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Give us 24 hours notice and we can offer you these "specials" and more !

FRESH MUSSELS

as a starter or a main course

LOBSTER

FRESH FISH

As available form the market on the day

LEG OF LAMB

BEEF WELLINGTON

 
 
Chocolate fountain strawberry
We have a chocolate fountain available for parties of 10 or more
 

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Chris and Wilma look forward to greeting you at the Chameleons Bar & Restaurant where their excellent menu is prepared to the highest standards using fresh produce of the highest quality

Come along for an evening to remember

 

If you have a favourite dish that is not on the menu with advance notice we will cook it for you

A Chameleon’s Customer writes: -

Don’t be deceived by the frontage. The notice board at the door declares “We are A Tardis” and this is indeed true. Pass through the front doors into the drinks area, with fully equipped bar, then enter the Restaurant proper and prepare to be amazed.

A large high room with roof beams  an open fireplace on the back wall,  the sides fully glazed but enough places to accommodate approximately 80 diners!  Staff that work together as one. And a Chef who, as co-owner with his wife, has a vested interest in ensuring that your food is “just as you like it”.

As well as this large dining room there is a small-enclosed Garden Terrace at the rear for diners who prefer the “open air”,  and when it gets really busy the front terrace doubles as an additional dining area. I am not a connoisseur on food but I can assure you, the preparation, cooking and service is amongst the highest to be found. Don’t tell my wife, but I sometimes pop in alone to partake of my favorite dish - the Beef Stroganoff.  We have dined at Chameleons singly, as a couple, a group of 12 and as part of a wedding reception of 78 - and have never found a single reason to fault the food or the service.  A highly successful move from their previous premises in Arroyo, which has proved that Bigger really is Better!

And here is the review from THE GRUB SPY published soon after we moved to our current premises:

Now that Chameleons have moved to their much larger premises, we gave them a few weeks to settle in and paid them a visit. Walking into their new restaurant was a very pleasant surprise and the variety and quality of the food was superb.

Booking - We would recommend pre-booking as it can get very busy.

On Arrival - We were greeted & seated promptly. Menus & drinks were delivered quickly.

Decor - Indoors - Beautifully decorated in a rustic fashion with a vaulted ceiling.  Very comfortable seating and spacious surroundings.

Outdoors - Large comfortable Rear and Front Terrace mostly used in warmer months.

Menu - Excellent international menu with all dishes cooked to order.

Also very good choice Menu of the Day.

Wine Menu - Comprehensive wine menu, something to suit everyone.

The Food - Generous Portions of Great Tasting Food We chose four different meals, two A La Carte and two from Menu of the Day and all tasted as good as they looked.

Value - Not the cheapest restaurant but the quality speaks for itself.

Great value on Menu of the Day.

The Final Word - Not a lot we can suggest that would improve this restaurant, great food, great atmosphere and genuinely friendly staff. Only one thing we could add is that we would love to see a curry on the menu, Chris.

WE ARE OPEN FROM 6:00 pm TIL 10:00 pm

later tables available on request

7 NIGHTS A WEEK

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We are pleased to cater for Private Parties, Functions, Wedding Receptions etc
Chameleons
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Review completed on September 5, 2011 I
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These comments below are automatically produced from the calculated average of  17  customers opinions I
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The average customer would readily recommend others to come here
finding the owners / staff to be very friendly
They found that overall cleanliness to be good
and the interior was well furnished and decorated
Chameleons has a terrace that is well furnished and comfortable
They also considered that there was  wide range of drinks to choose from
and compared to similar premises drinks prices are about the same
Food is available offering a comprehensive menu with a wide choice
the quality of which was better than anticipated
and the food was priced about right for this type of premises I
Children are made welcome, with some effort to make them comfortable I
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The average score is 4.02 points out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings I
which is  80% I
and overall marks of 8 out of a possible 10 points I
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after visiting on  March 22, 2011 iandjrg@tiscali.co.uk
Review 17 was posted on September 5, 2011 In my view Chameleons was unsurpassed in Benalmadena but has been closed since May 2011 due to owner Chris's ill-health Just heard that he and Wilma are coming back to Benalmadena and opening a restaurant but I don't know if the premises/name will remain the same.  Still it's great news for lovers of good quality food.
after visiting on  March 28, 2011 k.goodlad@sky.com
Review 16 was posted on April 26, 2011 we were reaaly surprised how spacious the seating area was,the staff were really friendly and always had time to chat.the chef who is also the owner bothered to go round every table to see if everybody was happy with the food.we went three times whilst we were on holiday and the food was exceptional you must try the chicken kiev and the set menu is great value for money.we are going to benalmadena again in july and will definately be going again.
after visiting on  January 8, 2011 The Reviewer included verified email address
Review 15 was posted on March 22, 2011 This is one of the best places to eat in the area. Although i have put above avarage prices You do get what you pay for Exellance.I read all the reviews before i wrote this and i must agree with one about the younger waitresses,should be more professional and a tad more friendly
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Review 14 was posted on February 13, 2011  The reviewer added value by including a verified email address
after visiting on  February 4, 2011 This restaraunt has never failed to satisfy us. The menu of the day has an excellent choice and super value for money. Our favourite in the area.V and R. W-D.
Review 13 was posted on January 21, 2011  The reviewer added value by including a verified email address
after visiting on  January 9, 2011 I have been to Chameleon's several times now, and I think it's fair to say it's my fave in Benalmadena Costa! Their menu del dia is fantastic. The lemon cheesecake is to die for, and it's obvious that they make all the food there and fresh... NO packaged rubbish! Great place to go :)
Review 12 was posted on November 23, 2010  The reviewer added value by including a verified email address
after visiting on  February 13, 2010 very good menu & the food was 1st class
Review 11 was posted on November 11, 2010  The reviewer added value by including a verified email address
after visiting on  October 26, 2010 Good class of restaurant, fixed price menu is very good value, but the younger waitresses could be a bit more professional.  ideal for the 40+ age group as it is "proper" dining
Review 10 was posted on October 15, 2010  The reviewer added value by including a verified email address
after visiting on  August 24, 2010 Terrace at the back of the restaurant is lovely - we thought the restaurant was empty until we went through to the back and struggled to get a table. Food was nice, nothing special, more like home cooked type food. Good size portions
Review 9 was posted on October 8, 2010 The reviewer has not included an email address
after visiting on  an unknown date This Reviewer has not left any comments
Review 8 was posted on May 9, 2010 The reviewer has not included an email address
after visiting on  May 4, 2010 Smoking is allowed if you have a table outside but is not permitted inside.
Review 7 was posted on January 5, 2010 The review was completed before email addresses were included
after visiting on  an unknown date Chameleons serve a fantastic meal which is very good value for money. The Staff are always very friendly and Chris the owner who is also the Chef always makes a point of speaking to every customer to ensure that they are satisfied with their meal. We visit this restaurant on a regular basis and would highly recomend it.
Review 6 was posted on October 14, 2009 The review was completed before email addresses were included
after visiting on  an unknown date Chameleons serve a fantastic meal which is very good value for money. The Staff are always very friendly and Chris the owner who is also the Chef always makes a point of speaking to every customer to ensure that they are satisfied with their meal. We visit this restaurant on a regular basis and would highly recomend it.
Review 5 was posted on October 13, 2009 The review was completed before email addresses were included
after visiting on  an unknown date The food is cooked to order even if chosen from the menu, Had the best piece of skate ever. Staff are pleasant and friendly and there is no rush for you to go.No live music but pleasant background music.
Review 4 was posted on September 24, 2009 The review was completed before email addresses were included
after visiting on  an unknown date Service was excellent, atmosphere in the restaurant was happy and best of all was the food also liked that boards told you you could request any dish given 24 hours notice that was not already on the menu and it would be freshly cooked for you
Review 3 was posted on July 31, 2008 The review was completed before email addresses were included
after visiting on  an unknown date The restaurant has a very pleasant and uncrowded layout with an outside eating terrace area at the same level as the restaurant from which everything can be seen and a set aside smoking area.
Review 2 was posted on April 18, 2008 The review was completed before email addresses were included
after visiting on  an unknown date i love chameleons i go no where else and always recomend for people to go there x
Review 1 was posted on April 17, 2008 The review was completed before email addresses were included
after visiting on  an unknown date We continue to visit this restaurant every time we visit Benalmadena and are never disappointed.† From the outside it appears nothing special but inside it is a tardis. Very large, airy and spacious. We are not packed in. We prefer to sit in the terrace among the shrubs and flowers. The bar is always fully stocked and the house wine excellent. The owners, Wilma and Chris and their staff will do everything possible to ensure your comfort. Chris is the Chef and will tweak the menu to your personal tastes. I can't rate the food high enough. It is freshly bought every day and cooked while you wait to the highest standard. Chris will personally visit your table to ensure all is well. This is old fashioned service that you long for. Best choice - Beef Stroganoff. We always book as we won't risk the chance of being turned away.
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