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Former Viajante head chef to open solo restaurant

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Former Viajante head chef to open solo restaurant

A former Viajante, Lyle’s and Koya chef is to open a new restaurant in London Bridge this November.

Leandro Carreira’s Londrino – the Portuguese word for Londoner – on Snowfields Yard will serve dishes inspired by the flavours and ingredients of Portugal – his native country.

The restaurant will consist of two dining spaces, a 70-cover a la carte restaurant open for lunch and dinner and a 30-cover wine bar.

The menu will use produce sourced from the UK and Portugal. Dishes include: Clams Bulhão Pato with coriander; octopus with red pepper miso; fermented potato with egg yolk and mustard; beef Maronesa; mackerel with savoy cabbage and smoked seaweed butter; grilled soaked brioche with sour caramel and hazelnuts; and Requeijão with lemon curd, malt and vanilla waffle.

Carreira said: “There will be a nod to Portugal on our menus, but I don’t want the creative process to end there. Both the restaurant and wine bar menus will evolve each week and will reflect the many influences of our culinary experiences.”

Portugal-born chef Carreira started his career at Andoni Luis Aduriz’s Mugaritz in Gipuzkoa, Spain, before moving to London and working at Nuno Mendes’ Viajante as head chef , followed by Lyle’s in Shoreditch and Koya, Soho.

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