Restaurant: Leños y Carbón
Address: 113 Elephant Road, SE17 1 London, Greater London
- Platano maduro con queso
– Bandeja paisa
– Brevas con queso y arequipe
– Club Colombia Dorada lager (4x)
– Antioqueño aguardiente de Medellin (2x)
A down to earth, unpretentious Colombian restaurant aiming to redefine the meaning of “large portions”.
The Empanadas are bigger than expected considering they are a starter but the real surprise comes with the mains: the churrasco steak could easily feed 3 people, and I challenge everyone finishing the Colombia’s own national dish: Bandeja paisa, a generous, to say the least, amount and variety of food (red kidney beans, rice, minced beef, chorizo, fried egg, fried ripe plantain, pork belly, avocado and corn bread) served on a platter.
The Colombian coffee is as good as you can expect and a shot of aguardiente to end dinner is absolutely vital to digest all that food.