Festive Feast at Christmas

With the festive season on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about where you’re going to celebrate Christmas in Marbella and in style. If you’re looking for some fine wining and dining, and don’t fancy cooking yourself, how about eating out this Christmas? Marbella offers plenty of excellent options including El Club, the new Rio Real restaurant serving some of the best festive fair.

On the menu this Christmas in Marbella

Since its opening in the summer, El Club has distinguished itself for its fine cuisine. But this Christmas, the restaurant has pulled out all the stops with foodie feasts on the key dates of Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and the Three Kings.

Christmas Day menu

On the 25 December, El Club combines traditional British with the best of Andalusian produce, reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of Christmas in Marbella. Diners can enjoy the famous white prawns from Huelva with a glass of fino sherry for starters before moving on to the very British roast turkey with all the trimmings. Rio Real restaurant then goes very modern with a chocolate velvet cake for dessert.

Did you know?

Discover what’s on the menu for all the Christmas and New Year season at Rio Real restaurant. 

New Year’s Eve Gala Party

 As is traditional, Rio Real celebrates the New Year in style and this year is no exception. To celebrate the arrival of a brand-new decade – we are after all about to enter 2020 – diners can feast on several seafood dishes. King prawn carpaccio, lobster and scallops in green curry start the menu before moving into the star dish – Retinta beef sirloin. No festive meal would be complete without some Spanish turron (nougat) and at El Club, it’s turron bavarois to finish.

Champagne, wine and cava flow on this very special evening and diners at El Club get a party pack. This includes of course the 12 lucky grapes to ensure 2020 gets off to the best possible start.

Three Kings

One of the most important dates in the Spanish Christmas calendar is 6th January, Three Kings Day. This family occasion also has a special menu at the Rio Real restaurant. It includes cream of spinach soup with crispy bacon, egg and Montes de Trujillo cheese, and seabream with roast squash and faux risotto for mains. Dessert could only be the traditional Three Kings’ Cake and it makes the perfect end to dining at Christmas in Marbella.

Did you know?

To book your table for any of the above festive meals, simply contact (+34) 952 766 660 or hotel@rioreal.com.

The festive ambiance

El Club offers a sophisticated atmosphere at any time of year, but at Christmas festive decorations take centre stage getting all diners into the spirit of the celebrations. Start with your entrance via Rio Real Boutique Hotel with its open log fire in the lounge and then enter the restaurant itself.

You’ll find it difficult to focus on the Christmas decorations because your eyes will be drawn to the view. The Rio Real restaurant looks directly out over the golf course with the Mediterranean to the south and the Sierra Blanca mountains to the north. The perfect backdrop for any season and particularly special at Christmas.

Did you know?

Your event at Christmas in Marbella could include a free special meal. Book at least three rooms at our Boutique Hotel and dine in style free of charge and use our exclusive meetings room. Available until 23 December – find out more here

Combine fine dining and great golf

If you’re planning to celebrate Christmas in Marbella, why not make the most of the sunshine and work up an appetite with a round of golf before your meal? The Rio Real dynamic pricing system ensures you get more golf for less at a time that suits you. Just take a look and book your golf in Marbella now.


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