Portuguese wine bar and restaurant Bar Douro is opening its second London site, located in the Finsbury Avenue development at Broadgate.
Helmed by restaurateur Max Graham, the new venue, like its sister flagship in London Bridge, will offer a contemporary take on traditional Portuguese cuisine and regional wines.
Situated in a Grade II-listed building, Bar Douro City features an open kitchen with counter seating at the bar, a spacious dining room and a sheltered outdoor terrace that is available all-year-round.
The design is led by architecture and interior specialist Steph Gallia, who has selected bespoke seating and furniture from Portuguese furniture makers Olaio, hand-painted Portuguese tiles a statement Portuguese marble countertop imported from Aveiro.
The new menu “delves deeper into Portugal’s gastronomy”, highlighting regional dishes alongside national classics.
A rotating selection of seafood stews, rice dishes and braised meats cooked in cataplanas, traditional copper pots deriving from the Algarve, and Tachos de Barro Preto, black clay pots from Vila Real, will be newly available, including dishes such as Arroz de Sapateira Crab Rice and Pork à Alentejana, a traditional pork dish made with clams, potatoes and coriander.
Max said: “We have only just scratched the surface of Portugal’s rich culinary traditions, and with our second, larger space we are excited to further explore the wealth of Portuguese cuisine”.
Bar Douro City’s wine selection is a “journey” through Portugal’s growing regions, from the Douro to the Azores, celebrating the diversity of the country’s wine offering and championing native grape varieties. It will include a changing house selection as well as a Cellar List of fine wines.
The drinks menu also features a refined selection of specially imported Portuguese spirits, Cobalto and Adamus gins and Mavem Aguaardente aged brandy, alongside White Port & Tonics.