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Portuguese gastronomy ambassadors revealed

Portuguese gastronomy ambassadors revealed

Fifteen restaurants have been unveiled as the first official representatives of Portuguese gastronomy in the UK.

The unveiling took place at a celebratory banquet at the Portuguese Embassy, catered by Leandro Carreira (the top chef behind Londrino) and hosted by the Portuguese Ambassador and Taste Portugal - an initiative from AHRESP (the Portuguese hospitality & catering association).

The restaurants honoured were:

  • The Portuguese Tavern, Old Market Bristol
  • Madeira, Leicester
  • A Toca, Wandsworth, London
  • Bar Douro, Southwark, London
  • Caco & Co, White City, London
  • Canela Café, Covent Garden, London
  • Canthinho de Portugal, Stockwell, London
  • Estrela Bar, Lambeth, London
  • Grelha D’Ouro, Lambeth, London
  • Londrino, London Bridge, London
  • O Moinho, Wandsworth, London
  • Taberna do Mercado, Shoreditch, London
  • The Three Lions Café, Lambeth, London
  • Boavista, Hyson Green, Nottingham
  • Na Pedra, Sheffield

José Manuel Esteves, general manager for AHRESP said: “These restaurants have championed Portuguese gastronomy here in the UK - flying the flag for Portugal’s unique delicacies and rich culinary traditions. We honour their commitment and the positive effect it has on driving trade and tourism in Portugal. We will continue to support them in any way we can.”

The 15 restaurants are the first in the UK to join the Rede de Restaurantes Portugueses no Mundo (RRPM) programme - an international network of Portuguese restaurants that will act as ambassadors for Portuguese gastronomy in the UK, as well as Spain, France, Germany and Brazil. 

To find out more about the Portuguese restaurant network, discover authentic Portuguese recipes, or to find out more about the Taste Portugal campaign, visit

Taste Portugal is the initiative from AHRESP that aims to create an international network of Portuguese restaurants to help it promote Portuguese gastronomy around the world – the Rede de Restaurantes Portugueses no Mundo (RRPM).

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