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.
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