Bar Douro

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513 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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JF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal
Lovely venue
Convert to white port and tonic!

AM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CD
London
19 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

LP
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

E
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

i
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

IM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very delicious food and good environment

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Need more tables outside. Food and service was great

RR
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

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 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was polite, professional and the food divine

c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Really really great.

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It's a small place so booking in advance is recommended. We tried several dishes of their menu and everything was nicely cooked and presented. The wine selection is also very good. I highly recommend it.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our fourth time here. The food was, as ever, excellent. As was the service and the wine. We could see the food cooked in front of us which was great!

LP
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Bar Douro and it won’t be my last. The food was outstanding from the bread to all the fish dishes and the chorizo. The service was friendly and warm and genuine recommendations and swaps were suggested. The house wine was great too. All round great value.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five star service. All the staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and the atmosphere very welcoming. No doubt we found a bit of Portugal in the middle of London.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Having booked for four people, five of us turned up and they were very accommodating. The food is great and authentic, the wine list very well selected and the service incredible food and cheerful! Thank you very much for a great evening

m
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would eat here every day if I could think up the occasion.

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great. Food was amazing. Great people working here. We loved this place & will be back soon.

e
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very pleasant surprise. A beautiful space located under a railway arch but with a sunny area out front & a stylish counter style wine bar inside. Food was excellent, beautifully presented & every dish was delicious. Shrimps, octopus, croquetes, cod fritters, grilled chicory plus desserts! Good value, very good house wines available in half litre carafes plus delicious Portugese gin cocktails. Food was fabulous & the staff were so charming & helpful explaining dishes. I recommended Bar Douro to 2 groups of friends whilst eating here. Will return for sure.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent.

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent food, particularly for the price. We've eaten at a lot of similar places in the area and further up closer to borough, but this really stands out.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very impressive and great to watch and talk to the Chefs.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fab birthday lunch at Bar Douro. The service was excellent and the £35 a head menu was delicious.

NC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Portuguese food and great choice of wine! The only downside was that service was a little slow at the end of our meal, but they were closing so it could have been that.
I would definitely go back and would commend anyone to go!

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very kind and pleasant chef, nice place. Really worth to come back

DA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely place, amazing Portuguese food. Just one thing to point, the service was a bit slow due to the servers being running from one side to the other, but once they were there they were very nice and always anticipating any issues that we might have. Polish lady, can't remember her name sorry, as amazing hospitality skills, it's this kind of people that makes us return to a place and enjoy no matter what. Great project

ID
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent our first anniversary here after getting married in Portugal, brought back all the memories we had from the year before! The chefs created great food and had lots of great things to say while we dined at the counter! Front of house couldn’t do anymore so generous in knowledge, passion and making our night special!
Thank you and we will be back
Ian Daw

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good service and food, only thing Portuguese food is known for its simplicity and the food here was a little over complicated and surprisingly no sardines or braised pork with clams... it was a tad pricy but would go again

GE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Very welcoming team. Fantastic food and one of the best bottles of wine we have drunk in a restaurant for years.

e
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely amazing and we all hoped we could come again. Probably better suited to groups of two or three - as a five the curved bar set up wasn't very sociable as you could only really talk to whoever was directly next to you, and sharing the food was a bit awkward

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