This week our ‘ladies wot lunch’ tried The Palms in Golf del Sur.
It is many years since I stayed there, in fact talking to the man who ran the restaurant it has got to be somewhere close to 10 years as when I went it was timeshare and they pulled out around 8 years ago. It was very nice when I visited but he said once the timeshare knew they were leaving they let it get run down. It is now mostly privately owned and the owners have done a lot of work making the public areas pleasant and green and it is exceptionally clean. The only drawback as far as I am concerned is the low flying planes coming into land at the nearby airport. I know those who live there say they don’t notice them and those who are there on holiday say they get used to them after a few days, however I didn´t have a few days, just a few hours and I found them unbelievably noisy which is a shame because the complex itself is lovely.
There is a pretty little restaurant with terraces both sides, one overlooking a swimming pool. We parked ourselves in the shade of some trees with a nice view of the gardens and a couple of cats that were playing hide and seek amongst the potted plants. The place was almost empty, a couple were inside the bar having a drink but we were the only ones on the terrace and the only ones eating. The man serving was very pleasant and brought our drinks quickly, a glass of San Valentin and a cola lite, he took our orders.
Linda went for fish and chips, refused the mushy peas and asked for coleslaw instead. I had the roast beef sandwich with fried onions and chips, these were extra. I enjoyed mine but in Linda’s words “I did not really enjoy my meal (well in comparison to other weeks) the fish was just from a Iceland box and the price was more than my pork chops last week”. I know what she meant, if you actually look at the picture of her fish and chips you can see it is one of those frozen ones that you buy in the stores.
Unfortunately although the setting is nice, the mediocre food and relatively high prices, our bill was €20 – the glass of wine was €2.80, means we will not be returning in a hurry although we probably won´t leave it 10 years!