OH and I recently decided to visit the West of the island for a special meal to celebrate an anniversary. Initially we were disappointed as our favourite restaurant Flor del Drago was closed for the holidays. We walked along the sea front at Playa L'Arena and didn?t want to spend this special night sitting at plastic tables and chairs so decided to head on to Los Gigantes.
Having brought our little dog along for the ride we realised we could not go in to Krishna?s so headed for Tipsy Terrace - closed and no notice on the door so along with two families who were looking totally bemused at not finding the place open, we headed back along the road.
I have heard the Wine Bar mentioned several times by entertainers that I am acquainted with who have worked there, so I thought we would give it a try, at least we realised the act should be good, but had no knowledge of what the food might be like.
As we entered we stopped the waitress to see if it was OK to sit on the terrace with our dog. She said they were all dog lovers (first tick in the box) and it was no problem. We were shown to a table with nice views and close to the entertainment (Jamie Rourke - first class singer) and our menu was brought. - so far so good.
I am not one of those ex-pats who likes to stick with what I know, and ordinarily I would not go somewhere for Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pud, but being a Sunday, and not knowing what to expect, we chose the 3 course special : lovely home-made pumpkin soup, roast beef with all the trimmings and as I am fussy about vegetables I can confirm these were fresh, done to perfection and nothing soggy out of the freezer. I was so full I didn?t think I could manage pudding, but having spotted the hot sour cherries with ice cream, greed got the better of me. Oh boy it was worth it. I will certainly be back with friends who just like good old Brit food, but this place puts the emphasis on GOOD
. Not expensive, I think around ?14 for the 3 courses.
The staff were superb, very attentive, friendly and we even had mobile phones brought out to show us their pet dogs !! This place is a hidden gem, I have been on the island for 6 years and never heard anything about how good it is so I am starting to spread the word, I hope you go and perhaps you can do the same.