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“Highly recommended!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Vine

The Vine
Ranked #186 of 674 Restaurants in Benalmadena
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

As others have said this is indeed a great place to visit for many reasons.
Firstly the location is great and Arroyo De La Miel is a vibrant area and a great place to sit and watch the world go by; also the bar itself on the inside is lovely and generally a nice place to be (unlike some on the Costa). Secondly the hosts Terry and Jan are very accommodating and make every visitor feel welcome. Finally the food is very nice and is traditional British food, the fish and chips is well worth a try (lovely homemade chips).
I've been back a week a miss it already!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ayr,scotland
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Gets our vote.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

If Benalmadena had a pub of the year this one would win hands down.
Family run and family friendly, decent drinks and hosts who have time for their customers. Lots of football shown and a pool table which the kids are allowed to play. We were in a few times over our 2 week holiday sadly not for the food as our hotel meals were more than ok.
If this bar was back home it would be my local.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank honestman
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely staff and gorgeous food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Loved this place, go every year we go. You must try the chili it is so hot but delicious at the same time :) Will be going back in 3 days! The staff always remember you which feels great. Not a bad thing to say about the Vine!!

Visited September 2011
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“grear food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

only managed to go once during our stay,food was fantastic and staff were so friendly, only downside was that we ran out of time to visit the vine before our holiday ended

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank colin w
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The ultimate in friendliness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

The Vine was recommended to us by a resident of Benalmadena and it is not hard to see why it is so popular with locals and tourists alike. The first thing that hits you is the friendly greeting from Terry and Jan (not forgetting son Scott). They really are a lovely family and always have time for a chat or a bit of banter. Terry is also a wealth of information on all things local.
The bar is perfect if, like us, you have youngsters as there is a pool table in the bar as well as a large kids park next to the outside seating area. If you're lucky the kids might get a job in the bar and if you're unlucky(like our daughter) you could end up getting sacked.......all great fun.
The food was excellent with a large choice of pub grub with hearty portions for those with a big appetite.
Sky Sports is a feature of the bar and I know that Terry prides himself on showing every available Premier League game.
If you want to go to a bar and feel valued then it must be The Vine. We are already planning to return to Benalmadena next year and The Vine will be our main bar of choice.
Thank you to Terry, Jan and Scott for making us so welcome.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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