ABOUT LA GRANADA DIVINO
La Granada Divino took over the site of an extremely popular family restaurant in the beautiful ‘Pueblo Blanco’ village of Gaucin, Andalucía which is located between the on the popular tourist trail between the coast and Ronda. The village is a very popular stop over point for tourists and travellers travelling from the coast to Ronda or coming from the other direction.
The 150 year old restaurant building rests on a rock at the corner of the Calle De Las Piedra. It is believed that this was the route taken by the pomegranate pickers in years gone by and hence the regeneration of a name befitting of their history.
We are ideally located for that leisurely stop-over lunch or delicious evening meal or Pizza snack with a glass of wine or cold beverage whilst admiring the stunning views of the Rock of Gibraltar and the Andalusian countryside from our terrace or enjoying one of our cozy inside dining rooms.
Born in England, La Granada Divino’s Head Chef Gareth Gardiner has had a long and successful cooking career. His career started at the world famous Ivy Restaurant in London where he was Chef de Partie. He then moved to South Africa where he worked as head chef for a number of restaurants within the Western Cape, consulted for hotels as well as setting up his own private chefing business.
Gareth Gardiner was head-hunted from Plettenberg Bay and having seen La Granada Divino on South African National TV in Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares decided to accept the exciting new challenge as Head Chef of La Granada Divino and joined at the beginning of April 2015 – just in time for the Easter Holidays!
Gareth Gardiner is a passionate Chef whom dishes are not overly fussy, but combines wholesome flavours with a dash of creativity. Although consistently superb, our portion sizes are not frustratingly small either, as we understand many of the guests joining us are doing so after a tiring day site seeing, walking or touring.
At this easy going restaurant chef Gareth Gardiner offers an idealized spin on old-fashioned Spanish fare with a menu of local, regional and international cuisine and a selection of classic pizzas. The wine list is varied featuring a selection of local and international wines. Peer into the kitchen and you’ll see the Chef at work flanked by a pizza oven a grill on the other side and a range of locally grown vegetables and Spanish produced meats including the local delicacy of spring lamb.
Adventurous eats on the varied and frequently changing menu include Thai fishcakes, tomato and coriander chutney and salad garnish and locally grown spring vegetable risotto and prime steak of the day with wasabi and herb butter and chunky chips and a variety of delicious pizzas. For a sweet finale the Sticky Toffee Pudding, Almond praline, butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream is to die for.
Chef Gareth Gardiner will also cook up that special feast or menu for special occasions and cater for any specific dietary requests that can be celebrated in our private room that seats up to 14 people.