In an era of easy come easy go restaurants, Noche is most definitely here to stay.
The Pan-Asian influenced menu has been carefully thought out and has all the delights one would expect… and more.
A further plus point of the Noche experience is its mixology. With a stunning horseshoe shaped amber-lit bar there is every drink imaginable to choose from. With time not on our side, being 9.30pm on a Tuesday evening, we asked our waiter to help us choose the best on offer. He recommended the Moscow Mule cocktail, served in Noche’s famed copper cups and an Expresso Martini. Both were amazing, ten out of ten for presentation, taste and strength (yes cocktails need a kick – even a mule on a Tuesday night.)
Drinks more than covered, we were pleased to get stuck into the famous Noche food. Our tasters were pleased to see an abundance of Sushi dishes and were able to sample our favourite Salmon Rolls infused with avocado, mango and sticky rice – all the ingredients were fresh and beautifully presented on grey slate dishes with amazing side dips of chilli mayonnaise and wasabi.
Tempura dishes are one of the most popular amongst our group – as Noche chefs had duly noted and given their own subsection. Thanks Nicholas Gomez Duran! As well as prawn, vegetable, mixed and meat there were others. We sampled the prawn which was very tasty and came with a choice of dips including Misou and Wasabi giving the dish an added kick.
You can also try a range of amazing starters including Salt and Szechaun Pepper Calamari, Teriyaki Chicken Salad with Broccoli, Peas, Shallots and Yuzu Dressing and Vietnamese Duck Salad.
Next up was our main course of Thai Chicken Curry on a bed of rice. The meat was succulent and plentiful and the curry had just the right amount of spice. Bordering on hot (but well worth the spice risk) it exuded flavour and despite the portion size being plentiful we were gasping for more.
On another recommendation we went for the main of Pork Belly with Cauliflower Puree, Endive Salad, Noche Tomato, Bacon and Chilli Jam with Noodles and Vegetables. The pork was tender and the vegetables cooked perfectly al dente – a great combination.
If you are after a bit of evening entertainment there is a DJ every Thursday to Sunday night at Noche. Ben Whyte is the resident DJ and usually plays the Noche decks on Friday and Saturday nights. You can also see percussionists and drummers such as Pablo Melgar and Roberto Cantero livening up the house music on offer.
Another point to mention is the impeccable service. On arrival to Noche 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 cocktail waiter immediately suggested our favourite apperatifs.
Our guests were greeted by Noche manager Matty Katerzabek, who 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 then Noche.
He is a true gent and a very witty, entertaining character and we have to say a testament to the service and experience you will have when dining out at Noche. Catch him in a dapper suit and matching waistcoat. If you spot him makes sure he joins you for a glass of wine!
All in all a well deserved 5 out of 5 rating for Noche.
Noche Banus is located at
CC Iberico 7, Calle Manolete 7, Marbella
Tel: +34 951 400 628