Tom’s Tastebuds – Gecko Bistro

As a non-golfer but dedicated foodie, Tom Henshaw experienced the 19th hole of Espiche Golf Club at their Gecko Bistro!

I think I am probably right in saying that non-golfers like me would not normally think about having lunch or dinner at a golf course, but we did just that at Espiche Golf Club. If you take my advice and try it out, I am confident you will be as impressed as we were with both their award-winning clubhouse, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in April and the amazing views all around the course. The peace and stillness bring a real sense of tranquillity to your dining experience.

You can start with a coffee and let the day drift by as you enjoy the extensive menus served by an attentive staff under their very professional food and beverages manager. André Silva has made very positive changes to the clubhouse and, at the same time, has moulded a team that is working in unison to give their visitors a warm and hearty welcome. 

André´s enthusiasm made us feel very relaxed as we enjoyed lunch. We chose the mushroom risotto expertly prepared by Italian members of their International chefs and paired it with a superb red wine from Lisbon, namely Chocapalha. Delicious.

Breakfast is also on offer every day until 11.30 am, and they all sound mouth-watering and reasonably priced. Their lunch and dinner choices are currently available until 6 pm every day but this will be extended once the summer timetable starts.

André has plans for monthly regional wine-tasting events with food and cheeses chosen to complement the regional wines.

All in all, it was an excellent lunch and well worth your consideration. Plans are already underway for a new spa hotel and new homes, which will surely make this restaurant an even bigger attraction!

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