Volta do Mar

Fusion, Portuguese, Wine Bars·

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Fusion, Portuguese, Wine Bars
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Quiet conversation, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Chef’s table, Counter dining, Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
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Volta do Mar is a restaurant and cocktail bar in Chelsea that celebrates the diversity of Portuguese cuisine and its historic relationship with South America, Africa and Asia. It’s run by husband-and-wife team Simon and Isabel who wanted to open a restaurant that reflected their love of food, travel and history. Volta do Mar means ‘to return from the sea’, and showcases the varied regional cuisine of Portugal, with influences from Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, Goa, Macau and Japan.

This restaurant has been designed with the intention of feeling like a home away from home. Be it a romantic date night, a group celebration or a business lunch, there’s space for everyone at Volta do Mar. Large windows fill the dining room with natural light, while a vast fireplace and mirror suspended above inject a sense of grandeur into the space. Finally, spotlighting and modern artworks on the walls create a smart, chic feel.

In keeping with its relaxed and convivial attitude towards dining, the menu is designed to be shared by everyone at the table. Snacks and small plates might include flaming chorizo, ham hock croquettes, grilled prawns and sardine pate with sourdough. While mains span baked salt cod with cream and potatoes, piri piri chicken with chips, and chargrilled mackerel with tomato relish and pickled onion. For dessert, think caramel mousse with toasted hazelnuts, or a selection of Portuguese cheeses.

The wine list features a selection of bottles from Portuguese regions with a focus on smaller producers who make wines using low intervention methods. These are available by the glass or bottle. You’ll also find a selection of port and madeira, which would be perfect enjoyed as a post-dinner tipple.

For those in a hurry or on a budget, there’s a set menu available Monday to Friday.


Are there vegan options on the menu?

Yes there are a few vegan options.

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Are there options for gluten-free diners?

Yes, there are gluten-free options too.

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Meet the team
Volta do Mar

Isabel Almeida da Silva


Isabel grew up in Portugal and has worked across the world during her 27 years in the hospitality industry. She's spent time at some of London's top hotels and restaurants, including The Wolseley, Marco Pierre White's Mirabelle and The Fifth Floor at Harvery Nichols. She also spent two years working for Michelin-starred chef Joël Antunes at his restaurant ‘Joël’ which is located in Atlanta in the United States. Now back in London, Isabel is one of the founders of Volta do Mar. Here, she helps to run the everyday front of house operations as well as working on menu development and cocktail creation reflecting the Portuguese roots of the establishment. 


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Simon Mullins


Simon started off his career in the advertising industry. He spent ten years working for a variety of companies including Leo Burnett, WPP Group and Sky. He then took a leap into the hospitality industry where he co-founded his first restaurant Salt Yard, before going on to open six more restaurants across Central London under the Salt Yard Group and Blanchette brands. During his vast career he has co-authored the book 'Salt Yard, Food and Wine of Spain and Italy' and judged the Decanter World Wine Awards several times. Simon is the other founder of Volta do Mar where he deals with the finance and legal aspects of the business alongside interior design, maintenance and sorting the wine lists. 


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100 Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, London, SW3 3AD

020 3051 2352 020 3051 2352


Opening Times

All day
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-22:00
Wed 12:00-22:00
Thu 12:00-22:00
Fri 12:00-22:00
Sat 12:00-22:00
Sun 12:00-21:00


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