Bar Douro

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Portuguese
Occupying a railway arch in London's buzzing Flat Iron Square, Bar Douro was created as a way to bring authentic Portuguese food to London. With ties to Portugal traced back through the family, Bar Douro has matched exquisite Portuguese wines with all the tradition of local Portuguese food. The atmospheric 30-cover marble counter-top dining space offers an intimate window to the best of Portuguese culinary heritage.
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RH
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food fab. Such an uncomfortable space. I’ve been a few times for the food and convenience. It is very close to Menier chocolate factory theatre.
I hesitate to recommend because one is always just squeezing in and sitting on edge of chair. BUT I will go back for the scrummy dishes. And service is delightful.

V
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere. I'll definitely go back

ST
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and usual tapas prices - does add up! Bear in mind it’s all stools for the casual seating area. Highly recommend!

CC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

atmospheric Portuguese tapas bar with excellent food, excellent wines and very friendly professional staff.

AJ
London
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gorgeous little Portuguese restaurant. The food was delicious and prepared in front of us, in the open kitchen. The staff were super friendly and personable. The only seating is on stools, however, which isn't hugely comfortable.

TL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous gem of a restaurant. Food and wine were tasty and the staff warm and friendly.

KC
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bar Douro has a lovely ambience. The decor is beautiful and, on a Monday evening, it was mellow and relaxed. The food was all delicious and came at well-spaced intervals.

LP
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pig's cheeks with the chestnut purée was a very welcome addition to the menu! As ever, I had a lovely time. It must be my 6th or 7th visit and it never fails to delight!

O
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very attentive, warm and welcoming. The food was amazing, as always!

CB
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

These is one of the best portuguese restaurants that I have ever tried, and I'm portuguese.

SW
London
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, awesome staff. The wines are reasonably priced and are of a good variety listed by region. The only negative is that its's dining at the bar and the seating has no backrest, after an hour or so not so comfy.

DB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I will be returning again soon, and again and again!

Staff and food, lovely; great location.

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious veggie choices. Everything tasted amazing. Really friendly and attentive service too. I'll definitely be going back!

TA
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food, helpful friendly staff. Made my my birthday lunch special.

DR
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A lot to like, and the wine list is the thing to like the best.

RM
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place. Wonderful staff. Amazing food. I’d eat here again and again.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic and at the same time innovative Portuguese food. Would definitely recommend to experts and newbies to Portuguese food!

BT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great date spot! Wonderful food and experience. Very intimate seating, beautiful decor and great wine. Highly recommended!

B
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food - it was a special night for us, so we'd asked for some recommendations on food and wine....and just kept ordering.... Way too easy to spend a small fortune! However, very enjoyable, our Portuguese waiter is also a chef, so had heaps of insight on the food and ingredients. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back!

JF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and modern take on some classic Portuguese dishes. Had a great meal and will return when next in London.

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal
Lovely venue
Convert to white port and tonic!

HR
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Easy to book, friendly service with helpful advice from the staff. Food was absolutely delicious and the menu choice was varied and wide but not overwhelming. Delicious wine too. The toilets were also so super well decorated and clean!

AM
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely food, and a menu a little bit different with interesting ingredients and combinations. A small venue so there wasn’t that much space but that was fine for our group.

d
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

attentive service, very Portuguese, and tapas so much more delicious and unusual; than Spanish. Don't miss the Bacalau which is worth the trip in itself...

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! The best restaurant I’ve been in 2019!

CD
London
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding - simple, authentic and Portuguese.... Love it!

RB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit was as great as the first. Lovely helpful waiter both times - we will be back!

RG
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, great venue and good service. Also good value for money!

LP
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved my dinner AGAIN!! The menu changes frequently but the service stays as good as ever.

E
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was absolutely delicious, the staff were knowledgeable and attentive and the ambience was lively. We had a lovely evening!

MH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, cook and staff gave good information about origins of food.

i
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. First timers for Portuguese food. Waitress and cook helped us through menu. Wine great and affordable. Had 5-6 selections. All dishes were wonderful and different. Would highly recommend. Want to go to Portugal now 😀

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great evening at Bar Douro. Food, wine selection, staff and atmosphere was amazing. Will be back!

IM
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Granted it was only my second time there by so far it’s Hands down Best Portuguese restaurant in London.

GN
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really good food, pricing normal for London. Service could be better.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very delicious food and good environment

JL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my birthday and it was perfect, will definitely be back!

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Need more tables outside. Food and service was great

RR
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Very good value set lunch but food bland. Croquetes de Alheira (Smoked Portuguese sausage) was indeed smokey but not meaty enough and lacked something to give it a bit of a lift, it sat on a dollop of acidic sauce/mayo. Bacalhau à Brás (salt cod hash) was all hash and no cod. Unattractive presentation, lots of little potato sticks bound into an oval shaped mound, a few half olives here and there and an almost invisible amount of cod. This was particularly bland.
Delightful interior, excellent Churchill white port and tonic. Waitress didn't smile once.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was polite, professional and the food divine