THE BEST, HOMEMADE ENGLISH CUISINE IN TORREVIEJA

Every Body’s Favourite

Got something you can’t eat?
No problem!
We really care about what you can (or can’t!) eat, so whatever your special dietary needs might be for your body’s health, we’ve got lots of choices that are tasty, wholesome and good for you, all freshly homemade, delicious and great value.
Just let us know what ingredients are a “no-no” for you and Karen will work her magic!

New Award from

Recommended
The Sands Bistro

Excellent atmosphere

Restaurant Guru

2024

Excellent
Atmosphere
Best
Service

Since 1988

FOR MORE THAN 35 YEARS The Sands Bistro has been serving great homemade English-style food in Torrevieja.

Karen and Dave Curtis have built such a popular food-lovers’ place to eat, that they have repeatedly and deservedly earned the title of Tripadvisor’s “Number 1” English culinary spot in the area.

“Homemade food is love made visible.”
Anonymous

Karen is a passionate chef, with a profound interest and love for creating nourishing, delicious menus for her celiac, vegetarian and vegan customers, as well as her ever-popular traditional Sunday roasts, delectable house specials, home-baked pies, pastries and made-to-order celebration and Christmas cakes.

At The Sands Bistro, no-one ever goes home hungry. There is always great food for every taste, dietary preference or appetite. (That’s probably why it’s always a good idea to book in advance!).

If you love tasty, freshly cooked, homemade English-inspired food, then this could be your body’s favourite place to eat too!

What our clients are saying about us…

Excellent
Based on 268 reviews
Graham S
Graham S
Verified
Fantastic meal and service My partner and I enjoyed the most wonderful Sunday roast 3 course meal for a very reasonable price. The quality of the food was tremendous and the service was excellent, so much so we made another reservation for the Tuesday. I would thoroughly recommend this bistro.
SteffiCC
SteffiCC
Verified
Enjoyable The chef is a celiac, so the kitchen safety protocols are secure. Loads of gluten free options including the majority of the dessert menu (wow). There are vegan and vegetarian options as well as fish and meat. I enjoyed the breaded Brie and Camembert starter. Unfortunately I ate the gf bread as it was part of a baguette and lovely, I was then really full and couldn’t finish my main course. It’s close to the seafront so parking isn’t easy. The three course menu is 25€ including a drink. Good sized portions of tasty food
CDRB100
CDRB100
Verified
Great English Escape in a Spanish Haven Such a wonderful place if you are in need of an excellent English meal that is beautifully prepared and served! Great location and lovely people! Come hungry and wear relaxed clothing. Lovely!
Ronald Breemn
Ronald Breemn
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Ben je in Torrevieja dan moet je hier gegeten hebben. Gevonden via deze app en ik moet zeggen de gegeven beoordelingen zijn terecht. Lekker eten en goed bereid door ondernemers met passie.
lee
lee
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€16 3 course meal absolutely stunning Stunning 3 course Sunday meal for €16 you can’t go wrong. Absolutely stunning you will not be disappointed. Thanks you so much
Richard B
Richard B
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Can't wait to go again, love it. Brilliant evening meal, excellent food and lovely people who can't do too much to provide an exceptional experience. The food is always amazing, we've been several times and never had anything other than perfection. First class all the way.
Rose T
Rose T
Verified
Fantastic Family Food We had an amazing family meal. Hearty portions and delicious homemade food. Wonderful service and lovely owners who made the experience very special. Would highly recommend! Thank you for a wonderful evening
MPJ
MPJ
Verified
Delicious Roast Dinner Four of us had the Sunday Roast and it was delicious. Very good choice of starters and deserts, lovely beef with Yorkshire pudding and plenty of vegetables. Reasonably priced with excellent service we highly recommended.
DevonLad
DevonLad
Verified
Best 3 Course Sunday Lunch in Spain! 13 of us eat here at 16:30 NYE for Sunday Lunch. Despite a large table the service was impeccable. The food was absolutely fantastic. 3 courses for €16 and so much of it! Choice of around 8 starters, Mains, and around 10 desserts. I had the warm goats cheese salad. It was lovely. The roast beef was to die for, plenty of everything, roasts, Yorkies, and 5 fresh veg. It really was amazing. Proper home cooked beef too! For dessert I had the cheeseboard which comes with a glass of port. Even the baileys cheesecake comes with a shot of baileys! Truly remarkable level of food and service. Outstanding, thank you.
MerjaEija
MerjaEija
Verified
An intimate little gem in the middle of the city! A delightful positive surprise. Professional pleasant service, excellent food and very reasonable prices. The place is very small, but that's why it's atmospheric. I appreciate that there were white tablecloths and real cloth napkins. We will definitely come again! Thank you!
GREAT ENGLISH-STYLE FOOD

HOME COOKING AT ITS BEST

We make 99.9% of everything from scratch.

“Good food lovers know that the best
memories are made around the dinner
table.”

Something for everyone

Whether your food preferences are traditional, plant-based or gluten-free, we make
absolutely sure that we always offer delicious dishes for everyone’s taste, appetite and
nutritional needs.

Perfect for
Groups

Where else could you get everybody’s food preferences beautifully catered for in one
place? We totally get that your friends, family or colleagues want (and need!) lovely food
that is actually good for them.

The freshest
ingredients

We have spent years finding the best suppliers to provide
us with the freshest, highest quality produce and locallysourced
fruits and vegetables,
so you can enjoy the most nutritious, seasonal foods, perfectly homecooked.

HONEY CHICKEN SALAD

Our traditional menu

OUR TRADITIONAL STARTERS

Soup

Homemade soup of the day.

Cheese Melts

Breaded Camembert & Brie wedges served with a tomato confit.

Seafood Salad Cocktail

Prawns, tuna & crabsticks in a Marie-Rose Sauce.

Fish & Dip

Fish croquettes, langoustines & hake goujons with a sweet chili dip and a tartare sauce.

Mediterranean Morcilla

Spanish black pudding on toast with a herb & red pepper dressing.

Honey Chicken Salad

A full salad bed with hot breaded chicken drizzled with honey mayonnaise.

Tapas Platter

Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, olives, alioli & Focaccia bread.

OUR TRADITIONAL MAINS

Lamb’s Liver with Bacon and Onions

Thinly sliced lamb’s liver with fried onions & bacon, fresh vegetables & a choice of potatoes.

Fillet of Salmon

Served on a bed of sautéed potatoes with dill sauce, asparagus & fresh vegetables.

Pork & Apple

Fillet of pork on a bed of mashed potato with caramelized apple & fresh vegetables.

Deep Fried Scampi

Breaded Scampi served with tartare sauce, salad & chips.

Homemade Pie of the Day

Karen’s classic rough puff pastry meat pie with fresh vegetables & a choice of potatoes.

Sands Spicy Special

Chicken breast or pork fillet in a gaucho sauce with fresh vegetables & a choice of potatoes.

Dijon Orange Turkey Fillets

Tender pieces of turkey fillet baked with fresh orange and Dijon mustard, served with mashed potato & fresh vegetables.

OUR TRADITIONAL DESSERTS

See our board for today’s selection

We also have lovely vegan and vegetarian options available.

“I want a good body, but not as much as I want dessert.”

– Jason Love

TRADITIONAL MENU 25€

Includes 1/2 bottle of house wine, or a small beer or a soft drink.

VEGETABLE & PLANT-BASED DELICIOUSNESS

VEGAN & VEGETARIAN MENU

At The Sands Bistro, we put our heart and soul into making food that feels good for us all.

Karen is the Queen of Green Cuisine and her vegetarian and vegan dishes are a testament to her dedication to wholesome, delicious food.

Want to know more about how we prepare our vegan food? Check out our kitchen cross-contamination and allergen safety protocols here:

KAREN’S DELICIOUS HOME-BAKED

PIES, PASTIES, PASTRIES & SWEET BAKES

Karen’s melt-in-the-mouth pies, pasties, pastries and sweet bakes are made freshly to order, so call now to get yours!

Deliveries every Wednesday morning in the Torrevieja area or collect direct from The Sands Bistro on Tuesdays nights.

(Last orders: Monday evening please).

BEAUTIFULLY RICH & MOIST

Homemade

luxury
CHRISTMAS CAKES

For the most perfect gift or deliciously decadent treat for this Christmas, you won’t find better than Karen’s homemade luxury Christmas cakes!

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