Polo House

Price guide: Mid-range

Boulevard Principe Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, Golden Mile, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29600

Price guide: Mid-range

Carvery at the Polo House

By George Prior, your Marbella expert

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#4 of 12
expert-rated restaurants in Marbella
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Celebrity spotting, Nightlife, People watching, Trendiness

Expert review of Polo House

James Hewitt's perfectly pitched, British colonial-style venue in Marbella.

The ex-Army major and former lover of Princess Diana opened the doors to the Polo House, on Marbella’s Golden Mile, a couple of years ago and since then it’s been a firm favourite of mine. I’ve run the whole gamut here: aperitifs, light bar snacks, full on lavish meals and post-dinner cocktails around the baby grand piano. It’s all very civilised.

Food and drink: 

Drinks are beautifully presented in crystal glasses by staff wearing military jackets. The menu is well thought out and innovative. I love the Galician oysters or the scallops (served with popcorn!) to start, followed by the rack of lamb. The wine list is exceptional - as is the sommelier.

Ambience: 

Dark wooden floors and bars, brass fittings, huge potted palms against white walls, Indian statues, tablecloths and champagne-coloured sofas create a quintessentially colonial feel. The mix of locals and holidaymakers creates a lively, sociable vibe.

Service: 

It's slick and well polished. It seems to get better every time I go. James Hewitt usually does the rounds in his distinctive, debonair style.

Location: 

It’s on a busy junction on the eastern end of the Golden Mile.

Price advice: 

It's about 35 euros a head without wine, so about average for the area.

More information on Polo House:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Brasserie, Restaurant
Food:
Fusion, International
Address:
Boulevard Principe Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, Golden Mile, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29600
Telephone:
+34 952 900 380
Website:
http://www.polohouse.net
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Daily from 7pm-1am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Polo House? Would you recommended it?