Whilst I was in Tenby my mother and father kept on raving about this new restaurant in Tenby that had just opened on the beach front. It was called South Beach Bar Grill and they couldn’t stop singing it’s praises!! I’m always up for trying new places and with my parents being big foodies just like me, I had high hopes for this restaurant. Would it live up to my parents recommendation, well, I was about to find out…
The location of the restaurant is perfect. It’s right on the beach front and it has the most splendid views. The breeze does get quite windy and energetic so I recommend that if you’re going there with the intention of eating, I would advise to sit indoors, however if you’re only having a drink and a quick catch up amongst friends then the sea air would be a nice little touch to your chit chat.
The interior as the beach front feel to it and it has a cozy atmosphere. Quite spacious in size and everything is wooden. They have nice little beachesque details and trinkets in every nook and cranny, it’s worth having a little snoop around. The bar looks stylish but sticks with it’s wooden beach front theme and they also have floor length windows so even if your not brave enough to eat or sit outside you won’t miss the picturesque view outside.
We quickly order our food with our waitress and we have a mixture of different dishes coming! I cannot wait to try them. I ordered myself the Celtic Pride Burger brioche roll, stilton and apricot chutney and my choice of fries or salad (I chose fries, on holidays you know) for £10.50. My mother ordered herself a Camarthenshire cured ham with mustard pickle and fries for £7.00 while my dad took my advice and ordered the South Beach Famous Crab Sandwich and fries for £8.00 (I really wanted to try it so I made him order it heeheehee).
The food is tasty, there is no denying that point however £7.00 for a ham sandwich and a bowl of chips is a bit steep in price. I understand that all their produce is local and therefore fetches for a higher price…but that is still a lot of money for a slice of ham or two. Saying that, my mother loved it, she was very content with her food. Dad’s Crab Sandwich was absolutely scrummy. I’ve probably had crab once before and I always enjoy it. My meal I was expecting a bit more, well for the price anyway. From the size of the burger it was clearly homemade which is always nice to know it hasn’t been in some freezer, but, and this may be me being an absolute greedy guts, I like my burgers to be the same size as the buns, so when my buns (oo-er) tower over my burger, we have a problem. Fortunately (or unfortunately) the meal left a lot of room for dessert.
For dessert I opted for their sticky date pudding with toffee sauce and a vanilla ice cream pod (yum) whilst my mother went for the same dessert as her first visit, which was the warm plum and almond tart with spiced plum compote with vanilla ice cream. Dad decided to indulge his sweet because he’s weak, (and also a diabetic). All desserts are £6.
The pudding is warm when it arrives (which is always a plus) and it’s melting in my mouth, I’m not exaggerating when I say it was one of the best sticky pudding I’ve ever had!! The ice cream complimented the pudding nicely too. It wasn’t heavy with the toffee flavour and it was presented so nicely. Glorious!! Worth £6 though? Not compared to cafes and other food places that do the same size cakes for a cheaper price.
All in all, lovely food, your are paying for the quality but some of us greedy pigs (me being one) want to get our money’s worth. Quantity should be a factor too.