Having started the thread, I thought it only fair to come back with my personal restaurant experiences.
We arrived back on Tuesday to the cold and grey of london after two weeks in the gorgeous sunshine of Los Gigantes.
We didnt venture any further than LG when eating out..so, in no particular order:
Ate there twice. Attractive setting, good service.
It serves the usual English dishes with the addition of pizzas and pastas. The pizzas are large, more quantity than quality. The canelloni, lasagne etc are ok but certainly not exceptional. Not a " real " Italian restaurant but reasonable value for money.
Went there twice. Service was excellent, not a great setting, but after dark who cares ? Huge portions and very good quality..their speciality lamb dish was delicious. Unfortunately, they were very busy on the first night we went so we were seated near the back..it was like a sauna. No complaints though, great value for money.
A little more up-market. No outside tables on the night we went. The manager was very attentive but we thought his lady assistant was a bit off-handish ( perhaps it was just an off-night ? ) Superb steaks, lovely house wine. Probaby worth that bit extra but we didnt really test their cooking skillls..I can do a decent steak.
Considered the jewel in the crown by many. Attractive courtyard setting, superb service. The presentation is really first class with surprising little extras that will impress your girlfried or wife. I found it a little pretentious, but that could be just down to the other diners on the night we went.
The food was very good, I wouldn't say great..you are paying for the dining experience, which is a little more special than other establishments.
Not much mention of this one on here. Nice location in the square, ideal for watching the world go by. We ate there twice, probably out of laziness having just had a few drinks in Luis bar opposite. Having said that, we were not disappointed. Friendly service, good food and value for money.
CK's Bistro. ( I think thats the correct name ? )
Surprised at no mention of this one. Its just up the steps from it's more illustrious rival..Juan Carlos.
The outside tables are on the steps, but this made for interesting entertainment, watching people go by.
Its very English, with specialities like steak and kidney pie, cottage pie, cumberland sausages etc..but all very tasty. Friendly service and very reasonably priced..I imagine the Enlglish breakfasts should be excellent.
Not strictly a restaurant I know. This is the pool complex where we spent several very happy days.
However, we found the service so friendly in the adjoining cafe/restaurant that we ate lunch ( kitchen closes at 5pm ) there about five or six times. Lovely people, good food and excellent value. We even received our first hand-written Christmas card when leaving, a nice touch even if it is done for all visitors.
That's about it really. Our only poor meal was at the Austrian bar in the marina on the night we arrived. Our own fault, we had a couple of drinks and were too tired to look around any further..its clearly more of a drinking than eating establishment.
I hope this may be of some help to potential visitors, and look foward to another holiday in LG to widen our scope of eateries.