What do you get when a well known and experienced UK chef moves to Spain? The answer is obvious; you get a well sought after restaurant where booking becomes essential.
This is exactly what happened when Simon Taylor-Lane, after working alongside many great chefs, the likes of Marco Pierre White and restaurants such as the Savoy, decided to make a change and in restaurants bring his expertise to the Costa del Sol.
Cocomo, his restaurant/bar, is an oasis within an oasis alongside the main N340 just at the side of the Estepona Crowne Plaza Hotel. The decked terrace, the fountains, the mosaics, the water ant the stylish chill out sofas are impressive and although they may give the false impression that you may not be able to afford to eat at the restaurant, you could not be more mistaken; as a matter of fact the set menu at 13.95 would soon adjust your perspective.
The restaurant inside is classy, contemporary and most attractive and the service is attentive and most welcoming, yet not intrusive.
If you are thinking of a menu consisting of one or two choices, think again for there is plenty to choose from in both starters and main courses and if you have any special requirement, Simon will do his best to oblige. One thing is also certain, each course is beautifully presented and cooked to perfection.
As you would expect, the wine list is just as exquisite and unique as the cuisine, to include some merlots, however you will not be disappointed with the house wine which is intended to mirror the quality of the whole ambiance.
If after all this you can manage a dessert you will find that the bill is unbelievable good value when it is painstakingly obvious that nothing but the best and freshest ingredients have been used to prepare your meal.
It may be worth mentioning that Simon prepares a traditional Sunday family luncheon every Sunday, bearing in mind that the childrens play area is open between May and October.
Cocomo is a restaurant that can be recommended without the slightest hesitation; quite frankly ... it just cant be missed!