Volta Do Mar is a Portuguese restaurant near the Aldwych that might lack the kind of atmosphere that makes we want to treat it as a destination, but is otherwise a fine spot for sharing a few small plates like their grilled octopus and black eyed pea salad before heading to the theatre. Those small plates are generally lighter and fresher than the large portions of iberico pork vinhalho or the slightly unsatisfying piri piri chicken, but whatever you get, make sure it’s served with a portion of their excellent arroz verde.
Where we've featured it
More spots in Covent GardenSee more
Bancone is an affordable, pasta specialist in Covent Garden. It’s perfect for almost any dinner situation you can dream up.
Frog by Adam Handling
This restaurant in Covent Garden is the second location of The Frog, and the food is excellent.
Redfarm is a cute spot in Covent Garden, and you’ll have a good time here so long as you stick to their creative and tasty dim sum.
More Portuguese spotsSee more
Casa do Frango
Casa Do Frango is a piri piri chicken spot in Southwark that also serves cocktails for when you want your mid-week chicken-fest to get a bit boozy.
Bar Douro is a Portuguese spot with a lot of heart and a laidback style, which makes it perfect for a City date or catchup over wine and small plates.
Nando's Covent Garden
You can't do London without doing Nando's. There’s something about the spicy chicken written in the Magna Carta somewhere. Probably.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more