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What’s trending on Marbella's food scene for spring 2016

From traditional Spanish delicacies, to Italian fine dining Marbella is at the forefront when it comes to new and exciting food concepts this season.

Drop off the tourist block and into the narrow cobbled streets of Marbella. The map of the city centre harks back to the Arab era and the plazas offer welcome resting spots thanks to the Ancient Romans who were once there. Steeped in history and intrigue, Marbella’s old town is full of charm and the restaurants live up to the surroundings. Here are a few.

Tempora Marbella

Tempora is all about seasonal food, its very name means season, so the menu changes often. Served in a bistro setting, the changing menu at Tempora is kept short and simple. Instead of long descriptions, Chef Andrés Perdiguero prefers to surprise his diners with elegant and creative presentations of a classic Spanish dish. This is fine dining yet the setting is relaxed; the modern, bright restaurant is a wonderful spot in a charming street of Marbella’s Old Town. www.temporarestaurant.com

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Madre Tierra Marbella

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New to Marbella in 2015, Madre Tierra is young and fresh. Its open kitchen and bright setting make this little gem a great venue for parties and gatherings, the personable staff will happily accommodate groups even within the small setting. The Italian chef, Massimo from Naples, is passionate about fresh Mediterranean food, meaning your meal will not disappoint. www.madretierramarbella.com

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Casa Tua

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Italian Chef Adriano Visentin from Milan trained in his home city before moving to the US to work in various fine-dining establishments in New York and Miami. Moving his skills to Marbella, his wife Catherine from Kilkenny, Ireland joined him for the restaurant venture Casa Tua. Since 2013, this talented Italian chef with Catherine at front of house has created one of Marbella’s best restaurants, which has a solid reputation for good, authentic Italian food. www.casatuamarbella.com

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Dani Garcia Restaurant

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When Dani Garcia moved to the Puente Romana in spring 2014 with his eponymous restaurant, he was granted the transfer and brought his two Michelin stars with him. Free to unleash his creativity, Andalucia’s best chef presents a menu that is perfectly flexible to suit hunger, palate and fancy. Choose from the menu or delve into his tasting menu. ‘Once Upon a Time’ will reward you with snippets from his culinary storybook, each dish a page of this remarkable chef’s very own fairytale. www.grupodanigarcia.com

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Sollo Restaurant

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'Gastronomic experience' is tagged to many restaurants but rarely does it resonate as it does with Restaurant Sollo. When Chief Diego Gallegos cooks, you're not sitting down for a meal, this is something special. Known as the 'Caviar chef,' Gallegos delights with his use of a single ingredient used in different and unexpected ways. Having started with a tiny restaurant seating just ten, the team of two moved into new premises in early spring. Fresh, dynamic and authentic, this is a chef that's moving firmly along the Michelin path. www.sollo.es

1 Sollo Restaurant
2 Tempora Marbella
3 Madre Tierra Marbella
4 Casa Tua
5 Puente Romano Beach Resort Marbella