Thursday, 18th July 2019
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The WXPG food review  Restaurant No Name

The WXPG food review – Restaurant No Name

Restaurant No Name Paseo Marítimo, Sabinillas - Opening Hours: Every Day from 10am to 11pm

The food reviews are not advertisements. We pay for the meal and we comment and give points as honestly as we can for the benefit of readers. The points relate to quality and price according to the standard of the restaurant. We try to visit only restaurants which we believe are worth reporting on.


Price: L - Dress Code: SC

*FBA = First Bite Appeal *Price Code (excl. drinks):
L = 15 - 30 Euros
M = 30 - 60 Euros
H = 50 – 100+ Euros
*Dress Code:
CC = Casual Comfortable
SC = Smart Casual
F = Formal

REGRETFULLY THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED DOWN

Introduction
You can’t help noticing a restaurant when it calls itself “No Name” in big letters. We have been meaning to try it for some time especially because of the most recent
extensive refurbishments and a complete change of staff.

The Staff
Although the restaurant seemed to be in for a rather busy evening, nevertheless I was courteously welcomed by the manager and shown to a table of my choice on the outside at the front. It was a very pleasant evening and unobstructed view of the beach and sea was fantastic. The waitress was also most accommodating and attentive.

Atmosphere
As I approached the restaurant from Sabinillas, as opposed to the sea front, it gave me the pleasant sensation derived from many of the typical seaside restaurants in England. I was right! I was not disappointed when I entered the restaurant and it was what I had imagined. It is ideally located right on the sea front with a fantastic view of the beach and sea which can’t be missed, even when you sit inside. If anyone should want to find out what it’s like to visit a seaside restaurant in England that’s the place, with the climate as the added bonus.

The Menus
There were two. One was the general menu a la carte that one would expect, but the other was on a board for the day’s recommended plates. The combination of the two menus gives a fair selection of dishes to please all tastes. The daily menu is prepared by the chef depending on what is available at the market on the day. This is guaranteed freshness. Although I recognised some typical English dishes, I would say that the menus are representative of a “creative” British cuisine, which again matches any menu in a good seaside restaurant in England.

Wine List
There is a fair selection of good Spanish wines available, including the house wines. The manager will describe them and discuss with the diners as to what might be the individual preference and best choice.


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Starters

Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose Sauce
This was extremely well presented in a glass cup over a separate glass bowl with ice to keep it cool. FBA – I was quite impressed with the generous portion of prawns, crab meat and large individual prawns added as additional decoration. I could taste the freshness.
Team score – 9/10

Home Made Paté with pickles and crusty bread
Again, well presented on a square pure white dish and decorated with a small salad. FBA – It looked attractive and it tasted good. The bread with this was particularly suited to a good paté, while the pickled gherkins and salad formed a good complement.
Team score –8/10

Prawns Pil Pil
Served in a sizzling hot clay dish and accompanied by some rather tasty slices of bread, just made for the job. FBA – If you like this dish, you will not be disappointed, it is exactly as it should be and it will give you a good excuse for dipping the bread in the oil. 
Team score – 9/10

Main Courses

Beer Battered Cod with chips, mushy peas & tartar sauce.
“WOW!” That was the first thing I said when this arrived at the table. A very large portion of good old “fish” and “chips” served on a large plate to accommodate the whole thing. FBA – It looked great, it smelt perfect and it tasted fantastic. I have never had a piece of cod n’ chips as good as this on the Costa del Sol and I have tried some, believe me. It was nice and crispy outside and flaky inside, just perfect. I shan’t bother to say that it tasted fresh out of the sea.
Team Score – 10/10

Pan Fried Sea Bass with Asparagus & Leeks.
Two rather large fillets of bass elegantly served on a largish plate with the asparagus and leeks, a thin sauce sprinkled over for taste and décor. You have a choice of French fries or fresh greens of the day. FBA – This may be worth trying as an alternative to the traditional cod and chips. Obviously very fresh fish, very tasty, the asparagus and leeks made a good accompaniment. Well worth trying.
Team Score – 9/10

Desserts

Apple & Forest Fruits Crumble.
The choice was with cream or ice-cream, but I think that cream and crumble are inseparable. FBA – Very different from the conventional apple crumble. Really nice and you could taste the fruit, I was too busy enjoying it to try and guess what else came after strawberries.
Team Score – 10/10

Warmed Brownie
Again the choice was with cream or ice-cream. FBA – In this case ice-cream was the obvious choice for the warm pudding and it was not wrong, the warm chocolate brownie and the cold ice-cream were just the right blend. 
Team Score – 9/10

Summary
I did like this restaurant. It is clean, the food is very good, it is in a nice location on the sea front with a great view and it is not expensive. What’s more cod and chips is really very, very good. I have no hesitation in recommending this rather British Restaurant. I am not surprised they have not found a name for it yet, let it stay that way!  



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