The best of all worlds at The Village wine bar and restaurant
There’s a new wine and dine venue on the scene in the south of Tenerife which is offering the best of all worlds.
When owner Donna thought about opening “The Village” at Amarilla Golf, she wanted to give people a place where they could enjoy great food in a lovely atmosphere with first-class entertainment as well.
She and her team have achieved exactly that and more and whatever type of food you like to eat, this wine bar and restaurant is the place to head for.
There’s a fantastic a la carte menu but also really good bistro pub grub, together with traditional and more unusual breakfasts, theme nights for curries, steaks and American dining, take-aways and even deliveries. If Donna can help, rest assured she will do just that.
When you think about the concept of a village, you automatically picture somewhere warm, friendly, inviting, where people are happy to mix with one another and with its own special atmosphere.
These are the qualities which are reflected at “The Village”, formerly the Premier Bar at Pebble Beach, near the Fairways Club at Amarilla Golf.
The premises have been given a facelift with a brighter and more modern look and when we went along for our review night, we found the tables attractively laid in red, white and black. There’s a big bar area and the seating is arranged for couples, fours or larger parties with some great corner arrangements.
From all of them you have a good view of the stage area where on our Saturday night, we enjoyed a really great show by the professional dancers of “Vogue” who were really excellent.
“The Village” aims to put on entertainment seven nights a week which includes the international show each Saturday evening whilst you eat a la carte or choose from the general menu if you wish. Or simply pop in for a drink.
What we particularly liked was the fact that the show was advertised to start at 8.30pm and it did just that. This is typical of Donna’s attention to detail, however. You would never arrive at “The Village” and be left waiting to be served.
Customer attention is paramount and Donna is on the go all the time, being very aware if the music is too loud, whether there is a draught from an open window, whether the lighting needs to be turned down a bit and so on.
This all makes you feel that you are a valued customer and one of the reasons why people are already starting to make “The Village” a regular haunt.
Of course, the quality of the food plays a big part too! We had already drooled over colour pictures on the restaurant’s Facebook site, including Sunday lunch (part of the a la carte all-day Sunday menu), the Egg Benedict breakfasts and other mouth-watering dishes.
We chose from the a la carte menu, with cream of tomato and basil soup and seared scallops with a salad garnish teased by a balsamic and lemon split. Both were delicous. I followed up with fillet of beef on a garlic crouton topped with a quenelle of home-made pate with dauphinoise potatoes and a maderia and thyme jus. My beef came exactly as ordered and was excellent.
My dining partner chose an equally mouth-watering fillet of pork on a bed of garlic and herb mash touched by a calvados cream.
The Saturday and Sunday a la carte menu changes all the time so you never get bored of the dinner show and the two make a great combination.
“The Village” offfers many other options though, including burgers, BBQ ribs and a mixed platter as part of the extensive American diner menu and mains such as beer battered cod or fresh salmon. Prices vary so there is something to suit all pockets.
Our main courses came with fresh vegetables and one fellow diner, Sylvia who was on holiday described them as the best she had ever tasted.
Continuing the best of all words theme, you can enjoy an intimate meal here or mix with others; the choice is very much your’s.
One theme night already proving a great hit is the 70s disco night on a Friday and Donna has lots of other ideas on the horizon. Just keep up to date on their Facebook page. Bookings are currently being taken for Christmas Day and we would imagine “The Village” would be a great place to spend it.
You can also get into the Bollywood mood with the curry nights on a Thursday which will be next on our agenda (after a breakfast visit, that is!) and do take advantage of the happy hours and special offers – again, keep up to date on Facebook.
For those who live on Amarilla Golf or are on holiday, “The Village” is very accessible on foot but it’s only a short taxi ride from Golf del Sur (you could even walk if you fancy a good stroll). But it’s also well worth coming from other parts of the south because you won’t be disappointed and it’s nice to try somewhere a bit different where you know you will be properly looked after.
The Village Wine Bar and Restaurant
Tel.: 922 708 270 / 630 68 77 60
Open from 9.30am