There are so many reasons to visit Puente Romano Beach Resort, but for me it was the quality of food and variety of cuisines that was most alluring. Wherever you choose to eat, the smiling staff at Puente Romano will ensure you have a memorable and delicious meal. Here are a few foodie highlights from my recent trip to Marbella.
This newly renovated and re-decorated restaurant has a fresh and stylish feel. With expansive floor to ceiling windows the view of the sea is emphasised, filling the room with natural light. British Interior Designer Andrew Martin has given the space a sophisticated seaside feel with muted beiges and bright blue shades accenting the white backdrop. This chic restaurant offers food to match… vibrant Mediterranean cuisine cooked with the special Tandoor oven and charcoal grill. We sampled a fine chateaubriand steak, cooked to perfection with a lovely crispy edge, garlicky mussels and marinated tandoori chicken with vegetables. For dessert the banana doughnuts came highly recommended so we couldn’t resist trying these little mouthfuls of sugary goodness. The ambience was lovely at Sea Grill thanks to the resident band who play classic jazz songs beautifully (including requests from the audience)!
Dani Garcia Restaurante
Dani Garcia is lauded as one of Spain’s most talented chefs and this restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars less than a year after opening. His kitchen of ‘contradiction’ presents magical food creations inspired by fairytales and the story of Alice in Wonderland. Flavours, textures and smells all contribute to this unusual and unique gastronomic experience. Opt for the tasting menu for the full immersive meal or choose a la carte courses to create your own meal. I was delighted to see half-portion sizes for those with lesser appetites! My starter was a colourful vegetarian risotto garnished with delicate and decorative pieces of carrot, onion, corn and courgettes and peas. The rustic mushroom tart with cured Spanish ham was also a resounding success. Main courses were of the highest quality: Sirloin beef with truffle, and Roast suckling pig with beetroot and prunes. For dessert I would recommend the tropical white chocolate mousse with coconut and pineapple, though the hazelnut soufflé with candyfloss is also great fun! A trip to Dani Garcia’s emporium is truly unforgettable; a choreographed, culinary masterpiece.
This quirky and colourful dining room is Dani Garcia’s more playful and casual eatery. The detailing in both the dishes and décor is immediately noticeable, I particularly loved the characterful upholstery and the pretty pink plates. The chef had kindly prepared us a feast of specialities which we gratefully devoured. We tried regional recipes including Salmorejo, a creamy cold tomato soup thickened with bread and flavoured with garlic and olive oil and topped with soft mozzarella balls, and addictive stewed meat croquettes. Other highlights included salty and sensational pork rinds with fried padron peppers and the sweet caramelised Oxtail brioche which arrived as a mini burger. The meal was accompanied with a wonderfully light and dry white wine, Menade Verdejo D.O Rueda made in Western Spain by the Sanz family. Bibo offers tapas with a twist that will suit every palate… it was a brilliant concept and an exemplary meal.
After dinner we visited this exotic venue for a sake-based fruity cocktails. Namazake serves immaculate Japanese food in a contemporary cool setting, but is also a lovely place for a pre or post meal tipple. Situated in the Plaza Village, the atmosphere is buzzy and benefits from the communal square. Guests can sit comfortably inside or lounge on the Al Fresco stone steps.
Read about and book all the Puente Romano Beach Resort restaurants here.