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Updated 3/6/16 with soft launch details

In perfect time for the Olympics in Rio this summer is a Brazilian popup hitting London Fields. Rio Boteco is described as a Brazilian corner shop pub and it's part of a new cinema/record store/coffee shop and bookshop space next door to Climpson's Arch called the Institute of Light.

Devised by Brazilian event organisers MargoCamilo, what you're looking at for Rio Boteco is a menu of tapas and street food teamed up with some more traditional Brazilian comfort dishes.

Signature dishes will include;

  • Vaca Malandra (slow cooked short ribs with cassava gratin)
  • Moqueca de peixe e camarão (fresh seafood stew with coconut and palm oil curry)
  • Pastel de Siri (a typical fast food dish consisting of a crab filled, thin crust, fried pie)
  • All alongside tapas like bacalhau fishcakes (pictured here) and cassava chips.

They've brought in Yaguara to come up with a range of cachaça cocktails, but the bar list will also feature local draft ales from Five Point brewery, gin and vodka from East London Liquor Company and a selection of craft bottled beers from local London breweries.

We particularly like the sound of the cinedining tickets where you can eat your meal in front of the movie for £9.

Rio Boteco opens from 15 June to 28 August 2016 at The Institute of Light, Arch 376, 10 Helmsley Place, London E8 3SB 0207 249 9906. Opening hours will be Wednesday to Sunday from 11am – 11pm. Keep up with their news on Twitter @rio_boteco

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