07 Apr 2019
Not all egg custard tarts are created equal. Santa Nata, a new pastelaria dedicated to Portugal’s iconic pastry will open on 22nd April on Russell Street by The Piazza in Covent Garden.
To celebrate its arrival, Santa Nata will be giving away 500 free Pastéis de Nata, 250 from noon on opening day and the same again on 23rd April.
Owned by a Portuguese family of second-generation bakers and named after the home of the original Pastel de Nata, from the parish of Santa Maria de Belém in Lisbon, the ethos is simple. Santa Nata specialises in one hero product – authentic Portuguese custard tarts. Santa Nata’s bakers have perfected the closely guarded recipe to ensure the perfectly sweet creamy egg custard is nestled in crisp layers of the flakiest, buttery pastry. Enjoy like a Lisboeta with freshly ground coffee, Port or Ginjinha, a traditional sour cherry liqueur at perfectly complements the sweet tart.
An all-glass façade allows customers an exclusive insight into the world of Pastel de Nata production. Stand at the counter and eat warm Pastéis de Nata, dusted with a little ground cinnamon or icing sugar whilst, on the other side of the glass, master pastry chefs work their magic; delicately rolling, shaping and filling.
The biggest flavours can be found in the smallest spaces; open from 10am – 10pm, seven days a week, Santa Nata brings a taste of Lisbon to London. See you in the queue!
17 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HP
7 New Row, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4LH