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Fine Dining Restaurants in Ibiza

In recent years, Ibiza’s reputation as an international, must-visit gastronomic destination has soared, and while great restaurants have always been a mainstay on the white isle, increasingly it’s drawing foodies in equal measure to clubbers and that’s an unexpected but not undeserved turnaround.

Because this beautiful Mediterranean island is now home to a slew of gourmet restaurants that could give any European city a run for its money – from the all singing high-end eateries with Michelin stars to low-key restaurants where you’re guaranteed to be served plates packed with a flavour, Ibiza is officially a culinary destination in its own right, and that’s drawing a new kind of food-focused tourist to the island.

The transformation of Ibiza restaurants

Ibiza has always boasted a diverse array of excellent restaurants, but there’s a growing trend for exceptional food that’s pushing the island’s culinary prowess to the forefront. There are many reasons behind this shift: an influx of some of the world’s best chefs; commitment to sustainability; and a morphing mindset that means the creation of new restaurants is approached differently. These days, the masterminds behind Ibiza’s restaurants want to be renowned for fresh, exciting concepts, and that means making a restaurant that excel on all levels – from the ambience and service to the drinks and all-important food, every element of the dining experience has been considered and executed with precision.

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The best fine dining restaurants in Ibiza

Nowhere embodies this essence more than La Gaia, the exquisite restaurant housed within the walls of the Ibiza Gran Hotel and resided over by world-renowned chef, Óscar Molina. This Ibiza restaurant was recently awarded the first Michelin star on the island for its remarkable tasting menus and accompanying wine list and cocktails. As far as fine dining goes – this is where the Ibiza restaurant benchmark has been set. But spectacular cuisine doesn’t always need to have won awards to be noteworthy. Take Es Boldado, for example.  A traditional restaurant overlooking Es Vedrá near Cala d’Hort, it’s known by locals as one of the best places on the island for fish and seafood dishes like paella and the typical Ibizan dish bullit de peix. At weekends you’ll be lucky to get a table here so if you want to visit, be sure to book in advance. Elsewhere and El Chiringuito Es Cavallet is a beach club that’s long been a fine dining hotspot with a more laid-back approach. Delicious Mediterranean sharing plates (tapas) take the majority of the spotlight but don’t miss the fresh fish and meats cooked on the wood-fired grill enjoyed while gazing out at the Mediterranean Sea – it’s perfection for the senses.
For a more relaxed Ibiza fine dining experience, head to one of the island’s most famously adored restaurants, La Paloma, located near the tiny village of San Lorenzo. Spilling out from the whitewashed walls of an ancient Balearic finca, the floral, fruit tree-lined terraces here are an idyllic space in which to enjoy an alfresco lunch. The menu is primarily organic, with ingredients sourced locally where possible, and there’s a wealth of options available for vegetarians. According to Ibiza locals, there’s no better way to spend a sun-kissed afternoon. Back down south, and Beachouse is a seaside venue on the shores of Playa d’en Bossa that specialises in all-day fine dining that’s as relaxed as you’d hope – try the mouth-watering burrata and you won’t be disappointed. Meanwhile, Asian food devotees will love Bambuddha, where you’re transported to another world aesthetically and gastronomically. Try the tasting menu to sample a little of everything that makes this restaurant and its cuisine so great.

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The best fine dining destinations in Ibiza

Away from specific restaurants, foodies will relish picking an Ibiza destination, exploring, and then settling on a restaurant that takes their fancy. For gastronomic adventures, you can’t beat Santa Gertrudis. Located in the heart of the island, it’s arguably the original gastronomic centre of Ibiza, with a range of fine dining restaurants all within walking distance of the town’s iconic main square. Hot on its heels is Santa Eulalia (Santa Eularia des Ríu), where new, innovative restaurants are popping up like daisies with every passing year. And then there’s San Jose (Sant Josep de sa Talaia), where a culinary scene dominated by locals makes for an immersive dining experience. For a proper Balearic experience, it’s also worth checking out some of Ibiza’s stunning beaches. The shores of Cala Jondal is home to some of the best beach club restaurants on Ibiza; while Cala Llonga and Cala Tarida are also worth stopping by. And of course, you must set aside time for a visit to Ibiza Town where the Medieval walls of Dalt Vila provide a truly spectacular backdrop for every meal.

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Interesting property types in Ibiza

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