Casa do Frango, famous for its cult Piri-Piri Chicken, is excited to unveil a new menu that explores a broader range of Portuguese inspired dishes. Straight from the Algarve, Casa aims to bring the spirit of sunny Portugal to London by  showcasing the bold flavours and vibrant culture of the country. The new menu reaffirms this commitment by introducing several new large plates influenced by Portuguese cuisine and the wider Mediterranean region, all prepared with locally sourced ingredients from independent producers around the UK. 

As always, every dish is made fresh, in-house, and the new menu has a renewed emphasis on dishes cooked over the wood-fired charcoal grill. At the heart of the large plates remains the Piri-Piri Chicken (£14.50), celebrated for its perfectly caramelised skin and depth of flavour that comes from the brush of Casa’s secret piri-piri blend. Complementing the hero dish, the new menu further explores Portugal’s rich culinary landscape with additional large plates designed to share, embracing the culture of bonding with friends and family through convivial dining experiences.

Seafood Rice (£26 for two people) is an ode to Portugal’s love affair with the sea and in keeping with the country’s tradition of sharing a wet rice dish. Served in a traditional copper cataplana, it’s filled with juicy black tiger prawns, Scottish mussels and squid. The Pork Shoulder (£18) is aged for ten days, grilled over charcoal and served with a tangy, velvety red ‘pimentão’ sauce. The Mushroom à Brás (£13) is a vegan twist on the beloved Portuguese classic ‘Bacalhau à Brás,’ swapping salt cod for roasted portobello and oyster mushrooms, it’s topped with matchstick potatoes and onion confit. Charred Cauliflower (£13) is marinated in honey, piri-piri, and lemon to balance the sweet and smoky flavours, cooked over coals, and served with coriander yoghurt and pistachios. There are also a couple of new small plates and side dishes, including Wagyu Meatballs (£11), slow-cooked in a rich tomato sauce with charred peppers and wild oregano, and Corn Ribs (£8), served with roasted piri-piri sauce and coriander piso.

Casa prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients, working with a network of independent producers to ensure dishes are crafted with a farm-to-table approach. Greengrocers Solstice provides quality fruit and vegetables, including the juicy Isle of Wight heritage tomatoes for the Tomato Salad, a seasonal side dressed with sweet white onion and wild oregano hand-picked in Portugal. London butcher Turner & George sources higher welfare chickens from a handful of farms in Yorkshire and Suffolk committed to ethical farming, and outdoor reared pork is from Brook Farm in Essex. 

Marco Mendes and Jake Kasumov, Casa do Frango co-founders, commented: “We are thrilled to present our new menu, which stays true to our roots, preserving the tradition of cooking over charcoal, while offering a broader taste of Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine. Each dish is a testament to our commitment to quality, and we can’t wait for our guests to experience it.”

To accompany the food, guests can choose from refreshing cocktails, including three new non-alcoholic options, Super Bock – Portugal’s national beer – on draught and by the bottle, and an approachable, exclusively Portuguese wine list featuring Casa’s own Boa Pinga – a gently effervescent, vibrant, bone-dry Vinho Verde made for the restaurant by the family-owned vineyard, Quinta de Santiago. 

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Sam Allcock, a seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades of expertise in Food & Drink Editorial.

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