Celebrating its tenth year, The Cobblers Garden Restaurant is now well established and renowned for its imaginative modern European, Seafood and Vegetarian cuisine, with as much produce as possible sourced locally. The Cobblers’ popularity can also be attributed to the friendly team under the exuberant management of Paul at front of house, ably assisted by Mum Val and long time friend Cathy.
Behind the scenes in the kitchen are executive chef Phil assisted by second chef and vegetarian technician Carly, who have developed a selection of brand new dishes for 2012 to accompany some long standing favourites. Paul’s passion to ensure guests have a wonderful time is infectious as he talks you through the menu, where nothing is too much trouble and putting everyone at ease and in the mood to enjoy the evening ahead. All dietary requirements can be catered for, so don’t be afraid to ask if you have any allergy against dairy, wheat, nuts etc, as Phil will make any adaptations specially for you to ensure you don’t miss out.
The Cobblers offers both a seasonal set menu at €24.95 and an A la carte menu. This year sees more of an Asian influence with exciting dishes such as Tandoori cod, onion bhaji & mint yoghurt dip and Teriyaki salmon with wok fried noodles making an appearance. Other inventive dishes are the Aubergine cutlet with local mushrooms and red pepper coulis and Fillet Rossini a la Cobblers with port wine sauce.
From the moment you arrive at The Cobblers, you are made to feel welcome. Perhaps start your evening with Val’s Sangria, not for the faint hearted and exceptional value at 12.50, freshly made to Val’s own secret recipe. Then peruse the two menu options at your leisure while enjoying the tasty nibbles of spicy Indian popcorn and olives brought to your table. Both the set and A la carte menus can be mixed and matched as you prefer.
New for 2012 is the Smoked salmon bomb, a variation on the prawn cocktail, but this time encased in a generous portion of smoked salmon. Then there’s theSzechuan king prawns with sweet chilli sauce & coriander cream which are a popular menu fixture, the hot and spicy chili being complemented by a cooling fragrant foam to create an explosion of flavours. Other starters include steamed local mussels at €9.50, Lebanese cous cous salad with Med veg and feta cheese and Salt & pepper squid with cucumber salad and wasabi mayo, both at €8.50.
Main courses start at €14 for the homemade meatballs stuffed with cherry tomatoes and cheese with other options such as Roasted shoulder of lamb with Rioja mint gravy at €18.95, Cobblers’ famous Calves liver & crispy bacon with red wine jus at €16.95 and Italian sprial chicken with basil and tomoato corn salsa at €15.95. There are also prime fillet steaks served three ways, either accompanied by a choice of sauces, ‘reef & beef’ with garlic prawns or Rossini, and all dishes are served with a selection of seasonal fresh vegetables and sauté potatoes.
To complete your meal, leave room for one of the homemade desserts from €6, which include Vanilla bean cheesecake, Seasonal fruit kebabs with pomada sorbet, chocolate and orange torte with a ‘spacedust’ base and Lemon possett made with lemons from the tree. There is also the European cheese platter for those who don’t have such a sweet tooth.
The short and well priced wine list from €13.50 for the excellent house wines includes a smooth Duc de Foix Cabernet Merlot and full bodied Marques de Riscal amongst the reds and the floral Albarinó from Martin Codax in the white section. If you fancy a bottle but don’t want to drink it all, no problem, just cork and walk…! And take home your unfinished bottle in a bag.
Inside, the restaurant has a rustic, homely feel that’s warm and inviting on cooler evenings early and late season as well as for Cobbers’ traditional Sunday lunch served with all the trimmings at €21.95 for three courses. There is also a separate dining room which can be booked in advance for private parties of up to twelve people, perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or other special celebrations where you can choose from the main menus or discuss a menu of your choice beforehand. Just ask for more details.
In Paul’s words, it’s all about, “Great food, Great ambience and a Great setting..!” The Cobblers Garden Restaurant is a hidden surprise, and a great one at that.
Throughout the height of the summer, The Cobblers Garden Restaurant is open every evening from Monday through to Saturday (closed Sunday), from 19.00 to 22.30 hours. Early and late season, the restaurant is open for Sunday lunch, from 12.30 to 15.00 hours, but is closed Mondays and, out of season, the restaurant is open weekends only on Friday and Saturday evenings and for Sunday lunch. Walk-ins are welcome but bookings are essential at weekends and in the high season to avoid disappointment. The restaurant closes in January and February when the team carries out its research to bring you new and exciting dishes from around the world for the season ahead. www.thecobblers.es