Lunch at Vovem, Nueva Andalucia, November 2017,
by Morris Bishop
(San Pedro de Alcantara)
the quadrant dining room
This restaurant, that opened in the Spring of 2015, is almost entirely dedicated to confirmed Carnivores, with only a token half dozen Fishy dishes on the menu. The quadrant shaped dining room has some 65 covers with a further 65 on the pleasant terrace that surrounds it and at the end of this is a small lounge area. Comfortably appointed with nice table settings, modern décor and lighting and background music as it should be – low in volume.
The expansive menu has almost 40 starters and sharing dishes, but it took a little help from the manageress Nikoleta to get to grips with 40 Steak options. These are divided into cuts, then sub divided into Breed, and are offered in various weights. I found it a little strange that they don’t offer any of the traditional Beef dishes like ‘Filet Mignon, Tornedo, Chateaubriand, or even a Boeuf Bourgogne, but no, this is a steak exclusive!.
A couple of yummy Oxtail croquettes as an appetiser were followed by a shared Foie Gras dish and mains of a Burgos bred Wagyu Steak, and an American Black Angus steak, both with chips and vegetables. A Mille Fuille dessert rounded off an exceptional meal accompanied by a pleasant Chardonnay. Served on hot iron plates, cooked correctly to our order, to a ‘melt in the mouth tenderness by chef Luis, flavoursome, well presented, and served by waiters Miguel and Chir (Ukrainian for Snow) who were helpful, attentive and informative.
Bottom line - This was one to remember.
Vovum asador can be found in C/Yedras on the round about. From the A7 turn north just west of the H10, Andalucian Plaza, straight on at the round about, then in 400 m. bear right on to a second round about and the restaurant is on the left. Street parking. They open for lunch and dinner every day. Average price for a 3 course meal with wine 50€. The menu can be seen on their website. Reservations on 952003434 or on the website.
Bishlin Guide marks out of 5
O/A:4.5Please mention to the restaurateur that the restaurant was recommended in the "MarbellaFamilyFun.com" Newsletter. To see even more reviews on the best restaurants in Marbella, check out The Bishlin Guide.