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Opened in November 2019, from the founder of Salt Yard, Simon Mullins and his Portuguese-born wife Isabel Almeida Da Silva; a restaurant "celebrating the diversity of Portuguese cuisine" and its global influences, from South America to Africa and Asia.

survey result

Summary

£66
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* 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
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* 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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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 drinks invented 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
Pretheatre   £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.30 £20.00 £4.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
14, 18, 36, 30
No dress code

Private dining

We have lovely private dining rooms in the restaurant that are great entertainment spaces for groups of 8 to 60.

All events are catered for; business team meetings, discreet and exclusive private dining, large party events such as Christmas parties, Hen parties, Weddings, Birthday parties, Corporarte Hospitality and Event Hire.

For Private dining and Event enquiries, please email reservatiions@voltadomar.co.uk 

Volta do Mar Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Volta do Mar Restaurant in WC2E, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Volta do Mar restaurant.
Maurice S
Great location for theatres. Our first 2 c...
Reviewed 4 months, 11 days ago

"Great location for theatres. Our first 2 courses pre-show were so good we went back for dessert later. Looking forward to going again with more time to really savour the flavours"

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Martin B
Fancy versions of Portuguese classics. Pir...
Reviewed 8 months, 22 days ago

"Fancy versions of Portuguese classics. Piri-Piri chicken and Mozambique fish and prawn curry were fine but too well behaved. Service friendly but music far too loud. "

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Hugh N
Good value simple Portuguese food but occas...
Reviewed 9 months, 29 days ago

"Good value simple Portuguese food but occasionally overwhelmed by the number of customers so the service, though friendly, was far too slow"

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13-15 Tavistock Street, London, WC2E 7PS
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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