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Polly Darton

CK´S BISTRO
« on: January 22, 2013 »
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    What a nice surprise when we walked into CK´S BISTRO on Friday night!  From the outside it just looks like a normal tourist café, but this only belies the ambiance inside.  We were met by shiny clean polished tables, tastefully set in dark blue, the cutlery and glasses were sparkling clean as was everything else about the place, no stale smell of cooking, even the air was slightly perfumed and clean.

    The staff and owners were very polite and friendly, advising us on the menu and wine.  Having given our order, we were then served the house red wine, which was surprisingly delightful, unlike some I´ve experienced!

    Whilst waiting for our meal, we were served hors d’oeuvres of Serrano Ham on little slices of bread, accompanied with a dip of olives and a slightly spicy sauce. It was most unexpected and with the compliments of the owner chef Craig, not just for us, but offered to every diner, whilst waiting for their order.

    We had a good look at the menu, which again was delightful with each and every item mouth-watering to read. We finally ordered the steak pie, which when it came, was pleasing  to the eye. It is true that we first eat with our eye´s, but the presentation was excellent.  We purposely went for the more basic meal, but when it was put in front of us, we were so impressed. It really had to be seen to be believed! As for the taste, well I personally can cook and can be very critical, but the pie melted in my mouth! It was actually homemade, not bought in like most restaurant´s do these days neither was it micro waved to destruction, it was freshly made that day and the vegetables were just perfect.

    Then we were offered the sweet menu, we both went for the lemon panna cotta. It was served with a fruit of the forest syrup which again was just amazing. What a delight!

    Chef Craig was like a mother hen, he is certainly very proud of his food and achievements with his Bistro and his wife is 100% with him as are all the staff.   It is very evident that they are fastidious and caring about their business, however, Craig would say, “It´s not just a business to him, it is his pride and joy to serve the best,” and we certainly got it. 

     

    You can find the CK´S BISTRO down the passage at the side of the Bamboo Bar in Los Gigantes

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    « Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013 »
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  • have only had breakfast at CK'S but that was when it was owned by someone else. After reading your comments will definately give it a try when we are out in March  ;D

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    What a nice surprise when we walked into CK´S BISTRO on Friday night!  From the outside it just looks like a normal tourist café, but this only belies the ambiance inside.  We were met by shiny clean polished tables, tastefully set in dark blue, the cutlery and glasses were sparkling clean as was everything else about the place, no stale smell of cooking, even the air was slightly perfumed and clean.

    The staff and owners were very polite and friendly, advising us on the menu and wine.  Having given our order, we were then served the house red wine, which was surprisingly delightful, unlike some I´ve experienced!

    Whilst waiting for our meal, we were served hors d’oeuvres of Serrano Ham on little slices of bread, accompanied with a dip of olives and a slightly spicy sauce. It was most unexpected and with the compliments of the owner chef Craig, not just for us, but offered to every diner, whilst waiting for their order.

    We had a good look at the menu, which again was delightful with each and every item mouth-watering to read. We finally ordered the steak pie, which when it came, was pleasing  to the eye. It is true that we first eat with our eye´s, but the presentation was excellent.  We purposely went for the more basic meal, but when it was put in front of us, we were so impressed. It really had to be seen to be believed! As for the taste, well I personally can cook and can be very critical, but the pie melted in my mouth! It was actually homemade, not bought in like most restaurant´s do these days neither was it micro waved to destruction, it was freshly made that day and the vegetables were just perfect.

    Then we were offered the sweet menu, we both went for the lemon panna cotta. It was served with a fruit of the forest syrup which again was just amazing. What a delight!

    Chef Craig was like a mother hen, he is certainly very proud of his food and achievements with his Bistro and his wife is 100% with him as are all the staff.   It is very evident that they are fastidious and caring about their business, however, Craig would say, “It´s not just a business to him, it is his pride and joy to serve the best,” and we certainly got it. 

     

    You can find the CK´S BISTRO down the passage at the side of the Bamboo Bar in Los Gigantes

    I am not the owner or staff, please put this on Trip Advisor, as it has had bad comments, I have been here several times and not had a bad meal, I agree with all your comments

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    « Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013 »
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  • I am not the owner or staff

    No but it appears that Polly Darton could be !! - that's a hell of a first post

    I wanted to be the Cincinnati Kid - but couldn't spell it

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    « Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013 »
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  • Dear Polly, your cheque is in the post,uncle CK.
    « Last Edit: January 24, 2013 by Davymar »

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  • Is this the CK's in LG?

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  • Dear Polly, your check is in the post,uncle CK.

    He/she would prefer a cheque !!
    I wanted to be the Cincinnati Kid - but couldn't spell it

    PABLADO LUV IT

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    « Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013 »
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  • Never eaten in CK's but was impressed when I was next door and the manager and me was talking about steak over a cigerette.

    He said give me a day or 2 for your requirements and he would get it in.

    Lovely touch.

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  • Is this the CK's in LG?

    Yes down by the Bamboo Bar

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    « Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013 »
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  • Jodie, I was being facetious, I didn't recognise it from Polly,s review. I have eaten there and thought it just OK.

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  • never eaten there polly, although have been recommended it (genuinely) several times.  your post only put me off i'm afraid.  sounds slightly contrived considering it the restaurant isnt known as a gourmet delight but for good home made food.  reading this i would be expecting white tablecloths and silver service. it isnt exactly that.
    the food probably isnt over done but your review was.  ::)

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    « Reply #11 on: February 05, 2013 »
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  • We have eaten at CK's many times now - being two fairly "difficult" customers (vegan) we have always been impressed by the care and attention to our (minority) needs ... see my reviews on Trip Advisor.  (And was that the same "Polly Darton" that entertained us last year at the Wine Bar/Harbour Club?)
    Looking forward to more of Craig's food and Sam's friendly service in April

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    « Reply #12 on: March 28, 2013 »
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  • Visited CK,s last night for the first time. We will certainly go back. Very impressed  by the quality of the food.

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    « Reply #13 on: March 29, 2013 »
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  • We usually go to CK's every December and the food is lovely - best prawn cocktail in the world.  They always use fresh veg - unlike Asturias who use, what seem like, tinned veg.  The portions in CK's are HUGE!  Everything is cooked and flavoured to perfection.  We are coming to live permanently in LG in the next month or so and I am sure we will be more regular visitors then.

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  • Just back from L G had lovelt steak at CKS just sorry only managed to get there once. Defo on list for our next visit

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    « Reply #15 on: June 02, 2013 »
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  • We visit LG regularly but hadn't eaten in CKs for many years until last summer. We liked the food so much we went a couple of times and the service was really good on both occasions (even though they were extremely busy with a few large parties turning up at once). The food was fresh, well cooked and good value - the asparagus and Serrano ham starter was really tasty as was the rabbit stew (according to my husband...I couldn't eat Bambi).
    We have a couple of young children so it was nice to see that CKs were able to offer them more than the usual awful children's meals that are on offer in some of the other restaurants in the village. We will be going back this summer!
    « Last Edit: June 02, 2013 by sharroneg »

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  • I get what you mean, but think Bambi was a deer and Thumper was the bunny, I couldn't eat either!,,

    sharroneg

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  • Ha ha yes you're right! I meant Thumper  :)