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Take your seat at The Bar! 

By day and into the early evening, a great place to relax. By night, a fun place which brings San Blas Square abuzz with live entertainment each evening. Every Sunday, THE place to be for a fantastic roast dinner!

If three sentences could sum up The Bar, then these are the best and once you discover its delights, it’s bound to become a firm favourite, whether you live here or are on holiday.

We were delighted to go along on a very hot Wednesday afternoon, just a few days after co-owners Debbie and Allan had introduced food for the first time, courtesy of a very cleverly devised Gastro Menu.

The Bar, which you will find in the right-hand corner of the San Blas Square at Golf del Sur, has been open since last August and is proving a great success with all ages and all nationalities (there’s a first birthday party on August 1st)

From 9pm each night, there is live entertainment with tribute acts such as Elvis Presley, Shirley Bassey, Gary Barlow and Rod Stewart so it was never intended to do an evening menu.

Instead, Debbie and Allan wanted to offer something different to the lunch-time/early evening diner; something fresh and delicious and at an affordable price. They are very happy with the reception so far and feel their meals, lovingly prepared and presented by two British chefs, are worth a trip out to the Golf (or even from around the corner as many holiday-makers don’t realise what there is in the square, especially if they are on an all-inclusive).

After tasting two of the dishes, we entirely agree and I can confidently predict that one of the stars of the show will be the mini “Sliders” for seven euros. These are three mini burgers in home-made buns with a choice of beef, chicken or pork (or mix and match) accompanied by chips or wedges, salad and three bowls of different relish, including an absolutely gorgeous horse radish mayo which I had been longing to try. I have a feeling this is going to be a signature dish at The Bar.

Having picked up a copy of the menu the previous week, we had been studying its contents for quite a while and I thought I had made up my mind. The “Spinach and feta cheese in filo pouches in a red curry chutney” (6.50 euros) sounded delicious but then so did the “Grilled steak sandwich on toasted bread with caramelised onion and horse-radish mayo” (also 6.50 euros).

My husband had already opted for the “Tempura cod goujons served with chips and mushy peas “(7 euros) but as soon as I saw those mini Sliders passing by to another table, I was in love!

Both of our meals lived up to expectations but there were so many other things we could have tried. Beef Stroganoff for 7.50 euros, Grilled Chicken or Pork Kebabs with sweet and sour sauce with rice, chips or wedges for 6.50 euros or a selection of open sandwiches on pitta, bread, bagel or Panini for 4.50 to five euros. Fillings for these include smoked salmon, cucumber and cream cheese; Brie, Cranberry and Smoked Bacon or Goats’ Cheese, Honey and Rocket. Simply gorgeous combinations.

You can also ask for a salad and there is a children’s menu for six euros to include a main meal, side, drink and an ice-cream.

The mains are served Monday to Saturday from noon to last orders at 6pm but in the mornings, from 9am to 1pm, there are some super breakfasts on the menu, both traditional, huge and different (such as kippers or American-style with pancakes, eggs, bacon or syrup).

Sundays is devoted solely to home-cooked, totally fresh Sunday lunches with proper thick-cut roast meat (noon to 6pm) and these are also going to be hugely popular.

As we finished off our food, we chatted with Debbie who is full of life and loves her new life here in Tenerife. People say she is always smiling, to which she replies: “And why not? I have no reason not too!”

This is the first bar for both Debbie and business partner, Allan but they are very happy with the way things are going. We looked at pictures of the launch night when everyone looked very happy and there were lots of empty plates from satis-fied diners.

The Bar has a large completely covered te-rrace look-ing on to the square and a few tables in the direct sunshine if you are bra-ve or you can sit in-side the attractive bar. Hope-fully, you will have some-thing to eat in the day and then come back later in the evening for the live enter-tainment and fun.

The World Cup flags were out when we were there and you can watch the matches if interested or eat/drink and socialise if not. There is nice background music and free customer wifi.

This is also a great place for a party or special celebration so do ring in and chat to Debbie or a member of the team if you would like any help.

Telephone: 634 138 443.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebar.sanblas