Casa Madeira

Restaurants, Portuguese Vauxhall
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Casa Madeira is a little enclave of Portuguese culture, with a vibrant café, bar and grill, well-stocked deli and family restaurant all sitting under the railway arches of Vauxhall. What you see is what you get here: home-style food with old-school service and loyalty to Portuguese food traditions.

Dishes were a bit hit and miss: potatoes were undercooked, and the pork was a little tough in the Alentejo pork and clam stew – but a plate of grilled sardines was good honest seafood at its best. We had some food envy when we saw flaming chorizo and an impressive steaming skewer of Madeira-style beef going to the next table. The rumble of trains is just audible beneath the pop music playing from the TV, and as we finished lunch, large tables were being set up for the live music and late-night party that ensues every Saturday.

The different elements of the operation are all interconnected, so diners migrate to the café next door for a bica (espresso) and dessert. Traditional crème caramel was dense and enormous, and a pastel de nata had a good crisp base and rich set custard.



Venue name: Casa Madeira
Address: 46A-46C Albert Embankment
SE11 5AW
Opening hours: Meals served Coffee shop 6am-9pm daily. Restaurant noon-11pm Mon-Fri, Sun; noon-1am Sat
Transport: Tube: Vauxhall
Price: Main courses £6.95-£15.95. Tapas £3-£5.95
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4.7 / 5

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Multiple Hairs found in the food and even again when a "new" portion was made. I'm not sure if they were human or animal hairs. No apology from management and still expected to pay full price for the dish. Small portion sizes and bland. The only good thing was that the waiting staff were pleasant. There are much better Portuguese restaurants in the area. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant and will not be going again.

Diogo C

I have been there today and as a Madeira Island native my expectations weren´t high because I´m quite demanding with the food I always known. I have ordered Madeira style skewers (Espetada) that comes with french fries and milho frito (corn flour made paste that is fried). My partner had Lagareiro style octopus with vegetables and roasted potatoes. I honestly was pleased with the quality of the food, huge size of the portions and with the service. I never had a espetada (Madeira style skewers) as good as this outside the island!

For desert we had Passion fruit pudding (pudim de maracujá) and biscuit cake (bolo de bolacha) and again, the portions were huge (probably a little bit too much). The price is very reasonable. In Madeira you would pay more for the skewers. It is nothing fancy, just honest good food at a fair price. Strongly recommend.


I went to Casa Madeira Restaurant last Friday with 9 colleagues from work. I recommend this place to everybody. What a fantastic dinner we had. The food was excellent, the service was very good, the staff is friendly and very efficient. We end up our evening on the dance floor enjoying the live music. Fantastic!!!! We are planing to go back there soon.


One of my favourites in London. Always, Good Honest Food served with a smile. Cheap and Quick. Highly recommended, and I use it for all sorts of celebrations and/or meetings. For great dates eat in the restaurant, for quick meets hang in the cafe area.


The food is great and usually the service is good and friendly except today when I took my girlfriend and some friends. Our waiter (older gentleman) was rude from the start. When it came to paying the bill, he was aggressive and extremely disrespectful to us. It is not the first time that he has been rude to us and today's episode does not make me want to go there again anytime soon or if I do I will ask for another waiter. His lack of respect to the customers is detrimental to the restaurant and will cost them clientele. I hope he realises that and improves on his service and general friendliness.Food 4/5 service and friendliness 1/5.


Great spot friendly staff, varied and reasonably priced menu. Lovely on a sunny afternoon sitting outside

Stuart Haynes

Fantastic food , good service , good price I go out of my way to visit ...mmmmm very nice recommend to anyone