Casa do Frango Shoreditch

Mediterranean, Portuguese·
Bronze Award

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Bronze Award

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
££££ - £30 - £49
Mediterranean, Portuguese
Eat at Home
Deliveroo, Takeaway service
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Lively, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Counter dining, Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


If you've got a penchant for Portuguese cuisine, you'll no doubt be familiar with Casa do Frango, the boutique chain of restaurants inspired by Algarvian flavours and Piri-Piri spices. You'll find these trendy eateries across some of London's most desirable postcodes but if you're looking for a hipster hangout, it has to be the Shoreditch branch. 

Tucked amidst the area's most bustling hub, Casa do Frango Shoreditch sits on the edge of Great Eastern and Commercial Streets, with easy access to both Liverpool Street and Old Street tube stations, as well as plenty of buses, and Shoreditch High Street overground only a short walk away, too. 

As expected, the space is as stylish as they come, with an open, airy feel, creative paint works and dangling foliage. Mid-century-inspired design details are bang on trend and the nature-focused colour palette makes this a cool, calm spot for long lunches or ambient evenings. Plus, if the weather's nice, you might be tempted to sit outside in the heated terrace (they've got your back even on those slightly cooler days) to soak up the buzz of the local area.

As soon as you're seated, get stuck into a refreshing cocktail such as the Port and Tonic with Sandeman white port, tonic, mint and orange, or for something a little different, the Piri-Piri Margarita with El Jimador tequila, chilli, Triple Sec and lime. For a quick nibble, the Portuguese empanadas with kale, mushroom
and caramelised onion sound delicious, and then it's time to move onto the main event. 

If you're in the mood for chicken, it has to be the signature Piri-Piri, wood-fired grilled half chicken, soaked in lemon and garlic marinade. But, if you'd rather share with the gang, there's a selection of smaller plates you'll like. We're into the sound of the Iberico pork and potato croquettes served with mustard béchamel, as well as the Portuguese salt cod fritters with roasted potatoes and caramelised onions. 

Menu Highlights


An iconic Portuguese dish: salt cod & potato fritters, lemon aioli


Slow-cooked in tomato sauce, charred green peppers, wild oregano

CORN RIBS - £8.00

With roasted piri-piri sauce, and coriander piso

CORN RIBS - £8.00

With roasted piri-piri sauce, and coriander piso

Main Courses

Half chicken, grilled over wood charcoal, brushed with our secret piri-piri blend Also available with oregano or lemon and garlic Our chicken is sourced by London butchers Turner & George, from a handful of farms in Yorkshire and Suffolk who are committed to ethical farming


Grilled 10-day aged steak from Brook Farm, with red pepper sauce and crackling crumb


Black tiger prawns, squid and Scottish mussels, served in a traditional copper cataplana


A twist on a Portuguese classic; roasted portobello and oyster mushrooms, matchstick potatoes, onion confit


Traditional Portuguese custard tart made famous by the nuns and monks of Belém


Our take on a classic dessert found in restaurants across the Algarve


Portuguese biscuit cake with ‘Maria’ biscuits, vanilla cream, and salted caramel


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Casa do Frango Shoreditch ?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Casa do Frango Shoreditch .

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Can I book Casa do Frango Shoreditch?

Yes we strongly recommend booking Casa do Frango Shoreditch, this can be completed online or via phone.

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Is Casa do Frango Shoreditch near any tube stations?

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

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What is the menu like at Casa do Frango Shoreditch?

The menu has small and large plates and are designed to be shared. There are plenty of delicious options for vegans and vegetarians too.

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Does Casa do Frango Shoreditch offer gluten-free options?

Yes, the menu at Casa has many options for gluten-free diners.

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Can you book at Casa do Frango Shoreditch?

Yes, you can make reservations for the restaurant, however, walk-ins are always welcome.

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What is the dress code at Casa do Frango Shoreditch?

Guests can dress however they feel comfortable, we'd recommend smart casual.

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

020 7654 3020 020 7654 3020


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-16:00
Sun 12:00-17:00
Mon 17:00-22:00
Tue 17:00-22:00
Wed 17:00-22:00
Thu 17:00-22:00
Fri 17:00-22:00
Sat 16:00-22:00
Sun Closed


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3 Reviews 


21 June 2021  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 2.5
service charge doesnt go to staff members , thats a massive NONO in the industry

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


19 August 2020  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
Staff doesn't get the service charge! Choking

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 


02 August 2020  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Just awesome!!!!

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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