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New Chelsea Seafood Restaurant Will Be Led by a Very Talented Portuguese Chef

Former Londrino head chef and owner Leandro Carreira appointed executive chef at The Sea, The Sea

Londrino restaurant by chef Leandro Carreira will close in Bermondsey, London
An octopus dish from Portuguese chef Leandro Carreira at his now closed restaurant Londrino
Yousef Eldin

Chef Leandro Carreira has been named executive chef at The Sea, The Sea — a new fishmonger, deli, restaurant from the team behind Soho fish bar Bonnie Gull, according to Bloomberg’s Richard Vines on Twitter this morning.

The restaurant, first mooted in January, will open on Pavilion Road, near Sloane Square, in Chelsea on Saturday 27 April.

It follows the closure of Carreira’s debut site, Londrino in Bermondsey, earlier this year.

The restaurant, which is owned by Bonnie Gull co-founder Alex Hunter, will function as a retail space during the day — where sustainably sourced British seafood, as well as stocks, sauces, marinades, pies, and smoked fish will be available to buy. In the evening, it will act as an innovative seafood restaurant and champagne bar.

The Sea, The Sea announced on Twitter: “We’ll be selling the freshest British fish you can get your hands on, alongside a host of house-made deli products every day, but from 6pm Tues-Sat we’ll reopen as a seafood bar, with changing tasting plates, grower champagne and excellent wines.”

An artist’s impression of The Sea, The Sea on Pavilion Road in Chelsea

A sample menu online reveals that Carreira will bring his avant-garde approach to Chelsea, with a number of dishes taking inspiration from Japanese cuisine.

More soon.


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