Stockwell is one of London’s up-and-coming areas, and with development come the restaurants and bars. Leading the charge in terms of Mediterranean cuisine with a distinct Portuguese bent is The Village Restaurante, with some of our favourite dishes being those grilled up over charcoal and the fresh seafood, not to mention the esoteric selection of Portuguese wines. Joining director Paulo Gouveia and experienced manager Vitor Duarte is Portuguese-born head chef Jose Viegas, chef Rui Norte and pizzaiolo Chris, a team that together craft some of southwest London’s best Mediterranean food here on Clapham Road, from starters like the home-cured, marinated salmon and grilled Portuguese sardines to the charcoal-grilled skewers of monkfish and tiger prawns, and the chef’s signature grilled cod and grilled spare ribs.
The Village Restaurante
Please don't book this restaurant from Quandoo anymore! The restaurant has changed its name to The Blue Sea on the day I made the booking on Quandoo. When I arrived there I was told no reservation was received as that was the first day they opened. This was rather frustrating as I booked a table for a party of 7 people. Fortunately there was hardly any customers in the restaurant so we still got a table. It then took them nearly an hour to serve when we were the only customers in the restaurant. Although food was nice and fresh, the waiting was a bit too long.