What: Bar Douro City
In a nutshell: Portuguese wine bar in the City
Summing it all up: The original Bar Douro in Flat Iron Square (near London Bridge) has proven such a hit that they're getting ready to open a second. This time they'll be bringing their Portuguese wine and food to a big new development near Broadgate.
After success south of the river near London Bridge, Portuguese restaurant and wine bar Bar Douro is about to get a second outpost in the City.
Launched by owner Max Graham, who spent his childhood in Porto and whose family produces wine in Douro, they'll be opening the new restaurant at 1 Finsbury Avenue. That's the latest big re-development that London's been seeing a lot of at the moment (this time at Broadgate), in this instance revamping a grade II listed building (and adding an Everyman Cinema too).
We don't know too much about the menu yet - but expect a Portuguese offering similar to the original - Petiscos (snacks), Pratinhos (small plates) and Pratos (large plates) and plenty or Portuguese custard tarts too.
On the drinks list there will be a curated Portuguese wine list, sourced from independent wineries. And there will be a special list of fine wines on their cellar list - the City does like to spend a bit on a bottle, after all. On top of that, there will be special wine dinners and they're importing Portuguese craft beers too.
As for the look of the place - counter dining will surround an open kitchen (the counter at the original Bar Douro is impressive) and there's more traditional seating in the restaurant, with a terrace outside too.
More about Bar Douro City
Where is it? 1 Finsbury Ave, London EC2M 2PF
When does it open? September 2019
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