Portuguese restaurant concept Bar Douro is set to open a second site at the new 1 Finsbury Avenue development in London’s Broadgate this summer.
Bar Douro City will follow Max Graham’s original Bar Douro, which opened at London Bridge in 2016. The menus, created by head chef Sean Marsh, will be small-plate focused, including petiscos (snacks) and pratinhos (small plates), as well as pratos (large plates) and desserts such as Portuguese custard tarts, or pastel de nata. Sol Leon will be general manager of the site.
Graham said: “We are hugely excited to be opening a second Bar Douro in Broadgate, continuing our mission to be a platform for Portugal in London, showcasing the very best of Portuguese food and wine.”
A Portuguese wine list will also be available and Bar Douro City will host regular wine dinners with winemakers. A new bar menu will showcase Portuguese spirits and liqueurs as well as a selection of craft beers.
Located in a Grade II-listed building, the design will be led by Steph Gallia and will feature hand-painted Portuguese tiles, a marble counter imported from Aveiro, a mosaic floor and bespoke bar stools and chairs from Olaio.
The restaurant will have an open kitchen and bar with 44 covers (26 on tables, 18 on counter dining) and a sheltered outdoor terrace offering an additional 22 covers.
Graham spent his childhood in Porto, where his family have been producing wine in the Douro Valley for over two centuries. The family business, Churchill’s Port, was the first British port company to be established in over 50 years by his father, Johnny Graham.