You'll find your afternoon delight at Claret House
A sunny afternoon saw us strolling through the tree lined main street of Teneriffe. We had just come from Commercial Road Antiques (but that's a different review for a different day) and were looking for a nice spot to have a wine and light meal.
The smell of a barbecue lured us to the Claret House Wine Bar where the chef was manning the barbecue while the owners, Chewie and Lili, greeted us with big smiles and menus.
You can find Claret House at 5/36 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe and you can book a table by phoning (07) 3257 0402. (The venue is petite in size, so I would recommend phoning ahead if you intend to turn up with a large party so that Chewie and Lili can make arrangements for your group.) Their website offers information on up coming events, such as their wine dinner on September 11, and functions.
Being the afternoon, we all craved something different. My sister ordered the panna cotta which was delicious. I had a glass of wine that was recommended by Chewie, and my other companions decided to share two mini beef burgers (aka sliders) that were served with rocket and crisp, sweet potato fries.
A glass of wine will cost about $10 and the sliders $8 each, and while that may seem a little expensive to some, the service is friendly and efficient, the venue is beautiful and the smell of the barbecue and chatter of conversation make the experience worth it.
However, for those of us who are more budget conscious, Claret House offer a $20 roast meal on Wednesday nights and other specials that can be found on their special board by the entrance. If you're looking to treat yourself and have an afternoon wine in a funky bar, then I can definitely recommend Claret House. You are sure to be greeted by the smiling Chewie and Lili.