Bar Douro

Bronze Award
London, SE1 1TD ·Website ·Call020 7378 0524

SquareMeal Review of Bar Douro

Bronze Award

Tucked into one of Flat Iron Square’s railway arches, this modern Portuguese restaurant hums with heritage. Founder Max Graham's family have been producing Churchill’s Port in the Douro Valley for 200 years, so it's no surprise that the drinks list takes port seriously, as well as flying the flag for Portugal's native grape varieties. Clad in traditional blue-and-white tiles and featuring marble-topped counters, the rustic space recalls the traditional tascas (taverns) of Lisbon and Porto, where Graham and chef Tiago Santos honed their menu with a pop-up residency. The result is a one-page menu celebrating Portugal’s regional dishes and national classics, with an individual twist. So bacalao is served from the open kitchen with scrambled eggs and fried potato in a rich, salty hash, while roast suckling pig arrives with homemade crisps in perfect crunchy slivers. Other stand-outs include creamy croquettes made with alheira (Portuguese spicy sausage) and crunchy rolls stuffed with tender, milk-fed lamb. Finish with native cheeses, sweet pastel de nata and port, of course.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Special Features
Counter dining
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Arch 35B, Union Street, Flat Iron Square, London, SE1 1TD

020 7378 0524


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -9pm)


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7 Reviews 

Nicola P

28 June 2019  
Excellent food, lovely atmosphere - feels like you're on an evening out in Portugal and very friendly knowledgable staff.

Miguel L

27 June 2018  
Authentic Portuguese food, great service and wine offer by the glass.

Ella S

27 June 2018  
Delicious, authentic Portuguese food.

Lois B

27 June 2018  
Stunning Portuguese tapas bar in Flat Iron Square that blows me away every time with it's stunning ambiance, beautiful wine list and delicious food.


27 June 2018  
Lovely little Portuguese haven in Flat Iron Square; with stunning blue tiled walls. The small plate menu is delicious (especially the Octopus) and there is a good list of Portuguese wines and Port.


27 June 2018  
Everything! Vibe is always buzzing and food is faultless. Always find something amazing on the winelist.

Sarah H

15 June 2017  
Excellently curated selection of wines, with a good range of wines being available by the glass. Knowledgeable staff and innovative food.
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