Premier London Portuguese restaurant and wine bar, Portal, celebrates five years of success

Premier London Portuguese restaurant and wine bar, Portal, celebrates five years of success
June 8, 2010 - PRLog -- Since 2005, the Portal restaurant and bar has been delighting food lovers and wine connoisseurs alike, with its modern European gastronomy, combining Portuguese cuisine with the sophisticated style of the French, complemented by a specialist wine list containing wines sourced with extreme care and attention from the finest vineyards in Portugal.

And the man behind it all is veteran restaurateur and owner, Antonio Correia.  
As a member of both the Confraria do Vinho Porto (Royal Port Society) and Confraria da Bairrada, Antonio has developed a vast knowledge and experience in port and wine. This is reflected in his extensive list of fine Portuguese wines, as well as a choice selection of wines from award-winning vineyards across both the new and the old worlds.

You only need to step into Portal to understand why Antonio’s restaurant is a favourite amongst celebrities, foodies and fashionistas alike. Located in the trendy, buzzing central London hub of Clerkenwell, and a mere 10 minute walk from London’s financial district, Portal provides an intimate and stylish meeting point, ideal for enjoying an aperitif or two of a chilled extra dry white port or an invigorating cocktail after a hard day in the office.

The warmth of Iberian dining is complemented by the bold interior design, spilling back into a glorious glasshouse conservatory. The airy dining area lends an al-fresco feel that is spectacular both day and night, across all seasons. The outside courtyard, which is both intimate and secluded, enabling guests to get away from the hustle and bustle of trendy St John Street. For those who want to really get away from it all, an individual private room is also available for both personal and corporate hire.

At the heart of the restaurant is the bustling open-plan kitchen, where Executive Head Chef Pedro Peinado Pereira creates classics such as traditional braised ‘Bisaro' (a house speciality). His new Spring menu displays a delicate understanding of authentic flavours, ensuring that well-known dishes are complemented by inventive, daring modernity - Monkfish tenderloin stuffed with alheira and spinach wrapped in presunto, pigeon soufflé with foie gras, morcela and crayfish rice, or ‘Leitão á Bairrada', the famous Portuguese suckling pig. And there are vegan and vegetarian options, to please every palate! Chef Pedro was one of the finalists in the 2005 Head Chef of the Year Award in Portugal.

All this considered, one can see why Portal is still enjoying such great success.  

To experience it for yourself, Antonio invites you to join him for Portal’s fifth anniversary celebrations and summer soirée on Monday 14 June 2010 – 88 St John Street, EC1M 4EH.

To register your attendance for a complementary drink and canapés, register by emailing Alternatively, call Pooja at Portal on Tel: 020 7253 6950. All attendees on the day will be entered into a prize draw to win a weekend away for two at Quinta do Portal winery in the Douro Valley Portugal, including flights and accommodation valid from June 2010 till December 2010. For more information about Portal, visit

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Press enquiries:
Please call Pooja Palsingh on tel: 0207 253 6950
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Terms and conditions of the prize draw
   Only one entry per person. Entries not complying with this condition will be invalid.
   The Portal reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants. The Portal may require such information as it considers reasonably necessary for the purpose of verifying the eligibility of an entry and the prize may be withheld until and unless The Portal is satisfied with the verification.
   The winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries. The prize is awarded conditionally upon acceptance and if a winner is unable to be contacted after a reasonable period or if any prize is unclaimed or declined within a reasonable period, the prize shall be deemed as unclaimed or unaccepted and a supplementary winner may be drawn at The Portal's discretion.
   The Portal will not be responsible for any inability of a prize winner to take up the specified prize.
   The Portal is not liable for any costs, charges or expenses incurred in the event of conditions outside of The Portal’s control. The prize draw is for return flights to Portugal for two people, accommodation for the weekend and a tour of the Quinta do Portal winery in the Douro Valley, Portugal. Valid travel and booking dates from June 2010 till December 2010.
   If any provision of these terms and conditions is held invalid by any law, rule, order or regulation of any government, or by the final determination of any court of a competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the enforceability of any other provisions not held to be invalid.
   The winner(s) may be required to participate in publicity connected with this Prize Draw and it is a condition of entry that the winner(s) agree to their name and country of residence being made publicly available if they win.
   The Portal's decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained.
   The Portal reserves the right to suspend, cancel or amend the promotion and/or review and revise these terms and conditions at any time without giving prior notice and by continuing to take part in the promotion subsequent to any revision of these terms and conditions, entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to any such new or amended terms.
   This promotion is governed by English Law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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Portal is a modern Portuguese restaurant and wine bar that combines the buzzy conviviality of Iberian dining with bold interior design, a specialist wine list and sophisticated cooking.

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