If you're craving some British grub while you're on holiday in Tenerife then look no further than Costa Silencio. This resort puts the 'home' in 'home cooked grub'. But that's not all it offers — there's also Belgian, Italian, Chinese, French and Spanish fare to choose from. With a variety of top-class restaurants, keen foodies won't need to venture far.
The chicken shack 'La Taberna del Pollo' gets its name and reputation from the slow-roasted chicken served here. Menu favourites include the sirloin steak and perfectly seasoned chicken wings. The local wines are also a great compliment to your meal. If you fancy a pasta dish, the baked lasagna is a good choice.
Seize the day at Carpe Diem! The sweet coffee alone is worth stopping by for. While some places serve up instant coffee, Carpe Diem brews the real stuff – a must if you're a caffeine-lover. Freshly cooked dishes such as sausage in onion sauce and pork fillet marinated in honey are well worth a try. The friendly staff make it a great place to stop at for a relaxed lunch.
Situated in El Chaparral, the Oasis café is an authentic family-run business that's being going for more than 10 years. Oliver and his mother do the cooking, and to make it even more special, there are no menus. Oliver will tell you what's on that day, giving the place a really personal touch. You can enjoy a warm, cosy atmosphere in this laid-back cafe. Oasis Café is closed on Wednesdays so make sure you check the day before you stop by.
Aptly named, The Golden Chip serves up delicious grub for anyone craving a slice from home. Golden brown haddock and chips served with mushy peas. Or maybe you'd prefer the battered sausages. Make new friends at The Golden Chip — it's a favourite haunt of expats and locals as well as visitors on cheap holidays to Tenerife.
If you're a fan of all things Italian, make sure you visit Totem. Put your glad rags on and get down to this classy venue which boasts a lovely outside area, complete with picture-perfect views and plenty of fairy lights. Recommendations include fillet steak, creamy spaghetti carbonara or the spicy hot pizza. Totem is a great location for a special occasion meal.
The sight of the mouth-watering cakes, puddings and ice creams passing your table may make you cave in and order dessert before the main course is over. A firm favourite on the menu is a slice of carrot cake served with vanilla ice cream — simple but delicious.
If you fancy fish then Pescaderia Penanthorpe is worth of a visit. This restaurant serves up delicious bass, seabream, grilled lemon sole and mussels. The seafood paella is knock-out and comprises clams, mussels and prawns all locally caught that day. There are also non-fish options available should anybody in your party be in the mood for something different
If the holiday mood has got you yearning for the usual Friday night favourite, head on down to Peking Garden. Friendly service and a lovely ambience make Peking Garden a magnet for hungry holiday-makers. The set menu is a good option if you're not sure what to go for. Try the sizzling beef – it will melt in your mouth.
For a varied and interesting menu, head down to Isla Sol. This Lebanese restaurant offers fantastic food at very reasonable prices. The cheese flat breads are absolutely packed with flavour and great as a starter. The a la carte menu contains dishes with a creative twist that stay true to traditional Lebanese flavours.
If you're missing the tastes of home, then Cathy's Corner is well worth a visit. Traditional British food is cooked up by Cathy and her husband Don. Delicious food, generous portions and reasonable prices will keep you coming back time after time. If you're missing your roast dinners then make sure you come here on a Sunday.