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“Very disappointed”
Review of Hedone - CLOSED

Hedone
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Always good to see a new restaurant opening, especially one that has taken such care with the decor: clean, warm and welcoming. Some good pictures displayed all round the restaurant (for sale) add a nice touch.

It's a quiet time of year so not really surprised that we were the only diners. Not a huge menu but nothing wrong with that. Prices appeared a little high compared to similar places in the area but if the food was good, none of us would have minded.

Bread was served although not ordered (at 2 euros a head). Starters arrived and were very well presented. Several of us had salads but we had to ask for condiments which were not on the table (and neither were napkins, which arrived after we started eating). Up to this point we were all reasonably happy and thought we were onto a winner. A good house wine, and the prawns and stuffed mushrooms particularly enjoyable.

For main courses some of us had ordered chips and some vegetables of the day. And at this point everything became distinctly average. Presentation of the plates was virtually non existant. A tastless entrecote sat on the plate with a pile of (frozen) chips and nothing else. For 19.50 I expected something much better than this. Vegetables of the day consisted of burnt greasy cabbage piled onto (frozen) baby carrots. Portions of Iberian Secret were well cooked but very small for the price.

A very promising start, but with such poor main courses and high prices we will not be returning. A great shame.

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4  Thank Steve J
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

A damp Saturday evening in November meant Hedone was very quiet when we visited but I would highly recommend it. It is a modern bistro, open all day, but the ambience at night is just right, with muted lighting and a very warm reception from the owners. I had an amazing starter of smoked salmon stuffed with prawns and cream cheese, followed by a fantastic steak. No room for desserts, sadly. The wine list was concise but extremely well priced. Often when a place is quiet it can feel a little awkward but this was a great evening and we'll definitely go back.

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2  Thank Ian O
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

The food is amazing and great value for money. The owners Carmen and Lois are so welcoming and friendly. If you are anywhere on the Costa del Sol it is worth a visit to La Cala to this authentic Spanish Restaurant, one visit is never enough !

2  Thank kedges_12
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

a fantastic reataurant where they serve very delicious food . try it i m sure you be happy and come back again and again

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2  Thank Guapa Z
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Reviewed November 30, 2012
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