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
Milk Train is an ice cream spot in Covent Garden. Ignore all the motivational catchphrases on the walls and get involved with their cookies and cream.
The Black Penny
Black Penny is a cosy spot in Covent Garden that’s great for brunch or a low-key afternoon coffee with a few friends.
Japanese-Danish restaurant in Covent Garden serving a combination of sushi and yakitori sticks from the grill.
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.
O Tino is an unpretentious Portuguese restaurant serving traditional fish and meat dishes for lunch and dinner.
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.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more