San Pedro de Alcantara is a new location for me with regards to restaurants as before the bypass was built...I literally just bypassed it. Now with the new access roads and ease of parking it is a much easier place to get around and so recently I decided to see what the restaurants were like.
As someone who really likes food and who uses Trip Advisor to research general opinion I thought I would give Albert & Simon a try (there are two listings for this restaurant one as Albert & Simon and the other in Spanish Albert y Simon but both are the same place so the reviews should be merged - maybe Trip Advisor would take note).
The restaurant is now so easy to find...if you are coming from Marbella take the new exit into San Pedro just before the tunnel and drive up into Avd Luis Braille and then turn left onto the other side of the new central park and you will see the restaurant with its red awning on your right hand side. (turn left at the entrance to the main underground parking after the Hogan Stand).
The restaurant is located on a main street and as with a lot of restaurants in Spain you can't see very much of the inside of the restaurant from the outside as there is usually a terrace with tables and umbrellas etc. which is the case here..but as it was a winters night we opted to sit inside. The restaurant has a lovely, comfortable feel to it with warm colours and interesting paint designs on the walls and a fabulous wine display...they have a huge book of wine choices (which to be honest was so long that I personally would have preferred the option of a shorter, simple, list as I would have needed at least a glass of wine to take the time to study the book!) so in order to save time we just opted for a standard Rioja.
As it was our first time to eat here we also opted for the 3 course dinner menu at 28€ per person as I feel this gives restaurants the opportunity to showcase their best dishes and should serve to encourage you to come back..either for the menu or to test other dishes on the a la carte.
There was a good selection of dishes to choose from - I had the aubergine & cod mille feuille which was very tasty while my partner had a fresh, crispy salad. He then had a Hake fillet in green curry sauce while I opted for a Lamb couscous with nuts and raisins. I had a thick, luscious chocolate tart for dessert while he went for the creme brulee....All of which were perfectly cooked, well flavoured and expertly served. Service was extremely efficient and the staff were friendly and helpful without being patronising.
The bill for the two of us including tip was 100€...(also including a per person charge for bread and 5.70€ for a large bottle of water ) which is not cheap but for the quality of food and service received was not over the top for this area.
I will certainly not hesitate in going back and look forward to my next visit.