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“Simply Perfect” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Panol

El Panol
Ranked #4 of 214 Restaurants in Aviles
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Simply Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Two wonderful lunches with a family group of seven in early August.
El Panol is the first bar on the corner and easily missed amongst the more ostentatious establishments in this delightful square.
The proprietor and his lovely family are the real stars of this unpretentious and charming gem amidst the old streets of Avila. On the first occasion we sat outside under a parasol; on the second occasion we ate in the cosy and exquisitely decorated dining room.
On both occasions the owner made recommendations for food and wine and all were perfect. Throughout, he and his family were friendly and attentive to ensure that we had a great lunch. With pudding he served complimentary pudding wine and when I showed interest in its origin he offered another glass of his personal favourite.
The bar is famous locally for G&T and he took much pride in producing a complimentary golf fish bowl of gin on both occasions.
This is the sort of place that deserves to succeed because the family are clearly passionate about what they do. The food is wonderful but the people are truly special.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Philip C
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very good pinchos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

Stopped here one evening for pre-dinner drinks. Good wines, combined with friendly staff, a classy bar, and some sociable locals made this a pleasant experience. The godella, a grape variety from Northern Spain, was new to us and a steal at €2.2 a glass. What made it even better was the quality of the complimentary Pinchos given with each round of drinks…a bit different from the norm, and all tasting fantastic. Unfortunately we didn’t eat dinner here, but based on our experience I would guess it’s pretty good!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rp0263
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Airlie Beach
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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“Little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

If in Aviles you must definitely visit this lovely family run little bar. An extensive wine list that is cheap and delicious. As well as the best Gin and Tonics in town! Gorgeous little tapas and an excellent menu in the restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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