When it comes to hosting an event in London, making sure that the venue you choose is easily accessible is often at the top of an event planner’s priority list. Portuguese restaurant Volta do Mar, a stylish independent operation found inside a multi-storey Georgian townhouse, is home to that rare winning combination of a plum location and ample event space.
Found just a stone’s throw from Covent Garden tube station, Volta do Mar is perfectly placed to host events that guests will easily be able to get to. It also helps that the restaurant is situated nearby to some of the capital’s most well-known attractions, such as the world-famous Covent Garden piazza.
Volta do Mar is available for exclusive hire, with the venue able to cater for all manner of private events, ranging from birthday parties and exclusive dinners, to product launches and standing receptions. Volta do Mar’s menu is a celebration of classic Portuguese cuisine and the restaurant offers feasting menus for large groups. Dishes you might come across on your visit include the likes of piri piri chicken or chargrilled octopus served with a black-eyed peas salad.
Of course, no event is complete without a good drinks selection, so you will be happy to know that Volta do Mar boasts a wine cellar, stocked with a variety of thoughtfully chosen red, white and rose wine from Portugal. The focus is on low-intervention wines and small producers, while guests can also sip on Port and Madeira, or sparkling wine for events that require an extra sense of celebration.
As well as being available for exclusive hire, Volta do Mar is also home to a handful of private dining spaces, with four options to choose from. Smaller gatherings can take place in Behind The Curtain (a discreet room tucked away in the wine cellar), while combining the light-filled Mirror Room and Garden Room means you can host up to 50 guests at one time.