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Spanish Travel Diary – Dinner at Simbads

You ever get those places, where they’re so good, that you don’t want to tell a soul because its worth keeping to yourself? Well you can keep a secret, right? Good…

Firstly, grab two of your favourite people…

Take a leisurely stroll down towards the beach… Depending from which way you come into Simbad’s, you might find yourself wandering into what looks like a car park with a sea view and an open fire in front – but don’t be fooled.

Grab your self a sea-view seat…

And peruse their menu…

Whilst primarily a fresh fish restaurant, they do some pretty excellent veggie dishes – the vegetable paella is an absolute must if you’re not a fish fan.

Simbad’s fish is caught and then cooked fresh on the BBQ… Try their salted seabass – I hugely recommend it!

The waiters come to your table and skilfully cut your fish for you…

Opt for chips or veg (the vegetables are absolutely delicious), and a bottle of Sancerre to go with the Seabass…

The Creme Brûlée was pretty fabulous (I have on good authority – I personally don’t like it!), meanwhile, I opted for a Damme Blanche which I wouldn’t go out of my way to recommend.The chocolate sauce was a perfect addition but the chocolate in the vanilla ice cream was pretty stale.

Watch the sunset paint a watercolour-perfect picture as it drops behind the mountain,  all whilst you’re full of fabulous food and surrounded by perfect company!

Simbads may not have the best reputation for service, and they might not be the most skilled at dealing with the busy periods, but the staff are lovely, the food is divine and so what if you’re waiting a little longer for your food? Does it matter with a view like that?

You will need to book if you head to Simbads as walk-ins can be pretty difficult to accommodate as they are just so popular!

Kate x


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  • Reply Jessica & James

    This place looks stunning and the food sounds delightful! Loving the touch of the waiters cut your fish for you as that could be such a chore when having fish! Great post!

    Jessica & James | /

    August 18, 2017 at 11:10
    • Reply Kate

      It was such a benefit, honestly! It was quite theatrical the way they did it too!
      Kate x

      August 27, 2017 at 18:00
  • Reply Steph

    I think in Europe, all the best restaurants have slow service. All my favourites for food, atmosphere and scenery have had rubbish service! Gives you more time to chill though which is lovely if you’re after a relaxing meal. If you need something quick, you’re better off with Maccy’s!

    Steph s

    August 18, 2017 at 15:15
    • Reply Kate

      I know – good service is definitely the price you pay but when you’re on holiday and the views look like that, who cares if they take a little longer getting round to you!?
      Kate x

      August 27, 2017 at 18:01
  • Reply abbeylouisarose

    I absolutely love how you’ve written this post, Kate! It’s just that little bit different and you’ve pulled it off brilliantly! Also, how fab do you look in that red dress, you absolute beauty! The vegetables do indeed look divine, and I’m not surprised that the fish was so good considering the close proximity to the sea! I think that this sounds like the perfect place for a relaxing evening meal, the slow pace is sometimes handy as it allows you to really settle down, relax, and enjoy the beautiful scenery! You’ve really captured the beauty of the landscape in your photos – as always!

    Abbey 💗

    August 20, 2017 at 06:55
    • Reply Kate

      Thank you so much Abbey! I feel this would be the perfect place for me, you and Hels to sit down and enjoy a glass of vino and some yummy food together! 😉

      I’m so glad you liked the style of writing, too!

      Kate x

      August 27, 2017 at 18:01
  • Reply Hels

    This is such a cool way of writing a post! It sounds like a gorgeous way to spend an evening! Your photos are stunning as always 😍
    I love fresh fish, although if you don’t like crème brulee im not sure we can be friends…
    With a view like that, I can imagine it’s lovely just soaking up the atmosphere – I never mind if I have to wait a bit for food if I have views like that! I’m glad the menu was so yummy, although shame about the ice cream! Sounds like an amazing evening though, and you look absolutely stunning!!
    Hels 💜

    August 20, 2017 at 09:47
    • Reply Kate

      Fresh fish is so yummy isn’t it! But creme brûlée – I do worry about us with our opposing views on mash potato and now this revelation 😉

      Kate x

      August 27, 2017 at 18:02
  • Reply Hayley

    Wow! The location of this restaurant looks absolutely amazing, I would love to go here! I don’t eat fish, but I do love a good veggie paella so it’s good to know that’s included on the menu!
    Love Hayley X

    August 22, 2017 at 00:25
    • Reply Kate

      Ooooh Hayley you would have *loved* the vegetable paella!

      Kate x

      August 27, 2017 at 18:03
  • Reply Alisha Valerie

    Oh wow this place looks so gorgeous!! So happy to hear that you had a lovely time babe 🌸💗✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x |

    August 22, 2017 at 16:08
    • Reply Kate

      Thank you my love!
      Kate x

      August 27, 2017 at 18:05
    • Reply Kate

      Thank you my love!

      Kate x

      August 27, 2017 at 18:05
  • Reply Llinos

    Simbads looks and sounds amazing, I am all about fresh fish!

    August 22, 2017 at 20:37
  • Reply Charlie

    Aw, this place looks so lovely. The views look gorgeous!!.
    Charlie |

    August 22, 2017 at 22:38
  • Reply Charlotte

    Oooh, everything about this looks so good – the view has made for some amazing photos! I’d love to visit here one day. 🙂

    September 1, 2017 at 18:04
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