In the Sunday Times UK recently , the 30 best restuarants to visit before you die , interestingly the 1st was a pasta place in Scicilly ITALY , the second France somewhere , and the 3rd AMAZINGLY was Paella , but not in Valancia !! its actually in Marbella (Costa Del Sol ) so being in the Marbella area , i rushed to visit , with some more gourmet seeking freinds , it was a blistering hot Sunday afternoon , i called the restuarant , need a table for 8 pm , yes sir no problem . I had to sit down , as normally you get the 3 week wait scenario , anyway eventually found it , in West Marbella ,at a place on the beach called San Pedro , it was probabally the first ever beach club on the coast , very Spainish , and looked very 1950s , you could imagine Liz Talor , Frank Sinatra and the cool crowd in there , along side the pool , the restaurant overlooking the sea inside or out side , was typical Spainish, white table clothes , spainish classic old school tables , and a good feel about it , the staff fantastic , we sat down and all decided on the Paella , wait for it !!! all sold out ... gutted !!
No problem my wife said ill have the fish , and every one else ordered the from the fish menu , i have to say cooked to perfection all the plates were perfect the monk fish , the sole , the red mullet , and so on , so i guess the Paella will also be as decribed in the Sunday Times , i will let you know im back this week on wed evening ,,, Watch this space ... Stu Cohen .
PS the restaurant , name is EL ANCLA beach club