Taberna Do Mercado: Cured Meat, Tinned Fish, Guaranteed Vibes
Hot ticket Nuno Mendes of Viajante and Chiltern Firehouse has brought a little slice of sunny Portugal to Spitalfields Market.
Having just come from the London Coffee Festival at the Old Truman Brewery, we’re pretty wired. Nothing a crisp glass of fizz can’t solve, today in the form of Caves Sao Joao. Outro! The list is devoted to Portuguese wine, providing an opportunity to explore different expressions of some favourite grapes, like Alvarinho in my case.
From snacks to small plates, the menu is a delight to the eye; when I get to the ‘house tinned fish’ section, I’m hooked. We choose copita and chouriço from the cured meats available, all carved at the counter. The results are generous plates of wafer-thin meaty goodness.
Five Very Kerri things about Taberna do Mercado
- New wines to try
- Olive oil so good you’ll buy a bottle
- Sunshine food
- House-tinned fish
- The Loos. You’ll see