What is the one thing Soho has been missing? A trendy restaurant serving Brazilian street food and refreshing caipirinhas of course and now thanks to the opening of Galeto the search is over.
Located on Dean Street, the brightly-coloured restaurant is now serving up an impressive range of dishes at surprisingly reasonable prices.
There’s traditional street food to start; such as cod fish cakes, marinated chicken hearts (so much better than they sound) and spicy bean soup, and as the prices range from £1.50 – £4 you can afford to try out a few.
Move onto the mains and you can choose from a homemade burger, rump cup steak or a Galeto (£8-£12). Named after the Portuguese word “Little Chicken”, which was brought to Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s, it’s beautifully cooked. The meat is juicy and tender and has just the right amount of lightly crisped skin which is topped with dollops of creamy garlic mayonnaise.
To finish off the feast there are a selection of sweet treats which are small enough that you could possibly squeeze in two (just us?). The passion fruit mousse is a must along with sliced bananas cooked in orange and lime and topped with vanilla ice cream (all £3.50).
Lastly the most important part of the meal – the drinks. There’s an impressive selection of wine, but for us it was all about the cocktails. Choose from a caipirinha or a caipiroska (vodka instead of cachaca) and then pick your flavour – strawberry, kiwi or acai and you’re set for the night.
Galeto is a charming new addition to Soho’s ever-expanding restaurant choices serving up a small selection of beautifully cooked dishes in a fun and vibrant atmosphere.
This article was originally written for Who’s Jack.