The area of Nueva Andalucia has long been associated with the dining out scene. The heart of Golf Valley plays host to many fine houses, apartments and of course golf clubs. Its residents and guests are spoilt for choice. But an emerging gastronomic area has shifted the limelight from Aloha and surrounding areas to the area of La Campana. This once sleepy pueblo boasts a lively social scene. An eclectic array of local bars, cater for the great mix of local residents and visitors of all nationalities that frequent the area. Places to eat abound, from one of the finest ‘chicken shacks’ on the Coast to the very popular Red Cloud, an American style diner and sports bar. A busy well established Spanish restaurant and tapas bar is in contrast to the newly opened French pastry shop and tea/coffee rooms. But there are two venues that steal the limelight. Restaurant Nueva Campana has been open for over two years. On the site of an old established Spanish restaurant, La Campana, Nueva Campana, as the name may suggest, was totally refurbished by serial restaurateur, Garry Waite. Keeping the rustic style, but with a modern touch, this intimate eatery serves a Modern Mediterranean and Retro menu. Comfortable seating, open fire for the winter, private dining room for those special occasions and beautiful vine covered terraces with fountain make Nueva Campana an ideal all year around venue. Summer dining on the terraces is enhanced with the music of resident pianist Jens and makes this venue one of the most popular in La Campana.
However the place that is attracting the most attention at the moment is recently opened Funky Tapas. Under the auspices of the aforementioned Garry Waite, after only six months this trendy restaurant and cocktail bar has become the place to go in Nueva Andalucia and beyond. As its name implies this is a modern, trendy place with cool colours, modern decor, chill out and cafe del mar music and great food. Basically it’s fine dining in smaller portions, plenty of choice with something for everyone. Small wine list but it offers 10 wines by the glass. Good looking staff serve efficiently and always with a smile. As in keeping with similar stylevenues in Madrid and London, Funky Tapas has an extensive cocktail list and boasts Ginspirations and Vodkamania. Nearly every gin and vodka you can think of served in a variety of different ways. Large terraces mean that lunching and dining ‘al fresco’ is a must.
With two more restaurants due to open in the next month La Campana is setting itself up to be the gastro centre of Golf Valley. If you haven’t been yet, make your way there……you will be pleased you did.
Restaurant Nueva Campana Funky Tapas
Avda Miguel de Cervantes 68 Avda Miguel de Cervantes 20
La Campana, Nueva Andalucia La Campana, Nueva Andalucia
Tel: 952 81 40 41 nuevacampana.com Tel: 952 81 15 90 funkytapas.com
Lunch and Dinner Closed Tuesdays Open 7 days lunch and dinner.
Bar open from 13.00 to 01.00.