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The Guardian says: Proper Portuguese restaurants over here are few and far between. Fair to say, I’m not brimming with hope about Bar Douro. But – spoiler! – it’s a little star: excellent produce, beautifully cooked in an azulejos-tiled room with barstools-only dining around an open kitchen and served at curvaceous marble counters. read more
Olive Magazine says: The wine bar/restaurant fuses traditional Portuguese cervejaria interiors with the arch’s original industrial features – pretty blue and white tiles line the marble-topped bar that provides the only barrier between diners and the small open kitchen, while exposed aluminium piping in the curved railway arch roof becomes part of the decoration. read more
The Nudge says: You’ve got to be careful with tapas. Mess around with it too much, and you end up with pasta. Luckily, Tiago Santos and the chefs at Bar Douro know exactly what they’re doing. Tucked away inside the recently launched Flat Iron Square complex next to Where The Pancakes Are, is where the Portuguese small plates are, occupying a cosy nook nestled under one of the railway arches. read more
Harpers Bazaar says: Lisbon is one of this year's most popular city breaks, thanks to its laid-back, creative atmosphere, arts scene and excellent food. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that Portuguese food is predicted to become a trend for 2017. Nuno Mendes' Taberna do Mercado was first to the party and Bar Douro is fast on its heels – an informal, rustic restaurant serving excellent small plates inspired by the menus in Porto and Lisbon. read more

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