The Facts
NAME: Londrino
IT'S: A Portugese-inspired restaurant in London Bridge

01-12-2017

OPENED: December 01st, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Chef Leandro Carreira, formerly of Vajante, Koya and Lyle's
LOCATION: London Bridge
ADDRESS: 36 Snowsfields Yard, SE1 3SU
Travel To: London Bridge
OPENING TIMES: Restaurant: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-2:30pm / 6pm-9:30pm; Sunday 12pm-3pm; wine bar: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-10pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Email: [email protected]
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Londrino

OPENED 17 DAYS AGO

Chef Leandro Carreira has opened Londrino, a Portuguese restaurant with an emphasis on seafood, at London Bridge.

Leandro is originally from Portugal but has made his home in London; the name Londrino means Londoner in Portuguese. Leandro was head chef at Nuno Mendes’ now-closed Viajante and later went on to work at Koya and Lyle’s. Last year, he occupied the space left by Som Saa at Climpson’s Arch.

The Spot:

This is right next to Guy’s Hospital and London Bridge Station and it’s been decorated with beautiful tiles imported from Portugal – they really know how to do those dizzying geometric patterns so well. There’s also a terrace to look forward to come summer and an all-day wine bar.

The Food:

So this is a restaurant with Portuguese influences, not a Portuguese restaurant. Leandro doesn’t restrict himself entirely to the flavours of his home country, adding global techniques and flavours to the menu, including lots of fermenting.

There’s also a focus on seafood, delivered daily for dishes like clams bulhão pato, a simple dish cooked with coriander, named after a 19th century poet. There’s also octopus with red pepper miso, fermented potato with egg yolk and mustard, beef maronesa and mackerel with savoy cabbage and smoked seaweed butter… it’s fair to say this isn’t your usual bacalhau and custard tarts (not that there’s anything wrong with them of course).

We’re also delighted by the existence of a ‘regional Portuguese cheese trolley’. What do you currently know about regional Portuguese cheeses? Uh huh. Us neither.

The Drinks:

There’s a wine bar (hurrah!) with a selection of regularly changing wines by the glass, managed by Cameron Dewar (who previously worked with Leandro at both Viajante and Climpson’s Arch). He’s working with small producers around Portugal, resulting in a list focused on the Iberian Peninsula and extending across Europe.

The Damage:

Dishes range from £7.50–19 for most dishes, with some more expensive options like a mallard duck coming in at £36.

In a Nutshell:

We’ve not had much of the way of Portuguese food in recent years apart from Nuno Mendes’ Taberna do Mercado and Bar Douro, so this is a welcome addition to the scene. It looks pretty interesting, too – a solid British ingredient base with heavy Portuguese foundations to the flavours, but influences from far and wide too.

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The Facts
NAME: Londrino
IT'S: A Portugese-inspired restaurant in London Bridge

01-12-2017

OPENED: December 01st, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Chef Leandro Carreira, formerly of Vajante, Koya and Lyle's
LOCATION: London Bridge
ADDRESS: 36 Snowsfields Yard, SE1 3SU
Travel To: London Bridge
OPENING TIMES: Restaurant: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-2:30pm / 6pm-9:30pm; Sunday 12pm-3pm; wine bar: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-10pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Email: [email protected]
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram