Overlooking Rothschild Boulevard sits Café Europa, with a magical open courtyard, shading the outside diners by a old tree. The bar, situated on the balcony looks onto the diners, creating an informal and friendly atmosphere to this restaurant.
Café Europa is made for sharing and the tapas style menu reflects this. The service is efficient yet friendly and the décor minimalistic. Groups of diners flow in and out giving the place a 'buzz' that describes its ambience.
The food is made with local produce and each dish is full of flavour and interest. The menu is split into sections within a price bracket, but mixing and matching the dishes is very much allowed, to create the meal of your choice.
Freshly baked focaccia arrives with a warm tomato concasse together with artichoke carpaccio, with a balsamic dressing and parmesan shavings. Such a great start the meal, full of flavour and although a generous portion, sharing this was not really an option!!
A beet salad followed with caramelised endive, Circassain cheese and toasted walnuts, together with the 'special', sirloin steak on the grill and a very black risotto with mussels. With just enough room for dessert, the chai pannacotta was a palate cleanser and perfect to round off the experience.
A reasonable priced restaurant, but choose wisely as portions are generous and filling, but all perfectly executed and beautifully presented in this lively hub of Café Europa.....worth a try!!