Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Portuguese Food at Canela


In my London Eats World blog series, I'm eating my way around the world without leaving London and this week it's Portuguese food at Canela.

I'm a Portuguese food virgin and all I'd ever heard of was piri-piri chicken. Not wanting to go to Nando's for this blog series, I opted for something a bit more upscale. Canela in Covent Garden is a recently refurbished Portuguese wine and tapas bar, with a homey interior and uber friendly staff.

London Eats World: Portugal


We walked in without a reservation on a Friday night and were seated straight away. After studying the menu with a variety of Portuguese wines and Brazilian and Portuguese tapas dishes for about ten minutes, we still weren't able to choose between all the delicious sounding food, so we called the waiter over for some help.


London Eats World: Portugal


London Eats World Portugal

He suggested a glass of the Arca Nova 2013, which set me back a whopping £6.90, but was very fruity. As for the food I went with a couple of tapas dishes (which were not overly cheap either). I opted for the potatoes with mushrooms and cheese and a the chorizo with sherry sauce sherry. The food reminded me a lot of Spanish tapas, but hey, they are neighbours afterall. My friend opted for a grilled chicken Portuguese style which came with a green salad which tasted equally good.

London Eats World Portugal


When our waiter showed us the desserts at the bar, we desperately tried to resist, but lost the battle.  I opted for the mascarpone and rhubarb dessert that came in a little jar. It was delicious and slightly lighter than the extremely chocolatey ball my friend chose.

London Eats World: Portugal

Overall, the food at Canela was tasty, the Portuguese wine fruity and our waiter was extremely helpful. Our evening was a very pleasant one, albeit a slightly pricey one.

You can find Canela in Covent Garden on Earlham Street, just off Seven Dials.


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6 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I haven't had much Portuguese food either; will have to rectify that soon! :)

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  2. Jaklien van Melick! Your blog information is very useful for me and my friends. We have decided to go Canela after my escorted tours and hearst castle with my sister. When we will go there; we can enjoy the delicious food and wines. My uncle is stay in Canela village last 2 years. He told me it is top tour destination in the world.

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  3. That's great, but this Canela is a restaurant in London...

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  4. Fun! I went to Canela years ago, and it looks like I should go back again!

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  5. I don't know what it was like before, but it was a great night out.

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