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Irvings

KM 196 | N340, Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
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Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Description: In the last two decades Irving's - a family bar and restaurant has been host to almost every celebrity and thousands of residents and holiday makers taking in the delights of the Costa del Sol, Spain. ---------------------------- For the last 10 years it has been in the safe hands of Keith & Shirley who have ensured Irving's has not only remained alive, but that Irving's prospers and is busy when most around are folding. ---------------------------- Location, reputation and sound business sense have kept Irving's a thriving business - even in today's climate. Now it is a "going" business for sale in the heart of a busy and popular area.Now, Irving's is to change hands once more. ---------------------------- Having been run almost entirely on a "nights only" basis the accounts show a demonstrably strong capability to thrive and grow - if other shifts (morning and afternoon) were adopted. Past retiring age, Keith and Shirley have decided to let someone take the next step with Irving's and finish what they started over the next decade so this is your opportunity to have your own FREEHOLD bar and restaurant in a family environment. ---------------------------- Not only does the bar carry a great expat clientele, it is also a Spanish bar to the local community.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: In the last two decades Irving's - a family bar and restaurant has been host to almost every celebrity and thousands of residents and holiday makers taking in the delights of the Costa del Sol, Spain. ---------------------------- For the last 10 years it has been in the safe hands of Keith & Shirley who have ensured Irving's has not only remained alive, but that Irving's prospers and is busy when most around are folding. ---------------------------- Location, reputation and sound business sense have kept Irving's a thriving business - even in today's climate. Now it is a "going" business for sale in the heart of a busy and popular area.Now, Irving's is to change hands once more. ---------------------------- Having been run almost entirely on a "nights only" basis the accounts show a demonstrably strong capability to thrive and grow - if other shifts (morning and afternoon) were adopted. Past retiring age, Keith and Shirley have decided to let someone take the next step with Irving's and finish what they started over the next decade so this is your opportunity to have your own FREEHOLD bar and restaurant in a family environment. ---------------------------- Not only does the bar carry a great expat clientele, it is also a Spanish bar to the local community.
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Solihull, UK
Top Contributor
445 reviews 445 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were delighted to see Keith and Shirley still open for business. We got our usual positive welcome and though not much has changed in the restaurant, we were pleased to be there. We visited on Friday which is fish and chip night and we were rewarded with some of the best fish and chips we have ever had. Crisp,... More

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Vidproshd, Manager at Irvings, responded to this review

Hi Topkoppite, thanks for your comments - they are very much appreciated. Last year you questioned whether it was the last - surprise surprise! We appreciate your custom and and company and hope you will continue to visit on subsequent trips! Thank you. More

Runcorn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Love eating here.good quality finely cooked food. good service and reasonably priced. owned in Calahonda for 20 years and never tire of coming here

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Vidproshd, Manager at Irvings, responded to this review

Hi Al B, thanks for your comments - they are highly valued. We do appreciate your custom and hope you will be with us in another twenty years! More

Tywyn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Having visited here each time we have been in Calahonda the last 4 years. The food is as good as ever and Keith and Shirley are the perfect hosts. Looking forward to next year if they have not sold up.

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Vidproshd, Manager at Irvings, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate your expressions. More

England
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My wife and I dined in Irvings many years ago. Can't explain why it took us so long to return. The service is all you could want even our smallest requests promptly attended to and meals cooked exactly to our liking. If the owners are to retire this would be a great loss to add to the several others that... More

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Vidproshd, Manager at Irvings, responded to this review

Thank you for you valued comments. More

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Great food and great service from the staff. Sat outside under the yellow and white covers which could do with a good clean, and the walls need a lick of paint .

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David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this review

Thank you for your overall rating - despite the wall paint. Hopefully this year - if we have a reasonable summer - we may have the funds to paint and decorate. We value your custom and comments, please keep them coming. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

excellent service and homely food are the two phrases which describe irving's in the best way. having been going for years, keith and shirley treat you like old friends. they cannot do enough for you. the food is fabulous, we always book as it tends to be busy! but if you're more of a home buddy, this is for you.... More

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David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this review

AS a shareholder in Irving's I am delighted with your review - thank you. Keith and Shirley (on site shareholders) do make considerable efforts to please and this review is rich reward for them. Thank you, we hope you will return. More

Solihull, UK
Top Contributor
445 reviews 445 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We visited Irvings during our two week stay in Calahonda.We understand that Keith and Shirley are thinking of retiring so the restaurant is available for sale. Shame – they serve good food at reasonable prices but to be really successful the place needs a huge effort at an uplift.The décor was very tired and they seemed to have stopped using... More

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David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this review

We accept and acknowledge the review. There are four partners in the business, two in Spain and two in the UK. Our on site partners Keith and Shirley have done exceptionally well to remain trading at such difficult times, many of their close friends running local businesses around them have closed the doors and gone long ago. Keith and Shirley... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

I have been visiting Calahonda for many years and this is the first time I have been to Irving's. What have I been missing. Although the decor is a little tired this is more than made up for by the food and service. Keith and Shirley were wonderful hosts.

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David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated. Now down to only two staff (themselves) Keith & Shirley do have their hands full in trying to keep the place going. When a high percentage around them has folded and closed - you can understand why keeping Irving's open is a continual struggle - especially during the winter months.... More

Mijas, Spain
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Not the best location as it is close to the N340. It has been up for sale for a longtime, but still the same owners. No chance of rare meat, but otherwise the food is OK. Really needs some smartening up. The whole decor is tired and much of the fittings are rusty.

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David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued opinions and custom. I hope we can address the tried state of decor some time soon - with repeat custom - maybe we will be able to afford a refurb this year. Let's hope it continues raining ;-) More

UK
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

We have been eating at Irvings for over 8 years now, every time we come back to calahonda our first destination is always Irvings!!! Keith is a top class chef and Shirley is a great host , they work so well as a team!!! The food is always freshly made and very tasty , prices are very reasonable especially there... More

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David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! It is so helpful to know that we are providing great service and value for money. We hope you will return and see us again, it will be a pleasure to enjoy your company. More

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