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Portuguese restaurant Bar Douro to open new site in London's Broadgate

14 January 2020 by
Portuguese restaurant Bar Douro to open new site in London's Broadgate

Contemporary Portuguese restaurant Bar Douro is to open a second site in London's Broadgate, on 28 January.

Like the flagship London Bridge site, it will offer a contemporary interpretation of traditional Portuguese cuisine and a selection of regional wines, however the menu has been expanded for the larger space. The Broadgate site will have 68 covers including 24 on a sheltered outdoor terrace.

Restaurateur Max Graham 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.”

The menu will incorporate regional dishes and national classics including fried eels with Bairrada sauce, a suckling pig sandwich, a traditional pork dish with clams, potatoes and coriander, and a gooey egg-based sponge cake.

There will be more than 250 wines available and the restaurant will host a series of dinners hosted by independent Portuguese wine makers.

Bar Douro Broadgate is located in the new 1 Finsbury Avenue development, a Grade II-listed building with interiors designed by Steph Gallia, who has used bespoke furniture and fittings from Portuguese furniture maker Olaio and hand-painted Portuguese tiles.

Graham spent his childhood in Porto, northern Portugal, and has run a series of Portuguese-themed pop-ups across the UK. His father and two uncles founded Churchill’s Port in 1981.

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