Empire Restaurant & Steakhouse - Tenerife
We all like a bit of home-from-home cooking now and then, and there are very few places that do it as well and with as much class as this restaurant.
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Until recently the Venture Restaurants Tenerife Group (see below) believed they catered for every international palate under the Tenerife sun but in a lightbulb moment realised they'd missed out on one of the most popular choices; there were no upmarket British restaurants in their repertoire. Well now there is... and an Empire is born.
If you're expecting a 'run of the mill' gastro-pub think again. Those stalwarts of the British way of life - sausages, chops, steak and even puddings (oh yes) - have been given new life in surroundings befitting their revered status. The Georgian-esque design of the restaurant adds an air of nobility to proceedings whilst maintaining the relaxed informal atmosphere you need when tucking in to 'fish n chips'!
There's something reassuring about a reading a menu with familiar dishes but don't be fooled into thinking that you've tasted it all before. A 28-day matured rib-eye beautifully marbled is not something you sample every day, neither is a 'proper' porterhouse 'T' Bone for that matter.
They also honour one of the great British heroes with their Beef Wellington. Interesting isn't it, most people have heard of Beef Wellington but how many have had the chance to choose it from a menu? As the experts will testify, it's actually time consuming to prepare and very difficult to get right but the mouth-watering plateful served here is testament that the challenge has been well and truly met.
As you would expect in a British restaurant portions are generous so take your time, linger, have a break, let it all go down as we say, because pudding is still to come. Think crumbles, custard, creamy, chocolaty, home-made and in a nutshell you have an 'afters' menu to die for.
It would be easy for us to say that the Empire Restaurant is a taste of home but that would be wrong... there's nothing like this back in Blighty!