A Grehla – London’s most anticipated alfresco grill reopens on 19th May. Serving a barbecue menu plucked straight from the Algarve, this slice of Southern Portugal can be found at the highly acclaimed Docklands pub, The Gun.
With sweeping riverside views from a south facing decked terrace, A Grehla provides a welcome haven from the clamber of the City. Grab a glass of sangria or a cold beer from the outdoor bar and choose from a menu inspired by owners Tom and Ed Martin’s childhood memories of Portugal.
In keeping with other traditional Portugese restaurantes, the focus of A Grehla is fish. Purchased daily from Billingsgate, diners can take their pick from the fresh fish counter, including whole sea bass, red snapper, dourade or Portuguese sardines. Whilst you watch and wait for it to be cooked in front of you on the large barbecue, sit back and enjoy a sensational starter such as fresh palourde clams in white wine, garlic, coriander and lemon or traditional chourico sautéed in red wine.
Must-try mains include cataplana, a rustic Algarvian seafood stew, served in a copper pot of the same name for two or more to share, or for carnivores amongst us, classics such as spicy chicken piri piri, or a hanging skewer of lamb espetada. What better way to end your meal than with divine desserts such as authentic pastel de nata, custard tart, or selection of Portuguese cheeses.
To accompany the delicious dishes, there is a carefully chosen selection of Portuguese and Mediterranean wines, chilled beers on draft including Super Bock, Sagres and San Miguel, as well as fruity red and white sangria.
Whether it’s just for a casual catch-up and drink afterwork, stylish outdoor dinner for two or the ultimate party for 200, gather friends and family and head down to A Grelha.
A Grehla - where better to soak up the sunshine during the great British summer?
A Grelha at The Gun, 27 Coldharbour, Docklands E14 9NS
T: 020 7515 5222/www.thegundocklands.com