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Avant-Garde Portuguese Restaurant Will Open in Stoke Newington

Moio unites a chef and sommelier from Michelin-starred Portland

Michelin star restaurant Portland is the background for Moio, a new Portuguese restaurant in Stoke Newington, London Moio/Instagram

Moio will open at 188 Stoke Newington High Street on 10 January. It is the debut restaurant from chef João Ferreira Pinto and sommelier Carolina W Seibel, replacing Rustic Twist opposite popular local pub The Three Crowns, according to Hot Dinners.

A sample menu reads several notches above the by-now hackneyed small-plate-modern-European menu template so familiar to London diners. A celeriac vichyssoise with deep-frozen grapes and a seafood barley — as opposed to rice — with bisque foam read classically; a veal tartare with cured egg yolk and Nardin anchovy emulsion reads invitingly, and a snack of morcilla with shiso leaf and smoked plum reads intriguingly.

Ferreira Pinto and Seibel most recently worked at Portland, the Michelin-starred central London restaurant operated by Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau’s Woodhead restaurant group, which also oversees Clipstone and The Quality Chop House.

The full sample menu is below; more soon on the wine list.

Portland

113 Great Portland Street, , England W1W 6QQ 020 7436 3261 Visit Website

The Quality Chop House

88-94 Farringdon Road, , England EC1R 3EA 020 7278 1452 Visit Website

Clipstone

5 Clipstone Street, , England W1W 6BB 020 7637 0871 Visit Website

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