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    Smith's Fish n Chips: Best Fish n Chips on the Rock

    by daarth Written Jul 21, 2008

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    I asked the VT Gibraltar forum what the best fish and chips was to be got there. The answer was clear from all to try Smith's Fish n Chips near the Convent. I went there and was not disappointed!

    Favorite Dish: Fish and chips

    Smith's Fish and Chips
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    Roys Fish and Chips: Biggest Piece of Cod Ever!!

    by RAINBOWWINGS Written Jun 8, 2008

    Gibraltar has many fish and chip restaurants to offer but our best so far has been Roys.
    Good home made British fish and chips with the fish being so big it hung over the side of the plate!

    Favorite Dish: Got to be the Cod and Chips!

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    Lord Nelson: A choice for a sunday

    by call_me_rhia Written Mar 8, 2008

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    As we went to Gibraltar was on a Sunday, and he weather was miserable, we found that there were few eating options open, espeically for lunch. We decided for the Lord Nelson pub, in Casemates sqaure... which was kind of nice, your typical British pub, packed and with some football match going on. We decided it would do.

    Favorite Dish: Typical pub grub, in terms of quality... not memorable but edible. The food menu was slightly more varied; other than the usual burgers there was some mexican food - what there wasn't (thankfully) was roast and mash potatoes. The fajitas were OK, nothing to write home about... same with the burgers. The guacamole was a very sad story. A good place to have some food, a horrible place to get good food, though

    my lunch

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    by sarahdebble Written Jan 11, 2008

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    Dear all,

    This is my first ever posting. I have always read peoples tips when travelling and 99% they are the bible.

    However I was really disappointed with the advice I received with regards to casemate.

    I went to the tunnel under the impression it was the best place in Gibraltar on Friday evening, after seeing the photo displayed who wouldn’t!
    But it was bad.

    There was no one in there, the place stunk of sick and the people that was in there was all 16 year olds same with the place next door (Latinos)

    I was very reluctant with going to The Lord Nelson after reading sugar puffs tip, however my mates and me had the best time ever… They had a live band on which I found out they also provide everyday of the week, The drinks are all cold (something the tunnel doesn’t offer).

    Plus they show all sports during the day. The food was great (and cheap) and the staff was really nice even walked me to a taxi stand across the road.

    So Nelsons all the way!!!!!

    Favorite Dish: MUSSELS

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    American dinner type place: Lots of places

    by littlebush Written Nov 23, 2007

    Didnt get the name of it but walking through the main street in the town is an american diner type place which has an american menu, its pretty good portions at a reasonable price.
    im sure theres better places though.
    you can get all things british here, roast dinners, fish and chips, and a good ol pint.

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    Waterfront Restaurant: Excellent seafood beside the Sea!

    by angiebabe Updated Nov 22, 2007

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    Got chatting to one of the restaurant staff up on the main street at the main centre in Gibraltar about recommended restaurants for either steak or seafood - this restaurant was strongly recommended so off I went headed for the address she had shown me on the map about 10 mins walk at Queensway Quay.

    It was a lovely place beside the water - I got given a table right close to the waterfront and had lovely service from the waiter - so lovely ambience watching the sun go down and the peaceful chatter of other diners away from all the traffic and crowd noise of Gibraltar main street area.

    Favorite Dish: I had marlin and then a delicious dessert and an excellently recommended glass of wine.
    All up a nice meal with atmosphere for about £15.

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    Jules Cafe: Bistro/Creperie

    by katepj Updated Jun 3, 2007

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    It was a really friendly place with people in the bistro chatting to each other, good service, and nice relaxing atmosphere. A good place for a woman on her own without standing out like a sore thumb. In fact there was at least one other woman eating alone, if not more. There is plenty of choice for vegetarians.

    Favorite Dish: I had a spinach pancake - it seemed pretty big to me. I'm not usually overfaced, but there was loads of filling. Decent glass of white wine. Price for a pancake £7.00 and a good sized glass of wine was £1.50. I didn't have anything else as I was full of crepe. (nb it was a thin one, not the nasty thick type).

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    Cork's Wine Bar: Great coffee

    by katepj Updated Mar 9, 2007

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    Spacious, wooden floors, relaxing - but I went in the morning so who knows later on. Seemed to be full of people having informal meetings over coffee - me too!

    Favorite Dish: OK I have to confess I only had the coffee (espresso). But I am picky about coffee and it was so good I had another one which I hardly ever do. Good flavour and nice and creamy.

    I note it used to have a food award, (Silver), not sure if that still applies.

    Irish Town at night
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    Lord Nelson Casemates: Lord Nelson hangout

    by angiebabe Written Sep 24, 2006

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    Pub restaurant done up with being on a ship theme - in particular Lord Nelsons ship at the Battle of Trafalgar which happened near the entrance of the Straits of gibraltar - clouds on the ceiling and windows done up etc -

    all rather effective giving a rather different ambience. Staff were fairly helpful - particularly when i cant decide what to choose from a rather interesting selection on the menu! - in recommending choice dishes.

    Often theres live music too, especially in the summer evenings.

    open for lunch and evening meals till late right in the busy centre of Gibraltar is an ideal place to head for and try.

    Favorite Dish: I had the mussels in white wine which were recommended in the lonely planet guidebook and also by the staff - having done Brussels and its mussels fairly often i wish i had tried else such as the very tempting sounding Fresh Fillet of Duck breast but with Fresh Fillet of Beef and a selection of sauces, or Lord nelsons traditional fish and chips, or Stir Fried Pork or Scottish Salmon Steak or Dover Sole - well its difficult!
    and then dessert - well the home made lemon tart was excellent topped off with an excellent coffee to make the walk home.

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  • Gatsbys: Amazing Popeye Spinach

    by helem Written Sep 3, 2006

    The menu is amazing, it's in sections... French, Indian, Mexican, Burger, Italian (The French bit covers the delicious steaks). And there's a different specials menu every week.

    I am in the Navy and have eaten in many restaurants all over the world. This place has to rank as one of the best. Everything is fresh and tastes wonderful. I have been there several times with different friends and once they have been, they always want to go back the next night to try something different! The house wine is gorgeous too.... Red and White!

    Favorite Dish: Popeye Spinach is a starter, I'm not that mad on spinach but this dish is just GORGEOUS!! Top tip though, you might want to get one to share as it's quite a large portion.

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    Gauchos: A taste of Argentina in Europe

    by sugarpuff Written Aug 25, 2006

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    The following is printed on all 'Gauchos' menus as a brief history to the area. I thought it was really interesting and that you might enjoy reading all about it.

    "Dining at 'Gauchos' offers you the rare experience of enjoying a fine repast inside a two hundred year old casemate. The Waterport Casemates are part of a fortified wall built in the early 19th century to protect the 'waterport' entrance to the town of Gibraltar. The Oxford Dictionary describes a casemate as an "embrasured room in thickness of a fortress wall." The embrasures being the openings from which the guns and cannon could be fired.

    Before land reclamation the main water entrance to the town of Gibraltar was through the Waterport Gates, outside the southern entrance to the restaurant. In those days, the waters of the harbour lapped against Waterport Wharf, which is where the restaurant is situated today. The other main gateway in the days when the town was completely surrounded by walls and locked up at night, was Landport Gate, located on the opposite side of Casemates Square next to the Tunnel Bar and Restaurant. It is still used today but for foot traffic only.

    Two hundred years ago the Waterport Casemates were a hive of activity with soldiers, customs agents and health inspectors, going about their days work. There would have been dozens of cannon and heavily armed soldiers providing protection. The floor of 'Gauchos' shows the original flagstone and if you look next to the windows and in the floors you will see the filled indents where the cannon securing rings were sited. These were used to haul the cannon into firing position after loading, and to stop them running back on the troops after firing!

    The surfaces of the vaulted walls and ceilings have been carefully renovated throughout and the unique decor has been handcrafted to ensure a pleasant atmosphere for our guests. Links to the past include one of the original cannon now a decorative addition to the outdoor dining area."

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    Gauchos: The newest restaurant to hit The Rock with style!

    by sugarpuff Updated Aug 25, 2006

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    Could this be labelled as barbeque? Im not quite sure...more 'grill' than barbeque I think. This restaurant opened when I was back in Gib in July 2006 by my old boss from 'The Tunnel' Restaurant in Casemates. He is truely an entrepreneur, opening a handful of places since he first arrived on The Rock back in the late 80s. And this latest one is something very different for the people of Gibraltar, and for the first few days that I helped out, it was booked solid with very good feedback. So if you're looking for a good steak place, fresh chargrilled vegetables, fresh fish and delicious desserts, not to mention the 72 bottele wine list, try this place for something different to the usual Gibraltar fare.

    I wrote an article for 'The Gibraltar Magazine' when I was home too about Gauchos, and it will be going to print in the September issue. If you would like to read it, please log on to

    For a taster of what they offer, I've included parts of the menu for you to peruse!

    Empanada de Carne Picarda (minced beef, olives, tomato and egg in a black pepper pastry)
    Provoleta al Horno (baked cheese italiano served piping hot)
    Ensalada La Pampa (succulent sliced tomato with garlic and oregano in olive oil)
    Fillet de Salmon Chimichurri (with grilled banana, mango and avocado sauce)
    Gambas Ceviche (Largest King Prawns, skewered and grilled)
    Brocheta de Verduras Especial (Vegetables served on a large sword)
    Solomillo ("The Fillet", needs no explanation, absolutely perfect!)
    T.Bone ( Cut high on Sirloin with the filet in place, blend of two cuts, two textures)
    Chuleton (Perfect flavour with the rib and a little fat between 600-700 grams)
    Parrillada de Gaucho (For two - steak, sausages, chicken, pork and lamb)

    And all the veggies come as side dishes with different sauces available on request. The Chimichurri sauce is FREE however!

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  • Simon's Lovely - the Wife is Hell

    by deaky Written Aug 4, 2006

    We booked at Simon's for 6 Adults (1 Veggie) and 2 Kids - Oh boy what a mistake!
    It started when we arrived and it was like the inside of fridge! - air conditioning on way too high - my Mum asked the waitress (turned out to be Simon's wife) if it could be turned down and was basically told that it suited her like that and No! - we should have left at this point! Menus arrived - no veggie stuff - big fuss over that one and she was so obviously anti-kids. Anyway ordered and main course arrived - not bad food - but the waitress (wife) produced to tell me kids off three times - hello! - can honestly say the boys were beautifully behaved - the tellings off were for 1) Touching the blade of his knife - big lecture about cut finger and proceeded to show us her lovely bandage - urgh! 2) My other son getting up to go to the toilet and his chair scraped on the floor and caused a noise! 3) Youngest son laughing - At this point we decided to leave! - It was absolutely unbelievable - only go here if you are a couple and want to whisper, not with friends/family where you may want to talk and definately don't go with kids or a veggie.
    Sour Faced Wifey definately does not make for a pleasant evening - not recommended.

    Favorite Dish: Whole evening was ruined by the Waitress from Hell

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    Nunos: Italian with a view

    by Gillybob Written May 31, 2006

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    Nunos is situated in the Caleta Hotel in Catalan Bay with great views out over the Mediterranean. The food was great and good sized portions at very reasonable prices for a hotel restaurant. Definitely would re-visit!

    Favorite Dish: Tagliatele with salmon and dill

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    Salsa Fuego: Great Food and Service

    by Mouse77 Written Apr 23, 2006

    both the food and service were great.
    they are tucked away in a nice little corner in the Castmates square.
    save you time looking for any place better!

    Favorite Dish: rib steak with Jack Daniels sauce, new potatoes, salad, - it was perfect; well cooked and delicous. the service was just the icing on the cake.

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