Polo House

Address: Boulevard Principe Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, Golden Mile, Marbella, 29600, Spain
Telephone: +34 952 900 380

- Mid-range

4.3

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
4.4
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Service
4.4
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Food and drink
4.4
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Value for money
4.1
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Ambience
4.5
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Location
3.9
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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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Trendiness

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