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Bar Douro City, London, London

Bar Douro City

4.6
4.6
602 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Portuguese, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 7378 0524 x2
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
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What 602 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • City of London

    Innovative

  • City of London

    Great for fine wines

  • City of London

    Great for outdoor dining

602 Reviews
  1. CamilaA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really good! The prices corresponded well to the quality of the food, as well as to the placement of the restaurant. I recommend.

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  2. Eugenio

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty food and good service. The croquette, wild mushroom rice and egg pudding were delicious.

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  3. AndrewD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit following a recommendation whilst in Portugal. Food was excellent - great flavours and quality cooked prepared with care. Drinks were good too - had wine with meal and port with cheese course. We’re well looked after and will definitely return soon.

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  4. LouiseH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Hope to visit again soon!

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  5. MJEH

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit did not disappoint. The place is as lively as ever, the staff as helpful too. The food was delicious. We will definitely be coming back.

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  6. FraserH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service, well paced with an authentic vibe - it’s like a trip to Lisbon without the flights. Excellent quality food but the wine is overpriced. Will go again!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed it. Everthing is perfect. Two thumbs up

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  8. TedR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was interesting and delicious. Staff helpful, friendly and attentive

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  9. Sjosullivan

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food and we appreciated our server’s assistance with their wine and food recommendations.

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  10. ElleBC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for a client lunch, a relaxed yet 'on it' serving team and delicious food. Impressed at the alcohol-free options, great for a work meet.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi Elle, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The Bar Douro Team

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  11. ManuelaT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar Douro is the perfect place to meet with friends & family! The food is simply delicious, authentic and the advice we got about the different dishes was very helpful. Because the bar is open all afternoon, it meant we could be flexible and family could join us as soon as they could get there from out of town. I found the guidelines about table bookings very useful.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi Manuela, Thank you very much for the positive review. It was great to welcome you! We look forward to seeing you again soon to discover more of Portugal’s regions, flavours and wonderful native grape varieties. The Bar Douro Team

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  12. Pedroid

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. Interesting twist on Portuguese food. Alheiras (Portuguese sausage) not very traditionally made like what you get in north Portugal but still ok. Octopus salad and bacalhau abras were nice. Tapas is more of a Spanish thing so wasn’t expecting it for a Portuguese establishment. Great atmosphere and brilliant wait staff.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi Pedro, Thank you so much for the excellent feedback! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience at Bar Douro City. We strive to create a unique, quality dining experience for all of our guests and are thrilled that you had such a positive experience. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon! The Bar Douro Team

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  13. AnaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly & efficient service. Great place to go to for a quick bite
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi Ana, We're thrilled to hear that you had an outstanding experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! The Bar Douro Team

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Portuguese cuisine and wines. Very nice ambiance and decor. Friendly staff.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you so much for the excellent feedback! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience at Bar Douro City. We strive to create a unique, quality dining experience for all of our guests and are thrilled that you had such a positive experience. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon! The Bar Douro Team

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  15. tugainlondon

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch spot: good food, quick service, happy customers!
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The Bar Douro Team

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  16. KULWINDERJ

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Lovely tapas and wine, along with the poet flight to finish, will definitely return!
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you have visited our restaurant multiple times and consistently enjoyed our food and service. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon! The Bar Douro Team

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall was an okay meal. For a Portuguese restaurant the songs playing felt like a strange choice, not sure why Rick Astley and Atomic Kitten were playing. We did feel extremely rushed by staff, plates were taken within seconds of finishing, reservation was at 7pm but felt like they wanted us gone ASAP. Food was good but nothing special. Wouldn’t complain but also wouldn’t recommend/return

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  18. Gallglutton

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and vibe - have been to the London Bridge post previously and whilst this has a slightly more City feel, it has the same high quality food and attentive service
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The Bar Douro Team

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  19. DavidV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the place looks great, plus the staff is incredible. I highly recomend it!
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi David, Thank you very much for the positive review. It was great to welcome you! We look forward to seeing you again soon to discover more of Portugal’s regions, flavours and wonderful native grape varieties. The Bar Douro Team

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  20. JohnB

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menus Great service and a lovely friendly atmosphere made this a brilliant lunchtime treat Thank you to everyone at Bar Douro
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi John, Thanks again! The Bar Douro Team

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  21. Syed

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food but price is a bit too high. 5 tapas + desert = GBP95.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We're sorry to hear that you felt you didn't receive great value during your visit to Bar Douro, we are committed to providing our guests with the best possible ingredients while providing excellent value for money. We hope to welcoming you again soon. The Bar Douro Team

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  22. JohnB

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always at Bar Douro City Great staff and very good food thanks to all concerned
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi John, Thank you so much for your kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you have visited our restaurant multiple times and consistently enjoyed our food and service. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon! The Bar Douro Team

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  23. JennyE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was tip top
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi Jenny, We're thrilled to hear that you had an outstanding experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! The Bar Douro Team

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu and experience. The only thing I would have changed was the squash tbh. The pork neck and the ham were particularly amazing. Also great help from Rob on the wine, worth asking.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 30 January 2024
    Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We have looked into our squash dish with our kitchen team to ensure an improvement. We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The Bar Douro Team

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  25. TARTARTA

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal with great service. The squash was a bit of a let down, I’ve had it before and it was lovely but not sure I’d order it again based on this visit.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 30 January 2024
    Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you have visited our restaurant multiple times and consistently enjoyed our food and service. Concerning our squash dish, we have spoken with the kitchen team to ensure an improvement. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again soon! The Bar Douro Team

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  26. Perri

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a lovely evening celebrating a birthday with my friend. We were served by Tom who kindly took us through the menu and was extremely attentive all evening. To add to this, the food was outstanding. Would highly recommend coming here.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 30 January 2024
    Hi Perri, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time and that you enjoyed the service from our superstar, Tom. We can't wait to welcome you back. The Bar Douro Team

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazingly good at handling food allergies, absolutely delicious food
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 30 January 2024
    Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. Honest food, characterful wines and a fabulous team are what we are all about! The Bar Douro Team

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  28. LaraB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and friendly service, delicious food and very reasonable pricing
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi Lara, Thank you so much for the excellent feedback! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience at Bar Douro City. We strive to create a unique, quality dining experience for all of our guests and are thrilled that you had such a positive experience. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon! The Bar Douro Team

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best tapas style restaurant around Liverpool Street!!! Exceptional service and food! Keep up the good work guys!
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The Bar Douro Team

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  30. MasakiG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommendation for the wine by the table assistant was so helpful.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi Masaki, We're thrilled to hear that you had an outstanding experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! The Bar Douro Team

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  31. Morty

    Hertfordshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice tapas menu with a good choice. 20% off offer on whole bill helped as well.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi Morty, Thank you very much for the positive review. It was great to welcome you! We look forward to seeing you again soon to discover more of Portugal’s regions, flavours and wonderful native grape varieties. The Bar Douro Team

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely Portuguese dishes in small portions that allows you to taste and share many of them
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We work hard to bring the spirit of Portugal to the UK and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, we hope to see you again soon! The Bar Douro Team

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  33. EleanorC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the food here and have been several times before but our server forgot to put our order through to the kitchen and we waited a long time for our food. The mistake was admitted without us needing to ask and that’s OK, these things happen, but it was disappointing that despite that, there were no discounted or comped items offered as a goodwill gesture. The £8 service charge also remained on the bill. I would have felt better about the long delay if there had been an attempt to put it right with a free soft drink or pudding or something. It made me less enthused about the restaurant overall and I’m not sure I’d go back.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 12 January 2024
    Hi Eleanor, I am so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit to Bar Douro. An error when sending your order to the kitchen meant a delay in your food arriving. As you say, this can happen from time to time and should have been managed a lot better, unfortunately, the problem was not communicated to the duty manager. Please accept my apologies. I’ve discussed handling errors and communication with our team to ensure any future problems are handled much better. I very much hope you’ll return, Robert General Manager. Bar Douro City.

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  34. RoxanaG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was here for a lunch break with a colleague I had the special (really nice steak with caramelised onion) and my colleague had the fish dish. Really tasty and service relatively quick. I will for sure come back again.

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  35. GemmaP

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I've been here multiple times before but really poor service last night. 4 of us at a table, we were given 3 pieces of bread, asked for another and were told no for stock reasons. Multiple dishes brought out incorrectly for the vegan with us. Won't be back it's deteriorated. The restaurant also wasn't busy.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 12 January 2024
    Hi Gemma, I am so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit to Bar Douro. All of our small, sharing plates are a consistent size with a set number of items on the dish (irrespective of the numbers at the table) and guests doubling up as necessary. We will take your feedback on board and use it as an opportunity to review. I am very proud of the service we provide at the restaurant and as you know, errors in service here are rare, however, we fell short while looking after the vegan in your group. I have brought this up with the team as we strive to improve. I very much hope you’ll return, Robert General Manager. Bar Douro City.

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  36. BrigitaV

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It's my third time at the restaurant and all the time had an amazing experience for food and service and ambience. Unfortunately last time the service wasn't as attentive as previously.

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  37. 0930ana

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service, as usual. It’s my favourite Portuguese restaurant.

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  38. MandKJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place in a quiet area. Conversation easy, serine brilliant, food and wine lovely. Expensive, but worth it for a treat.

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  39. Joana

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. One of my favourite restaurants in London. Delicious food, it never disappoints. Thank you Bar Douro!
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 9 January 2024
    Hi Joana, We're thrilled to hear that you had an outstanding experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! The Bar Douro Team

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A modern Portuguese restaurant serving satisfying and sumptuous small plates. Traditional meets contemporary at this cozy, quaint city restraint. The wine list is extensive and fair with varied prices and an interesting selection. Invite this spot a 8/10. I feel some of the food could have used a squeeze of lemon and a dash of salt. The menu also lacked a light and fresh vegetable dish - the likes of a salad. I'd go back for a glass of wine and the roasted cabbage dish.
    Bar Douro CityResponded on 30 December 2023
    Hi, We are so pleased to hear that you loved the food and in particular the Gambas! We cannot wait to see you back at Bar Douro to sample more of the menu and the new dishes that are on their way. The Bar Douro Team

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Bar Douro City is rated 4.6 stars by 602 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Bar Douro City

1 Finsbury Avenue, Unit 3, London, London EC2M 2PF

Additional information

  • Area
    Liverpool Street
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Portuguese, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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