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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.