A delicious new street food destination has opened in Southport town centre.
Paulo no Mercado has just opened at Southport Market, with a frontage facing both King Street and Market Street.
The inspiration behind the new venture came from Twelve restaurant Head Chef and Owner Paulo Teixeira and Restaurant Manager Lee Hall. Twelve restaurant, on nearby Princes Street, is described as ‘a fusion kitchen fine dining experience.
The venue is currently rated the third best out of 243 restaurants in Southport by diners on TripAdvisor.
Seeing a new venture from one of Southport’s top restaurants is a huge coup for the market, which was last week awarded £900,000 through Southport Town Deal funding in a bid to transform it into an exciting new food, drink and events hub.
The name ‘Paulo no Mercado’ translates to ‘Paulo in the Market’.
Paulo and Lee said: “We have dreamed of creating a place where we would feel at home having a morning coffee. From Pasteis de Nata to the best Salt & Pepper dishes to Wagyu burgers to enjoy with lunch time drinks, this is amazing freshly cooked street food in a friendly environment.
“For anyone who loves street food this is the destination to head for the well-travelled crowd seeking a genuine Asian holiday experience right here in Southport.
“Paulo no Mercado opens this week and with a sunny weekend ahead of us it’s definitely worth a visit.”
Of the dining experience, Paulo’s first customer today said: “Salt and pepper Gambas and Vietnamese Beef Noodles with Asahi lager to wash it down sitting in the sun on Market Street was a great antidote to the lockdown blues.”