions in Port wine, baby carrots over truffled peas and black trumpet mushrooms
Abade de Priscos pudding, citrus fruits, Taylor’s Port wine and yuzu sorbet
Sparkling wine, Open Bar, Supper and DJ
Portuguese cabbage soup
Mini sirloin steak sandwich in Madeiran bread
Mini veal hamburger with Island cheese
Flaked codfish with prawn and coriander
Smoked salmon sandwich with crème fraîche in tomato and basil bread
Selection of Portuguese cheeses and jams
Selection of Portuguese smoked meats and bread
Chocolate and peanut mousse
Mini opera cake
Information & Reservations:
Tel: 220 133 136
Christmas Day Menu
Cream of chestnuts from Trás-os-Montes, oyster mushrooms and grilled goat’s cheese
Oven-baked octopus with mashed potato and peppers, sautéed turnip greens in extra virgin olive oil,
garlic chips, egg and black olives
Lamb belly, broccoli sprouts, swede and creamy carrot
with black truffle and Port wine sauce
Mini Portuguese sweet toast with Taylor’s L.B.V, Serra cheese ice cream,
caramelised Portuguese custard pudding and citrus fruit
Tel: 220 133 136
Barão Fladgate restaurant located at Taylor’s Port Cellars, was recommended as a new selection of the Michelin Guide.
The opinion of the inspector, highlights the location at Taylor’s Port Cellars, the stylish decor, the terrace with a magnificent view over the Douro River and the traditional cuisine with a contemporary touch.
The Michelin Guide 2015 elected only 22 restaurants in the Porto region, being an honor for Barão Fladgate to join this shortlist, named by the guide as "The best restaurants selected by our inspectors."
The nomination as a recommended restaurant recognized the daily work performed by the team to provide excellency in service and superior quality, being proud of the presence in this shortlist.
Barão Fladgate is the 8th restaurant among the 20 Best Winery Restaurants around the World by Daily Meal. Number one in Portugal, with Europe represented by 7 restaurants.
The 20 Best Winery Restaurants List
We considered all 67 wine-producing countries, but the fact is that the majority of winery restaurants that made the cut are located in prominent wine-producing regions like Napa Valley, Calif., Rioja, Spain, and Tuscany, Italy. However, the list does include some surprising gems, like the Restaurant at Weingut Nigl in Senftenberg, Austria.
Our list includes winery restaurants in 11 countries — Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and the U.S — and 18 cities.
Some notable restaurants that made the cut include La Taverna at Castello Banfi in Montalcino, Italy; The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, Calif.; and Terrôir at Craggy Range in Havelock North, New Zealand.
With six entries, the U.S. has the most restaurants on our list, with four in California and two in New York. It’s not surprising that U.S. winery restaurants topped the list, given that it is the fourth-largest producer of wine in the world (France is the top, producing 4.6 million liters of wine in 2010, followed by Italy, Spain, the U.S., and Argentina, according to the Wine Institute) and Americans consume the most wine in the world. It’s also not unexpected that California claimed the most spots on the list, as the state produces an average of 90 percent of the total wine produced in the U.S. each year. The U.S. wine market is the largest in the world, with an estimated $34.6 billion in sales in 2012, according to the Wine Institute.
Any list like this one is bound to stir up disagreements among discerning diners and wine aficionados; even our own staff was divided on which winery restaurants should make the final cut.
After checking out The Daily Meal’s 20 Best Wineries Around the World, share your compliments and critiques in the comments section below — or on Twitter using the hashtag #bestwineries — and let us know what places you think should have been included, or should have been left out.