A Torre

4.5
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104 reviews
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£25 and under
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Portuguese
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Welcome to A Torre - Portuguese Restaurant in Crystal Palace.
Since Jorge and Maria took over in August 2013, A Torre has transformed its design and menu, it offers a mouth watering selection of the finest Portuguese dishes combining fresh, simple ingredients with a genuine love for Portuguese cuisine.
Jorge trained and worked as manager in some of the top restaurants in the Kent area over the last twenty five years. He says "Our aim is to offer people a place where they can enjoy quality food at reasonable prices in a place where they can sit and relax."
The food is first class, just authentic, quality food cooked to perfection.
We ensure that each visit to A Torre is a special one, you wont be disappointed.
What 104 People Are Saying
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P
London
31 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great local restaurant. Don’t expect fine dining or table d’hote service...it’s good, simple food done well and served according to the other demands on the limited number if waiting staff...if you accept that and go with the flow there is nowhere better for a friends/family meal out in CP..great food at a good price...

S
London
58 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family run restaurant. The food is very tasty and hot. The portions are enormous easily enough for 2 people unless you’re starving. Everything reasonably priced. The service is on point. All in all a really good restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always

LA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yummy seafood dishes! The service is great and the food was delicious.

AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our visit to A Torre. Lovely staff, lovely welcome, lovely food. What's not to like? We were made most welcome when we went to A Torre to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We will most certainly be going back. Food was very good value. Restaurant seemed to be receiving a lot of repeat regular trade. If locals are going back, in such a competitive market, restaurant must be good. A Torre was delightful.

BL
London
21 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband went for dinner at A Torre on Saturday night. As usual, the Portugese food was really tasty, especially the Prawn Puree, the Octopus and the sizzling Chirozo, not to forget their house wine, which is so quaffable! Highly recommended.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful as always!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day meal. Every course was tasty and well served.

C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Would have preferred to have traditional Portuguese food rather than the Father’s Day set menu. Food was ok but not what we had booked for

r
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a family birthday the food & service was top notch. Couldn’t have been happier!!!

G
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to A Torre for years. Really delicious food and very friendly service.
We have celebrated many family birthdays here.
Maria makes amazing cakes

AW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Fantastic especially the octopus! Highly recommended

MZ
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful and helpful staff and excellent atmosphere.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Great seafood menu. Some confusion over the wine list however. Still, the only authentic Portuguese cuisine in Crystal Palace.

HH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening....delicious seafood, and steak, and beer and wine and custard tarts...and happy vibes. We haven’t been on holiday for a long time so wanted to have a night out where it felt like we were, and it did. Can’t wait to go back!

m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time visit and will definitely go back. Informal, relaxed and enjoyable food.

SQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We were recommended to go here by a friend as the food was so good-it was delicious and good value we thought.The service was a bit erratic which is why we gave it 4 instead of 5 stars,but it was Saturday and busy maybe?A little bit Fawlty towers ,but somehow we excused that as we liked it so much.We would go again.

EH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, service a little slow but really friendly and helpful plus there was a huge group in (hence the noise level). This was Saturday night & I’ve been in the week before which was much calmer. We’ll definitely be back!

C
London
28 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Last minute decision to have a Sunday evening meal out. Very friendly and welcoming and the food was really good. I had peri peri prawns and tuna steak. My husband went for clams and lamb shank. We’ll definitely be back.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and perfect service. Always time to give that little extra !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend this little gem, I’ve been a few times and always had the best and most personal service. The food is just delicious! I will defined come back

RA
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another visit, another really nice meal in a friendly atmosphere. The food is fantastic. After a quiet start, the restaurant began to fill up and the whole place came to life. Highly recommended.

DW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small and intimate surroundings, with pleasant subdued lighting, adding to a feeling of relaxation. The staff were attentive and warm and welcoming. The house wine was of good quality and we did not have wait long for our starters. We had just about the right wait time for the main course, ensuring we had digested our starters and had appetite for the mains. I had a whole Sea Bream, which was perfectly cooked and serves with a selection of hot vegetables which were still 'al dente' . My partner had the fish stew, which he said was fantastic, in a beautiful sauce. My partner had desert and I cheeses, which again were of good quality. We finished with port and coffee. So all in all, a totally relaxed atmosphere with good quality food and attentive service. Will definitely return!

SG
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place. So much food and great value.

RA
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Have been here quite a few times. The food is always excellent, and the owner and his staff are very welcoming. The restaurant is popular, which is not surprising; so it can feel a bit crowded at peak times and quite noisy.... but this creates a real “buzz”. Also the tables are, of necessity quite close. The service can be a little slow, but it’s worth the wait for the food! Definitely recommended.

TA
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Restaurant was ok - went here for partner’s birthday. Service was very slow (it was a packed Saturday night, so we were trying to be understanding). Waited round 45 mins before even a drink arrived, which was plonked down and spilled on table (other guests were asked to try the wine and had it poured for them). Starter never arrived, though they removed this from the bill with no issue.

Mains finally arrived without acknowledgement of the huge wait. Was reasonable food, although some of the vegetables may have been either tinned or frozen - for this sort of food, fresh goes a long way!

Very noisy on the Saturday night - it was difficult holding a conversation!

Lots of potential at this place, but wouldn’t be in a hurry to revisit any time soon.

SD
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Really enjoyed the food; staff were friendly but service was slow but we were not in any rush! Quite a buzzy place but this was a Suturday night in Crystal Palace!

L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always. Delicious food served by lovely people

MH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly welcome and we were thoroughly looked after. Food was great too. Highly recommend!

CP
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic food, friendly service, and cosy restaurant. Good value for money - we'll be back!

VP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very clean restaurant, staff very friendly and courteous. We enjoyed our meal which was fresh and tasty and did not have to wait long for our meal to arrive. Good atmosphere, would eat there again.

FS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This was our first visit & overall had a very enjoyable evening. Restaurant was very busy with a good ambiance. Food was authentic good quality Portuguese. Would recommend that you give it a try.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small, busy local family run Portuguese restaurant, friendly atmosphere. Wide menu choice but some foods not available on this occasion. We were a group of 6 and all of us enjoyed the dishes we selected. Good wine, attentive to our needs. Would recommend.

FD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and drinks. Service very good , just right level of attention. All In all a very pleasant experience, would be happy to go back again

RJ
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious seafood in a pleasant and family friendly environment. The main course portions are very large though - would probably have ordered less and shared some if had known quite how big they are!

k
London
48 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked last minute for a catch up with friends. Food was great and the restaurant filled up throughout the night. Friendly old fashioned service. A nice local place that I will happily return to.

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. We had to wait some time to be served.

BO
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food with generous portion sizes. However, the evening we went service was slow and so assumed they were short staffed. We waited for ages for a menu or drinks orders to get taken. There were only two staff in restaurant, one taking orders and both serving and clearing tables. We had to wave at staff to get more drinks and for dessert menu. They were lovely and we felt that they were struggling to cope as the restaurant was extremely busy. Once orders were taken food came quickly and was piping hot. We would definitely go back but hope they will have more serving staff next time.

R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I hadn't been to A Torre for years but the food was just as good as I remembered it. Good choice of meals and great fresh ingredients.

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time in A Torre and will definitely return. Great service, food was lovely! Was my birthday and I enjoyed everything: atmosphere, recommended wine with my food, and a little treat at the end with a glass of port. Thank you very much A Torre staff.

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