Casa do Frango Shoreditch

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The second London location for Casa do Frango (essentially, a posher, better Nando’s) finds its home in Shoreditch, tucked away in a discreet building just off Curtain Road.

If the original Casa do Frango in Borough is all about a rustic-chic, thrown together vibe, then this new Shoreditch site is definitely its sleeker, grown up sibling. Firstly, the space is much bigger and stretches across two levels, with a wine bar and bakery on the ground floor and the dining room on the first.

The interiors are also much swisher. The bar has a vintage feel, with plaster-washed walls, black and white tiled floors and house plants dotted around the place, while upstairs is a mix of dark wooden furniture and burnt orange banquettes.

The menu is pretty much identical to that of Borough, with the focus being flame-licked chicken brushed with spicy piri piri sauce. Our meal began with the sort of small plates that you could spend a warm afternoon grazing on; plump, sweet prawns still in their shells arrive floating in a pool of garlic sauce, while crisply coated empanadas conceal an earthy mix of kale and mushroom, offset by the sweet tinge of caramelised onion.

The only option for mains is a plate of half chicken brushed with piri piri, oregano or lemon and garlic. There aren’t many ways to describe good chicken apart from the clichés of  ‘juicy’ and ‘succulent’ but the chicken at Casa do Frango is both of these things, as well as good value at £10 a plate. From the range of sides, our top picks are the Batatas Fritas (golden, oily fries) and the African rice, which is flecked with crispy chicken skin, smoky chorizo and plantain.

The cinnamon-dusted Pastel de Nata (a traditional Portuguese tart) is a must-order come dessert, oozing custard and boasting crispy charred edges. Amiable service and an intriguing list of Portuguese wines help to secure Casa do Frango as a chicken restaurant which certainly trumps its well-known, ‘cheeky’ competitor.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Cuisines
Portuguese
Eat at Home
Deliveroo, Takeaway service
Ambience
Cool, Lively
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About Casa do Frango Shoreditch

This Portuguese piri-piri chicken restaurant spread its wings from its original Borough location to open in hipster central Shoreditch at the end of 2019. Offering cooking from all over Portugal with a focus on piri-piri, we know what you’re probably thinking: ‘but isn’t that what Nandos do?’ The answer, of course, is yes – and there are definitely some similarities – but Casa do Frango is a much more individual proposition and definitely worth a try in place of your next visit to the monster chain.

The Shoreditch Casa features all the best dishes from its Borough menu, with the likes of charred cauliflower, octopus rice, potato sourdough bread, grilled chorizo and, of course, piri-piri chicken (available with lemon and garlic if spice isn’t for you) all making a re-appearance. When it comes to new dishes that are only available here in Shoreditch, you can expect to find the likes of prawn rice, acorn-fed black pork and beef cheek stew.

There are Portuguese wines to wash it all down with, as well as Portuguese favourites such as the Graham’s White Port and Tonic and Iberian-influenced cocktails like the Port Old Fashioned and the Caipirão, with Licor Beirão, fresh lime juice and crushed ice. There are also three different Casa do Frango house beers from draught or in bottle.  

You can watch your chicken while it cooks on the wood fire in the open kitchen for a casual Portuguese tapas vibe, and there’s a bakery on the ground floor that serves up a selection of Portuguese baked goods including pastel de nata custard tarts.

If you prefer something a little more formal, there’s an upstairs dining room, too. The industrial touches and luscious green house plants of the rustic decor make for a fun and casual atmosphere to enjoy your food in.


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Yes, Casa do Frango Shoreditch is approximately eight minutes walk from Old Street Tube Station.

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Location for Casa do Frango Shoreditch

2 King John Court, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EZ

020 7654 3020

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Opening Times

All day
Mon 17:00-23:00
Tue 17:00-23:00
Wed 17:00-23:00
Thu 12:00-23:00
Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-20:00

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Anon

service charge doesnt go to staff members , thats a massive NONO in the industry
21 June 2021  

Great food great service, while finishing our drinks we were talking to the waiter, It came up that the service charge in the restaurant doesnt go to the staff members working the shift. Thats a massive red flag in any business, if you still want to go i recommend removing the service charge and enjoy a great meal

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Anon

Staff doesn't get the service charge! Choking
19 August 2020  

The staff and food are amazing, yet chocking to learn that the owners don't give the service charge to the staff. I am sure this is iligal. I would siggest to give the staff the tips in cash. Roger Smith 

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Anon

Just awesome!!!!
02 August 2020  

Service was great, food was amazing... but the highlight of my Sunday was trying something new (a watermelon cocktail). For someone who's never been a big fan of watermelons, I am definitely going back there again. Whoever made that cocktail deserves an award.

 

Thank you, Casa do Frango for looking after me and my family!!!

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