Contemporary Portuguese Bar Douro to open at London Bridge

27 July 2016 by
Contemporary Portuguese Bar Douro to open at London Bridge

Portuguese restaurant Bar Douro is to open at Flat Iron Square this September, offering a contemporary take on Portuguese cuisine alongside expertly sourced regional wines.

Max Graham is the mastermind behind the 35 cover Bar Douro, as well as the 2013 pop-up Churchill's Port House, which he followed with a series of supper clubs including Pop Brixton (January 2016) and Carousel (February 2016). In spring 2016 he hosted a three-month residency in Porto with head chef Tiago Santos. Graham and Santos also spent the past year travelling around Portugal discovering local recipes and sourcing Portuguese produce.

Bar Douro's small-plate focused menu will include croquettes de alheira (Portuguese smoked sausage), Leitão suckling pig, octopus with sweet potato and favas, Cataplana fish stew, Bísaropork ribs with ruby port glaze, and milk-fed lamb Chanfana. Traditional desserts with a twist include fondant ‘baba de camelo', Abade de priscos pudding and Pastel de nata (custard tarts) with cinnamon ice cream, as well as Portuguese cheeses like Serra da Estrela with tomato jam.

The Portuguese wine list will explore key wine growing regions and highlight the huge range of native grape varieties that Portugal has to offer. Graham will work closely with independent winemakers to import a selection of wines not currently available in the UK. Regular wine tastings will also be held in the first floor private dining and events space.

The decor will be a contemporary take on classic Portuguese influences, with themes developed alongside architectural designer Steph Gallia and branding agency Studio 91.

Nuno Mendes' Viajante fails to reach £1.75m funding target >>

Cristiano Ronaldo and Dionísio Pestana launch joint hotel venture >>

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking