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The chef behind Manchester's acclaimed El Gato Negro has revealed plans for a new Portuguese restaurant in Ancoats. Canto, meaning 'corner' in Portuguese, will open inside the Fairbairn Building on Henry Street later this year, inspired by Simon Shaw's travels to Lisbon. “I first visited Lisbon about 20 years ago and thought it a really cool place, raw but great," he said. "Seven years later I returned and there was a real movement taking place, a city with edge. When I returned in March it was like, wow, this is now a serious European city. “The Portuguese food movement is in its infancy in the UK but it’s happening, with some really great restaurants emerging in London in the last few years. Full story

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