About Douro Valley
About the restaurant
Douro Valley is a homely, family-run Portuguese eatery in the thick of the action in Canvey Island. Found on Furtherwick Road, Douro Valley is just a short walk from the Esplanade, and it’s very hard to think of any more authentic European eating experiences to be had in the area. The menu is not limited to traditional Portuguese fare, with plenty of pastas, char-grilled steaks and Spanish paella, but it’s the treats of the Iberian Atlantic that are the real trump card here. Of course that means some of the most authentic peri peri chicken and bacalhau in Essex, but Douro Valley’s other Portuguese pleasures should not be overlooked, like the hearty fried pork with clams or a selection of their mouthwatering petiscos (Portuguese tapas) – we find the garlic tiger prawns and whitebait particularly hard to pass up.