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Volta Do Mar, London, United Kingdom

Volta Do Mar

4.7
4.7
469 Reviews
£26 to £40
Portuguese
Volta do Mar is the culmination of a journey of discovery the founders - Isabel and Simon - made over many years. They traced their family-history through food and travel, learning how people and culture integrated and inter-married across continents and over distant seas. What they discovered on that journey was an idea that later became a restaurant - Volta do Mar – meaning; to return from the sea.

Our menus at Volta do Mar showcase the delicious regional cuisine of Portugal and celebrate the international culinary confluences from its trading past. We cook Portuguese classics and dishes from the countries and places along its former trade routes, touching on Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, Goa, Macau and Japan. We want to celebrate the diversity and interconnection of Portuguese food and culture across the globe.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Portuguese, Asian, African
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–18:00 Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Fri 17:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 3051 2352
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    At Volta do Mar we have a beautiful Private Dining Room - our Kitchen Table - accessed through the kitchen. The space can accommodate groups of 8 to 14. It is completely private and has its own AV facilities.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: 020 3034 0028
  • Area
    Chelsea
  • Cross Street
    100 Draycott Avenue SW3 3AD
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    London Underground stops: South Kensington
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Large Tables

    £50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    For bookings of 7 or 8 guests, you are welcome to dine from our seasonal A La Carte menu. Please note that the dishes may vary and be dependent on availability. A £50 per person minimum spend will apply to all reservations more than 7 guests. We can accommodate up to 20 guests. Please contact the restaurant directly on 0203 0512352 for more details.
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What 469 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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469 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant I’ve eaten in in a while. Highly recommend going. Area is nice too, even time for some shopping before dinner if that’s your fancy.

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  2. wilverwood

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality. Delicious food. Fine wine. Nicely designed restaurant. The chicken piri piri was very very good

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  3. Annie

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Our choice was the fish stew which was delicious. I do think that the rice should have been included and not an optional extra. Our first course was the croquettes. The service was friendly and helpful. Sadly the restaurant was not busy as they deserve more customers. A lunch time fixed priced menu may be a draw and something to consider. Yes I would go back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had been wanting to visit this restaurant for some time, and were delighted to find them open in their new location. The food was very good with exciting variations on characteristic Portuguese cuisine, and the service friendly and attentive. We were a little disappointed that the fixed price menus we saw on the website were not in fact available, but were assured that the website has now been updated. We also felt very sufficiently compensated by being given a substantial discount on an excellent bottle of wine. We look forward to going again!

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  5. Foodjunkie

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although the website lists a set menu, we were told there was not one available and we had to order a la carte. Consequently our bill was considerably higher than we were budgeting for. They need to sort this out. Everything else about the place and food is wonderful, but we did feel let down.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. MikeT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a find! There are not many Portuguese restaurants in London so it is good to find one close to where we live. Volta do Mar is a small, intimate restaurant in South Kensington and has a nice feel about it. The menu has Portuguese classic dishes as well as those from the countries and places along its former trade routes, which includes Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, Goa, Macau and Japan. I chose the Market fish which was Hake, this was cooked to perfection. The Beetroot salad and the marinated Mackerel starters were superb. The wine list is Portuguese and well chosen with excellent wines from Madeira. Service was very attentive but not intrusive. It was great to see that they have outside tables that we will certainly enjoy in the summer time.

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  7. DiyaV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have very good food and drinks available. Service was excellent

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  8. GT11

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and top service - we will definitely come back

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  9. sarahf

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. The burger was melt in the mouth. I would have preferred fries to crisps and there was some confusion over this as they were called chips. Excellent service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good, but the service and the personal attention was amazing.

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FAQs

Volta Do Mar is rated 4.7 stars by 469 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Volta Do Mar

100 Draycott Ave, London, United Kingdom SW3 3AD

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    100 Draycott Avenue SW3 3AD
  • Area
    Chelsea
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–18:00 Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Fri 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Portuguese, Asian, African
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    London Underground stops: South Kensington
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 3051 2352
  • Private party facilities
    At Volta do Mar we have a beautiful Private Dining Room - our Kitchen Table - accessed through the kitchen. The space can accommodate groups of 8 to 14. It is completely private and has its own AV facilities.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: 020 3034 0028
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