Popular bar and restaurant Fuel Brasserie is one of the rare gems in Marbella, situated in the beautiful Aloha region with stunning views of Las Brisas Golf Course backed by the magnificent La Palmitera mountain range, you would be hard pushed to find a more beautiful setting. With its white-walled exterior façade and waterfall fountain, this modern yet classic venue is set apart from every establishment in the bustling epicentre of Marbella.
Once you climb the stairs to Fuel you are presented with a beautiful open plan terrace where you can dine under the stars and take in the impressive views or sit in the
contemporary white leather and marble designed main restaurant which is equally appealing. For a casual cocktail there is also an exterior bar called Prinks (standing for pre-drinks before you ask!) and an impressive interior bar that stretches across the whole left side of the restaurant. You are indeed spoilt for choice at Fuel.
SERVICE WITH A SMILE
On arrival to Fuel Brasserie you are greeted with a warm welcome. It’s less pretentious than other more stuffy Marbella venues yet the service is unrivalled and the staff are always on hand to help without being too overbearing. Our reviewers were greeted by manager Matty Katerzabek, who we later found out (to no surprise) used to work under celebrity chef Marco Pierre White at his top Birmingham based Marco Pierre White
Steakhouse, Bar and Grill Restaurant at the Cubes before he was headhunted to run Fuel Brasserie. He is a true gentleman and a character – very witty, entertaining and we have to say a testament to the service and experience you will have when dining out at Fuel. Catch him in a dapper checkered suit, matching waistcoat and pocket clock. And that’s on a normal night (!) not just when Fuel runs one of its many events such as fashion shows or entertainment nights with the best local singers or bands.
MICHELIN INSPIRED MENU
Last summer the restaurant launched its Michelin star inspired menu with Heston
Blumenthal chef, Clive Dixon, at the helm. The European cuisine is pure genius and the dishes are made from the finest ingredients from the farm, field and sea. Expect to sample Lobster, Muscles, Prawns Pil-Pil, Tuna Tartare, Sea Bass, Burgers, Pondicherry Curry, Rack of Lamb, T-Bone Steak and many more tantalising options.
Our tasters opted for the starter of Bang Bang Chicken consisting of poached chicken with sesame and peanut dressing on cucumber salad with an Asian vinaigrette of ginger and Japanese Nori and the Deep Fried Goat’s Cheese which came served with a Sicilian sweet and sour aubergine salad. Both were impressive, the chicken in the Bang Bang was succulent and plentiful with a superb twist of flavours; the sweetness of the peanut perfectly offsetting the sharpness of the ginger and vinaigrette. The Goat’s Cheese was also superb, with a crisp breadcrumb outer layer and gooey centre. Plus, it was far more exciting to have the tangy sweet and sour aubergine accompaniment than a traditional bed of leaves.
The main courses were also equally impressive. The Clay Baked Whole Seabream was a great alternative to a traditional grilled fish main; fresh, generous in portion size and coated in mild spices and baked in Fuel’s own tandoor oven, served with shaved fennel and grilled lemon.
The Fillet Steak (Irish beef tenderloin – we were told) was also on point with triple cooked chips and green beans, our taster opted for homemade Bernaise Sauce which was creamy and delicious.
With mains over and belts a bit tight, our tasters went for the lighter options for dessert. The St Tropez Lemon Posset with raspberries and spiced shortbread crumb was heavenly and a real palatte cleanser while the Summer Fruit Salad was anything but boring with
mint, basil and Pedro Ximenez sherry for an added kick to the seasonal fruits. Although it has to be said the Rich Chocolate Cake with Pistachio Ice-Cream another happy Fuel customer went for did look amazing and will definitely get a testing on our second outing.
WASHED DOWN WITH…
One of the many nice touches at Fuel is their plentiful drinks menu and wine pairing service. Every dish on the menu has a wine recommendation written beside it so you can order the best wine to suit your starter or main at ease. There is also great selection of wines, beers, champagnes, cavas, proseccos and cocktails. We opted for a bottle of Amaren Blanco, a crisp white Sauvignon with zesty lemongrass and citrus undertones. To go with the steak main a glass of Santalba Ecologico 2012 was a superb pairing. Thanks go to Matty for the recommendation of an ice cold Mojito and Strawberry Daquiri which instantly refreshed us on arrival and the pairing menu for making our wine choices simple to perfectly compliment our fabulous dinner.
FUEL BRASSERIE LOUNGE
If divine food, setting and service isn’t a good enough reason to try Fuel Brasserie, maybe the nightlife will tempt you as Fuel have launched a decadent new evening lounge which hosts guest DJ’s on certain nights throughout summer. The venue opens from 8pm till 2am every Friday and Saturday. The Lounge is definitely a perfect after dinner venue for those looking for a lively, sleek, modern setting to party.
For more information or to make a booking visit
or call +34 952 907 781
The restaurant opens from 1pm for lunch till late for dinner. Opt for their fantastic Light Lunch Set Menu for only €12.95 for 2 courses or €14.95 for 3 courses.