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“so good, dont want to tell you about it”
Review of La Consula

La Consula
Ranked #177 of 2,624 Restaurants in Malaga
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 14, 2015

A group of us went for lunch, had the set /tasting menu. 7 dishes including cava, white and red wine. Beautifully presented, imaginative combinations, excellent service, and every dish was superb. Well worth a visit. Fine dining without the €€€€€€€€€

Date of visit: October 2015
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1  Thank RobLondonUK
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Reviewed October 10, 2015

We were delighted to find this charming old 19 th century manor house with a cosy courtyard outside, where diners were able to enjoy an aperitif . Next to this was a contemporary , tastefully built wing where lunch was served .
We booked ahead for the 4 course tasting menu plus 2 Amuse bouche starters . The cheerful waiter asked us if we would like to have unlimited red and white wine served with each course. He asked if we would like to trust him and go for the Tasting menu and that the price for the complete menu inc. wine would be 35 euros. Amazing value for such outstanding food and wine served by enthusiastic trainees at this cookery school , all of whom were very professional and served us with a smile. They were clearly enjoying their work. We were very pleased that we did go for the Tasting menu. It was exquisite!
It was a wonderful traditional dining experience , reminiscent of a bygone era
Our 1st course ( amuse bouche) was a carpaccio of squid with a delicious spoon size
finely chopped salad.
The second amuse bouche was a seared blackened sticky pork with a delicate jus. Mouthwateringly good!
With each course the attentive waiter would discreetly refill our wine glasses. The wine ,red and white was of good quality .
Next came the filet of sea-bream served with a light creamy dill sauce and a dainty vegetable garnish .
A little rest and a top up of red wine before 3 waiters arrived with plates covered with a silver dome. I havent seen a meal served like this for some years now and I found it quite nostalgic.
The waiters simultaneously removed the silver domes to reveal a perfectly cooked fillet steak with a port wine sauce. Pure heaven!
The dessert was a scrumptious creamy chocolate tart.
This is truly a special location and highly recommended if you are staying in Malaga which is 10 minutes away.
We were all very happy with the whole experience and will definitely go back very soon.
The menu changes on a regular basis .
It is also possible to order a la carte.
Open lunchtimes only Monday to Friday
A tip: We used the TomTom to arrive at Churriana village. The restaurant does not seem to have an exact road name. The easiest way is to just drive to Churriana village. Find the roundabout where there is a colourful childrens playground. On that roundabout is a sign to Alhaurin de Torre. Take that road and immediately on your right is an entrance with 'Finca la Consula' . Drive in there and park outside the manor house. If you are unsure drive to Churriana village and ask for the Cookery training school or ( Escuela de cocineros)
Of interest ,during the fifties and part of the sixties, the owners of The Cónsula were friends of the North American writer and Nobel Prize, During the summer of 1959 Ernest Hemingway had to write a series of artcles for the North American magazine “Life” on the bulls and on the rivalry that took place in bullfighting then The series of articles appeared in the last book that Hemingway wrote. The dangerous summer”.
If you get time after lunch take a stroll around the wonderful gardens at La Consula.
Also, in the town of Churriana , is the old house of Gerald Brenan ,the British writer .
It has been lovingly restored and is now open to the public as a Cultural centre .
Ernest Hemingway also stayed here as well as Sir Laurence Olivier and Orson Wells but to name a few.
Read about his dangerous exploits which involved hiding one of his friends during the Spanish Civil war which put his life in grave danger.

Date of visit: October 2015
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1  Thank Foodie042
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Reviewed June 10, 2015

We must be grateful to Malaga City Council for allowing this Escuela de Hosteleria to continue teaching the arts of cooking and food service. The restaurant is set in magnificent gardens and a glass of cava on the terrace is a must. Then sit back and enjoy the most delicious foods and wine. This is an experience not to be missed and to be repeated as often as possible and quite frankly at a very reasonable price.
Even if there was an equivalent in London, it would be at five times the price.

Date of visit: June 2015
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4  Thank bryntaff
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Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were taken to the restaurant as a surprise treat whilst staying near Marbella. It is actually a cookery school set in a delightful property surrounded by gardens. In a way I don't want to say too much as I had the pleasure of it being a surprise which made it very special, enough to say.....if you enjoy excellent good, well presented with impeccable service, then don't miss the experience. You would pay three times as much somewhere else for anything similar. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2015
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2  Thank Pippa P
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Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a amazing place for a afternoon lunch.food is out if this world staff fantastic.manger very attentive looks after every one well this is one place we will be diffintly be going back too.
At 27.50€ plus drinks it's an outstanding value.we can not wait to go back.

Date of visit: May 2015
2  Thank Janine L
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