Fazz’s Indian Bengali restaurants in Fuerteventura and Puerto Calera in Lanzarote have a very good reputation so we were thrilled to discover that they were opening a new branch in the Rubimar shopping centre in Marina Rubicon, Playa Blanca. They’ve had a few delays with the opening and we’ve called in several times to see when they intended to open. So we were delighted to find they are now open and went on what was their opening night.
It is a large restaurant on the top floor of the Rubimar shopping centre with a huge terraced area outside, giving excellent views across the marina. The décor is very stylish and upmarket with comfortable squashy leather sofas, leather chairs and very modern decorations. The stylishness carries over into the tableware and crockery which is modern and a far cry from flocked wallpaper and metal balti dishes.
We’d decided to try the vegetarian set meal as it gave a good range of dishes and choice. We appreciate when menus mark vegetarian food (normally with a letter V) but Fazz’s also puts a symbol by dishes containing nuts and has a symbol for slightly, medium and very hot food.
From the first mouthful of poppadum and chutneys, you know you’re in good hands. The food was beautifully cooked and presented. We had samosas and onion bhajis and we wouldn’t let them take the pickles or raitha away. They were so good we wanted to finish them! The main course consisted of a vegetable rice with vegetable korma and jalfresi accompanied by sag aloo and a beautiful naan. The tastes were sensational with fresh and expertly blended spices in each dish. The dishes weren’t padded out with chick peas or lentils and all the vegetables were cooked really well so you enjoyed the medley of flavours but could still taste the cauliflower, spinach and other vegetables. The menu is extensive and the servings are generous. Everything was piping hot and well garnished.
Attentive and polite staff hovered around to make sure we were served and Fazz himself is in attendance, intending to be based at this restaurant. We moved outside onto the terrace for our ice cream and coffee, after which we were offered a liqueur on the house. We were really hoping it lived up to the reputation of the other branches as it’s within walking distance for us and we love Indian food. It didn’t disappoint and we can see ourselves becoming regulars. Our vegetarian set meal for 2 was 30.95 euros.
They intend to open for lunch every day and then each evening. They also offer a loyalty card which you can use to get 10% off the bill at any branch. Forget the strange half-empty atmosphere of the rest of the shopping centre and head straight for Fazz’s for an excellent meal in stylish surroundings.