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We’re thrilled to unveil our new summer menu. You’ll find it reflects the warmth and brightness of summer by being fresh, seasonal and light. Head Chef Carlos Gomes has crafted a range of tapas dishes calling on all his influences to bring summer to your table… no matter what the Mancunian weather brings!

Want to evoke the flavours and feelings of a holiday by the Med? You’ve got to try the grilled sea bream with basil and Manchego risotto. Everyone was fighting over the grilled chorizo, roasted potatoes & piquillo pepper purée during our trials. For the perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine, order a plate of the gloriously-rich 18 month cured Ibérico ham shoulder.

Fancy adding a little spice to your order? Then chargrilled pork skewers, harissa spiced hummus & chimichurri is your thing. Or savour the flavours of polenta, spinach, poached egg & Manchego cheese.

We can never get enough veg in our lives, and customers love how Carlos can elevate a simple vegetable to new levels. After you’ve tasted the green beans with sugared almonds, garlic & paprika you’ll feel the same way! There are five new veggie dishes (including three vegan). Be sure to check out new classics like the burrata with confit tomatoes, basil & crostini; the aubergine, red pepper & tomato flatbread with caramelised onions. And try not to lick your fingers after eating the vegetable tempura with orange sweet and sour sauce!

Finally, we’ve listened again to customer feedback. Group diners can enjoy our popular 3 for £15 deal too! Choose 3 dishes for just £15 (Wed-Sat before 7pm and all day Sunday) from marked dishes on the menu. Ideal for a relaxed business lunch or a meal after leaving work.

Carlos has updated the menu recently, with some popular specials being promoted from the boards to the main menu, along with a selection of new and old favourites. Inspired by Carlos’ culinary influences you’ll find plates from Portugal and further afield, adding a modern take on traditional Iberian dishes as he does so well.

There’s an expanded petiscos selection to choose from (including the ridiculously addictive mushroom croquetas with black garlic mayo which started as a special). There are also more vegetable dishes, taking advantage of the bounty spring brings. Plus there are some welcome additions sitting alongside some of the dishes which have established themselves as house classics since we opened last year. What will your favourite be?

Also we’ve brought back our popular ‘Canto selection’. Join us everyday until 6pm and enjoy a selection of our signature dishes. Choose 3 dishes for just £15 (available Wednesday–Sunday) from marked dishes on our main menu. It’s a great deal and a perfect way to start off the evening and get a taste of Canto. See what dishes you’ll choose from the menu.

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.

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

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

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.