Bar Douro London Bridge

4.6
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602 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Portuguese
Drawing inspiration from the traditional cervejarias and tascas of Lisbon and Porto, this rustic restaurant offers a contemporary take on Portuguese cuisine alongside expertly sourced regional wines.
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SB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite Portugese in town, so excited to try their City branch!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ambiente vivace, piccolo ma caloroso. Personale molto cortese e attento. Servizio non velocissimo ma cibo molto gradevole!Prezzi nella media. Ci tornerò!

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r
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine. A great spot in London Bridge.

JH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and certainly creates the feeling you are back in Porto or LIsbon .Somewhere unique in London which is a must visit

J
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

SG
Essex
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great food. Have the prawns.

CD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tasty food in a fun setting. Food quality mixed with certain dishes being stand out (Octopus, prawns) & others such as (crab rice) not being. Expensive am for what you get we pains £40 a person with no drinks

EB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Unfortunately I was expecting tables but we got seats at the bar. That said, my friend and I were able to see the cooks preparing the food, one of them was amazingly friendly and she would give us some bites of sauces to try!

We had the pataniscas de bacalhau, bacalhau a brás and batatas a murro. I've been to Portugal lots of times and I wanted to show some of their food to my French friend, and all I can say is that yes, it's as good as the food I've eaten in Portugal. The bacalhau (codfish) was so good-looking it made a person beside us lose control and keep looking at our food.

The wine unfortunately was *very* expensive, so I ordered a beer instead. They serve Portuguese beers there and I'd recommend a Super Bock, I'm not a big fan of Sagres.

I'd definitely come back there lots of times!

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is incredibly tasty and there’s an excellent selection of Portuguese wines on the menu to complement the small plates. Loved the cod hash and the sausage croquettes.

Great service and beautiful decor too. It’s a small restaurant, so you’ll be perching on a stool at a bar or a counter - but it somehow adds to the overall ambience.

JL
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Because it’s a famous and small venue, we were seated next to where the ready meals stations. However once there was a free window seat i asked the staff and they kindly put next to a window. Do not go without making a reservation! Food was delicious (shrimp a bit overcooked though)

HA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, highly recommend. Great menu, relaxed atmosphere and ideal for an informal yet smart dining experience.

PA
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was luke warm, the service was just bizarre, do not order the octopus as it left me feeling ill for two days....I wish I had of sent that back.

Bar Douro London Bridge
Responded on 11 February 2020

Dear Pima I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit to Bar Douro City and that the food was not up to standard. I can also only apologise that you did not find the knowledge and attentiveness of our staff up to our usually high standards. We always welcome feedback from our customers and will try and improve on your points raised, please email me to sol@bardouro.co.uk so I can followed up. Kind regards Sol Leon General Manager

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G
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic, authentic restaurant with great food and a great atmosphere. Excellent wine list also. In a world of chain restaurant this very much feels original and well worth a visit.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply top-notch! We were delighted. Its flavours are amazing and the quality as well. Alcohol will increase your bill quite a lot... Not so reasonable, but that is how is London!

MS
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but perfect. Staff were really friendly and helpful.

VM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and wine . Prices reasonable but felt like we were rushed to make place for the next rotation ofdiners

X
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing great service amazing vibe and delicious food and wine! We’ll be back :)

t
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar.
Chefs were friendly and happy to interact.
Food was really good. Wine was lovely.
Service prompt and engaging.
Perfect Friday night.

DK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Portuguese food.

k
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and excellent service - an all round great experience.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, service and drinks were amazing! Will definitely be back for more! My only problem is that it was slighty cold but apart from that awesome! See you soon

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We love the food here. Every time it has been good but this time it was just sensational. Great flavours. Very imaginative dishes and combinations of ingredients yet nothing is done just because it is fashionable. It comes from tradition and is done for the taste.

RW
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It's very good on almost everything. If it cost a little less, I'd be there every week. But I guess then it wouldn't be so special.

OT
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere of this place specially when sitting in the bar area. Staff is always friendly.

JN
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Definitely recommend, it’s a modern take on Portuguese food, me being a Portuguese and knowing what good traditional food is, I definitely enjoyed and support the concept. Good service and atmosphere

W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really special little place with friendly staff, great food and great wine

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cosy Portuguese place. Chic and modern industrial design with bar eating set-up. Service was impeccable. Average to small portions but delicious food. Flavours and the cooking was amazing. ambience was cool, intimate and romantic. Really wow!

TH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Fantastic food and staff!

The croquettes were by far our favourite dish. The special wines from the Duoro were fantastic.

RP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obviously biased but what a fantastic spot!
Great to experience a lovely Portuguese restaurant in London.

A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Atmosphere and decoration great. Wine also great. Food was a bit disappointing - although good portions which is often not the case with small plates. The food was a bit too rich when put together - there needed to be a few lighter options. Also from the counter seats, it’s clear everything is assembled rather than cooked from fresh which adds to the feeling of over-rich food. A few salads or fresh items would help.
It wasn’t bad but didn’t have the wow factor.

t
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food service and ambiance. Perfect night out

H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely little gem discovered in London Bridge away from the crowds. The lamb was delicious and the staff were very helpful, we'll be back.

LD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great little place, the small plates are really generous and filling. Staff are lovely and happy to let me practise my Portuguese! Always feels like a special experience and well worth the money. Booking ahead advisable.

AB
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service with authentic food, will go back again

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely decor and fantastic food. Being able to watch the chef cook the food up close made this a fab experience. Would recommend ordering the crispy polenta, octopus with sweet potato, prawns, salt cod hash and traditional custard tart. Delicious!

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant and cuisine (love the pork and the desert)! I would highly recommend Bar Douro to my friends!

c
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The food was fantastic and the staff make you feel so welcome. Will be back soon.

n
London
18 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I had this year, hands down. The vegetable dishes were very creative, and outshone the meat dishes. Would definitely go again and again!

A
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great but expensive. 3x as much as you'd expect in Portugal. C'est la vie.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot!
Also good, if you are thinking about throwing a small party there.
Food is absolutely delicious and staff is super friendly.
Cannot recommend it more.