Bar Douro London Bridge

4.6
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618 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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AlanM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday 16th March
Great knowledgeable service. Delicious food and a nice selection of interesting dishes. Loved the snacks, octopus and prawns with extra bread for the sauce. Pigs cheek so sweet and succulent and my favourite Nata. Great Portuguese wine selection showcasing many unknowns of good quality. Be bold and go with the recommendation of your not sure. This is my second visit and can’t wait to go back. We went for my Portuguese friends birthday as she couldn’t make it to Portugal because of the flight chaos and she was really well looked after by the 2 guys running the floor. One French guy and one Italian guy with a zz top beard. You know who you are. THANK YOU for your top service.
Bosses if your reading this please open one in west London

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vipjohab
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a very pleasant experience. Definitely order the mushroom rissole, braised pork and the onglet! Skip the polenta (lacking flavor in my opinion), save space for good value Portuguese wine.

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VinteeS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A welcoming place with a very good service. We ordered Octopus, chicory which were good. Steak was over done, so didn't like it that much.

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KJ2015
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was about my 4th time here and it was the most disappointing. The menu had changed a lot and I just didn’t enjoy the dishes so much. A shame for a place I usually enjoy a lot.

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Jude
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garlic prawns are soooo tasty! As are the wild mushroom rissoles 🤗

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Kellyd
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and good service as I have come to expect from this place. Highly recommended!

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Foodlover
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great experience in an authentic Portuguese restaurant - would highly recommend

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PatriciaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat by the bar and watched the chef prepare the food. Everything we had was delicious, especially the prawns and the bacalao al bras. The custard tarts with cinnamon ice cream were amazing. Definitely will need to go back for more!

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, food was outstanding. Staff are more than helpful from answering to offering advice on choices.
Won’t hesitate to return.

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Tracy
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and wine. Attentive service. The dessert I had was ok (pastel de nata) not very impressive.

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MNaka
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! Really tasty food that made me want to go back there again. Staff was friendly as well and we could eat and digest without any rush. The restaurant was clean and good space outside. It will be nice eating at outside area in summer!

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DavidM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Informal place for great food. You dine at a counter which is cosy but the food and atmosphere is very good. Will be back.

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vipGaryW
London
65 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bar Douro retains its niche as a good value bar / bistro that is fine for a quick lunch or dinner. Beautiful Portuguese style tiling and décor. The food is an interpretation of classic Portuguese dishes rather than completely authentic but the wine list is incredibly strong. Recommended

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succint
London
17 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Perfectly decent food but lacking a touch of zing and attention to detail.

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SanjaB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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candida
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very delicious meal with friendly service. Will definitely go back . Expensive but the food was prepared with care and skill so I felt it was worth it

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
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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rosien
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JonathanH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

A disappointing evening, which is a shame as I really like this place. We were sat on the end of the bar next to the till and the toilets - it was not a relaxing meal as we were constantly bumped by the waiting staff and the customers trying to get past. Ask for another spot if they try to sit you here. Food was nice, as always.

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Jm1234
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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SamG
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great food. Have the prawns.

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CamillaD
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
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

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EsdrasBeleza
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!

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Rebekah
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.

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JuliaL
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)

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HenryA
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.

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PimA
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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Gunit
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.

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Bego
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!

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MoiraS
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but perfect. Staff were really friendly and helpful.

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VMAD
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

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vipXxxx
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viptryanythingonce
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.

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DandK74
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Portuguese food.

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khs82
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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

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DonaldM
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.

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RichardW
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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