AN Andalucian train station has been named among Europe’s best… not for its transport links but for its restaurant.
Five stops north of Algeciras, Restaurante La Estacion San Pablo de Buceite, in Jimena de la Frontera, was crowned Spain’s best train station restaurant and made the Guardian’s European top 10, coming in at number eight.
With a ‘reputation for original food at reasonable prices’ the eatery is particularly well known for its mushroom dishes, croquettes and tapas with a twist.
Run by Spaniard Nieves Dominguez and her son Samuel, the duo are self-taught culinary experts.
“When I started I invited all my friends round to try the different dishes and asked them to rate each meal on a scorecard, and that is how I decided on my first menu,” she explained.
“It is important to me that my customers are happy and there is a nice atmosphere.”
Topping the list was 1e Klas, in Amsterdam’s Central station, while Le Train Bleu in Paris and Crystal, in Jungfraujoch, Switzerland made up the top three.