Restaurants Marbella – Restaurant Review
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Cutting-Edge Creativity in Marbella
Photos: David Toms
The delightful Témpora Restaurante in Marbella’s Old Town is coming up to its second anniversary, serving fresh, seasonal and creative dishes put together with meticulous attention to detail.
Their international menu is varied and indulgent with robust flavours that simply dance in the mouth. All ingredients are seasonal and sourced locally, and every dish is made from scratch in their kitchen.
On arrival, you receive a tantalising fruity cava aperitif, making you immediately feel welcome, and a fruit juice is offered in between courses to clean the palate.
The menu is reasonably priced and features such delicacies as sautéed king prawns with parmesan cheese fondue and onion ginger marmalade; foie gras miscuit with red fruit sauce; crunchy sweet bread and Pedro Ximenez grape gelatine; red tuna loin on grilled vegetables and carrot cream; and a boneless leg of lamb slow-cooked for 30 hours (which quite literally melts in your mouth), with Provençal herbs, polenta cream and sweet potato foam.
Nestled in one of the quaintest little streets in Marbella’s Old Town, Témpora offers indoor and al fresco dining where you can watch the world go by while enjoying a relaxing meal. The staff are very welcoming and accommodating, and give a truly personal service without being overbearing. Madrileño owner Andrés worked for many years in the demanding world of the hotel industry before coming down to Marbella four years ago. His emphasis on customer care and his progressive gastronomic ideas are testament to his previous experience.
Quite simply, Témpora is a must-visit. The bistro restaurant offers a little bit of everything: a relaxing dining experience with cutting-edge dishes that will make you want to go back for more.
Calle Tetuán Nº9, Marbella Old Town (behind Gomez & Molina)
For reservations: (+34) 952 857 933 / 618 514 469
Restaurant review by Home & Lifestyle