It’s one of Marbella’s most stylish venues, bringing a touch of club class to Puerto Banus.

The white frontage doesn’t give much away. You could be mistaken for thinking that Kitch is merely a small member’s only bar, perhaps with a separate dining area.

But, as the saying goes, looks can be deceptive.

I was invited to check out the newly refurbished Kitch by the effervescent Charlotte Fisher, Marbella’s undisputed Hostess with the mostess. I was checked in at the entrance by an elegant doorman, who ushered me through the lobby and around a marble floored corridor to the lift. As I waited for the lift I realised that I was standing on a balcony and that below me was a stunning outside lounge area. Kitsch was huge!

Stepping out of the lift, friendly and smartly dressed waiting staff lead us across the outside area and into the restaurant itself. I have lived in Marbella on and off for over thirty years and thought that I knew every nook and cranny of this town, but I was totally taken by surprise
Kitch’s restaurant is effortlessly elegant. Chandeliers hang from the high ceilings The interior is muted brown and beige,with stylish sofas and tables around the edge of the main dining area, perfect for a pre or post meal drink. One end of the restaurant has a big and beautiful bar, stocked with seemingly every spirit.

The menu is small but perfectly formed, which is always a good sign in my opinion as it often means that, rather than try and be all things to all men, the chef is confident enough in his own abilities to offer a smaller number of outstanding dishes.

Starters included Lobster Roll Kitch Style, Lobster and Mango Salad with miso yuzu dressing, Got Cool Andalusian Gazpacho, Cashew Nuts and Green Curry Dressing and Dynamite Tempura Prawns with Spicy Mayo. Cold dishes feature Ceviche with Tropical Fruits, French Version of Steak Tartare served with potatoes and toast, Beef Carpaccio with Black Summer Truffle and Arugula, and Red Tuna Tartare from Barbate with Avocado.

The sushi menu is tantalisingly tempting and full of flavour with sashimi, gunkan, nigiri as well as selection of rolls.

Carnivores will love the Slow Cooked Baby Lamb Shoulder with Herbs, Musk of Aubergine and Shitake Mushrooms, Slow Cooked Ecological Chicken Breast Prepared in Goan’s Style and Sirloin Steak with Baby Potatoes and Vegetables Grilled on Charcoal, and if you fancy a little dolce vita, there is Ravioli stuffed with Scallops and Carabineros served in its Cream Sauce, Fettuccini with Black Summer Truffle and Parmesan among others. There is also a tempting sushi and rolls menu and desserts include Red Velvet Cake with Coconut Mousse & Mango Glaze as well as Flaming Crêpes Suzette with Grand Marnier, prepared at your table!

Kitch also holds some of the best parties and events in town, including live music and DJs, with some of the most exciting talents from around Europe, as well as some themed evenings.

Kitch is swish, stylish and sensational addition to Marbella’s restaurant scene!

For information and reservations call Charlotte on 674 57 70 44

(Food photo: Johnny Gates)