It was JD, poker affecionado and Guiness expert who suggested I go and pay Ice a visit. Ice is new, having only opened a couple of months ago.
It used to be a coffee shop but now new owners Nick and Helen have sent it to the stratospehere with unbelievable quality food and impeccible service. Let me indulge you.
When I first went to visit Ice to book a table, I noticed the dreaded metal tables outside. More pub grub, I thought. How wrong I was, appearances can be deceptive.
When Barrie and I went back in the evening, the tables had been invitingly laid up with cloths and candles. No wine glasses, though, which is a mistake. A group of Barrie´s old friends from
Then our menus were presented. Not fussy, but imaginative. Peter, the waiter suggested we try a cocktail while we perused. Good idea – I ordered a Virgin Mary.
It was soon apparent that Ice take their customer care very seriously. Helen came over to discuss the options. She had already spent some time making sure the other diners were happy and being well looked after.
Great warming attention to detail. Rare these days on the Coast. I chose the salt and chilli squid as a starter, while
Main course time – I decided to go meat and try the rib eye steak. Helen recommended their pepper sauce.
My steak was of excellent quality. Helen was right, the sauce was to die for.
Pudding time. We ordered apple tart and ice cream. Next door Jason and Denise went for Creme Brullee and Chocolate Brownie. They let me try some. Overewhelmingly delicious. Nani the Chef came out to say hello. He is from
This turned out to be an exceptional evening. Terrific food at a very reasonable price. We will be returning soon, and I suggest you book soon before they get overwhelmed.
Possibly one of the best finds on this Coast in recent times. Helen, Nick and all heir staff deserve your full support and accolade for creating a wondeful dining experience. I cannot recommend the food at Ice highly enough, and once they get in full flow and put wine glasses on the tables there is nothing stopping them!
ICE Urb El Rosario (Mountain Side) by the El Rosario roundabout,
Tel. 952 835 151
Food 5, others 4, overall 4