The English capital is the perfect place to find almost any kind of food. Spanish tapas bars, small French boulangeries, fresh pasta delivery and even one of the most typical dishes of Portuguese gastronomy: cream cakes.
In fact, in London there are not just one or two places where you can find this tasty sweet, they are everywhere! Many cafés and small stores have them. But there are also some specialized establishments whose only product is the pastel de nata.
Santa Nata: the best pastel de nata in London?
📍 Santa Nata location
Although these sweets are typical of Portugal, the curious thing about the company is that it doesn’t have any locations in the country. But it does in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.
The only two establishments they have in the UK are in London. And both are in Covent Garden. One is located at 17 Russel St, right next to the famous Covent Garden Market and Masala Zone – my favorite Indian restaurant in town.
The other is located at 7 New Row, a few meters from Leicester Square station and close to Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square.
🚌 How to get to Santa Nata’s
The nearest tube stops are Leicester Square (Piccadilly line and Northern line) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line).
⭐ Review of Santa Nata
Santa Nata is one of those places I had on my super map of “places to visit in London“. I probably would have read some article about them or seen some picture on Instagram. The thing is, these were the first pasteis de nata that I have ever tasted in my life.
Yes, I haven’t been to Portugal yet.
But back to the topic, since I tasted them, I have tried them in every single place I have gone to check if they are really as good as I think or there are better ones.
To this day, this is the best pastel de nata I have ever tasted.
I have tried to put words to describe to you what they are like, but you better go check them out for yourself. They have the perfect balance of flavour. The outside stays crispy while the inside melts in your mouth.
Plus, on the premises you can see how these famous pastries are made step by step.