Bar Douro

4.5
458 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Portuguese
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Bar Seating
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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MS
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat outside, lovely food, friendly staff, convivial space. Recommend the Bacalau.

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LA
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I’d been to Bar Douro right around when it opened and was eager to go back but my latest visit was disappointing.

The staff weren’t very helpful when it came to finding us a place to sit (despite having booked in advance). Some of the empty tabletops were messy with old plates or not set. The bathroom had lose fittings on the toilet and the tap.

The food on the other hand is great but the service and building upkeep is really letting the place down

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CD
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I loved the food and the wine. But the portions and serving sizes are just too small for the price charged.

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f
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and wine selection was very good. Staff were helpful and very attentive

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CN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

The bar itself and the food is outstanding. The booking system is irritating and totally inflexible if you are more than two people. We didn't like the way they called us one hour before to ask if we were still coming. It is really annoying - I had already confirmed by phone the day before and changed the number in my party so they didn't need to call again. They were totally inflexible about trying to accommodate a table of 3 and a table of 4 so we could be near our friends and when we asked to move nearer when some seats were available they told us no 3 times. I love this food and atmosphere but the booking system really did seem a bit rude and inflexible.

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PH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think i left my jacket with you?
Can you check and let me know?

I want an excuse to come back and drink white port and try all the other dishes we didn’t eat on Tuesday!

Paul
07970 034882

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KW
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Portuguese tapas. The menu choice is quite small but that means that the options available will all be of the highest quality, prepared well and cooked to perfection. The slightly charred chorizo was superb and the steak onglet with confit egg was stunning. Even the bread and olive oil was some of the best I've had. The pastel de nata with cinnamon ice cream was out of this world. I'd probably say that the pastel de nata was on par with Pastéis De Belém, where they originated in Portugal. I didn't try the wine but the tasting flight of 3 Portuguese wines looked great.
Highly recommended and I would definitely return.

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ME
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

The food is delicious but extremely over priced for the quantities. Wine list is ridiculously over price as well. The experience felt rushed despite having booked a table.

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EG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure - Amazing food and very friendly staff

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing good and great vibe but the service was a little slow. That said I would definitely go back.

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N
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Top food and location. Lovely small restaurant that serves authentic Portuguese cuisine. Will go again!

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AV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is my go to place when I'm feeling homesick and missing my roots. From the entries to the wine (even the bottled water!) everything has that "home" taste, specially the Bacalhau à Brás, which is one of those dishes everyone from Portugal know quit well. And at Bar Douro they just nail it. Every bit of food they put in front of me was just delicious. Bacalhau à Brás is the staple of the house and they make it exactly like my grandma and mom. With love! Wine is delicious, deserts are so typical (still thinking about that Baba de Camelo..) and the olives and olive oil are just the ultimate cosiness. The space is extremely well done, the decor is perfect and the ambient is extremely relaxed and you can just have a nice conversation without having to raise your voice. I might be a bit biased rating Bar Douro, but they deserve it.

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ZD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third time at Bar Douro and it's always great. Fun atmosphere, lovely staff and delicious food. Try and get a table at the bar so you can watch the chefs work!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, and even though we sat indoors, it felt light and airy inside. We were sat at the bar, so it was nice to watch the chefs cook the meals. There aren't loads of tables/seating, however it was a nice change from the usual restaurant atmosphere and felt very relaxed.
The food was delicious - I had the crispy polenta and garlic punched potatoes and my partner had the onglet steak with egg. He also enjoyed the red wine (Meio Queijo, Douro). They were also good with checking for allergies, not too much fuss.
Service was great. My partner and I really enjoyed our lunch there and we would like to come again.

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I already went to Bar Douro more than once and every time the food and service is amazing.

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W
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great portuguese food, with a great choice in fish and meat. I loved the iberico and the Smoked mackerel escabeche. And of course the pastel de nato. Great ambiance and friendly personnel

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Quick Sunday afternoon meal before the train back to school for my daughter. Very tasty, friendly service and the salt cod was particularly good. We'll come again...

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DF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very nice at the restaurant! Only thing I was surprised about was the staff there were a bit pushy. They kept coming up to us every 2 minutes and asking us to order and then telling us they needed the table for someone else at 8. 1.5 hour is a quick turn around for dinner.

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j
London
68 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We ordered the good-value set lunch, but unfortunately the standard of the food was below expected. The cod hash was bland and looked like it had been thrown together with leftover overcooked (crispy?) chips. The pastel de nata had a lumpy custard and the crust on mine was rock solid.

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LP
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food in pretty and modern surroundings.

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ML
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a great little place, loved the food and the bar in general. It is more of a bar than a restaurant, so quite noisy. The staff was excellent.

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d
London
46 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great venue for after work drinks and food. Friendly staff and a great wine menu. Top class food for a very good price, recommend if in the area

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food. Better even than in Portugal!

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BI
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic small plates, we struggled to pick a dish we liked the most! Very intimate space and attentive staff. Great for a date or max group of 4.

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i
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a fantastic find. Quality service, delicious food. I’d never tried salt cod before but I loved it and would return just for that, although all of the food was really enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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M
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine is always excellent here. Fresh ingredients and so tasty! Would highly recommend

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and wonderful service - would definitely recommend

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AL
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I am afraid I resent pushy service. For instance, we ordered 4 Portugese custard tarts for desert and he told us he assumed we wanted with ice cream. No, if we had wanted ice cream we would have ordered it. This and a couple of other minor but annoying examples marry an otherwise very enjoyable lunch. Please do not go down that pushy road - word gets out and people stop coming.

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NO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Too small and only bar seats, but food good

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, perfect for catch-up's over tapas style food.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, cute place!

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit to Bar Douro lived up to expectations, absolutely faultless. Amazing food and great atmosphere, service and food. Will definitely return.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice ! I loved it, it reminded me of the dinners I had at my Portuguese's friends. Good value for money. The only downside was that I was so full, I could have done with a nap afterwards but could not do that at work! 😁

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F
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and wine were lovely and the staff were really friendly and helpful

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really good food, must try the bacalhau à Brás and the croquetes de alheira

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R
London
24 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Portuguese small plates, fresh fish, meats and cheeses, amazing tomatoes, asparagus, wines and excellent service. Recommend sitting at the bar and enjoy watching them prepare each dish. Well worth a visit and especially if good weather as you can sit outside

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great ambience, service was prompt and attentive

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food,excellent staff and cosy place!

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CS
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is fantastic. Looks beautiful with marble top bar style tables and blue and white tiles. The food was amazing, great choice, huge flavours. And proper Portuguese desserts, rich and indulgent - and totally worth saving room for! Really enjoyed being able to talk to the chef about the dishes and watch them being created. Can't wait to visit again.

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CG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my second time there and I will return many time again because the food is excellent! Portuguese food with a twist. I recommend it vividly!

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