Food  Features

London’s Little Portugal


Published on
June 23, 2017


Pastel de nata.

Those delectable Portuguese pieces of pastry heaven with custard filling – it’s one reason to visit this vibrant neighbourhood between Vauxhall and Stockwell.

This barrio is home to 27,000 Portuguese people and with numerous bars, cafes, and restaurants, it has earned the nickname “Little Portugal” over the last 30 years. There are Portuguese shops and Portuguese cafes with Portuguese TV and Portuguese food. It’s where you can enjoy pastel de nata tarts and ‘bacalhau’, the fantastic salt dry cod.

There’s also a blossoming Brazilian community.

Grab your walking shoes or your bike and visit any of these spots for a fix of Portuguese culture and cuisine:


Cafe Madeira

38-46 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7TL
Open every day 5am – 9pm

This lively spot has Portuguese tapas, pizza, pasta, and all the coffee you could ask for. Tasty food & generous portions.


Pico Bar & Grill

74 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, London SE1 7TL
Open every day noon – 11pm

This stylish bar and diner has outdoor seating and countless options with their Portuguese grill dishes and tapas.


Portugal Restaurant

6 S Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London SW8 1QX
Open weekdays noon – 11pm, weekends 9am – 11pm

This restaurant has fantastic seafood and an incredible atmosphere to enjoy a true Portuguese gastronomical experience.


A Toca Restaurant

343 Wandsworth Rd, London SW8 2JH
Open every day 10am – midnight

Just off Wandsworth Road, this is a spot to have a large group or just a date. Their king prawns and mussels in tomato sauce are particularly delicious, just like their seafood mains and tapas.


O Moinho

355A Wandsworth Rd, London SW8 2JH
Open every day noon – 11pm

Since summer is here, make the most of the outdoor terrace at O Moinho. They’ve got a great selection of lunch and dinner options, including grilled octopus, grilled sea bass, and a fantastic seafood platter.


Madeira Patisserie

Unit 1-2 Linford Street, London SW8 4UN
For next day delivery, place order by 3pm

Established since the 80s, this traditional Patisserie & Bakery supplies wholesale and retail. Their mouthwatering raspberry pastel de natas and cornbread are the talk of the town so if you want to order for a large party, make sure to get in touch before 3pm.


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