Lio, Marina Nueva Ibiza
Lio is part of the Pacha group and they know how to throw an excellent party. The cabaret show, the individual elements of cabaret show, food and service perhaps are not world class but the overall experience is. The location is very special with impressive views across the bay to the old town. As you walk past the multi-million yachts to the entrance you know you have arrived somewhere pretty special. Not a place you want to go back to time and time again but if you are after a glamorous evening out this is unbeatable. Tip; getting a table not too far from the stage is important as you can feel lost at the back. Book well in advance for mid summer.
- +34 971 310 022
La Gaia, Ibiza
Housed in Ibiza’s five-star Gran Hotel this fusion of Japanese and Peruvian (Japaeruvian) cuisine leads you through the exploration of exotic flavours and detailed pairing. Have one of their fantastic cocktails and enjoy some of that glamour and glitz that is truly Ibiza. Not great if you are looking for a romantic tete a tete as the restaurant sits in the lobby so it can get busy with people coming in and out of the hotel but otherwise a fun place to go before a night out.
- +34 971 806 806
Paseo Maritimo, near Marina Nueva Ibiza. Ferran & Albert Adrià , the famous chefs of El Bulli , have teamed up with Guy Laliberte, owner of Cirque du soleil and opened up ‘Heart’ at the Ibiza Gran Hotel. The concept is a world-leading restaurant with living art performances. The live dinner experience is fun and makes sure you are entertained all the way through the meal, albeit a bit on the pricey side. Heart is trying to push into the post dinner nightclub scene and is now hosting a fair few late nights with well known DJs.
- +34 971933777
Tratoria del Mar
This very good Italian restaurant has been drawing in a slightly more sophisticated mature crowd for years. It is in a very good location with views across the yachts to the old town and offers fresh sea food and traditional Italian lunches and dinners.
- +34 971 193 934
Situated in the chic Marina Ibiza just past Lio, with a stunning view of the old town and the harbour it is almost worth just being here for the view. The food is pretty good and the service, whilst attentive, can be rushed as there is a busy turnover here especially in the summer months. The best thing is to come with plenty of time and enjoy watching the mega yachts roll in with Ibiza old town in the background. More of a café and lunch spot than dinner.
- +34 971 312628
Sa Calma, Marina Ibiza
Sitting right on Ibiza’s port, next door to Lio, the Bistro has a great view over the old town. In fact it’s the best view you can find! The culinary experience is Mediterranean, seafood recommended. Also very good for winter lunches. Often a strong breeze on the terrace, so bring a jacket out of the hot months.
- +34 971 318 040
It Ibiza, Marina Botafoch
It Ibiza is in pride of place in Marina Botafoch with great views across the bay and marina to the old town. The food is modern Italian and the chef has two Michelin stars to his name back in his native Italy. The menu de Degustacion is delicious. Excellent food in jet set surroundings.
- +34 615 301 614
Sa Punta/Patchwork/Ginger Talamanca
Sa Punta restaurant has been around for a few years serving up nice Mediterranean food with lovely views back across Talamanca bay to D’alt Vila in Ibiza old town. In 2014 ‘Patchwork’ ,a Lebanese restaurant and cocktail bar, opened on the roof and in 2015 ‘Ginger’, with a sushi and Asian menu has also opened. So, three restaurants in one offer a global array of treats. Patchwork is our recommendation.
- +34 971 193 424
Maria’s chiringuito ‘the fish shack’
near Talamanca. A hidden gem frequented by locals and those in the know. Fantastic local grilled fish served as you sit at cheap plastic tables overlooking Ibiza old town with the water only a few metres away. Head to Sa Punta (the Pacha owned restaurant in Talamanca), and just keep walking for another 50m, when you think you’re going nowhere you will find it. You can’t book – there is no phone. Turn up early-ish to get a table or wait for 20 mins and you will probably get lucky.
Pacha’s resort hotel at Talamanca.
In the day it has a beach club atmosphere but is perched upon the high cliffs in between Talamanca and Cap Martinet. There are lovely views, a large pool and very stylish outside areas for sunbathing and eating. If you are not staying at the hotel, best come for dinner. The excellent food doesn’t come cheap. The black cod is up there with the best in the world and worth the visit alone.
- +34 971 317 411
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
Talamanca beach has been on the rise for years and the opening of the 5 star Nobu Hotel has confirmed its arrival as one of the island’s top restaurant areas. The hotel offers a mouth watering variety of eateries; Nobu restaurant delivers the globally renown fine dining experience (think dinner), Chambao is the more relaxed beach restaurant (think lunch), Celicioso is more like a café with fresh juices and the health focussed food (morning snacks and light lunches) …oh, and if that is not enough then there is Peyotito, the pool side Mexican restaurant and bar. Take your pick!
- +34 971 192 222
Coricancha, Las Salinas
From the Blue Marlin group, this Nikkei restaurant is named after the Temple of the Sun (the most important temple in the Inca Empire). A Japanese- Peruvian feast and culinary treat to the senses. Not sure if the home-made cocktails and absolutely delectable ceviche will have you journey to the Temple of the Sun but you can relish the taste in the present. The only downside is you can’t see the pink flamingos as your view is obscured by the busy main road right out front.
- +34 971 074 226
Bar San Francisco
Argentinean owned restaurant on your way to Salinas in the tiny village of Sant Francesc. Get ready for some amazing meats on the grill straight from Argentina and savoury fresh homemade raviolis. Also a good place for a snack as they have tasty burgers and quesadillas and the prices are definitely some of the most reasonable on the island. View is not great as it borders the main road but the place has enough buzz in order not to fixate on this.
- +34 661 294599