On 28 January, Portuguese wine bar and restaurant Bar Douro will open its second site in the Finsbury Avenue development at Broadgate. With restaurateur Max Graham at the helm, Bar Douro will serve a modern take on traditional Portuguese cuisine, alongside regional wines.
The Broadgate site will offer a more extensive menu than the London Bridge flagship, with the aim of exploring Portugal’s culinary scene more deeply. Commenting on the food offering, Graham says “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 features a selection of snacks, including croquetes de alheira with smoked sausage, fried eels with bairrade sauce and sandes de leitão, a suckling pig sandwich in a flat bread made with sweet potato from Madeira. Small plates include squash with requeijão, a creamy Portuguese cheese, and gambas á la Guilho. There are a variety of new additions to the menu, such as tachos de barro preto, black clay pots from Vila Real containing a rotating selection of seafood stews, rice dishes and braised meats.
The wine menu celebrates native grape varieties and the diversity of the country’s wine offering, which will be showcased through a program of wine dinners and events.
The interiors will be led by architect and interior designer Steph Gallia, featuring an open kitchen with counter seating at the bar, a large dining room space and an outdoor terrace open all year.
Bar Douro will be on soft launch between 28 January and 11 February, with limited reservations for parties up to 6 people. For more information, visit the website here
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