What a wonderful, little place this is.
The walls are covered in traditional blue and white Portuguese tiles, tall stools lined up along the big, curved marble bar and all along the big windows facing the newly opened Flat Iron Square – just a short walk from London Bridge. Out of the kitchen, run by Head Chef Tiago Santos, comes a carefully put together menu, presented with impressive precession – almost too beautiful to eat.
Delicate plates of Croquettes de alheira (Portuguese smoked sausage), Leitão suckling pig, Octopus with sweet potato and favas, Cataplana fish stew, Bísaro pork ribs with ruby port glaze, are not just delightful to look at, but clearly the work someone who appreciates complex flavours.
The Owner Max Graham is on hand to explain the passion project and the carefully curated all-Portugese wine list – including the Port from the Douro Valley where his family has been making wine and port for two centuries. Needless to say, we love this place.