The Hairy Lemon

Price guide: Mid-range

Paseo Levante, Sotogrande, Costa del Sol, 11310

Price guide: Mid-range

The bar

By George Prior, your Sotogrande expert

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#2 of 4
expert-rated restaurants in Sotogrande
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Mature travellers, Singles, Chilling out, Live entertainment, People watching

Expert review of The Hairy Lemon

A consistently-good, Spanish-influenced British menu.

They’ve got the best bits of Andalucia and Britain working well together in this gastro pub: relaxed and hospitable; efficient and original. For me it’s one of the unsung heroes of Sotogrande and a happy addition to the area’s restaurant scene. I’ve spent many happy hours using its free WiFi, having a beer, and chatting to fellow diners/drinkers. It’s one of those places where you think you’ll go in ‘just for one’…

Food and drink: 

The food is as intriguing as the establishment’s name. The award-winning chef makes, frankly, sensational food. Personal highlights include scotch egg tapas and pancetta-wrapped chicken served with polenta mash.

Ambience: 

A traditional brass bar, exposed brickwork and sturdy wooden furniture give it a homely feel. Older expats flicking through the Sunday papers chat away with holidaymakers flicking through their guidebooks.

Service: 

The staff are casual, yet smart and polite.

Location: 

It's down a small side street just off the main drag, Paseo Levante.

Price advice: 

It's not overly priced, which makes a nice change for this part of the coast. A two-course dinner will cost around 22 euros a head.

More information on The Hairy Lemon:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
British, Fusion, Spanish
Address:
Paseo Levante, Sotogrande, Costa del Sol, 11310
Telephone:
+34 956 790 124
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily from noon-midnight
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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