Chill-out at Fusion, the Amarilla Golf restaurant which offers it all
Fusion Restaurant on Amarilla Golf is one of those places which offers it all but this is certainly by design, not accident.
Owner Carole has been in the trade for many years in Tenerife and has got to know exactly what people want, whether they are locals or on holiday.
You can, of course, find many restaurants on Tenerife which offer the “fine dining” experience. Then again, there are lots of entertainment venues where you can catch live acts or bars to sit and chat whilst sipping your drink.
What you don’t find as much is a location which combines them all and manages to get the formula just right. Step in Fusion.
Carole has drawn on her expertise to offer the complete package without one causing annoyance to the other.
If you like fine dining, there are many options on the extensive menu, not least the really luscious organic steaks. An 8oz fillet will cost you 21.95 euros (still very comparable to other restaurants) but it is worth every cent because the meat is incredibly soft and just falls away in your mouth.
Fusion is becoming very well-known for these organic steaks sourced from a supplier in Los Abrigos and it’s not surprising. Any memories you might have of tough steaks elsewhere will just fade away!
We just loved our steaks after dreaming about them for some days beforehand and also thorougly enjoyed our starters of deep fried camembert with a bluberry marmalade (5.95 euros) and sizzling garlic prawns with crusty bread (6.95 euros).
If you want to tailor your meal to a budget, no problem either. The dishes on the Fusion menu cover the spectrum of prices to fit your pocket, whether you want pasta, a salad, fish or pork, chicken, duck etc.
Crispy beer battered cod with chunky chips (these are scrumptious!) with a minted pea puree is 10.95 euors, for instance, whilst a wild mushroom and pepper stroganoff served on a bed of vegetable rice is a very reasonable 9.95 euros.
Main dishes are around the ten to 13 euro mark which is great value for money considering the excellent cooking and generous portions.
What makes Fusion different is the “additional” attractions, most notably the entertainment you can enjoy on a number of the nights. These are great local acts, such as The Jersey Boys and Carole Gray with her tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, which you can stay for after your meal.
However, Fusion also offers other nights without cabaret so if you prefer a quieter evening, again, the choice is your’s.
There are also themed nights, including a Canarian barbecue on a Thursday and fish night on a Wednesday.
Steaks are served on all nights but Saturday is specifically steak night with a choice of fillet, ribeye and sirloin, topped off with the cabaret . Sunday roast (again organic) is also apparently to die for (next on the agenda!). The full a la carte menu is available nightly.
Because the steaks are organic (and you can see the meat in the open display case before they are cooked), you might be best to book in advance although casual diners are welcome at all times of the day, including for breakfast of course with extensive choices.
Fusion also has a nice chill-out bar area at the top of the restaurant where you are very welcome to simply enjoy a drink. You can find this lovely restaurant in Amarilla Golf, just next to the Fairways complex and indeed it overlooks the lovely pool.
The spacious restaurant is decorated in subtle shades of lilac and purple which gives off a lovely hue at night and it has big arched picture windows for plenty of light and coolness in the day.
Several years ago, the previous owners of Fusion constructed a separate stairway entrance to the restaurant off the main street which was a very welcome addition. They had plans at the time to “do something” with the available space on the roof as well. Now, Carole has done that, turning the area into a delightful roof terrace with luxurious sunbeds and its own little corner seating areas if you would like somewhere more private to eat or you can go up there to enjoy a drink before or after your meal. This is for adults only.
This is a brilliant area if you would like to hold any sort of celebration so do get in touch with the restaurant to discuss this if you have a private function in mind.
There is always car-parking available near the restaurant which is also in walking distance from Golf del Sur or at least a short taxi ride away.
However, you don’t have to be “local” to taste its delights. Why not make a point of getting in your car to make the journey to Amarilla Golf or share a taxi so you can try a different area and environment for a change.
Tel: 922 70 80 69
Open: 9am to 11.45pm. Food served 9am-10pm