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El Golf Isabel

General Poch, 3, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
+34 972770006
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Ranked #50 of 104 Restaurants in L'Escala
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Norwich
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I returned to El Golf Isabel rather reluctantly after my last visit was spoiled by the strange and aggressive behaviour of the lady "in charge". This time, however, we were greeted by the owner who was both relaxed and charming. We had not booked but were immediately shown to a table and made to feel welcome. Two of our party... More

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were staying very close to this restaurant and had eaten here in the past. The food is excellent and the choice superb. Our only reservation is the service. The women "in charge" comes across as a bit gruff and cold. It is to my great shame that I don't speak Spanish, Catalan or French, and maybe the gruffness is... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We've eaten here in many occasions & the food never fails to disappoint. There's a lovely atmosphere to the restaurant & it makes for an enjoyable evening. The staff are pleasant however the owners could be nicer, don't let that put you off though as it's definitely worth a visit.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Have dined in this restaurant a few times over the years. The service is gentle and charming as long as you are not in a hurry. Slow down and enjoy the excellent food and wine list

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Yes the decor is a bit old fashioned but don't you want that sometimes! From the minute we stepped in the door the service was great, we were taken to the second floor timbered ceiling dining room to a lovely table by an open window. We had the recommended white Sangria which was just lovely and was followed by a... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Down a side street, the Golf Isabel features dark woods and hangings, in contrast to most local restaurants. The service is equally restrained: a rather detached maitre d'/owner found me a single table, but warmed up when he found I spoke Spanish. The food was simple and hearty: anchovies on toast, followed by grilled gambas in chilli oil, accompanied by... More

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a very rainy country
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118 reviews 118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

One thing I think you must do when you are in Spain, is have a paella. Up until now we weren't able to find a resaurant that served one, and I don't mean the cheap touristic places that have an entire paella menu outside in pictures. So we were very happy to find a few paellas on the menu of... More

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Northampton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We were lured into this restaurant by the promise of a family recipe paella which which turned out to be the worst prepared and served paella we have ever experienced. It was cooked as a risotto, then placed dishonestly into a paelleria. It was unbelievably salty. A couple of prawns and small mussels were scattered on top. However the worse... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Awful. The fish was not fresh and was suffocated by heavy and unpalatable sauces. Avoid. While the service was friendly and the decor was nice (the reason we were enticed into the place), the quality of the cooking w poor.

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Bristol
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Very friendly and helpful staff with a good menu of fish and meat. I had the turbot which was cooked exactly to my liking. Wine recommendations from the owner were very good. A pleasant dining experience, go upstairs not quite as crowded a the downstairs bar area.

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Address: General Poch, 3, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
Phone Number: +34 972770006
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  L'Escala

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