Time Out Market Porto
Photograph: Time Out Market Porto, João Saramago

Time Out Market Porto is officially open, bringing the best of the city together under one roof

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Time Out PR

Located in the Southern wing of São Bento Station, the food and cultural market is home to the city’s award-winning chefs, much loved local gems and up-and-coming homegrown talents.

Time Out Market Porto (Portugal) is officially open to the public all day, every day from 10am to midnight. It is located in the Southern wing of São Bento Station, one of the city's most iconic landmarks and often described as one of the world’s most beautiful train stations. Time Out Market Porto is a unique space designed by Porto-born architect Souto de Moura, recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2011.

Time Out Market is a food and cultural market, bringing the best of the city together under one roof – based on editorial curation: the city’s best chefs, restaurateurs, drinks and cultural experiences. Across approximately two thousand square metres, there are 12 kitchens and two bars. There is also an outdoor space with a unique tower which houses a shop at the base and at the top a space for wine experiences, with stunning views over the city.

To curate the lineup, the Time Out Porto editorial team and the Time Out Market Porto team tested and tasted food from all across the city to uncover the best local talent, before inviting the very best to join.

Here’s the list of all chefs and restaurateurs at Time Out Market Porto – from Michelin star chefs to much-loved local gems and up-and-coming homegrown talents, all offering unique culinary experiences, accessible for everyone:

  • Chef Rui Paula: An indispensable name in Porto's gastronomy, at the helm of spaces like DOP, DOC and Casa de Chá da Boa Nova (two Michelin stars). At Time Out Market Porto, he serves some of his most iconic dishes together with other novelties.
  • Chef Ricardo Costa: Chef Ricardo Costa has led the restaurant The Yeatman since 2010, which under his direction earned two Michelin stars. At Time Out Market Porto, he offers his Portuguese cuisine based on local ingredients, with some influences from his hometown Aveiro.
  • Chef Rafaela Louzada: A native of Rio de Janeiro with Portuguese origins, Chef Rafaela Louzada leads the kitchen of Gruta where Portuguese fish and seafood are the focus.
  • Chef Vasco Coelho Santos: One of the rising stars of the new Portuguese culinary scene, Chef Vasco Coelho Santos is responsible for some of the most interesting projects in Porto recently (one Michelin star – Euskalduna Studio).
  • OKRA: Wood-fired pizzas with innovative flavour combinations.
  • Brusco Burger: A burger concept using the popular smash burger technique – delicately smashed on the grill, crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside.
  • Meia-Nau: A new approach to classic Matosinhos restaurants with grilled fish and fresh seafood on the menu.
  • Tábua Rasa: Carolina Matos and Francisco Ré bring together the best Portuguese cheese, ham and sausages – all served on wonderful boards.
  • Fava Tonka: Chef Nuno Castro presents his vegetarian cuisine made with seasonal ingredients from Portuguese producers.
  • Casa Inês: Inês Diniz is behind one of the city's most famous dishes: octopus fillets with rice. Joining Time Out Market Porto is a long-awaited return anticipated by Porto residents and beyond.
  • Padaria Ribeiro: A classic bakery and pastry shop rooted in Porto since 1878.
  • Sala de Prova: Located on the top floor of Time Out Market Porto’s tower, created by Souto de Moura, this is where guests not only get to enjoy some of the best views of the city but also tastings of Porto and Douro wines, curated by winemaker Bento Amaral alongside a menu by Chef Luís Américo.
  • A Vida Portuguesa: The opening at Time Out Market marks the return of the store created by Catarina Portas to Porto, with some of its most iconic products. The store is located at the base of the tower.
  • Time Out Market Porto also has Super Bock, Delta, and Coca-Cola as official partners.

Time Out Market Porto is a new addition to a growing family of food and cultural markets

There are now eight Time Out Markets around the world with more in development – while they are all dedicated to the best of the city they are in, each is unique to its city and distinctly local, with a local team. Time Out Market is rooted in Time Out which started in 1968 at a kitchen table in London, as a magazine about the best things to do in the city. It is now a trusted brand that has, for over 55 years, been curating the best of cities around the world.

Time Out Market Porto is the second location of Time Out Market in Portugal. The first Time Out Market opened in Lisbon in 2014 – as the world’s first editorially curated food and cultural market – at Mercado da Ribeira, based on an idea from Time Out Portugal’s local team to bring to life the publication’s content which is all about celebrating the best of the city.

The publication Time Out Porto has been present in the city since 2010 and is trusted and valued by the people of Porto who make the most of the city with the recommendations of Time Out’s team of local expert journalists.


To follow updates from Time Out Market Porto, please visit: www.timeoutmarket.com and on Instagram @timeoutmarketporto

For more information, please contact the Time Out Market press office: pr[@]timeoutmarket.com


Time Out Market Porto

South Wing, São Bento Train Station
Praça de Almeida Garrett
Porto, Portugal

Opening times:

Open every day – 10.00am – 00.00am

About Time Out Group

Time Out Group is a global brand that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Time Out launched in London in 1968 to help people discover the best of the city - today it is the only global brand dedicated to city life. Expert journalists curate and create content about the best things to Do, See and Eat across 333 cities in 59 countries and across a unique multi-platform model spanning both digital and physical channels. Time Out Market is the world's first editorially curated food and cultural market, bringing a city's best chefs, restaurateurs and unique cultural experiences together under one roof. The portfolio includes open Markets in eight cities such as Lisbon, New York, Dubai, Cape Town and Porto, several new locations with expected opening dates in 2024 and beyond, in addition to a pipeline of further locations in advanced discussions. Time Out Group PLC, listed on AIM, is headquartered in London (UK).

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