Popular frontline venue Jacks has transformed into the newly named and modernised Jacks Smokehouse. The design and decor are reminiscent of a cool New York bar/restaurant and for those that did not know about Jacks before – you definitely will now. Original smoked meats and cool cocktails, you won’t be able to walk through Puerto Banus now without having a look (and a quick bite or thirst quencher).
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
As soon as you walk in you are greeted by friendly and welcoming staff making you feelinstantly at home. It’s good to visit any time of the day too. Stop off after a morning walk on the beach where you can enjoy a coffee or delicious breakfast or just pop in and enjoy the afternoon sun on the upstairs terrace overlooking the beautiful port with a fruity cocktail or their devine lunch menu.
Jacks is also a good place for families or in the evening to enjoy dinner and drinks with your friends. Plus there is a big screen TV for sports fans located downstairs or the option of a more quiet and romantic evening upstairs for couples. Jacks is also a big restaurant so with its large space you will never feel crowded and while I must say many restaurants have music, Jacks played a really great selection of current chart and old classics, which topped off the amazing atmosphere of the night.
TRIED AND TESTED
So now onto the food which I could happily sum up in one word, Incredible. The Chargrilled Lamb Loin was one of the main dishes we tried and it was so succulent the lamb just melted in your mouth, together with the creaminess of the butter mash, crunchy green beans and herb infused sauce we were literally scraping plates and would come back for this dish alone!
We also tried Jacks 40 Day Dry-Aged Galician Tomahawk Steak. I literally had to say “Wow” out loud when this came to the table. The steak was huge and presented beautifully with parmesan fries, a side salad and a pot of creamy peppercorn sauce. I literally felt like I’d died and gone to steak heaven. If the steak looked impressive the taste bowled me over even more. It was cooked medium rare to perfection and was so tender I didn’t actually need my steak knife to glide through it or the peppercorn side sauce for added flavour. (Although it was so tasty I had to dip my fries in it!) This meal is a definite ‘must try’ when you head to Jacks. Probably straight after reading this review, its making your mouth water that much!
On the recommendation of the waiter we went for a mid-priced Spanish red wine that perfectly complimented our Lamb and Steak main courses. Unlike a sommelier in stuffier reviews we have done he offered great advice, was fun to talk to and kept our glasses topped up all evening.
We ended the meal with a fantastic taster selection of desserts, my favourite being the tangy Key Lime Pie. It was the perfect way to end a heavy meaty meal with its citrus taste, instantly refreshing and light enough not to fill you up too much.
However, we have to recommend the Warm Chocolate Brownie to all you chocolate lovers out there. The spongy and soft melted chocolate together with the whipped chocolate cream is just a chocolate dream. And for all you peanut butter fans the Oreo and Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a great twist on a classic dessert. The Oreo cookie base was delicious and the peanut butter cheesecake filling was flight and fluffy and perfectly offset the flavours of the cookie. I have to say it was not my favourite of the 3 but it would be a great option to choose with afternoon coffee as I found it a little heavy after a big meal.
Ending the night we decided to have a taste of the amazing cocktails that everyone around us was ordering. We went for a classic Mojito which was tasty and beautifully presented. Plus, we had to try the highly recommended Jacks Raspberry Daiquiri. The presentation was beautiful and the taste of the cocktail was so refreshing with a raspberry ice-cream topping made this drink really special.
ll in all an amazing experience from start to finish. I will definitely go back and I can wholeheartedly recommend Jacks Smokehouse. Great food, great atmosphere and great service.
For more information and to make a reservation at Jacks Smokehouse call +34 952 813 625 or visit www.jacks-smokehouse.com