THIS Danish-run gem in rural La Muela, near Vejer, is really making the most of Andalucia’s climate, using the freshest locally-sourced ingredients such as Barbate tuna, and of course, Iberico ham. Its menu is relatively small, but the fact it changes every few weeks is a guarantee that Thomas and Ase are working hard to provide their hungry customers with treats combining the season’s best ingredients. When the weather allows it, diners can enjoy an outside meal in Patria’s garden, with fabulous views over the sea and a swing which will be popular with children. Patria’s off-season weekend lunch buffet is great for with vegetarians, with its range of fresh salads, soup, cheeses and breads – and also charcuterie and fish dishes for carnivores. As you’d expect the wine is great quality, and all food is made completely from scratch, including the bread served with olive oil at the start of your meal.