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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


Very Good
Very 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.


Very 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..! 


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

Traditional European menu

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

Restaurant details

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 

Volta do Mar Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Volta do Mar Restaurant in WC2E, London by users of Also see the editors review of Volta do Mar restaurant.
George S
Intriguing and pleasurable Portuguese Brazi...
Reviewed 10 months, 27 days ago

"Intriguing and pleasurable Portuguese Brazilian cooking at friendly WC2 prices."

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

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