Golf Experience recommends the following excellent restaurants which are popular with golfers.
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SUTTON RESTAURANT, Golden Mile, Marbella
The latest food venture from the people behind Momo & Lima, in Marbella´s old town. Chill out in the cocktail lounge and enjoy one of their live music acts.
As with Lima and Momo, they aim to provide a stunning eating environment, with the highest quality produce, cooked to the highest standards. This restaurant is currently under Irish management & has a fantastic value Early Bird menu. It is famous for its succulent steaks & slick service.
CASA TUA, Old Town, Marbella
Adriano Visentin from Milan Italy and his wife Catherine Guilfoyle from Kilkenny Ireland opened Casa Tua in Marbella in June 2013. Adriano trained as a chef in Milan before moving to the U.S and refining his culinary skills at fine dining establishments in New York and Miami.
Catherine managed restaurants in Connecticut and Miami since leaving Ireland at 20 years of age. They met in Miami in 1999/2000, fell in love and as they say the rest is history…Although the theme of this restaurant is predominantly Italian, Adriano has brought all of his international experience to his dishes.
Beckett’s Marbella has been established for over 15 years and has live entertainment 7 nights a week. They have gained a reputation for providing top class service and serving high quality food time and time again.
The menu has innovation and fresh, locally sourced ingredients at its core. Infused with an international flavour and a selection of specials every evening, there is something to suit everyone’s palette on Beckett’s menu, offering both daring and simple homely dishes.
The restaurant has been recently refurbished & has received the coveted Trip Advisor Award of Excellence several years running including 2015. Located a short distance from the paseo along the beachfront in Marbella, and not far from the Old Town.
SEA GRILL, Puente Romano Hotel
Sea Grill presents itself as an exclusive dining experience; augmented by the impressive décor designed by Andrew Martin, the acclaimed British Interior Designer. Located in the beautiful grounds of Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Marbella, the Restaurant additionally boasts stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea.
This gastronomic experience embraces a menu consisting of the finest and freshest ingredients, including dishes prepared in their distinctive “Tandoor Oven” and on the “Charcoal Grill” with Indian and Mediterranean influence, enhancing their innovative menu.
The impressive glass-walled cellars, showcasing a select array of the best national and international wines, really completes the overall Sea Grill experience, thus establishing a new culinary destination.
LA CUISINE, Old Town, Marbella
This restaurant is something a bit special. You can choose between dining in one of their beautifully ornate dining rooms or eat al fresco on the terrace and you can even enjoy pre or post dinner drinks in their fantastic Sky Bar overlooking Marbella. The restaurant specialises in classical Spanish cuisine and they are also famous for their excellent steaks, so if a 16oz T-Bone steak is your preference, then this is the place for you!
Los Bandidos (Puerto Banus – front line marina) – with Coach (10 mins)
This is without any doubt the most popular restaurant in Puerto Banús throughout the year and has been for the last 19 years. Situated on the front line and open for dinner seven days a week, all year round from 7.30pm until late.
Highly recommended for those who want to enjoy excellent international cuisine as well as rub shoulders with celebrities. An extremely cozy restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, where guests will always feel at home.
PICASSOS, Puerto Banus
There’s nowhere else like Picassos for Italian food in Puerto Banús. For three decades, Picassos have been serving freshly baked pizza, wonderful pastas, quality meat, and fresh fish all in a busy, friendly atmosphere. Their success and reputation is built on great food and a service that’s second to none. They are privileged enough to welcome thousands of customers each and every day through their doors.
Zozoï (Old town Marbella)
A real taste of Mediterranean is to be found at Zozoi, a trendy restaurant set in an old converted house situated in the heart of Old town Marbella, which has a particular name for its warm and friendly service.
ALFREDO’S, San Pedro
This is a great restaurant offering excellent quality traditional Spanish cuisine. It is located just 5 minutes from Puerto Banus. The restaurant has been around for years and offers fresh fish, seafood and meat dishes and is a local favourite. The atmosphere here is relaxed and warm and the outdoor terrace provides a lovely place to eat.
BRUNNINGS, San Pedro
Brunnings is a wonderful find. It is a small owner run restaurant with both inside and outside seating. They boast a friendly and efficient service, and are well known for both their large portions and their famous potato rosti!
ALBERT & SIMON, San Pedro
This is a popular restaurant run by the Benisty brothers and is located close to the beach. It is known for being a very welcoming restaurant with a definite family feel to it; one brother, Albert, works in the kitchen and the other, Simon, in the comfortable dining room. They serve traditional dishes with a modern twist. Albert and Simon Benisty give special importance to evolution and have always adapted themselves to new trends and changes that occur at the top level of their succulent world.
Benahavis. (With coach) 20 mins
Benahavis is a beautiful mountain village. A historically Moorish village filled with ruins and stones. Only 7 km inland. You take the road from San Pedro, of the Coast between Marbella and Estepona and drive up in the mountain road, into the village which offers you a panoramic and breathtaking view of the whole Coast.
Nestled in the mountains, 500 metres above sea level, this charming, white village of Benahavis is lying between the Sierra de Palmerita and Sierra Bermeja and crossed by three rivers. There is a profusion of pines, chestnuts and corn oaks, surrounded by typical Mediterranean vegetation.
The village has become very popular -. It has several new developments which are popping up all the time. In spite of this, the village is remained remarkably unspoiled, with the winding narrow streets with huge parking problem, typical in the Pueblos Blancos (white villages) in Andalucia. The other side of town nestling nearby the old quarter consists of white washed houses and narrow winding roads, has been managed to maintain its quaint village feel.
Benahavis is known for tree things. Their fabulous gastronomy, the golf courses and for the beautiful area Las Angosturas.
Gastronomy in Benahavis
It has over 30 top-class restaurants, the highest concentration of high class restaurants in Marbella region and it draws visitors by the thousand who comes simply to savor the cuisine, it has also a multitude of Spanish tapas bars of excellent quality should a light snack be preferred. Prices are depended on witch restaurant you eat at, but it will always be good value for money.
We recommend L’Escalera de Manolo for a very enjoyable night – great food in a relaxed atmosphere and the unique attention of your host Manolo who will entertain you throughout the evening.
LOS ABANICOS, Benahavis
A very popular restaurant in the heart of Benahavís consistently offering top quality, perfectly cooked food. It boasts a very welcoming team, delicious freshly baked welcome breads.
Through its traditional cuisine, you can taste authentic delicacies of regional cuisine, with an international note. Their menu includes suckling pig or lamb, as well as fresh fish and homemade desserts. There is no doubt, Los Abanicos will be a memorable dining experience.
LE PETIT PARIS, Estepona
This charming French restaurant is located close to both Estepona Port and the H10 Estepona Palace. It has a typical French menu with a varied choice to suit most palates. This restaurant boasts a wonderful service & a guarantee of a warm welcome. Booking is highly recommended.
LA CASA DEL REY GASTRO BAR, Estepona
In the old town of Estepona, next to the famous Plaza de las Flores, La Casa del Rey opened on 5 December 2012. This gastro bar is ideal if you fancy trying some authentic Spanish tapas and it also has some superb wines. This is the perfect place to bring a group as you will get to sample a wide selection of their delightful food.
LA ESCOLLERA, Estepona Port
La Escollera in Estepona is most definitely off the tourist track but it is becoming a little more widely known among the more discerning. Drive down to the port area and at the red barriers explain to the very pleasant security guy on duty that you want the ‘restaurante La Escollera’ and he will let you in and out without charge. Drive through and down towards the left and the restaurant is facing you.
The restaurant lies in the heart of the puerto pesquero (fishing port) at the top of an unpretty and rather shingly beach. However, it was never intended as a tourist attraction and there is the consolation that the sparkling Mediterranean lies only a few metres away. It is essentially a workers’ restaurant but the management have cottoned on to the fact that some visitors find it and offer English, German and French copies of the menu as well as Spanish.
La Escollera is a fish restaurant and offers quite an amazing choice. There are sword fish and rooster fish, sea bass, bream, sole, squid, crab, anchovies, red mullet, prawns, cod, mackerel, hake, whiting, sardines (grilled with almonds), shrimps, snails, tuna, on offer in a veritable feast of ‘la fruits de mer’.
The eating area is set out behind the bar. It is quite large and basic with plastic chairs and tables and cheap paper tablecloths; but it is scrupulously clean and the service is quick and efficient.
LA TRAVIATA, Duquesa Port
This beautiful restaurant located in the centre of Puerto de la Duquesa has become the absolute favourite among many satisfied guests. It has a reputation of friendly, efficient service, focusing on fresh local ingredients in their dishes. It is highly recommended for the steak connoisseur.
ARROYO HONDO, Casares Road Km 10
This restaurant opened in 2002 as a high class bar & restaurant, focusing on Mediterranean dishes with a touch of Asian sensitivity. The bar & restaurant are decorated with paintings by local artist Stephanie Arrons. They offer a comprehensive selection of beers, wines & coffee.
You can spend a lazy afternoon on the beautiful terrace enjoying the views towards Casares & sampling their delicious food. GOLFEXPERIENCE highly recommends this restaurant.
LA VERANDAH, Torreguadiaro, Sotogrande
This restaurant gives an option of an a la carte Mediterranean menu or their wonderful tapas served in the bar area. Run by José Cuevas Lara and Carlos Ganfornino and has a wide range of fish and local meats, it is cozy and quiet with a touch of the original cuisine environment.