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Portuguese Lunch At Casa Do Frango London Bridge SE1

We recently enjoyed dining at Casa do Frango, a restaurant celebrating Southern Portuguese cuisine at London Bridge. Our visit was long overdue, and the experience was worth the wait. The restaurant’s menu pays tribute to the traditional cooking of the Algarve region, placing a spotlight on piri-piri chicken and a variety of Portuguese specialities. Being non-meat eaters, we had to give their famous piri-piri chicken a miss but found plenty of veggie options to satisfy our hunger. If you’re looking for Portuguese restaurants in London, the best places for lunch near London Bridge or posh piri-piri chicken, I can recommend Casa do Frango.

casa do frango portuguese restaurant london bridge vegetarian empanada

“Immerse yourself in a laid-back dining atmosphere that brings the vibrant tastes of Southern Portugal to London Bridge,” Homegirl London.

Casa Do Frango Southern Portuguese Menu

We started our meal with a delightful Portuguese empanada, a savoury pastry filled with kale, mushroom, and caramelised onion, setting a flavourful tone for lunch ahead.

casa do frango portuguese restaurant london bridge vegetable feijoada stew

Our dining experience continued with vegetarian sharing plates, priced between £9-12. The highlight was the vegetable feijoada, a rich and rustic Portuguese stew loaded with grilled hispi cabbage, roasted sweet potatoes, red peppers and crispy artichokes. It was a comforting dish I’ll try to recreate at home … one day.

casa do frango portuguese restaurant london bridge vegan casa rice

To accompany the stew, we chose the vegan casa rice, a vibrant green colour with peas, mushrooms, crispy kale and fresh mint. It’s a vegan take on their meat rice dish featuring Portuguese Carolino rice, chorizo and chicken skin.

casa do frango portuguese restaurant london bridge piri-piri garlic prawns

Try the piri-piri garlic prawns to create a holiday vibe. This visually appealing dish features whole prawns in Algarvian olive oil, garlic, coriander and chilli. Another seafood option is the Portuguese salt cod fritters, perfectly complemented by roasted potatoes, caramelised onions and lemon aioli.

piri piri oil casa do frango portuguese restaurant london bridge

For those inclined towards poultry or meat, the restaurant offers its signature piri-piri chicken, grilled over wood charcoal. You’ll also find other enticing choices like Iberico pork croquettes and grilled chorizo, each promising a burst of flavour.

casa do frango portuguese restaurant london bridge fire roasted green vegetables

Sides such as sweet potato served with roasted red pepper yoghurt and fire-roasted green vegetables perfectly accompany the main dishes. We chose the latter, which was delicious but had ingredients similar to the rice, so I wondered whether the charred cauliflower with honey, lemon, and piri-piri would have been better. I also regretted not trying the Portuguese-style chips, but this gives me a reason to return!

casa do frango portuguese restaurant london bridge pastel de nata

Desserts were a must despite being full. We savoured a pastel de nata with a sprinkling of cinnamon. We also tried the bolo de bolacha, a unique biscuit cake layered with Maria biscuits, vanilla cream, and salted caramel. Although it looked bland with the biscuit on top, underneath the cream was a welcome find. I look forward to trying the almond cake and chocolate mousse on my next visit!

casa do frango portuguese restaurant london bridge bolo de bolacha dessert
Opting for tap water to stay focused for work, we missed out on the impressive selection of cocktails, sangria, and Portuguese wines, which I’m sure you’ll appreciate.

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Helpful Information About Casa Do Frango London Bridge

For more information, visit the Casa do Frango website. The restaurant is located at 32 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TU, close to London Bridge and Borough stations. On Monday to Wednesday, they open from 12-3 pm and 5-10 pm, Thursday from 12-3 pm and 5-11 pm, Friday and Saturday from 12-11 pm and Sunday from 12-10 pm.

casa do frango portuguese restaurant 32 southwark bridge road london se1 1tu near london bridge

Casa do Frango occupies a repurposed industrial warehouse from the 19th century, a stunning structure with domed ceilings, curved windows, bare brick walls and skylights enveloped in foliage. It’s an enchanting setting for a romantic evening or a cosy lunch.

casa do frango portuguese restaurant london bridge interiors

If you want to explore the area, you may find these articles of interest:

Ten Things To Do In London Bridge

Tracking Down Charles Dickens Southwark Walk

Explore Southwark Via The Low Line Walk

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about eateries where I had a good experience. I recommend you do further research as standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the establishment is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.