Bar Douro City

4.7
222 Reviews
£26 to £40
Portuguese
Situated in Finsbury Avenue Square, Bar Douro brings authentic Portuguese food and wine to the heart of the City. Our elegant and comfortable dining space is adorned with blue and white azulejo tiles, a perfect setting for business meetings, intimate dinners and after work drinks. Sit at the counter and marvel at the chef's creations from the open kitchen, or relax al fresco on our covered, heated terrace; a Portuguese oasis in the City.

Sharing the spirit of Portugal with the UK through honest food, characterful wines and the celebration of cultural stories.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 222 people are saying
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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ErnestS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Large party in the restaurant so we sat at the bar which was not our preference. Very noisy. Staff were efficient but seemed less than cheerful. Was a little bit disappointed. Might visit the other branch in future.

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PoliKravch228
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Saturday my friends and I went to the Bar Douro City. Everything from our food to the service was excellent! A rich palette of taste in combination with an authentic interior design have fully immersed us into an atmosphere of a small Portuguese village. Furthermore, it was very nice from our waiter’s side to offer us a small wine tasting before ordering, as we could not make a decision. Overall- great! Will definitely come back and tell our friends about the restaurant.

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IreneP
London
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice vibe, great staff, MOUTH WATERING food! Good for informal catch ups as well as business meals. Have been there a few times now with different colleagues, and everyone loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, friendly service at impeccable prices. Won’t hesitate to revisit again, for the 3rd time!

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GarethB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Bar Douro both City and London Bridge.

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ClaudiaAndrade
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, and staff is lovely. We had a great time.

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PaoloS
London
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely decor. I had a great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food!

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Bibster
London
48 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service as always

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NancyM
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food presented nicely. Friendly service and great ambiance! Recommended for friends get together or a casual date.

BC
BrisC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service! Great experience overall.

LB
vipLexB
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff. A chilled atmosphere. Excellent food. Fab wine selection. And as for the port….😃👍

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Inversquirrel
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our visit. The service was attentive but relaxed and unfussy, which we prefer. And the food was absolutely delicious - every dish as amazing as the last. Looking forward to visiting again

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Shiner
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's great to watch a kitchen function in such a seemingly effortless fashion. The front of house is equally adept whilst the food and wine does not disappoint with the Iberico Pork absolutely outstanding. Not my first visit and will not be my last.

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SarahT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing food and tasty wine. The people were very friendly and attentive. Will come back soon! Thank you!

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Cass872
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fanastic food, drink and service and great location and decor. Loved the flight of Ports to finish off.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place!

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AnneN
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service so highly recommended.

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CarlQ
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and wonderful food, we will be back.

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GaffriggedSailor
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for pre-theatre lunch. Service was efficient at 1200. Good range of small sharing plates including vegetarian. Great wine choice.
Will definitely return.

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AndrewG
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent Portuguese fare. Short menu, which means that they can focus on getting it right. Friendly and attentive staff. And as we were sitting at the bar looking into the kitchen, I can say that the staff there run a tight, clean ship. Will definitely be back.

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Will
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, genuine Portuguese food. Portuguese staff. Recommend a visit.

SH
SusanaH
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the bar has a really nice decor. All the staff was wearing a face mask which makes you feel a bit safer.

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PavJ
London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my partners 40th birthday and everything was excellent! Food was super tasty, great recommendation for wine, very atrentive service! Would be back!
Thank youp

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Maria
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, a really nice twist on some traditional Portuguese dishes. The staff are so nice, and they all wear masks, so thank you!!
I had been to their London Bridge restaurant, and this one is equally as good. Couldn’t recommend more.

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CharlieF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful space, glorious wine list and fabulous food. Not for cosy chats, it is very loud. Some baffles to soak up noise would be great.

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vipanonymous
London
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and there is a nice selection of tapas and they are all delicious. The service was good as well. Would definitely recommend for lunch in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Uninspired dishes that were poorly executed, was expecting a wow factored.

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RichardB
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decent and restaurant serving authentic and tasty Portuguese small plates. Enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere and will certainly return.

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vipMaryleboner
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service, lovely little place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very, very small portions!

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LittleT
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another lovely meal here and also some very nice house wine.

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RKam
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mostly beautiful food. The croquetes, prawns and clams were exceptional, butter beans and salt cod fritters were somewhat underwhelming. Approx £45 pp incl service, not terrible value but given some dishes missed the mark felt this was pricey. Would return as expect it was just an off day on those particular items, and items that were good, were exceptionally so.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything that I hoped for. Superb experience all round. Despite the restaurant being relatively full, it didn’t seem overly noisy.

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Elle
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed my birthday lunch at Bar Douro. Excellent food and lovely wine! Will definitely go back again!

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Jools21
London
47 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and the lunchtime fixed menu was exceptional value .

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was a hit and miss. Food little expensive for what it was.

CJ
ColJ
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! My go to restaurant for Saturday lunch. Everyone that's been there with me wants to go again!

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RaquelG
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were really nice, the place is really cute and the tapas were all really tasty specially the prawns

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GuestKu
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was OK, but it is a "modern European " place, not Portuguese. The octopus was as a typical octopus in all London nice eating places, nothing to do with how they cook the octopus in Portugal (and not as fresh and tender).

FAQs

Bar Douro City is rated 4.7 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.