Mar 142014
 

HOTEL GRAN SOL,   CALPE    965836282

 ★★★★☆ 

Norwegian makeover

The Gran Sol is a long established hotel and restaurant in one of the suburbs of Calpe where a GPS is a definite advantage to locate one’s destination. The address is Urb. Gran Sol 6B which is a few streets to the south east of Imperial Park.

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The hotel is an unassuming building from the outside and has been going through a makeover by the Norwegian family that bought it about a year or so ago. On entering the restaurant there is a large comfortable lounge area to chill out in, a bar and then restaurant itself with a  terrace outside with views onto the Peñon d’Ifach.

The refurbishment of the restaurant’s decor includes a lot of stone and wood and is very pleasing to the eye.DSC00274

The chef at the Gran Sol is English and his menu is too.

Our starters included homemade croquetas de jamon, a French onion soup and gambas with a sublime cider sauce.

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The price of the menu del día is set by the main course selected and in our case ranged from €12.50 for a Beef and Ale pie, or roast pork with crackling to €18.00 for duck à la orange. All tasty.

Our desserts included profiteroles and an apple pie.  DSC00280

The house wines were from Somontano and branded Montesierra. The white was an unusual blend of Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Macebeo whereas the red was a traditional Cabarnet Sauvignon/Tempranillo. Both good honest wines which cost €9 once the half bottle person limit had been passed. 

The total cost p.p. for an enjoyable lunch in comfortable surroundings amounted to just under €20.

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