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Portvcale Lounge - CLOSED

43 St. James's Parade, Bath BA1 1UQ, England
+44 1225 424321
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
27 Oct 2013
“Great fun for a private party!”
7 Oct 2013
“Definitely not as good”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, European, Pub, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
43 St. James's Parade, Bath BA1 1UQ, England
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We went to a private party at the Porvcale Lounge which was held down in the cellar. It was a great venue with music and an area for dancing. There was a small bar in the cellar and a few tables and chairs scattered around...More

1  Thank Christie-Collins
Reviewed 7 October 2013

A year ago, this restaurant was great - the staff were attentive, the food tasted like "what Momma would make" and the wine was lovely. The wine is still good. The food is average (not bad but nothing special) but, as other reviews have mentioned,...More

2  Thank JustMe52
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My wife and I visited yesterday, having booked by phone. I have to say that food we had was excellent as was the wine (house), both red and white. We were welcomed and looked after very well. We were, however, disappointed that major items were...More

Thank philedge
Reviewed 20 September 2013

My husband's friend took us here last night. The tapas were the best I have eaten anywhere, and considering we each ordered 3 plus the sea bass special and the olives, there was quite the sampling of dishes. Let me begin by saying I hate...More

Thank steelrgrl
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We ate here on a miserable wet Friday evening and the restaurant was quite quiet probably due to the weather which was a shame as the food was great. We ate 7 different dishes and really enjoyed them all, however if I'm being super critical...More

Thank Jon161
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We like Spanish tapas and would like to try the Portugese versions. The proprietor advised us the seabass tapas (which was todays special). Indeed it was very good, so were the other dishes we ordered. Staff was very friendly and helpfull. Ambience was ok but...More

Thank Harry G
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We cant get enough of this place! The owner/waitor Antonio is as charming as he is efficient and makes the best Sangria money can buy!. Mama delivers her secret Portuguese recipes time and time again to perfection and we cant get enough!, I would like...More

Thank restaurantsinbath
Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

Found the only choice in Bath to be chain pubs, Thai or Italian, so this Portugese was a welcome relief. Good food and deserves a visit as an independent.

1  Thank Dandelion0_n_burdock
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Sweet restaurant, nice foods, friendly place! The tiger king prawn with Peri-peri sauces tasted very very good, Portuguese beans stew and cream mussels also nice!

1  Thank AfreTse
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We were warmly welcomed to this little restaurant on a Saturday night and even though we didn't have a reservation and the place was full, we were seated quite quickly. Our group of three shared 6 small dishes (like tapas), all of which were really...More

Thank ChrisiAv
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 St. James's Parade, Bath BA1 1UQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 424321
Welcome to Portvcale Lounge, a relaxed and laid back Portuguese restaurant/bar in the centre of the world heritage city of Bath. It's family run and the food is freshly cooked by the mother. Traditional "petiscos" and cataplanas as well as other main dishes like "bacalhau a Bras" or "Frango Piri Piri", followed by a exquisite list of wines from the North, Centre and South of Portugal. Also to try are the different types of Sangria (Red, White and Champagne)and the different freshly baked desserts on offer daily.Come and indulge yourself to one of the oldest gastronomies in the world...the Portuguese.
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