Madeira à Vista is a family-run, Portuguese restaurant on Woodgate, just one mile from Leicester city centre. It’s slightly out of town location makes it ideal for those who are looking to enjoy a meal minus the rowdy crowds that can fill city centre eateries, whilst retaining a closeness to the nightlife and shopping districts.
First opening its doors in 2005, Madeira à Vista is housed within a unique red, white and blue thatched cottage whose delightful character draws customers in from far and wide. The interior of the restaurant is equally as charming; decorated in vibrant colours with a cosy and welcoming ambience. The size of the restaurant suits it to both couples and larger parties and with many of the dishes designed for sharing, this is one way to add a twist to a typical meal out.
Specialising in tapas and paella dishes, the menu at Madeira à Vista offers a huge selection of different flavours and textures, designed to take you on a culinary tour of Portugal and Spain. Head Chef Agostinho Viveiros ensures that the influences from Portugal, Spain and Europe are all balanced perfectly and brings dishes such as calamari with a rosemary dipping sauce, chorizo in red wine and stuffed peppers with cheese together with inimitable flair. The signature dish is Pork Madeira à Vista which is composed of marinated cubes of pork pan-friend with chorizo and served with cubes of fried potato, best enjoyed with a glass of wine chosen from the carefully compiled wine list.
Madeira à Vista provides a friendly and welcoming service with all staff having fantastic knowledge of all the dishes on offer, making deciding on a dish easy. With plenty of room for group bookings and a lively ambience that is frequently enhanced by the addition of live music, this venue promises to provide a memorable dining experience that you will want to return to time and time again.