Review: Surf Club

Housed in one space at Palm West Beach, this beach bar, restaurant and boutique showcases an extensive menu, a monthly line-up of visiting DJs and events, sunset sessions and much more. The sprawling dining area features two bars across the venue, from the restaurant to the sandy terrace complete with private cabanas, loungers and breezy beach vibes. Elements like wood add an earthy touch, while pops of oceanic hues, soft linens, rattan and wicker accessories exude warmth at this idyllic beach club.

The highlights

The culinary offerings are seafood-driven, featuring lighter bites from the raw fish and seafood ice display that you can glance at as you enter. We began our afternoon with starters, whetting our appetites with battered Firecracker prawns in a moreish romesco sauce followed by steamed local Pepper clams doused in a simple olive and flavour-packed pepper dressing.

Mains include Hokkaido A5 Wagyu and lamb chops from the Josper oven, alongside pasta for those who want a more substantial meal. Since we wanted to bask in the sun and enjoy the slight breeze from the beach, we shared fresh sashimi – otoro and yellowtail (Hamachi). Three pieces of each type were served, with every bite enhancing the fattiness of the fish with a hint of sweetness.

As the temperature started to soar, we moved to the dining space enclosed with large umbrellas, for lunch. The Catch of the day was our choice of mains, featuring a 170g fillet of grilled seabass served with vegetables and Provençal sauce. We weren’t in the mood for a decadent course, but the Saffron risotto came in highly recommended and didn’t disappoint. Rich and perfectly balanced, the risotto cooked in mascarpone and parmesan turned out to be the perfect accompaniment to the fish.

Left with barely any space for desserts, my dining partner and I shared the delectable Chocolate fondant hours after lunch, while relaxing on a sun lounger, tucking into a decadent dish with espresso before departing.

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