New Greek and Brazilian restaurant opens in Lincoln

A new restaurant opened on Lincoln High Street on Monday, promising authentic Greek and Brazilian food to its customers.

Eric Eleftheriou had to temporarily close Ericos Greek Mezze House in March, and during the following months he spoke with his two Brazilian friends – Fabio Sousa and Luis Soares de Oliviera – and the trio have gone into partnership together to open a new restaurant.

Cantinho, which in Brazilian translates as The Corner, opened at 376A High Street on July 27. It will initially be a takeaway and delivery service, but in the coming months it will also become a sit in restaurant.

Chicken Souvlaki is a popular favourite in Greece. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Brazilian mix combo comes with 14 types of meat Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Cantinho is located on Lincoln High Street. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The varied menu includes Greek favourites such as gyros, souvlaki and moussaka, as well as Brazilian dishes, including Picanha Grill and a Barbecue Mix Combo with 14 types of meat (served with rice, black beans, salad, Farofa, Brazilian sauce, chips and garlic bread).

There are also some vegetarian options available such as halloumi gyros and vegetarian moussaka, and vegetable Brazilian dishes can be done on request.

Chicken gyros can be served with or in pitta bread. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A selection of some of the Greek and Brazilian dishes available at Cantinho. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Customers can order by walking in, by calling 01522 441358 or via the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Once the dine-in part of the restaurant opens later in the year they are hoping to introduce a buffet section, in addition to ordering from the menu, so customers can try a wider selection together.

Chef Eric told The Lincolnite: “I am very excited. We have been waiting months to get open and now have something new to offer Lincoln.”

Fellow chef Luis added: “I am very happy as we have been waiting a long time to open and we are excited for customers to come and try the food.”

See inside Lincoln’s new Greek and Brazilian restaurant – Cantinho. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Whether you like Greek or Brazilian food there is plenty to try at Cantinho. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A wide variety of Brazilian meats to try and Cantinho. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Fabio, who will work behind the bar, front of house and deliver food, said he is looking forward to starting a new chapter in his career with his two business partners.

Fabio Sousa will be responsible for taking your orders and making a range of drinks. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Drinks include Cachaca Ouro, Guarana Antarctica and Ouzo. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Cantinho owners Eric Eleftheriou, Fabio Sousa and Luis Soares de Oliviera. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Once the restaurant side of the business opens, Cantinho hopes to introduce live music, karaoke and quizzes later in the evenings for customers to enjoy.

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