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Moved in summer 2023 from Covent Garden to a new Chelsea home near swanky Brompton Cross.

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Summary

£66
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A move to Chelsea in summer 2023 after four years in Covent Garden should have put new wind in the sails of this culinary celebration of Portugal and its historical maritime links with Asia, Africa and South America – a project from Salt Yard founder Simon Mullins and his Portuguese wife Isabel Almeida Da Silva. The “fancy versions of Portuguese classic dishes” are generally “very good” (if, according to the odd critic, “too well behaved”), and there’s a “well-priced Portuguese wine list”.

Summary

£66
  £££
4
Very Good
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Very Good
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “always good”, culinarily interesting Covent Garden three-year-old, from Salt Yard founder Simon Mullins and his Portuguese wife Isabel Almeida Da Silva. Named after the ‘return from the sea’: it serves a menu not just from Portugal but from the territories it traded with or colonised, from Brazil in the west via parts of Africa to Goa, Macau and Nagasaki in the east.

Summary

£63
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4
Very Good
3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

High-quality Portuguese cooking – rare in London – is the aim of this heart-of-tourist-Covent-Garden venture: opened in November 2019 by Salt Yard founder, Simon Mullins and his Portugal-born wife Isabel Almeida Da Silva. The aim is to celebrate the cuisine’s diversity “with influences from all the places around the world where Portugal had a colonial presence”, from South America to Africa and Asia. “The wines are all from Portugal, covering all areas and containing some real gems.” All early survey reports suggest it's well worth a visit.

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Have you eaten at Volta do Mar?

Owner's description

Volta do Mar celebrates the cuisines of the Lusophere.  

We bring together the culture, food, wine, music and art from all over the Portugese speaking world; Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Goa, Malacca, Macau and Portugal.

Our wine list is exlcusively Portuguse and includes wines from the Azores and Madeira.  We LOVE Port, of which we have many.  And our Cocktail list features one-of-a-kind drinks created by us, not found anywhere else in the world.

We are family owned and run, and families are welcome - no matter the age..!

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.30 £31.50 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £34.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
14
No dress code

Private dining

We have a charming private dining room that can accomodate 10 to 14 people.

Events catered for include; business team meetings, discreet and exclusive private dining, Seasonal parties, Hen parties, Weddings, Birthdays, Corporarte Hospitality and Special Events Hire.

It is possible to hire the whole restaurant for Private events, and we can cater events away from the restaurant.

For enquiries, please email reservations@voltadomar.co.uk

100 Draycott Avenue, London, SW3 3AD
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9:30 pm

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