Artemisia Restaurant

Artemisia Restaurant is located right in the heart of Porto in what many refer to as its Arts Quarter – the area of the city with the highest concentration of art galleries. It offers a quirky design that is at one with its surroundings, providing diners with an environment that is contemporary, comfortable and welcoming.

In keeping with its position in the heart of artistic Porto, Artemisia Restaurant is a place not just to enjoy food, but also to enjoy and admire some of the latest artworks to be produced by Porto’s most talented artists.

Located away from the main tourist thoroughfare, this is a place to get away from the mainstream and discover another side to this bewitching city that will leave you with lasting memories of your trip to Portugal.

The concept of Artemisia’s cookery has evolved over the course of the years since it was established, drawing on modern and traditional European influences and fusing these with popular dishes from all over Portugal. The name Artemisia is used to refer to a variety of fresh herbs in Portugal, in particular sage, and these herbs and exotic spices play a major role in determining the variety of dishes served on the menu.

Artemisia Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, unlike many restaurants in Porto. Breakfast is a laid-back affair but none the less tasty for it, offering a combination of brunch-style dishes as well as staples from the Portuguese breakfast table including sweet pastries and delicious freshly brewed coffee.

Lunch offers excellent value for a very high quality meal. The secret to eating a tasty and affordable lunch in Portugal is to opt for the menu of the day, which usually consists of three courses and a complimentary glass of wine. Artemisia’s fixed-price menu is well worth opting for, harnessing the aromatic flavours of a range of fresh organic ingredients in meat, fish, pasta and risotto dishes.

Dinner of course is the time to really push the boat out at Artemisia. Diners are offered a tasty couvert including a mushroom and nut dip, olive paste, corn flour bread and oregano and garlic and chilli butter.

Turn the couvert away if you’re not overly hungry as you may need to save yourself for the other delicacies on the menu, including quail pastry, king scallops on blinis with beurre blanc, foie gras terrine, grouper with clams, sea bass and prawn curry, duck magret or black pork tenderloin with chestnut and madeira wine sauce.

The maître d’ is ready with a range of helpful wine suggestions to help wash it all down in style.

Artemisia Restaurant
Rua Adolfo Casais Monteiro 135
4050-014 Porto
Tel: +351 226 062 286