On arrival I was absolutely stunned by the magnificent panoramic views of La Concha, the Mediterranean Sea and the 180° view of Marbella. As the bar is named The View I expected to be stunned with the surroundings, and I was not let down, I was just blown away and had to take a moment to marvel at the magnificent natural beauty of Marbella, as you will do too.
The bar is beautifully decorated with both sides of the bar opening to create a refreshing breeze, and has a pool table and games for children.
The atmosphere was very friendly with a mix of locals, tourists and families of all different nationalities, a perfect spot for people on holiday and a place that if you live here is great to become your regular haunt.
I was greeted with a smile by the beautiful Bianca and seated on the terrace with a fabulous view of the valley.
It was an extremely hot day in Marbella, temperatures were the highest they have been since 1977 during this gastronomy review, and we were offered a refreshing cocktail which was presented perfectly and really hit the mark. Looking through the varied menu I opted for the mozzarella and tomato salad – which was the perfect starter on such a hot day and the chef Manny’s delicious special salad dressing, developed in Paris apparently, was the piece de resistance. With the thumbs up from me, I was very much looking forward to my main.
For main I had the succulent BBQ Ribs and French Fries and succulent is exactly what they were. The type of ribs that slide off the bone and have you drooling just at the sight of them, just completely mouth-watering.
For Dessert I opted for Tiramisu, which was as close to perfection as one could get, followed by a lovely glass of Sauvignon Blanc. What a fabulous evening.
In all, the meal and the service was as good as the view and all the staff were efficient and friendly, with the kitchen staying open till 11pm more people were arriving later to eat. A great sociable place to enjoy a meal, snack or just come in for drinks.
The View Bar, with a welcoming pub atmosphere, a pool table, open mic nights, entertainment by the famous DJ Russell Soden. Plus, The View plays all the major sporting games on its big screens. With the added bonus that is away from the traffic, the air was fresh when eating on the terrace outside and it was a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Banus and Marbella.
The View welcomes all families, couples and singles to enjoy an amazing atmosphere, fabulous food, friendly staff and a great entertaining time. There is always something going on at the View and with Manny in the kitchen and the best view in town, what more could one want.
The View bar is open 1pm until late and the kitchen is open 4pm until midnight and luckily for us all The View Bar is open all year round. I would highly recommend a visit.
Address: The View Bar, Centro Plaza, next to the bullring, Nueva Andalucia
Tel: +34 951 662 278