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About Bar Douro

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.

Arch 35b Flat Iron Square
Union Street
London, SE1 1TD
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Portuguese

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:30
Sunday: Closed through January and February 2018

(Kitchen open between 12.00 - 15:30 and 17:30 -22:30 but snacks are available all day)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7378 0524

Website:
http://www.bardouro.co.uk/

Public Transport:
From London Bridge tube station, walk down Southwark Street under the blue bridge and passed The Mernier Chocolate Factory. On the left is the entrance to Flat Iron Square. Bar Douro is the railway arch with the massive chimney.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bar Douro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (95)
Bar Seating (81)
Fit for Foodies (70)
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Good for a Date (65)
Casual (63)
Authentic (62)
Notable Wine List (53)
Creative Cuisine (52)
Lunch (50)
Fun (45)
Quick Bite (36)
Cosy (35)
Neighbourhood Gem (33)
Romance (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Outdoor Eating (23)
Special Occasions (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Comfort Food (17)
People Watching (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Seasonal (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Great Beer (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Brunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Group Bookings (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Child Friendly (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a holiday in Portugal a couple of years ago and loved the food. This place was recommended to us as somewhere to taste authentic Portuguese cuisine. We weren't disappointed. The service was friendly and efficient - even though we arrived late for our booking! Would definitely recommend and we will return.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant! Excellent food, friendly service, good wine list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tapas
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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

This was a great find. The food is delicious and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
We sat at the bar and ate the seats are well spaced so you don’t feel like you’re on top of each other.
The restaurant has a lovely feel/ambience and the food was reasonably priced I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic
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service4
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·Dined 7 days ago

A very nice place for a Portuguese food experience. The wine selection is very good.

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 12 January 2018

Lovely food and wine with a great atmosphere. Food was delicious and service was great too. I will return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tapas, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 12 January 2018

The food was amazing! The service was fantastic! I was expecting more portuguese working at the restaurant... but it was amazing nevertheless.

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (London)·Dined on 12 January 2018

Loved it. Working at the bar, watching your food being prepared is a treat and the food is delicious. Great atmosphere as well. Wine is madly expensive and doesn't match the quality of the food. Will be going back

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

We went to bar Douro to celebrate the 17th anniversary of our first date. The food was amazing. Great flavours, well executed and just different enough to make it a regular go to for what has become something of a monotonous tapas/ chichetti scene in London. The staff were great fun and it was it was fun to sit at the bar which directly overlooks the cooking area. The place has a great buzz. For an anniversary (in my mind for any occasion) the bar seating is too cramped (compare with cafe murano in st James which gives people an additional 50% space at the bar which makes for a more comfortable (and civilised) experience. The wine was ok, and not particularly good value, which is a bit of a shame as there are some spectacular (and spectacularly good value) Portuguese wines out there right now, especially when it comes to Reds. Odd that a place built around the Churchill portfolio only has a 10 year tawny as its oldest port on offer. It was fine but not anything I couldn’t have just picked up at Waitrose for a tenth of the price. Having said that, pairing their LBV port with the Carmel flan was amazing. Very good place, happily recommended but with a bit more aspiration and confidence around their wines could be a spectacular jewel worth travelling to...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Casual, Tapas, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 January 2018

Such a great place. Pretend you are in Lisbon or Porto as you tuck into superb Portuguese food.

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·Dined on 3 January 2018

Had an absolutely lovely dinner here last week, would definitely go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2017

Amazing flavours. We love Bar Douro! I'm coming back for the orange and olive oil cake.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 12 December 2017

Gorgeous little place & so authentic (beautiful blue mosaics even in the very vast loo!), I walked in & felt as at home as if I was in grandma’s house! Perfect for sitting, chatting & gently making your way through the very tasty menu, enough choice even for the gluten & lactose intolerant! Very friendly, knowledgable & efficient staff. Loved it and my dinner date was super impressed!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Great authentic Portuguese food with a great selection of wines also. Great service, I will return!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tapas, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 9 December 2017

Really nice food. Lovely atmosphere. Fantastic wine. Will definitely come again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Fantastic Portuguese restaurant with very friendly staff ! Absolutely recommend it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on 30 November 2017

It was quite tricky to find the place but I had amzing time enjoying the food and the pretty interior. The potato with coriander mayonnaise is a must!

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Casual, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on 26 November 2017

Excellent Portuguese small plates, interesting range of dishes and nice choice of wines by the glass. Open plan bar seating so you can see your food being prepared in front of you. Friendly chefs and servers, attentive service. A+

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Best Portuguese food outside of Portugal! Great menu and wine list, impeccable and friendly service. Very cool and chilled place!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on 23 November 2017

3rd time at Bar Douro and it never disappoints - it's the perfect place to show my friends what Portuguese food is all about. I hope to be back many times.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 18 November 2017

I had a fantastic time at Bar Douro. I visited on a friend's recommendation, so my expectations were already fairly high. Yet, somehow, Bar Douro managed to deliver and exceed expectations. The service was five stars, the chefs are right in front of you as you eat (if you are fortunate enough to get a bar seat) and the chefs actually took the time to engage with us in and took great interest in our experience at the restaurant. Which was the first time for me at any restaurant, ever.

Massive praises all around to the team at Bar Douro, I will certainly return and hopefully very soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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service4
value4

 
·Dined on 18 November 2017

I booked a table to meet up with my cousins. The bar was welcoming, the wind was delicious and the tapas style menu was perfect for a great catch up.

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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 16 November 2017

Bar Douro is lively place with beautiful decor, delicious food and wine and very friendly staff. It's equally good for a quick snack or a longer stay.

Tags: Tapas, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Casual, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2017

Excellent! The special starter and main were extremely tasty and good value.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 9 November 2017

Love this place. Warm and intimate with a concise menu of Portuguese dishes. It's all created with care and thought. Best for smaller groups (ie no more than 4) as it's a small place and seating is bar-style. But really, this bar format just adds to the atmosphere and warmth.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 6 November 2017

Very impressed with food and enthusiasm of staff. Menu seemed stark on reading but on eating gorgeous

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 24 October 2017

A fantastic place on trendy Flat Iron Square. Brilliant food, superbly put together, imaginatively presented and served with friendliness and charm. It's buzzing, fun and lively.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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food4
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 14 October 2017

A fun place where you can eat as much or as little as you choose- all freshly cooked in from of you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Beautiful food on small plates. Going back for the octopus and the suckling pig as missed those.
Portuguese wine is improving by the year.

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 (London)·Dined on 2 October 2017

We saw a good review and needed a special place for a Monday night. From the moment we got a warm welcome to the pleasant surprise of a reasonable bill it was a lovely evening.
We were not that hungry but the food portions were good and the tastes exquisite - we had to make difficult choices but it's good that we can go back to try the other dishes we fancied. My kids are vegetarian and there's not a lot for them, but fish and meat were both tasty and good value.
The staff were great and it was good to sit by the bar and watch the friendly chefs in action - they got very busy later on but when we got there at 6pm they had time to talk. It was buzzing when we left, but not too loud, and it was a warm and hospitable place to meet, eat and drink. It's near my workplace, so I will definitely be back, and soon!

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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value5

 
·Dined on 28 September 2017

Awesome service, Portuguese food with a mother twist to it!

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 (London)·Dined on 21 September 2017

Fantastic food and great ambience! Fabulous service ....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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service3
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 (Newcastle)·Dined on 20 September 2017

Bar Douro was a tiny little place with loads of character. We sat at the bar looking straight over the kitchen and everything we ordered was amazing. Really lovely little place for my boyfriend and I to reminisce about our holiday in Porto!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Authentic tasty food. Excellent wines. Lovely service. Could not be faulted.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 6 September 2017

I had a great evening at bar Douro recently! I was sitting by the bar in front of the kitchen - best place to watch the chef in action. I have recently been to Lisbon and was missing some of the old Portuguese favorites. Bar Douro did not disappoint as it came highly recommended by a Portuguese friend!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 4 September 2017

I don't usually write reviews but the food, decor and particularly the service was so good that I feel compelled to. I was almost 8 months pregnant on my visit to Bar Douro and on arrival, the waiter immediately offered me a choice of appropriate seating. As the seating consists mainly of bar stools, he lowered one for me without me having to ask. Throughout the evening, both he and his colleague were incredibly helpful. They knew exactly what was in each dish, what I could eat and couldn't without me having to inform them e.g. Helpful comments such as "The cheese is a hard cheese which is pasteurised." They were both outstanding and made me feel like I wasn't being a burden. The food is also delicious and great value for money. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 3 September 2017

Everything was delicious. I'm looking forward to eating there again!

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Sshhhh don't tell too many people about this place ;)

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 (London)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Great food, really friendly staff in a great location too.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 30 August 2017

A delicious modern take on Portuguese dining

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·Dined on 30 August 2017

Amazing place, great service, really nice food. Cracking job all round. Thanks!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic
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