The Orange Tree
Plaza General Chinchilla, Marbella Old Town
It may not look much from the outside but its façade is in keeping with the nearby,beautiful Orange Square which is synonymous with Old Marbella and a hub of activity during the summer months. The welcome at the Orange Tree is warm and attentive. the menu which changes frequently to represent the seasons and available produce is comprehensive without being large. Frank, Le Patron, is nearly always around offering help and advice on his food and wine. Listen to him, he will make your dining experience even better. The wine list is well chosen and offers some excellent reasonably priced wines. Don't feel the necessity to choose the house wine, which is good, but venture in and you will find some gems. The food is consistently good and ranks highly in other guides. Their home made bread is worth eating alone. I particularly like the Rack of Lamb which after all is everybody's favourite meat dish — Isn't it? Oh well, it is mine! Best to book. Evenings only.
Urb Benamar, Estepona 10 minutes from Puerto Banus
One of the area’s most popular eateries established for some years now. Only a short drive from Puerto Banus, it’s a quirky place offering a very mixed but interesting menu. A mix of cooking styles, you can choose from, Indian — Madras/Jalfrezi/Korma — Chinese — Beef Wok/King Prawn Wok/ Duck Balls — Spanish — Mexican — Japanese — Classic — You can also get a steak and the ubiquitous Beefburger. Large open and covered terraces where good cocktails are served as well. Friendly staff and a warm welcome