Finsbury Avenue Square is one of those public squares that’s been carved out of the City in the space between a bunch of sparkling new office towers, and while it might feel like a pretty soulless setting for a romantic night out, Bar Douro fills it with some heart. It’s a relaxed Portuguese bar and restaurant which you should be top of your list the next time you’re looking for somewhere to eat after a trip to the Barbican, or for a date spot in the City that shows you’re kind of cool. And while you might come here for the counter seating and the laidback style of the place, you’ll stay for small plates of croquetes de alheira, the prawn rissole, salt cod hash, and the one absolutely essential order here, the creamy Azeitāo cheese served with homemade biscuits. They’ll also do you drinks and snacks throughout the day.
More spots in CitySee more
Shoryu Liverpool Street
Shoryu is one of the most reliable and convenient spots in London to get a good bowl of ramen. The Liverpool Street location has outdoor seating, too.
If you’re into big views, big booths, and err, big plants, you’ll like City skyline spot, 14 Hills.
Swingers is an indoor crazy golf venue, with fantastic street food stalls, and it’s kind of awesome.
More Portuguese spotsSee more
The Kitchens At Old Spitalfields Market
The kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market have all sorts of excellent restaurants and stalls, providing options to sit at the bar or to take away.
Volta Do Mar
Volta Do Mar is a relaxed spot near the Aldwych serving delicately put together Portuguese small plates, as well as some larger things to share.
Nando's Covent Garden
You can't do London without doing Nando's. There’s something about the spicy chicken written in the Magna Carta somewhere. Probably.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more