The owner of Bar Douro comes from a family of winemakers, so it’s not surprising to hear that the grapes come first at this new Portuguese joint, recently established in a railway arch in Flat Iron Square.
Adorned with hand-painted Portuguese tiles, the small restaurant is cosy and exclusively counter seating – ideal for peering into the kitchen to watch the native chefs at work (there’s also a private dining room). The sharing plates pair perfectly with the wines and ports on offer (the staff are all oenophiles, eager to share their recommendations) – the octopus is not to be missed, and it’s imperative that you leave space for one of the oozing homemade Pastel de Nata for pudding!
This place has ‘perfect date spot’ written all over it.
Photos: Ben Sage Photography