Bar Douro

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438 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Portuguese
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Bar Seating
  • Authentic
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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j
London
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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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
9 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
4 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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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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m
Surrey
26 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A small selection of small plates, big selection of wine. All was good, particularly the octopus with sweet potato. Love the tiled decor, it took me back to Portugal. My only complaint is that bar seating isn't the most comfortable so for me this is better for a quick meal.

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wine! Service was extremely efficient and the waiters and waitresses were friendly and polite. Would definitely recommend. The octopus is a must-order!

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious, fresh with great service and the house red is super smooth on the palette.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing. Cozy place. Good vibes. I would strongly recommend!!

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HM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous experience. The staff were all incredibly friendly and well informed. We sat at the bar and spoke with the chef while he prepared our meal, and every item we tasted was our new favorite.

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NR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and wine, helpful waiter. It would have been a 5 star review if we’d had a warmer welcome, and if the bar staff had been friendlier.

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TL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is good and staffs are hospital. Will recommend friend and go in the future trying other courses.

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L
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The service is a bit slow but the food is really good, an authentic Portuguese place.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully designed place with amazing honest food and relaxed vibe. Totally stole my heart

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as ever

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LG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great menu with unique dishes - highly recommend crispy polenta (star dish and my guest and I would return for this alone!), Jerusalem artichokes and Octopus. Baccala is a big portion but didn't meet the other dishes standards.
Small and quaint restaurant with pretty interior and nice terrace but service is slow even with a lot of staff - knowledgeable when they are available and have great wine recommendations.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I come to Bar Douro once every few weeks and it never disappoints. The food is delicious, especially the sausage croquetas and the octopus. I’ve just booked on one of their guest chef evenings and I can’t wait!

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice and cosy. Food was pretty good but the service made it really memorable- our waitress was great, very knowledgeable and made some food recommendations and also offered up a complimentary custard tart at the end of evening. Good value for London too.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and really friendly and helpful waiters
Sat at the bar which was great too!

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JS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet friends for fantastic food. Very relaxed and a nice atmosphere

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DM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, although a wider variety would be welcome. I wish the seating was a bit more comfy, it's bar stools as it's such a tiny place. But buzzy atmosphere, good food and wine, friendly service. Definitely recommend.

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and the best food ever.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food and great ambience - perfect size for a casual after work evening

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SL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Straightforward menu, delicious food, good wine and great ambience. An enjoyable experience.

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SL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic authentic portugese restaurant. Service and food are excellent. Recommend the white port.
Sit at the bar overlooking the kitchen and enjoy watching the chefs at their work.
Will definitely go again and again and again. Booking is recommended due to limited space.

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