LIS­BON COMES TO LON­DON

Bri­tain’s ap­petite for all things Por­tuguese – from painted azulejo tiles to creamy pastéis de nata – is grow­ing. Here are three ways to try the Ibe­rian coun­try’s glo­ri­ous food and drink nearer to home

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EAT Por­tuguese chef Le­an­dro Car­reira’s new restau­rant Lon­drino will al­ready be on the must-visit list of any food­ies who dined at his low-key res­i­dency un­der Climp­son’s Arch in Hack­ney last year, where he cooked in­ven­tive dishes. His new space in South­wark has been overseen by Nathalie Roencwajg of Rare Ar­chi­tec­ture, who added plas­ter walls, a tim­ber tiled floor and hand­made wal­nut com­mu­nal ta­ble. Sit at the bar for a plate of Por­tuguese cheeses served with aged pear (lon­drino.co.uk).

COOK Nuno Men­des, the Por­tuguese chef cur­rently cook­ing at Lon­don’s ritzy Chiltern Fire­house, has writ­ten a cook­book ode to his home town, Lis­boeta. At­tempt the au­then­ti­cally tempt­ing salt cod cakes (£26, Blooms­bury).

DRINK Walk­ing into Bar Douro is like step­ping off a Lis­bon al­ley­way and back in time. Its owner, Max Gra­ham, grew up in the Douro Val­ley and was in­spired by its old-school

cerve­jarias (brew­eries) and the kitchens of his child­hood. Also lo­cated near Lon­don Bridge, his bar fea­tures walls lined with tra­di­tional azulejo tiles, spe­cially com­mis­sioned from Ceram­ica Bicesse, one of Por­tu­gal’s last re­main­ing hand-paint­ing fac­to­ries. Stop by for a cold glass of Meio Queijo – a wine made in north Por­tu­gal (bar­douro.co.uk).

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