A Torre

4.5
86 reviews
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£25 and under
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Portuguese
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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.
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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.

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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 !

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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

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RA
London
11 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.

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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!

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

Fabulous place. So much food and great value.

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RA
London
11 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.

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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.

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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!

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

Lovely as always. Delicious food served by lovely people

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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k
London
47 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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KC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked off the cuff at short notice for 5 people, food was very good would definitely recommend and will go again

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening, amazing food and great service. We'll be back for sure.

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JF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delightful restaurant with traditional Portuguese food and generous portions. We enjoyed a half jug of Portuguese light white sparkling wine. This could become a frequent haunt for my friends and me (a group of 60 somethings). A short, easy, walk from Crystal Palace bus terminal . Car parking would be by Sainsbury's. Booking is probably advisable as it is a small restaurant.

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p
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good family restaurant, to start i had the cod cakes which were yummy and for the main i had beef skewer and chips, i asked for the beef well done and that's exactly what i got and the chips were very good, for dessert i had biscuit layer cake which was just a gooy mess with no sign of biscuit and avoid the house white it's about £6 per large glass and i doubt it cost that much for a bottle down the supermarket.

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AR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal here. The waiter was attentive withour being overbearing. We'd certainly return!

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RR
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been there twice and still not disappointed, very good place and fantastic portuguese food.
This last time I've been there was fantastic, apart from the cold air that was crossing the room

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. We had the seafood paella and roasted Octopus both were divine. Staff super friendly, great service, Will definitely visit again.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant provided excellent food and very good and friendly service. Booking on-line was very straightforward and the restaurant was quite happy to accommodate an extra party member. Would recommend to anyone

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was very good as was the wine. Terrific value for money supported by excellent service. Looking forward to returning asap.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made to feel very welcome on arrival. Lively, authentic atmosphere. Everybody remarked it was like being back in Portugal. Food excellent and wine sublime. Restaurant almost full but we felt very special wuth hugs and kisses as we left.
Wonderful! Only wish we lived close enough to visit more regularly. Two hour drive, but we will definitely be back.

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is just the best here! The team are so guest focused and have time for everybody with a personal touch. Great food too - robust Portuguese cuisine!

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JB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wondered by this fantastic Portuguese Restaurant on UK's Mother's Day. They surprisingly had one open reservation on Open Table and took us. Everything was amazing: Food, Service, and Atmosphere! We had red snapper, lamb chops, sea bass, roasted pork belly, and calamari. Everything was perfect! Loved the owner and her sons. They were so hospitable and just lovely. Will definitely be recommending this place to others.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

good food,very friendly and helpful staff,quick and efficient service.

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PK
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there on a Sunday afternoon and had a good time. The staff were lovely and the food tasty.

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D
London
18 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good but service was not up to its usual standard. Had to wait ages for food to arrive, then when it came several side dishes were missing and took a further 10-15 mins to arrive. Bill took 3 times of asking to arrive, then was someone else’s when it did come.

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SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Fantastic food, we really enjoyed it and will definitely be back to explore the menu further. The quality of the service is great too, very warm and welcoming and you can clearly see the passion they have for the restaurant and the menu. Our only criticism would be the tables are quite close together and we were sat next some very loud people so we couldn't really hear eachother over the neighbouring table.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service and welcoming.
Nice food.... enjoy it, every time I go..

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely waitress with friendly smile made up very welcome. Good food, great if you love fish.
Enjoy a nice glass of port.
Think of holidays in Portugal.
Makes a nice change.

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