Douro Valley

Douro Valley

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Hours
Tue
17:00 - 23:00
Wed
17:00 - 23:00
Thu
17:00 - 23:00
Fri
17:00 - 23:00
Sat
17:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Food and ambience
Local cuisine, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Is this a Portuguese restaurant?
About
Douro Valley is a family run restaurant, open since December 2014. Here at Douro Valley we pride ourselves on using the best ingredients to create home-cooked traditional Portuguese food. We serve a range of traditional Portuguese dishes including piri piri chicken, sea food rice, bacalhau (salted cod), fish casseroles, and fried pork with clams, giving you a true experience of Portuguese cuisine. Not only do we offer Portuguese dishes, but we also have a range of pastas, char-grilled steaks, grilled meat, and grilled fish, paellas and tapas dishes. We take large bookings and parties so get in touch to book your special event. We take large bookings and parties so get in touch to book your special event.
CUISINES
Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles205 reviews
Excellent
159
Very good
29
Average
6
Poor
4
Terrible
7
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

55Georgia
Canvey Island6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Went for dinner to celebrate hubby's birthday with our in laws. The restaurant was quiet but this did not detracted from the quality of the service or the food. Starters of calamari were crisp and calamari soft. I am lactose intolerant so chef made a seperate batter for me. Followed by 3 mixed meat skewers and one mixed fish skewer. All beautifully cooked and delicious. Two soft chocolate cake desserts. Lovely. Price very acceptable too. Great service, good food and does not break the bank. (we chose from the set menu)
Written 26 January 2020
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Mark B
Rayleigh451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
A belated Valentine's Day dinner, we were made very welcome from start to finish. The staff were very friendly and didn't rush us between courses - nothing worse than being chivvied along to get you out, this certainly wasn't the case here. Yes, the prices may put some off of coming here, but I can honestly say that it was money well spent, and the environment was perfect for a couples meal, although we sat next to a family and they seemed to enjoy themselves too. I think this is a venue for all occasions and the food was exquisite; all of our courses were piping hot, and the flavours were outstanding. The portion sizes were set for comfortably full, rather than needing to have something because you're still hungry. For a good meal out, I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and I already have plans to return!!
Written 17 February 2024
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Neil T
Lewes73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
This restaurant well deserves its high ranking. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced, while the suggestion of 2-3 "tapas" per person was exactly right for us - the garlicky king prawns were a highlight, but it was all tasty. The restaurant makes some concessions to where it is (see photo), with some fairly standard bar offerings, but the house wine was very drinkable and the staff were excellent, attentive and discreet at the same time. Although our table was at 9 pm and we were easily the last to leave, they didn't put any pressure on us to go, even though they must have been longing to press the ejector seat button. Highly recommended.
Written 4 December 2023
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Terry S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 friends
Rude and uncomfortable Environment. Waiter forgot our drinks order and came back to ask if it was red or white wine after being reminded previously. The squid and prawns were tough and overcooked. When it came to the main meal, the seafood paella was bland (although presented nicely) had absolutely no taste at all. The £27.95 fillet steak which was asked for rare was brought out medium to well done, with a burnt mushroom and greasy potato slices. When I politely asked for it to be redone a lot less cooked, the chef sliced it open and sent it back out due to it having a pink tinge in the middle which now constitutes as rare according to the waiter that argued with myself and my friend. No idea why it was fully booked, needs a feature in Hell’s Kitchen, got a challenge for you Gordon Ramsay. We’ve driven over 200 miles and noticed this wanting a nice meal (big mistake)
Written 7 July 2022
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Simon W
Shoeburyness311 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
We walked in at our allotted time. Stood for a couple of minutes while being ignored by staff busying themselves with making up tables etc. Waved toward a table in the corner. Not auspicious but ok. Drinks order taken, we just opted for a litre (should have made more than 1 and a half glasses each of white sangria. Which consisted of some chopped apple and orange some white wine not chilled and Ice. Was a bit underwhelming really. We were not really feeling the love at this point. We had some olives and bread and butter. The butter was the pre packed single portion variety. No oil or vinegar etc. We ordered mains. My partner had the seafood stew special which was served with some rather lifeless bread, but the stew itself was excellent. I had a mixed meat skewer with some extra king prawn. Was asked if I wanted hot piri piri which I did. It came up with a rather disappointing salad a little equally disappointing rice, and some excellent if sparse fried potatoes. The prawns turned up 5 minutes later. The meat was good (the piece of steak was tough and chewy but flavourful, though the piri piri was all but absent. I think with the prawns the cost was around £25. The prawns were over salted We both had a dessert which was OK. A coffee and a Portuguese take on Amaretto ( which was excellent). By this time and having had to fight to get the attention of the lad laying up tables in order to order, and failing we were served by a lady who was pleasant and attentive. Overall for £120 with a tip, for 2 it was underwhelming, it may just have been that night after all the Christmas madness. We will give it another go soon and see how it is. But for now, it’s average service and despite the excellent fish stew. Average food.
Written 8 January 2024
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Carol C
Fareham175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
Absolutely a delicious and authentic meal. Probably the best food on Canvey Island. This restaurant is a little gem, We can’t fault it. We go to Portugal a lot and the food was very authentic and veryfriendly staff. We think it’s essential to book. We booked two days early and could only get a booking for 6pm. Wine was delicious too. You may find this unusual, but if we see an old school Prawn cocktail for starters, we like to order. It was the best we’ve ever had. I had grilled prawns for main, well would definitely recommend. My husband had an Almond Cheesecake, I’m not a fan of deserts but had a taste and it was definitely something special.
Written 14 May 2022
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Lisa D
Essex8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
I have visited this restaurant many times, and as always my last visit didn’t disappoint! There is a large variety of food, I try to choose something different every time and the food is always delicious. The service is friendly and food is always being served within a good time. I believe the food is priced accordingly with quality and potion size. I would always recommend Douro Valley
Written 2 March 2022
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mrstulip
73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
Extensive menu with plenty of choice.....which I actually don't like in most restaurants because it leads to too much pre-prepared food. However, every dish looked like it was cooked fresh (Apart from the tart and ice cream). We had the mussels, octopus, seafood stew, duck, sea bass and they were all excellent. Why this restaurant is on Canvey Island I don't know, it would knock spots off the competition in the Chelsea. Staff were very friendly and the Sangria is also recommended to start.
Written 8 May 2022
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Alicia B
Essex1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
What a wonderful evening we had! The garlic prawns are to die for. My other half had calamari for starters which just melted in your mouth and the Douro valley chicken for mains, the sauce was amazing. My main course, rib eye steak was cooked to perfection. The staff are very polite, attentive and very helpful. At the end of the meal we tried one of their special Portuguese drinks, i think called favaios which was very nice and finished our meal off wonderfully.
Written 24 July 2022
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RhondaEssex
Stanford-Le-Hope519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
We went to the restaurant last night after a recommendation. We were not disappointed. We all sampled different dishes (starters, mains and deserts). Everything was cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. We are already thinking about our next visit
Written 14 January 2023
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Goosey65
London95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Went here on 5th August on my birthday. There were 7 of us and we all had the set 3 course meal. The starters was very nice and plentiful. The main we had meat and fish scewers. The dessert was so yummy. The staff had full masks they were so good with distancing. In all we had a fabby night and I had a lovely birthday We are definitely going again
Written 15 August 2020
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Grumpsy J
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 family
Our greeting upon arrival was warm and friendly, as was the table service and staff. All our food was, as usual, plentiful and tasty. Nothing was too much trouble for the waiting staff. We always return for more, and can only recommend this restaurant to all.
Written 8 February 2023
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Old007
Canterbury186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
Rocked up, un-annouced and un-booked on a Wednesday evening. Turns out that I was lucky to get a table, they were pretty busy. My meal was great, mussels, Dover Sole and tart. Servce exemplary and smiley. Highly recommended.
Written 24 September 2021
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Qualityworks
Thurrock132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
Great meal with good friends. As always polite and attentive staff. Good food. Great evening all round. Thank you to all. Brought along friends tonight and they loved it. See you again soon.
Written 15 December 2022
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tillyholly
Canvey Island28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
This was our first visit & glad we choose this restaurant. Had a lovely meal, food was excellent, service was excellent, was a good atmosphere, will definitely use again.
Written 27 April 2024
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