Exquisite and exclusive: these are the two words that will come to your mind the minute you step into the Ocean Club Marbella. The place is spread across 9000 square meters and consists of a swimming pool (touted as "one of the largest swimming pools in Europe"), a trendy bar and a restaurant. The menu is a mix of delicious salads, pasta and platters, as well as a sushi. The club's beauty salon is a great place to pamper yourself before you head to catch a nap on a deckchair on the club's beach area. Opened in April 2010, this club is an impressive venue with a great variety in entertainment, leisure and recreation. Check website for upcoming events, booking details and more.
This establishment is the epitome of high quality and creative French cuisine for a reasonable price. The restaurant is decorated in classic tavern style. Among the dishes on the menu, the duck liver with truffles-paté and the roe-deer are especially noteworthy. The owners and cooks constantly come up with new tastes and new dishes, so ask for suggestions when ordering. They have wonderful Burgandy wines, and for the finishing touch, order a glass of champagne to prolong the sweetness of the dessert.
The Playwright is a classy venue for some dinner and drinks, and a fun evening overall. This fine dining restaurants has an impressive seafood menu, with all of the ingredients sourced locally. They also have one of the most impressive drink collections, with fine collections of whisky, cider, ale, wines and cocktails being available. The terrace is a good place to enjoy some fresh air and great views.
Garum takes you on a gastronomic journey through the flavors of Spanish cuisine. Cozy, sophisticated and lively, this is the ideal place to seek a quite meal with your family or an intimate one with your significant other. Seat yourself at its fabulous interior setting, or choose to dine on the terrace against the backdrop of the horizon. Each item on the menu is crafted using local ingredients and traditional recipes, to ensure its customers have an authentic Spanish treat. Treat yourself to the signature seafood and meat delicacies, and be sure to complement it with a succinct glass of wine.
The TikiTano Beach Restaurant offers amazing sea views and great food. The restaurant is styled in the form of a traditional Tiki hut, and to keep its authenticity it is situated on the beach in the small town of Estepona. The cuisine here is primarily International but it does have a subtle Mediterranean touches. The TikiTano Beach Restaurant hosts a number of private events such as weddings, parties and other social functions. A fabulous location for every occasion, TikiTano Beach Restaurant shouldn't be missed if you're in Estepona.
Although it's famous all for its cakes and pastries, don't forget to try the other delicious specialties, including canapés, roast meats, caviar, smoked salmon and asparagus. Those with a sweet tooth will head straight for the pastry counter to drool over the selection of little cakes full of cream, chocolate, fruit, jam, meringue, praline, caramel or mocha. Head chef Gregorio Goyo Camarero started the business in 1979 and now has two upmarket tearooms - the other branch is in Puerto Banús's Cristamar shopping center - as well as an outside catering service. It's a gourmet's paradise in here and shouldn't be missed.
A charming place to go to for a quick round of tapas, or an elaborate meal, Arco Tapas Bar will feel like home. The owner is a friendly lady, and so is the staff; which will help with food suggestions and complement it with great service. The home style seating of the restaurant also adds to its charm. The menu consists of the perfect mix of hot and cold tapas, and a selection of wines to choose from.
Located in the old town area of Marbella, Abrasa BBQ is an upscale Argentinian steakhouse. The quality of meat here is of the highest quality, and includes both local and foreign varieties. Chef Martin holds more than thirty years of experience in roasting. Right from Argentine steaks to suckling pig and lamb, as well as wood roasted variations, this place is heaven for a meat lover. The venue can be booked for private events as well.
Enjoy a light meal of hot and cold tapas complimented by a local wine at the El Reloj de Marbella. Located in the heart of the city, the modest bar and restaurant sees a steady stream of locals and perhaps a tourists or two. Always buzzing with excitement, your experience at this restaurant is certain to be an enjoyable and exciting one. Walk in for a moderately priced meal created with local ingredients and with the comfort of home cooking. Must try on the menu are the scintillating tapas and small plate dishes that will leave you wanting more.
This restaurant proposes a strange and tasty mix of cuisines: classic, Nordic, international, and Scandinavian. Their menu is varied and complete. You can choose between typically Scandinavian dishes, such as the marinated salmon, traditional dishes, like the Tournedo Rossini, typically Nordic dishes, or the excellent cheese and meat fondues. The establishment is decorated in an original style, with a touch of the different European cultures in every one of the objects adorning the walls. The prices are competitive, and the wine-cellar, although small, contains everything you need to finish off an excellent meal.
Moorish, with mint, with lemon, iced, scented, strawberry, Chinese, green...no matter how you prefer your tea, this small establishment with Moroccan decor and atmosphere offers the widest variety of tea and herbal drinks you could imagine. You can share them with friends, because the teapots are usually for two people each. There is an excellent selection of Moroccan sweets: with almonds, pinenuts, or honey. They also serve both salty and sweet crepes (the banana and chocolate one is the best), and, of course, natural juices made from the season's freshest fruit and exotic smoothies: watermelon, melon, kiwi, grapefruit and orange, etc.
Without a doubt, the cuisine in this establishment is excellent, but its most peculiar aspect is the façade, to which the restaurant owes its name, the "Virgin's Balcony" in English. Above said balcony on the first floor, you'll see the statue of the Virgin Mary, lighted at night. If you're walking through the Old Quarter, it's easy to find this small restaurant specializing in traditional fried fish: with extra-hot olive oil. If you prefer, they also prepare an exquisite calderada de mariscos (seafood pot). However, if you're a meat-lover, try their fillets in paprika sauce. The wines are very good, but the beer is even better, drawn directly from the keg and always very cold.