Of stunning views & scrumptious food: A marvellous dining experience at Broadside Terrace
If you’re looking for the perfect summer dining spot, we’ve got you covered. We recently had the pleasure of trying out Broadside Terrace at the Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay and let’s just say the team didn’t disappoint. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Here’s how our dining experience at the gorgeous resto went down.
First, a little bit about Broadside Terrace
Corinthia’s Broadside Terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxed evening starting with after-work drinks thanks to their happy hour between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. This will then allow you to move to your dinner experience – be it with a significant other, a business dinner or just a summer night out with mates. And let’s just say, it exceeded all our expectations.
Our dining experience
As soon as my dining partner and I walked down from reception, past the pools, down the steps and caught a glimpse of the Terrace, I just knew it was going to be a spectacular evening.
We were immediately greeted by the lovely Ben who showed us to our table. The one thing I instantly noticed was that wherever you’re seated, you’ve got a panoramic view of the sea. And that never hurts!
Of course, we couldn’t miss out on their exquisite cocktail menu which features some classics as well as signature cocktails, which Ben informed us are specifically curated by the bartenders. Since I’m a massive gin fan, I personally went for the Blue Monday, a vibrant cocktail which I’m told is influenced by the shimmering sea that surrounds the resto. And it was precisely that! What was interesting was that this cocktail was topped with an edible flower (cool, right?) encased in a crushed ice formation. We were impressed, to say the least.
My dining partner got a little stuck as to what to get (she isn’t very adventurous in the cocktail department) but the bartenders were more than happy to help out. They even went as far as whipping up something new using the base of her favourite drink, which turned into this lovely pink drink inspired by a Pornstar Martini. Kudos, boys!
The menu – a foodie’s dream
The menu is perfectly sized, with just enough variety to give you options while not feeling overwhelmed. If you’re there for drinks, their Grab & Eat bar nibbles are a must-try. But if like us, you’re going for the dinner experience, you’re in for quite a treat. The terrace also has an open kitchen which will definitely whet your appetite and have you craving any one of the delicious dishes. Tried and tested!
To kick off our meal, we were brought the Chef’s Mediterranean Meze which is served on a complimentary basis when ordering any main course. They’ve also got the option to upgrade the meze to include lamb kibbeh, cheese sambousek, veggie spring roll and spinach fatayer.
This plate features a selection of four mezes: hummus, mahamra (the base of which is harissa – one for the spice lovers!), tzatziki, and finally baba ghanoush (of Lebanese origin and primarily made with aubergines). The selection is served with freshly baked tandoori bread that is paired nicely with either one of the mezes. A great start, so far!
While waiting for our main course and sipping on the remainder of our cocktails (we’re slow drinkers), my dining partner and I could help but awe at the stunning views and we both agreed it is the perfect summer location for any sort of evening.
Our conversation was interrupted by a welcome addition to our table – our main course! The first thing both of us immediately noticed was that the meal was beautifully plated with a pumpkin puree dragged across one part of the plate, a cooked tomato ball, lemon and respective marinades. All main courses come with bulgur with lentils, mixed salad and crispy roast potatoes as sides. Absolutely mouth-watering!
My dining partner chose the grilled Scottish lamb chops which come with a rosemary marinade. “I don’t think I’ve ever had lamb better than this,” was the first thing my partner said as soon as the first piece of lamb chop hit her tastebuds. I snagged a piece, and I couldn’t agree more!
I, on the other hand, opted for the prime Argentinian beef ribeye steak and goodness, it was heaven on earth. The steak was also marinated with garlic and bay leaf. I asked for the ribeye to be cooked medium-rare and the chef did so to a tee. It was grilled beautifully, utterly juicy and honestly, quite perfect for this meat lover.
The portion sizes of both dishes were very generous and both my dining partner and I agreed it’s great value for money. During our main course, we decided to go for a half bottle of La Cara white wine. While I personally like any wine, my partner preferred white wine, and despite the fact that red is usually paired with meat, the white wine worked beautifully.
Before we indulged in our final course, we took some time to chill to let our very stuffed tummies settle. But that wasn’t going to stop us from choosing dessert. There is ALWAYS room for dessert, especially when there are some scrumptious choices on the menu. For this last course, we moved to the lounge area to relax before heading home.
I went for a lemon tart with a forest berry compote that features a meringue on top. Super refreshing, the lemon tart just topped the entire experience off for me. My dining partner went for something completely different: a trio of chocolate mousse which also had a berry compote on the side. Both were nicely presented, of a great portion and downright delish. We ended our spectacular experience with an americano for myself and a tea for my dinner partner as it was a little chilly.
All Broadside Terrace patrons get free parking when visiting the restaurant. Apart from this, they’ve currently got special offers in place when you use the Covid Government vouchers. Use €60 in vouchers and get €20 credit to use at any of the Corinthia St George’s Bay outlets on your next visit. If you use €80 in Government vouchers you’ll get two Lido St George’s Bay entrance tickets worth €25 each.