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 Olympus World
 Jan 6th, 2016

There are obviously quite a few Indian Restaurants here in the south of Tenerife and most are pretty good. However, a new one has caught our taste buds. What makes it even better is that it is in the brand new Siam Mall complex within easy walking distance of Club Olympus in Garden City.

The Chef was recently working at top Indian restaurant  'Bombay Babu' and has relocated to Namaste in Siam Mall. The menu is not complicated and retains all the Indian classics. Their lamb dishes are superb.

And here is me (Ivan Rhodes) thoroughly enjoying a lamb curry with a Kingfisher beer.

To find Namaste, walk to the Siam Mall next to the world famous 'Siam Park' Waterpark. Head up the escalators, turn left at the top and walk to the end. Easy!

Click here to go to the Namaste website

Bon Provecho

 Olympus World
 Apr 2nd, 2015

About a 15 minute ride away by taxi is the little fishing port of Las Galletas. On the seafront of this village are several great little restaurants. One of them is a Belgian Restaurant by the name of Panorama. They specialise in freshly steamed mussels.


The Mussels come in a variety of sauces, you choose which one you like. We generally go for the white wine and Garlic. We, in this instance, being my wife Janette and mum Jane Rhodes!

Pictured above is my Mrs, thoroughly enjoying her kilo of fresh mussels. The lid is used as a handy "graveyard" to dispose of your mussel shells. Chips are provided along with a delicious Bearnaise sauce.

As we get to the bottom of our Mussels, we are left with a delightful soup that has to be finished with a spoon and plenty of bread (best to go when quite hungry).


Pictured above is Mum Jane enjoying the wonderful Lemon and Vodka Sorbet to finish off with and here below is me Ivan with a happy, smiley face after a great lunch.

Restaurante Panorama is smack on the sea-front with fabulous views and super friendly staff. They have a great menu but the Mussels are the thing to have here. They are closed on Mondays, as are many restaurants here in Tenerife.

The kilo of Mussels costs 14 Euros but includes chips and sauces. Ask any member of the Olympus team for instructions on how to find it.

Click here for Panorama Facebook page and here for TripAdvisor page.

Bon Provecho!

 Olympus World
 Mar 6th, 2015

We had a great lunch at this fabulous Lebanese Restaurant in Los Cristianos. Located in the San Telmo area (heading towards the port), this Restaurant is building a terrific reputation for it's exotic yet reasonably priced menu.

Pictured above is the restaurant Terrace which has tremendous views over the sea and Los Cristianos beach as you can see below. In the photo are Dawn of our In-House team (left) and Sue Simons our Head of Reservations.

Above is Tony, part of our In-House team. The Restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are really helpful. They all speak great English and guided us through the menu. We had mixed starters with lots of pitta bread, dips and sauces. The main courses of Lamb with Mango curry and Beef in Ginger with spicy rice were out of this world.


Pictured above are Tony, Sue, Dawn and Ray. Here below is me, Ivan with Sue Knellor.

The interior of Habibi's is full of authentic Lebanese furniture and decor giving the place a very accurate middle-eastern feel and as mentioned, the food is to die for. The great thing about Lebanese food is that it is exotic but not too spicy or hot!


Without a doubt, when you are next in Tenerife, try and give this place a visit. It's only about 10 minutes away from Club Olympus by hire-car or taxi and is easily found on the main road.

It is also wheelchair friendly with everything being on the flat. Give it a go!

Bon Provecho - as we say in Tenerife!

 Olympus World
 Aug 22nd, 2014

We have been really quite busy over the last couple of months. So much so that we have neglected Ray's appetite. A visit to our favourite restaurant at Era Las Mozas was in order!

If you don't know Ray, he is our In-House Team Manager. Born in Norway but raised in Liverpool. Ray is an ex-professional footballer and had Top quality menswear shops in Liverpool before moving to Tenerife in 1985. Ray has been with Club Olympus on and off for the last 20 odd years.

He also has quite an appetite and the T-Bone from an Ox is generally not a problem for him.


These delicious cuts of meat are sourced locally and the quality of all the food at Era Las Mozas in Valle San Lorenzo is very high. As well as the beef they also specialise in enormous racks of ribs. All are cooked on an open log fire.

A happy Ray Karlsen at the end of his meal.

I however have a much more sedate appetite and I was very happy with fresh lamb in red wine sauce.

If you need directions to this wonderful place when you next stop at Club Olympus. Please ask any team member for assistance

Buen Provecho!

 Olympus World
 Jun 10th, 2014

A favourite place of our is "Restaurante Churrasqueria - El Rodeo". A Churrasqueria or 'Churrasca" is a specialised South American type restaurant where meat is cooked over an open fire pit then served on long swords. They are thought to be derived from Brazillian 'Gaucho's' or cowboys who roasted beef over open camp fires.

Above we can see Beef Ribs cooking nicely. The meat is then cut directly from the swords which act as spits and make for ease of serving. You can have as much or as little as you like from each variety of meat.

Here is Ivan being served a delicious slice of Pork Fillet directly from the sword. A great variety of meat is served and you simply say yes or no when the waiter arrives. The cuts include, chicken, sausage, fillet steak with Roquefort cheese sauce, Ham and Pineapple, Beef in garlic, Pork in Parmesan, rare roast beef and many others.

All the meat is complemented by a mouth-watering 'all you can eat' salad buffet . Some people go just for the salad selection. It is a one off fee of roundabout 20 Euros for all of this outstanding food. Drinks are of course extra. It is worth bearing in mind that it is a good idea to be hungry when you visit! And when you think you are done, they bring around an enormous 'sweet trolley'.

No problem for Mike Booth, ex marketing manager of Club Olympus, pictured above with Ivan. We don't actually look as if we are starving do we?

It's also a great place to take larger parties as there is abundant parking and it is a huge place that is well geared up for handling large amounts of people. The cleanliness, friendliness and speed of service make "El Rodeo" a big hit and it is only a 20 minute walk or 3-5 minute car journey from Club Olympus.

We love this place and know that you will too. Ask any member of the Olympus team about how to get there and they will be glad to help.

Give it a go and give yourselves a treat!

See you soon!

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