Cadíz: City Guide

Torre de Force There’s an ‘ends of the earth’ feeling to Cadíz. Its old town, almost surrounded on all sides by water, is bleached in a bright white light, creating dramatic, architectural shadows across its rooftops and famous towers. The oldest inhabited city in the Western world (so the gaditanos say), each and every twist…

Casa Aranda, Málaga

We spent an unexpected night away in Málaga over Christmas. The city, with its twinkling lights and bustling streets, filled with families eating and drinking, was so beguiling, we decided to stay the night. Often overlooked – merely as a gateway to the Costa del Sol, thanks to its busy airport – the city itself is…

Venta Garcia, Casares

We’ve been visiting this venta – roadside restaurant – on the winding road up to Casares, for over a decade. When we first discovered it, we were living up in the campo near the postcard-perfect white village of Casares. Back then, this little one-room restaurant with its modern, plate glass windows overlooking the Andalucían countryside, was…

An Ode To… The menu del día

As the Pound throws itself, lemming-like, off the Brexit cliff, bagging a bargain when you’re travelling in the Eurozone is more essential than ever. Thank goodness for Spain’s wonderful tradition of the Menu Del Día – menu of the day. It is what it says it is. Simple, right? From roadside ventas to even more…

NOBU Marbella

It’s so odd, when you think about it, that chains like the Four Seasons or Ritz-Carlton don’t exist in the luxury-magnets of Marbella and Puerto Banús. Perhaps it’s because of the strong loyalty to the historic enclaves of the Puente Romano and the Marbella Club Hotel – both of which, surely, put this stretch of…

Los Espigones, Puerto Banús

This is a tricky one for us on a number of levels. First up, one of our Editors has been visiting the chiringuito (beach restaurant), Los Espigones, near the flash and splash of Puerto Banús for decades. It’s her family’s regular Sunday haunt when the sun gets warm. A table of 15, sometimes more, gets…

Bibo, Marbella

Dani Garcia’s Michelin stars shine bright at his new brasserie/tapas bar mash-up on Marbella’s Golden Mile.

Arte de Cozina, Antequera

Chef Charo Carmona’s Arte de Cozina in Antequera champions traditional recipes from the Malaga region.