My experience of the Ocean Village Tapas Route… (Guest Post)


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Apparently there is a suggested route, but we didn’t follow it, preferring instead to start at the Indian restaurant and work our way onward from there.

Our first stop was Little Bay Indian which offered us a tasty portion of Chicken Tikka with mint chutney. We went for a glass of wine to accompany it all for just £4! Bargain. Next was Grand Shanghai where we enjoyed some fantastic ribs and prawn crackers. I always enjoy visiting this Chinese restaurant, in my view, the best in Gib – and this time was no different.

In search of something sweet, we headed to Benjamins Gourmet Foods, and boy, did they impress! Their selection of mini cakes was great, all washed down with a lovely cup of tea.

Day 2 started with a tour of The Ivy where, absolutely famished, we gobbled up the meat brochette and the ubiquitous caña of beer.

On to wagamama! I was excited about this one because Japanese fusion is one of my favourite meal choices. The steamed lamb buns were exquisite, which I washed down with a glass of their “positive” juice – which is apparently made with pineapple, lime, spinach, cucumber and apple… so you really feel like you’re doing a good deed for your body!

On day 3 we checked out The Cuban, who were offering stuffed potato skins with cheese, and after the alcohol over the past 2 days we chose a can of coca cola to accompany it… a mix of guilty pleasures but truly tasty. On to La Sala, where we dined like kings and queens on their succulent fillet steak burger, seemingly loaded with bacon and a spicy hint of jalapeno and why not, we downed a lovely glass of red! Sunborn was a similar posh affair, and feeling a bit veggie-preferable after such a meaty burger from La Sala, we went for the falafel hot dog option which was a really surprisingly delicious mix of pomegranate seeds and falafel! I would definitely recommend this one.

The Arena offered a fare of yummy meatballs and of course, another caña of beer, which was both refreshing and filling on this hot day! We simply couldn’t eat any more after this stop, so we headed home with our bellies full.

We ended our tour the next day, happily stuffed after our 4 day binge, with O’Reilly’s who offered an absolutely delicious mini steak and Guinness pie and the Bridge Bar and Grill where we enjoyed some spicy chicken tacos.

Now we’ve handed in our completed Tapas Passports and we are dreaming about the hotel in Sotogrande.

What a ride… we will definitely go again next year!

If you still want to give the tapas route a go, head over to Ocean Village straight away as the event is on until Saturday 3rd June 2017 (inclusive)

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