What We Do
The Eyre Brothers Restaurant brings you authentic Spanish and Portuguese cooking of the highest standard. David together with Head Chef João Cleto (who was born in Chaves, in the north of Portugal in 1972 and who took over after Jose Pizzaro left to set up on his own) are steeped in a love of the regions cooking. Using the finest, freshest and most authentic ingredients, the menu features Spanish and Portuguese products at its heart.
With the open charcoal grill imparting a special flavour, its signature Sollomio Iberico ( a thyme and pimentão infused Black Iberico pork fillet) has been turning heads for 15 years as well as the Mozambique Prawns and Chuleton 2 ¾ pound t-bone steak.
Other notable dishes include the Cataplana de Porco Alentejano -pork and clams, Alentejo style, cooked in a cataplana with onion, dried Massa de Pimentão and white wine as well as a wide selection of Tapas that can be eaten in the more formal restaurant or in the adjoining tapas/cocktail bar.
Accompanying the food is and extensive selection of Spanish and Portuguese wine list that we believe is pretty unrivalled in London.
David and his brother Robert, alongside James and Ben, launched Eyre Brothers Restaurant in August 2001 championing Iberian gastronomy and focusing on Portuguese and Spanish traditional cuisine. Robert has subsequently moved on from a daily involvement but is still responsible for supplying all the music, which is such a feature to the ambiance in the restaurant.
In 1991, David and Mike Belben opened The Eagle - credited as the original gastropub, on Farringdon Road. Following the success of The Eagle, in 1998 David and Robert set up Eyre Bros, a delicatessen-cafe offering simple quality food, with only two stools based in Charlotte Road in Shoreditch where they met James Goff and Ben Chesterfield who were devotees of the establishment.
David and Robert were born in Mozambique, an old Portuguese colony, to their Guyanese mother and English father, growing up on a sugarcane plantation on the remote Zambezi Delta where it took two days to drive around the boundary in the company Land Rover.
David has appeared regularly on The Food Programme on Radio 4 and is also the author of Big Flavours & Rough Edges (Headline Book Publishing, 2001) which was revised in 2009 and republished by Absolute Press as The Eagle Cookbook.
David lives in Hackney with his wife.
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Eyre Brothers Restaurant
70 Leonard Street
City of London
Tel: 0207 613 5346
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