Food & Drink

Beer Tasting at Nao

Nao is a small craft brewery that has opened in Arrecife. We had already tried their excellent beers in various bars around the island, so we wanted to meet the team behind them, and to see the brewing process.

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Nao are located in a small unit in the Puerto Naos area of Arrecife. They have state of the art facilities for the actual brewing and temperature controlled storage, although I was intrigued that every single bottle is closed by hand with a single machine.  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Mucky Duck

Recently on a Friday evening I called into the Mucky Duck Bar & Restaurant in Puerto del Carmen for some food to be greeted with a brand new pie menu, additionally to their regular menu. Yes, you heard it right, a whole menu of a choice of 20 different homemade pies!  The fillings include chicken, beef, lamb, fish, haggis, Guinness... to name a few. 

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They come served in a terracota dish which keeps the pie pipping hot and they are accompanied by veggies, chunky chips and the cutest little gravy boat with extra sauce.  Also you can choose from of 3 different types of lid: shortcrust, puff pastry or mash potatoes.   read more »

Stop Dieting!

We met with Glyn Emmet earlier this week. Glyn has been a Lanzarote fan for years, and recently moved permanently to his home in Playa Blanca. He’s now offering his online coaching service on the island to help people with fat loss, fitness and health.


As a dedicated weight trainer for many years, Glyn developed an interest in nutrition, and was able to transform his own body by eating well, while actually training less often. He studied to qualify as a certified nutrition coach with Precision Nutrition, and started offering his services to help other people lose weight, or achieve their ideal body shape or fitness.  read more »

Amura Hosting Charity Dinner Dance

Amura, the well-known restaurant in Puerto Calero, is hosting a charity dinner dance to raise money for the Kennel Club. The event takes place on Saturday 4th February at 1830 and we’ll be there, as we have added some sponsorship in the form of a convertible car hire in the charity auction.

Dinner Dance  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Himalaya Restaurant

We had been part of Puerto del Carmen’s annual Santa Parade and we were looking for somewhere to eat along The Strip when we spotted Himalaya.

Himalaya Restaurant Puerto del Carmen

The restaurant offers Nepali and Indian cuisine, and we decided to give it a go for an early evening meal. 

The menu has the usual suspects you would find on any Indian restaurant menu, so rest assured if you want a Chicken Tikka Masala, you can get one.

But we were interested to try some of the Nepali cuisine for our main courses, and we weren’t disappointed.  read more »

Ordering Beer In Lanzarote

After a few visits, “A large beer please,” probably turns into “Una cerveza grande, for favor.” But if you’d like to order you beer like a local, read on:


The Large Beer

“Una jarra, por favor.” A jarra (literally a jug, and pronounced Harra) is what we call a large beer. Typically about half a litre, so close to a pint, of draft beer. If you want to know what draft beers are available - “¿Que tienen del grifo?” means “What do you have on tap?"  read more »

II Tinajo Bocata Tour

After the success of the first edition of this contest last year, the "II Tinajo Bocata Tour 2016" is here. 

II Bocata Tour Tinajo 2016

Between the 15th of December and the 5 of January you can sample a "bocata" at the participating establishments with a very reasonable cost between €3.50 and €5, including a drink. The only requirement is that the "bocata" (short for "bocadillo") offered includes at least a locally sourced ingredient. These are marked with an asterisk (*) on the list below. 

To enter the draw you need to hand in your stamped voting card, having tried at least 5 "bocatas", at the Casa de la Cultura on Calle Avenida de los Volcanes, 21 in Tinajo. This year's draw prize is a trip to Fuerteventura for two people, including the tickets for the ferry with a car and two night stay in Fuerteventura.

The draw and counting of the votes will take place on January 9th at 9am. 

And these are the participating establishments and their "bocatas":   read more »

New Year's Eve Gala Dinner At Amura

Amura are having a New Year’s Eve gala dinner. Starting at 8PM with a welcome cocktail, the dinner consists of several courses, with top quality wine to accompany them, as well as the traditional 12 grapes at midnight.

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