Ever since the closure of Luso on Bridge Street, there’s been a Portugal-shaped hole in Manchester’s culinary scene. So we’re delighted that this is being redressed with what is to all intents and purposes a warm and easy-going restaurant serving all manner of roasts, tapas and wine from the current darling of the European dining scene. We particularly like the sound of five tapas for £25, and fishy mains like Bacalhau con Migas (salted and dried cod with black eyed peas, £15.45) and a Robalo Madierense (seabass in a passion fruit and Madeira sauce with fried bananas, £13.85). Classics such as Leitao Confitado (Portuguese sucking pig and trimmings, £15.65), and slow cooked lamb in a wine sauce (Chanfana de Borrego, £14.75) have the makings of an excellent supper too. The restaurant opened on 11 April.

Lusitano, 613 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, M21 9AN, www.lusitanorestaurants.co.uk

Ruth Allan
Published on:
Wed 23 Apr 2014