Restaurante Colonia


We headed central this week and started the day in vanilla bar. We didn’t have as high numbers as usual but still had a fantastic day! We was altogether by 1.30/2pm and moved over to Restaurante Colonia for 3 as we hadn’t pre booked the time!! The staff was fast and we was presented with menus and drinks fast! The wine and food menu was quite well priced and have to say the lasagne portions for 11€ are massive and recommended! I ordered the entrecot steak which comes with fries and a small salad like a coleslaw which was when I added Mayo!

I asked for the steak medium but it was well done and the steak I thought for the money was very small so I wouldn’t order this again from here for sure! Shame great service and prices just let down by one meal as all the other meals seem good portions and prices!
We moved onto vanilla for more wines and a laugh! Nice easy day no problems the restaurant spilt the bill so no complaints!!!
The days highlights

Olssons Benalmadena BBQ


We had a change of scene this time and visited Benalmadena in the fantastic area of ibensa! We booked a barbecue and had to pre order! We started the day around 1pm in the ibensa bar, always the best price and service and we managed to take over the terrace! By 2pm we had filled it nearly and we was all having fun so we extended a tad so we ended up being late as usual and hitting the venue for 2.45! I had a few tetley smooths which was fantastic!!

By popular demand we visited Olssons for Micheal’s amazing barbecue! Micheal closed the bar to the public and gave the lunch club the whole terrace which we filled! We was served up with a complimentary drink really quick by Michelle and has a very generous white wine with a nice chunk of ice which we needed as it was baking! We managed to get seated right and get the umbrellas positioned nicely the bbq fired up and started the lovely bbq smell! Some of us used our skills to keep extra cool

But Micheal took the heat a carried on cooking the pre ordered food!

We did have a couple of last minute problems where a couple wanted to change the burgers for chicken which is fine but we had two people wanting to not have the food we pre ordered like around 3 minutes before being served! Which isn’t obviously possible so to save hassle I offered to pay for both meals and they accepted which was shocking but they changed there minds and had the pre ordered food and payed for themselves which a lot easier on my bank balance and the whole day! So we carried on with the day and was served up with the most amazing burger, chicken and big Lincoln sausage and all the trimmings!! Even home made coleslaw – absolutely amazing

All this with a drink for 15€ is amazing value! Thank you Micheal & Michelle for the excellent food and service and we do apologize for the messing around this isn’t normal!
We moved onto ibensa square and took to goodies bar again for well priced beers and ace service! A good laugh on the square before a Uber into our village!!
Please please please if you pre order food make Sure you want the food and if you don’t please cancel at least the day before! On the day for most restaurants isn’t good let alone 5 minutes!!
On a happy note we love Olssons garden

The days highlights!

Los Pampas Torremolinos


We started the day central in a new venue for drinks called la pepa around one o’clock everybody started emerging. The service was fantastic and we had a lovely sun trap on the front terrace some of the crew found the chairs a tad high so we used the fence and we had a real good laugh which is a great start to the day!

We moved on down to another new venue for the lunch club called Los Pampas which is a BBQ steak house. The room was set out for 23 people and set out perfectly.
The drink orders came out quick and they accepted the single bill option we prefer so no heart flutters!!!!!! We went for a lovely crianza at a very fair price

Obviously with the bbq food we expect a good wait and the food was smelling good I love bbq food.

I went for the fillet steak with salad which was fair sized slightly over cooked as I wanted medium but not so far out and the salad is more like a coleslaw although it was honestly pretty much all fantastic for me!

Lisa had a chicken breast and we shared a peppercorn sauce which was the icing on the cake!

Well sized portions and a nice priced bill. Our experience was fantastic.
I did notice a couple of problems but for these people to deal with this amount of people I think they did a fantastic job! We had one bill with extra beer added by mistake which can happy any day and I noticed a steak go back for a bit more grill time again all standard.
We moved onto vanilla for well priced drinks and a real good laugh!
Despite the couple of small niggles we had a fantastic day!!! Fab food and a real good laugh! That’s what it’s all about!

The days highlights are here

Restaurante Chino Playa – Torremolinos


Another absolutely fantastic day central and a new restaurant again!!
We started the day around 1pm at guinns and again got the star VIP table reservation thank you Bryan & CJ top end hosts
I started the day with a fantastic ipa

And the group started rounding up between one and one thirty!
We moved on time over to the Restaurante Chino Playa for 2.30pm and was presented with a perfectly reserved table line up and the menus came out fast. We went for a well priced bottle of red wine.

Then we was presented with a nice starter while we waited for the main courses.

I had the prawn Thai soup which was amazing and the special sizzling spicy king prawn and rice.

It was fantastic!
Everybody was served up fast and we had seperate bills done by the restaurant do no heart flutters! The girls had a fantastic time!

We moved onto vanilla for a few drinks and laughs, most of the crew came which was fab.

Again a absolutely fantastic day created by the people another fantastic memorable day.
Thank you to everybody.

The days highlights

Kathmandu – Torremolinos


Another absolutely fantastic day! We changed the original line up as yo many obstacles to arrange, pre order, high priced food and deposits required was just like something we just don’t want to get involved in shame really! But we changed quickly to the Kathmandu where we don’t have any of these obstacles a real professional restaurant to work with!
So we started up the day in Guinns around one and had tables lined up for us. The service and staff is fantastic in guinns thank you Bryan & CJ for making this seamless
So I went for a new ipa by attack which I spotted as it looks almost similar to my rubber soul!

And we moved onto Kathmandu for 2.30pm.
We was presented with our pre book seats which we gave the numbers in the morning absolute professional outfit.
Drinks came fast and popadum starters, we go for a fantastic red they do which is real good and a real good price.

We was soon served with the main dish and we always go for the Nepalese food its absolutely amazing. The mixed Achari for me and chicken Safari for Lisa both sizzlers!
Off the scale food I’d highly recommended this restaurant. Thank you Kathmandu for 12 out of 10 service and food.
We moved onto vanilla to catch some sun and have a laugh with the lunch club crew!
Again I have to say the day was amazing the people make this and we just had the best people to make this.
The days highlights

Big Massive Sorry from Wayne & Lisa


Hey lunch club crew hope your having a fantastic Sunday! Again we want to apologize to all the crew for the last minute lunch club coach cancelation it was totally out of our hands. So many people looking forward to this us especially sorry for the disappointment! We moved quick and are arranging a fantastic day for the end of may which is going to be fantastic – lunch club only and pre booked seats 💺
So because of the last minute change we had to act fast soo!… we are meeting central tomorrow in guinns around 1pm and then heading to chino playa for Chinese food first time for the lunch club!
Let us know if your in!
Again we are so sorry and want to express how bad we feel – Gill, Days out andalucia we are so sorry and we have new rules now in place to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

The Clink Arroyo De La Miel – Benalmadena


Absolutely fantastic day this week with a total change of scenery and venues and new club members! The arroyo de la miel is fantastic.
We started the day in Pueblo Sol bar, fantastic service and some tidy tapas and nice prices!

We moved onto the clink for just after 2.30pm where we met returning member Linda and her two friends which came to join the lunch club!
We was served up fast with drinks and the food started flowing! I got three tapas which I didn’t expect to be so big!! Amazing portions and amazing food and quality!
I the onion bhajis

And the chicken

I also took the Cuban pork which I was to full to eat!! It was lovely and spicy!!
Carol and graham to a cheese board that’s absolutely fantastic!

I have to say the clink is highly recommended- 12 out of ten service and food and the separate bills and actual pre ordering was a breeze with loz and angela. Thank you for looking after us.
We headed over to Sangsters for a few beers and a damn good laugh!!

This day was absolutely fantastic and what the club was created for, wonderful people, laughs, food and memories!
The day’s highlights

Sabores Bistro Torremolinos


A fantastic day central for the lunch club! We started the day by rounding up at piano piano with a nice refreshing cider

And we started to move over a stone throw away to sabores bistro. This was pre ordered yo make the serve go smooth! I have to say sabores bistro is one of the lunch clubs favourites! The venue, the staff, the service is all exceptional. I opted for the 3 course lunch club meal deal. We started with a exceptional red wine.

This really put a smile on my face 😁

And was quickly presented with such a fresh crunchy tasty starter

The starter was yum and then we had the lamb stew on a real perfect creamy mash potatoes, the lamb was perfectly tender cooked.

We finished up this fine meal with a Swiss roll that filled me to the brim!

Fantastic thank you sabores bistro!
The group split and we finished the day with a well priced red in vanilla!

And me and Lisa had to take a pacharan before we crawled in the house!!

Absolutely fantastic 12 out of 10
The days highlights