HE had only really popped in for lunch while on a whistlestop trip to Marbella with his missus Jules.

But celebrity chef Jamie Oliver ended up spending five hours at popular restaurant La Sala last week.

“He was just having a short break with some mutual friends,” owner Ian Radford told the Olive Press. “I think he prefers it inland generally, but he certainly had a good time here.”

According to Radford he tucked into spaghetti vongole with prawns and Thai green chicken and asked to talk to chef Ramon afterwards.