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OUR Canarian Weekly taste-testers were invited to a food review at a new edition to the gastronomic scene, which has sped across South Tenerife rapidly.

The restaurant, Belgabar, is just a short walk from the sea-front at The Patch, in Las Americas. So no buts or maybe: the food better be good because I was going to miss the first BGT this year. And it was Very Good!  In fact, the delicious food served all night was on a par with any of the best restaurants on the Island.

When you step into the restaurant, you enter a large, tropical terrace, split into three areas, two for outside dining, with a lounge area in between both. We chose to eat inside as there was still a bit of a chill in the air.

The décor is understated to the point of being unnoticeable, which has the significant advantage of allowing you to concentrate on the food, and each other!

We are in a darkish room, with trendy, mood lighting throughout the restaurant – and music that wasn’t excessively loud.

We were asked if it would be okay for the chef (previously from the Sheraton Hotel and Jardines restaurant, Royal Garden Villas) to give us a taste of the menu. Of course, we agreed and were asked if were allergic to anything or, specifically, didn’t like anything. Nice touch!

To accompany our meal, we chose a local wine, Mencey Chasna. This is a young, medium red, clean and bright with a red, fruity aroma … very easy to drink, served at the correct temperature (not chilled as in a lot of restaurants) and perfect for what was about to come.

Our first serving was prawns, wrapped in a green vine and finished in a crispy coating, with ample mango chutney on the side. The dish was presented perfectly, and the prawns large, fresh and meaty.

The next course was a large salad – far too much for me. It was served with deep-fried goat’s cheese, tomatoes and olives. If there was one compliment I would like to share, and there were many, it was from my dining partner: “I would come here every lunch-time just to have this salad.”

We were then offered the prawns, cooked in a coconut source. There were eight prawns on each plate, large and meaty, with just the right amount of delicious, coconut sauce and fresh coconut shavings around the plate.

Everything we were served with was of the highest quality and freshness and, along with the presentation, absolutely superb!

By this time we were getting quite full, so the Cosmopolitan raspberry-based sorbet was more than welcome. This refreshed the palate and looked more like something you’d get in a New York cocktail bar.

After the welcome break, we were served our main course: fillet steak for me, and fresh Sea Bass for my partner.

It was one of the finest steaks I’ve had in a long, long time and utterly delicious, served with fresh, seasonal vegetables a home-made mushroom sauce – real bite-size mushrooms – and fried potatoes.

The Sea Bass was served with mashed potatoes and seasonal, fresh vegetables, meaty, moist and bone free!

The end of the evening came with my partner’s best part of any meal: the dessert. We were served  with home-made apple pie with caramelised pineapple, mint and strawberry, AND a four-berry beer  reduction (wow, a must-try).

The second plate was ice cream with a fresh banana cream over a home-made chocolate brownie – both divine.

We will be returning here, and soon.

Address: Beach-front, The Patch, Las Americas

Web: belgabar.com

Facebook: BelgaBar

Reservations: 677 397 207

 

 

 

 

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