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Today we’re thrilled to announce Canto opens on Thursday 20th September, bringing modern Portuguese food and drink to Ancoats in Manchester. Advance bookings now open for our casual neighbourhood restaurant.

Portuguese food is shaped by geography and history: the land, the sea, and the flavours of countries on the trade routes opened up over centuries. Here’s a taste of some of the staples you’ll find in Portugal.

Mercearia do Galo grocery in Porto

When we visited Porto recently, we stopped in at the neighbourhood grocery owned by the Head Chef Carlos’ godfather.

Head Chef Carlos Gomes of Canto Restaurant

Meet Carlos, our Head Chef. The young, talented Porto-born chef with a stellar career talks about modern Portuguese food and Manchester.

Simon Shaw at Canto

Ahead of opening his second Manchester restaurant, creative director and chef patron Simon Shaw talks about his love of Iberia’s other cuisine: Portuguese.

Canto opening tin can reveal featured image

We’re delighted to confirm our new restaurant Canto – set to be Manchester city centre’s only Portuguese restaurant – is opening its doors this September in Ancoats.