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Irvings - CLOSED

Km 196 | N340, Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
2 Jun 2015
“So sad - locked and empty....”
3 Dec 2014
“Great Fish and Chips”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Km 196 | N340, Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

Made a nostalgic visit to see if after all these years Shirley and Keith had left the building. They have - thanks for some wonderful meals. Enjoy your retirement!!!!!!!!!!!!!More

Thank Topkoppite
David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2015

Thank you for the return visit. We wanted to keep it open but couldn't, we wanted to pass it on as a going concern but offers tendered were done so on the basis on how cheap the business could be taken off us - without...More

Reviewed 3 December 2014

We went for the Friday fish and chips,and as before there were excellent.Unfortunately Keith and Shirley are retiring so will not be able to call in again. I will wish them both a happy retirement.More

Thank Ieuan44
Vidproshd, Owner at Irvings, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2014

Thanks Ian B You've been good to us for a while now and we appreciate your return custom and valued comments. Sadly - Irving's will be closing before Xmas this year and will not re-open again - ever. The closure is a disappointment in light...More

Reviewed 22 October 2014

Stayed in an apartment close by, and went for a meal on our first night. bar open, restaurant closed. Went back 3 nights later, no bar and no restaurant, no indication if closed for holidays, but had a deserted look, and a chain on the...More

Thank n0rcath
David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2015

Thank you for attempting to return, your business would have been most welcome as would your company.

Reviewed 29 September 2014

Shirley and keith always make you welcome,food,exellent and so inexpensive,there is not much i miss about leaving Spain,but being able to pop out for a meal,a few drinks and an inexpensive night out at Irvings is definately one of the things i have fond memories...More

Thank iaininkent
Vidproshd, Owner at Irvings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2014

Dear Ian On behalf of the four business partners involved with Irving's I'd like to thank you sincerely for your review. Keith & Shirley run a very good house and we are extremely proud of the way they manage the business. It is always a...More

Reviewed 4 June 2014

We were delighted to see Keith and Shirley still open for business. We got our usual positive welcome and though not much has changed in the restaurant, we were pleased to be there. We visited on Friday which is fish and chip night and we...More

Thank Topkoppite
Vidproshd, Manager at Irvings, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Hi Topkoppite, thanks for your comments - they are very much appreciated. Last year you questioned whether it was the last - surprise surprise! We appreciate your custom and and company and hope you will continue to visit on subsequent trips! Thank you.

Reviewed 6 May 2014

Love eating here.good quality finely cooked food. good service and reasonably priced. owned in Calahonda for 20 years and never tire of coming here

Thank Al B
Vidproshd, Manager at Irvings, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Hi Al B, thanks for your comments - they are highly valued. We do appreciate your custom and hope you will be with us in another twenty years!

Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

Having visited here each time we have been in Calahonda the last 4 years. The food is as good as ever and Keith and Shirley are the perfect hosts. Looking forward to next year if they have not sold up.

1  Thank Ieuan44
Vidproshd, Manager at Irvings, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2013

Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate your expressions.

Reviewed 4 October 2013

My wife and I dined in Irvings many years ago. Can't explain why it took us so long to return. The service is all you could want even our smallest requests promptly attended to and meals cooked exactly to our liking. If the owners are...More

Thank 4sureEngland
Vidproshd, Manager at Irvings, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

Thank you for you valued comments.

Reviewed 14 July 2013

Great food and great service from the staff. Sat outside under the yellow and white covers which could do with a good clean, and the walls need a lick of paint .

1  Thank b0bd0wn
David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2013

Thank you for your overall rating - despite the wall paint. Hopefully this year - if we have a reasonable summer - we may have the funds to paint and decorate. We value your custom and comments, please keep them coming.

Reviewed 28 June 2013

excellent service and homely food are the two phrases which describe irving's in the best way. having been going for years, keith and shirley treat you like old friends. they cannot do enough for you. the food is fabulous, we always book as it tends...More

Thank st0rminateacup
David G, Owner at Irvings, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2013

AS a shareholder in Irving's I am delighted with your review - thank you. Keith and Shirley (on site shareholders) do make considerable efforts to please and this review is rich reward for them. Thank you, we hope you will return.

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  • Address: Km 196 | N340, Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Mijas  >  Sitio de Calahonda
In the last two decades Irving's - a family bar and restaurant has been host to almost every celebrity and thousands of residents and holiday makers taking in the delights of the Costa del Sol, Spain.
For the last 10 years it has been in the safe hands of Keith & Shirley who have ensured Irving's has not only remained alive, but that Irving's prospers and is busy when most around are folding.
Location, reputation and sound business sense have kept Irving's a thriving business - even in today's climate. Now it is a "going" business for sale in the heart of a busy and popular area.Now, Irving's is to change hands once more.
Having been run almost entirely on a "nights only" basis the accounts show a demonstrably strong capability to thrive and grow - if other shifts (morning and afternoon) were adopted.

Past retiring age, Keith and Shirley have decided to let someone take the next step with Irving's and finish what they started over the next decade so this is your opportunity to have your own FREEHOLD bar and restaurant in a family environment.
Not only does the bar carry a great expat clientele, it is also a Spanish bar to the local community.
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