Panda – Torremolinos

 

We kicked off the day central in La Campana which is a cracking traditional bar that dates back to 1957 and they still chalk your tan on the bar! Plus are known for wine barrels and fantastic sea food.
We was early today and the crew started getting together just shortly after 1pm and we had a short visit from friends before taking off towards the bust station to a new venue for the lunch club, Panda Chinese restaurant and arrived on good time around 2.30pm and was presented with our pre booked table. We asked straight away for the separate bills to avoid and heart flutter! The restaurant had no problems with this! We was presented fast with drinks and coolers and ice.

There was no pre order and have to say the restaurant dealt with the order no problem and it wasn’t long for some to start getting the starters from the menu del dia orders.
I love the mixed Cantonese style special fried rice here

Every body was served up and the staff was fantastic, very efficient
The food was bang on and the price I don’t think can be beat it’s mine and Lisa’s favourite Chinese restaurant for sure here in torremolinos. The lunch club was very happy and we would highly recommended panda.
We moved onto bar chill where we started to seperate and then a handful of us headed of to Branigans to make sure we got well oiled and a few laughs! A fantastic end to a great day.
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Luna Egipcia – Torremolinos

 

Another fantastic day with a fantastic crew!
We started the day in plaza andalucia which was nice. I had a few ciders snd the crew was together for 1.30pm
We moved in at 2.30 through the calle San Miguel and headed central to Luna Egipcia restaurant in the central square plaza de la nogalera. We was offered the option to have our seating setup inside or outside. We chose outside as it was shaded and a fantastic day! We was presented fast with drinks, love the Spanish cider here!

we asked if we could seperate the bill which was no problem. We was offered the standard menu to choose from and the waiter explained the menu offerings which was fantastic. We made the order and it didn’t take long for the food to start flowing out I went for the entrecot and salad which was very well priced.

The food and the service and the price was exceptional and the menu had it all I’d highly recommended the restaurant. We moved to vanilla for the last few tipples and laughs!
Again I have to say a fantastic crew and free flowing day with plenty of laughs!!

The days highlights here.

Kathmandu Torremolinos

 

We had a last minute change with the coach trip arranged for my 50th and my instant decision was local and Kathmandu for sure!! The Nepalese is fantastic and the people and service is the best! So we started the day central at guinns where I can get the best craft ale selection and had a lovely ipa

Today we was joined by my dad for my 50th birthday party and he a had a very good chat to everybody!!!!

And the people started to arrive and was all together before leaving at 2.30 for a stone throw away walk to the Kathmandu.
We moved onto the Kathmandu and was presented with out reserved table and drinks and starters served up instantly!!

The wine is fantastic and well priced and then I opted for the mixed Achari using king prawns and lamb with a hot sauce – sizzling Nepalese dish it’s off the scale to be honest with a hot sauce.

Absolutely amazing I’d highly recommended this. The crew loved this and we will return very soon as we love this place!
We moved onto vanilla for more drinks and lots of laughs!!
Amazing day thank you to the crew for both meals this week for my birthday it’s been fantastic – thank you.
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Ciao Italia – Torremolinos

 

We kicked of the day in one of the lunch club favourites Piano 🎹 Piano, great service and well priced plus while we was here we lined up another day off the lunch club to visit Tomy & Marina!

We rounded up and moved over a stone throw away to Ciao Italia for 2.30pm
We was presented with the pre booked table and served up with drinks fast and a lovely starter.

The menu is really amazing and they offer daily deals plus all the food I seen come out was absolutely bang on I can see why people recommended this restaurant.
I opted for the entrecĂ´te which was one of the best I had! Large and cooked exactly how I like it with a fresh crunch salad.

The price and service and food quality in ciao is off the scale and they separated the bills and give us a free shot! A lunch club 12 out of ten!!
We moved onto the 3 monkeys for a well priced bottle of white to finish the day with the lunch club. Fantastic day with fantastic people.
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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!!!
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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

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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!

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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.

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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.
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