Bar Douro, Flat Iron Square

Other than half a chicken (medium) at Nando’s and Nuno Mendez’ more exciting Taberna do Mercado in Spitalfields, Portuguese food isn’t one of the cuisines that has rocketed to fame in recent years. It goes under the radar. To open a small counter-only restaurant in Flat Iron Square, a newish food/booze/music space under some railway arches in SE1, is then a brave move. It’s paid … Continue reading Bar Douro, Flat Iron Square

Curio + TĀ TĀ, Hackney

We first tried TĀ TĀ’s food at Druid St Market (if you haven’t been to that Saturday food market in SE1 then you really should). Their ricewich was something quite unique and the flavours were banging. After a few successful pop ups and one offs, they’ve now taken over the kitchens at a cafe on Kingsland Road resulting in Curio + TĀ TĀ. It’s a … Continue reading Curio + TĀ TĀ, Hackney

Taberna do Mercado, Spitalfields 

Nuno Mendes, formerly of Viajante and currently of Chiltern Firehouse fame, has opened this Portuguese restaurant in the nice half of Spitalfields Market. Like you, I’m not particularly au fait with Portuguese cuisine either, but it turned it to be rather brilliant. We arrived on a Saturday lunch and were only offered an outside table which was pleasant, apart from the paper napkins. I hate … Continue reading Taberna do Mercado, Spitalfields