If you’re serious about food, Ibiza provides for your tastes in abundance. In this section, we select a range of the island’s most impressive gastronomic experiences, with a focus on quality and seasonality. Whatever your culinary preference, there will be a fine Ibizan restaurant to suit it – and it will serve a meal you won’t forget in a hurry.

Tucked away in the hidden cove of Sol d’en Serra is the Amante beach restaurant. This is not a place that you would simply stumble across, since the only route is via a rocky footpath; but the trip is more than worthwhile when you discover all that Amante has to offer. Due to its stunning location, views and excellent facilities, Amante is a very popular wedding venue. However, it is just as idyllic for dropping by to grab a cold, refreshing cocktail – and it also hosts regular movie nights under the stars, a cinema experience like no other!

Head Chef Carlos Fernandez works hard to ensure the menu offers a really healthy selection of dishes, sourcing local and organic produce and serving Mediterranean- and Spanish-inspired food. Those who drop by for yoga also tend to stay on to enjoy the healthy breakfast sessions throughout the week.

You simply must visit Amante at night to appreciate how beautiful a place it is. Having won several awards and received high acclaim for fine dining, Amante is easily one of the best beach restaurants on Ibiza … if not the best.

This Asian-themed food village provides a unique eating experience on the island. With dishes inspired by cuisine from Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and local dishes, too, Bambuddha offers a real fusion of flavours and unforgettable dining.

As the name suggests, there is a Buddhist/spiritual vibe at work here, and you will almost feel as if you have stepped into Asia rather than onto the White Isle. With ornaments, décor and furniture that set the tone, you can come to Bambuddha to party as well as enjoy great food. A popular haunt for VIPs looking to experience something different to the norm, the venue is available to hire for private parties and has a great selection of cocktails and also stocks pretty much any other drink that might take your fancy.

Translatable as “Temple of the Sun”, Coricancha is an Incan-inspired restaurant that doesn’t follow the crowd. Not only that, but the restaurant is the perfect place to see the sun set over the water, whilst enjoying fine food and exotic cocktails. In fact, the sunset terrace and the moonlight garden both provide the setting for a wonderful evening … and the cocktails are carefully crafted like a fine art – just as they should be.

Located close to Las Salinas beach on the southern-most point of the island, Coricancha is a hugely popular venue with experimental foodies who like to try meals that they have never tried before. The menu is full of unique and wonderful dishes, prepared the Coricancha way: for an idea of what you can expect, imagine liquorice charcoal-dusted duck breast, Amazonian curry or Chilean sea bass.

An internationally renowned restaurant, Downtown’s classic Italian kitchen and its famous atmosphere are a fundamental part of the mythical Ibiza experience. With decor that mixes modern touches with furniture from the 1960s, and a cuisine that combines the best of the Mediterranean kitchen, Downtown is set in the east wing of the Ibiza Gran Hotel.

Set, with stunning views of the harbour, this famed Venetian-style kitchen brings to the island simple luxury, relaxed sophistication and timeless elegance. The design of the restaurant and lounge is deeply rooted in tradition but at the same time immersed in modern sensibility. On top of all this, it features an indoor and outdoor restaurant with Harry’s Bar, classic cuisine and other specialties. 

Set on the first line of the stylish Marina Botafoch harbour, with magical views across rows of beautiful boats to the iconic Dalt Vila skyline, IT Ibiza is a shining star on Ibiza’s gastronomic map.

With the two-Michelin-star chef Gennaro Esposito at the helm, alongside his highly regarded colleague and head chef Massimo Larosa, IT Ibiza is renowned for presenting the island’s premiere fine Italian dining experience. Inspired by southern Italian cuisine, the menu creatively fuses traditions with contemporary techniques and innovative ideas. Think the taste of Italy, with a haute cuisine touch and true Ibiza style.

Plates here are works of culinary art, however authentic flavours and freshness shine through. At IT Ibiza, simplicity, taste and texture are highly respected. Fresh seafood is a specialty – including fantastic ‘crudo’ (raw fish) – alongside homemade pastas and deluxe meats, the crispiest pizzas, plus show-stopping vegan and vegetarian creations. An extensive wine list complements the menu – with an experienced sommelier on hand to guide you to the perfect drop.

Stylish, buzzing, elegant and romantic, IT Ibiza is so much more than just a restaurant – it is an experience.

Those fascinated by innovative culinary concepts can get together at this fantastic location in the centre of Ibiza overlooking the Old Town and the Ibiza marina. Izakata presents modern Japanese cuisine with South American influences – it’s an outstanding shared–dining concept that entirely suits the cosmopolitan nature of Ibiza. 

Inspired by the maritime life of the Balearics, the Izakaya design resonates with yacht living: walnut wood planks, polished stainless steel details and socialising are fundamental. Izakaya’s show kitchen stands out as a socialising venue where parties of up to fifteen guests are able to share an inspiring culinary performance while seated along the polished steel countertop of the kitchen. Floating above it all is a stainless steel, polished lamella ceiling that mimics water reflections, mirroring and amplifying the unfolding chronicles of Izakaya living.

Outdoor cabanas and dining around the pool takes Izakaya under the sun, and the laid-back spatial experience is supported by simple bespoke design gestures. After sunset, sun loungers turn into cosy dining spaces – and with DJs setting the energetic vibe from sunset throughout dinner, Izakaya turns into a place of music and drinking every night.

Jul’s is more than a restaurant. Focused on sharing, friendliness, music, food, drink, entertainment and live music, dining at this restaurant is an experience full of emotion. Diners travel from Spain to Greece, with different flavours and atmospheres combining across its decorations and textures, materials and colours.

The food, too, is stunning: the restaurant’s executive chef, Christos Fotos, will introduce you to the exceptional flavours of Mediterranean gastronomy – complete with his signature Greek touches. The second chef, Gianis Kaldanis, is a dessert master, revisiting the classics to delivery revelations every time. Each ingredient is carefully considered and selected, and all the herbs are picked from Jul’s very own aromatic garden. Jul’s offers a new approach to Mediterranean food – visit and experience it in all its varieties.

Just along from San Jose (funnily enough, around 5km away to be exact) is Km5, a stylish and modern restaurant that oozes with decadence and luxury. Famed for its excellent grilled meat dishes, steak lovers will want to return to this venue time and time again. Km5 does not limit the menu to attracting meat lovers alone, as there is also a wide selection of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. In fact, it is arguably the best place on the island for sushi.

Any great meal wouldn’t be the same without an excellent choice of wine to wash it down with and you will not be disappointed with the wine list at Km5. If you fancy making an evening of it, you can relax with drinks in the lounge garden where you can sit in the Bedouin tents and listen to the sounds played by top DJs. With palm trees and orange trees aligned along the garden, you will feel like you have been transported to an exotic oasis.

This restaurant rises up from the very heart of Ibiza: Dalt Vila. The essence of the white island fills the air here, and the aspect offers truly spectacular views of the surrounding area. The restaurant’s gastronomy revolves around Japanese-Mediterranean fusion cuisine, and is centred on uniquely presented signature dishes.

Kyupiddo aims to provide its clients with an unforgettable experience, thanks to the combination of an unrivalled setting and innovative cuisine. A magical evening in a magnificent setting – that’s Kyupiddo in a nutshell.

The evolution of the innovative La Gaia restaurant at the island’s only Five-Star Grand Luxe-rated resort, Ibiza Gran Hotel, has seen it grow into a sleek gastronomic hotspot, showcasing conceptual Japanese-meets-Peruvian cuisine.

Head chef Óscar Molina has based the new La Gaia menu on the unique style of ‘Nikkei cooking’ – a special blend of characteristic flavours and ingredients from Peru and Japan, adding his own creative twists inspired by the current culinary trends. Each of the personally selected chefs in his kitchen specialises in Peruvian or Japanese cooking to ensure authenticity, quality and originality.

Start by sipping on Wasabi Martinis or Pisco Sours, while sharing delicate light bites such as Amélie oysters with granny smith sauce and wild rosemary, scarlet shrimp tempura or truffled tofu to start. For mains, the Nikkei Parihuela stew and Tataki style beef sirloin are standout dishes, but if the choice is too difficult, try the exceptional tasting menu or some of the finest sushi on the island.

The Cotton Lifestyle Group should need no introduction – it has developed a much deserved reputation as home to some of the most stylish venues on Ibiza. The Cotton Supper Club is the latest addition to that glorious group of hot-spots – and is available for private hire only.

Designed to offer guests the opportunity to design and enjoy a truly bespoke dining experience, the Cotton Supper Club is ideal for special occasions, and for diners seeking an ultra-exclusive venue for indulging in some of the finest food available on the island, in an intimate and discreet atmosphere.

Very close to Ibiza town itself, the Supper Club is located in the exciting, newly gentrified seaside location of Figueretes, offering both centrality and seclusion. Sitting on a winding promenade that follows the beautiful coastline, the restaurant offers astonishing views of the Mediterranean that stretch all the way to the horizon.

It’s not just the setting that makes for a remarkable dining experience, however. From intimate dinners of eight people to private parties of up to seventy, the Cotton Supper Club is in a class of its own when it comes to food and dining. Not only is ever menu expressly designed for the client; entertainment, music, and delicious cocktail requests are all catered for, too.

Cotton’s chefs, hosts and bar team are all second to none, too. From sushi to Mediterranean, Asian, to South American cuisine, the Cotton Supper Club serves it all in consultation with their client – and serves it with the Ibizan flair its sibling venues have defined. The Cotton offers glorious food, peerless privacy and true style; combined, this makes for a unique and memorable culinary experience.

In San Antonia Bay on Ibiza’s beautiful west coast, Hayaca is the base for celebrated Argentine chef Mauricio Giovanini. In the kitchen of this very special restaurant, Giovanni has fused a range of culinary influences that taken in a range of Latin American traditions, from Cuba’s to Argentina’s, Brazil’s to Peru’s. Hayaca’s chic surroundings play host, then, to a series of taste explosions.

From the beautiful setting of Amàre Beach Hotel Ibiza breath-taking rooftop, Hayaca diners are treated to a menu that is set to be a staple on the bucket-list of any travelling gourmand. Giovanni’s sizzling flavours have already earned his a Michelin star in Marbella for his Messina restaurant – and Hayaca is surely not far behind. On its menu, traditional dishes are brought alive with signature moves that define a whole approach to this cuisine.

From bream with a tart banana cream to fried plantain with prawn mayonnaise, Hayaca offers much to explore. Colombian chipá with suero and hogao sits alongside beef empanadas, crispy yucca with pickled vegetables and prawn cream, and papaya served in a stone mortar with corn tortillas. Classic ceviche and tiradito are on the menu, but so to are local Ibizan staples such as salt cod stew.

The invention doesn’t end at the savoury dishes: for dessert, burnt banana with dulce de leche and Malibu cream, and Pisco soup with mango cream and pineapple ice cream will no doubt gain much notice. And with one of Spain’s finest mixologists, Diego Cabrerara, in attendance, you won’t want to miss the cocktails, either. Whatever you sample at Hayaca, you’ll discover astonishing flavours and exciting attention to detail. Even better? You can enjoy them all with uninterrupted views of sun-kissed beaches … or sun-set skies. Just choose your time of day to taste.

The terrace is a quintessential feature of Ibizan architecture. Shaded by also sun-kissed, it offers a dining experience unlike any other. La Veranda has elevated terrace eating to fine art. Located on the unrivalled terrace of Agroturismo Hotel Atzaró, its Mediterranean menu complements perfectly the Ibizan splendour of the setting. Not only that, but its ingredients are sourced locally, from the fertile fields of Ibiza’s gorgeous countryside.

Focused on fragrance and flavour, La Veranda offers a memorable bite of Ibizan cuisine. Brimming with delicious dishes that showcase the best the Balearics has to offer, the tastes of rosemary and fresh air, of orange groves and sun-drenched mountains, finds its way into La Veranda’s unmatched dishes. The natural world is the restaurant’s lodestar, placing the qualities of the freshest produce at the centre of each plate.

Imagine an authentic but refined Ibizan meal in a glorious Mediterranean garden: you have La Veranda. Its famous hotel breakfast, to which non-guests are always invited, is served until midday. Lunchtimes offer the Healthy Veranda Menu – three nutritious courses with cucumber-infused water for just 30€ per person – and for a limited period in high summer, the restaurant open its stunning courtyard come evening.

Balmy, evocative and refined, La Veranda offers a truly glorious dining experience – especially for those seeking the real taste of Ibiza. From patatas bravas to the best Iberico ham, snacks and sides match with glorious mains: simple grilled vegetables grown in the on-site organic garden,  traditional tomato gazpacho with pickled mussels, Fideuà with prawns and mushrooms, stewed scorpion fish, and Balearic suckling pig kun-pho style. All of these dishes are inspired by the local traditions of Ibizan country cooking – but enlivened by contemporary twists. That approach is La Veranda in a nutshell – a restaurant worth making the time for.

Many come to Ibiza specifically to experience its renowned night-time dining. The range, intensity and refinement of the dining experiences for which it is known are unrivalled – and Laylah places itself both at the centre and the apex of that legend. It puts pleasure at the very heart of its diners’ experience, emphasising exploration – of cuisine, of texture and of flavour.

Given its location – a stone’s throw Ibiza’s nightlife triangle of Pacha, Heart and Lío – diners would expect Laylah to adopt a nocturnal, decadent ambience. They won’t be disappointed: darkly lit and discreet, the restaurant offers an enveloping, even intoxicating, spot to enjoy close conversation, beautiful cuisine … and whatever else follows afterwards. The décor adds to this air of indulgence, from copper-topped tables to buffed leather sofas. Every detail has been considered.

In fact, part of this careful curation is an eschewal of the usual conventions of dining. Structured seating plans are not for Laylah. Instead, communal dining is the order of the day, emphasising the social element of food and creating an atmosphere that focuses on how food is eaten, and with whom, as well as merely on the plate itself.

As far as the plates go, a potent Israeli influence ensures that every dish is bursting with exciting flavours – sparking further conversation and exploration. The focus on sharing plates only redoubles that emphasis on the social, with homemade focaccia arriving alongside homemade zaatar, tahini and tomato salsa. Roasted cauliflower is served with tahini and green chilli, and king prawns arrive with spicy mayo.

Style and society take centre-stage amid all this, with peerless cocktails and the best DJs providing world-class music seven nights a week. This is the place to start an Ibizan night with fantastic food – and in exciting company.

Peru is the leitmotif of Maymanta, the latest jewel in the fine dining crown of Ibiza. Finding its home at Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe – which was already renowned across the island – Maymanta is situated on the hotel’s glorious rooftop, which boasts breath-taking panoramic views of the Mediterranean as it laps into Santa Eulalia harbour.

Maymanta is already one of the culinary destinations on Ibiza, in no small part thanks to the genius of chef Omar Malpartida, who brings his own Peruvian heritage to bear on the glorious menu. Touring taste-wise from the Amazon to the Andes, palates at Maymanta are in for a treat.

The focus is on sharing plates. Split into tempting sections, the menu has the air of the Pacific throughout, but also calls on Chef Malpartida’s much talked-about string in Madrid, and has equally been designed to complement the Ibizan landscape over which the restaurant takes such a commanding position. Traditional ceviche and tiraditos sit to punto humo and anticuchos, Ibizan fine dining specialities – reimagined by this chef’s rare skill – are here to share at will within a wonderful setting.

The menu’s imagination for complementary pairings proceeds throughout. Buttered fish of the day is transformed with quinoa and parmesan cheese; prawns are served with anticuchero dressing, ostion sauce and pineapple chalaquita; Peruvian potatoes are brought alive with green huactay mint and rocoto sauce. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner – and offers a reduced menu for those wishing to dine at the poolside.

Enjoy Maymanta at its best in the company of friends at sunset: with food, atmosphere and views unrivalled anywhere on the island, you’ll never forget the experience.

Ibiza Bay is home to this culinary revolution for the White Island: established by the master sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa, this restaurant that bears his name offers Japanese-Peruvian fine dining within the beautiful environment of the Nobu Hotel Ibiza Day.

From morning to night, Nobu provides the peerless cuisine that is renowned across the globe, from New York City to Talamanca Bay. The international-standard food is served in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere, matching the calm of the Ibizan landscape in which it is set.

Nobu’s open kitchen is a focal point, as is the sushi prep area and the long bar with its high stools and discreet lights. This splendid setting creates an ideal destination for evening cocktails, with the ambience of a city-centre hot spot and the skilled chefs providing their own brand of culinary entertainment. Watch them work, and sample fine South American tequila, bespoke sakes and an expertly selected wine list.

The main event, however, is also the food: combining South American and Japanese flavours and techniques, many of Nobu’s signature dishes have become iconic. From the Black Cod miso – marinated and then grilled to perfection – to the Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, Nobu’s cuisine has been much-imitated but never bettered.

The Ibiza restaurant’s menu also adds new dishes to Nobu’s storied stable. The  padron pepper crispy rice and the salty edamame draw inspiration from the White Island, while produce from the plentiful waters than surround the island supply the Formentera prawns and locally sourced seabass.

Salvia has the status of a closely-guarded secret: the guests of the super chic Ca Na Xica hotel have known for years that this tasteful fine dining restaurant has been one of the best high-end culinary experiences on the island. But now it has been opened to other aficionados of fine food – and long may this be the case!

From a remarkable buffet breakfast served from 8.30am which features a range of hit dishes and fresh cold-pressed juice, Salvia is the perfect place for a meal at any time of day. Lunch is served on the sun-kissed terrace, which boasts surroundings of glorious and verdant foliage; dinner takes place beneath the stars and to a soundtrack of smooth jazz and bossa nova.

The food and ambience alike are the work of Galician chef Sergio Zubiadut, whose modern Mediterranean cooking has found its ultimate expression at Salvia. His slow-cooking approach takes in an unusual range of diets and appetites, focusing on high-quality ingredients with peerless provenance – from line-caught wild sea bass to organic herbs and vegetables grown on-site. The meat and seafood, too, are without peer on the island.

Every dish has a cosmopolitan aspect which lifts this menu to the truly memorable. From classic Spanish starters to enjoy as they should be – resplendent in the Ibizan sun – to Asian-influenced snacks and mains prepared in the restaurant’s Josper ovens, this is contemporary cuisine at its most refined.

The four-star Hotel El Corso lies in the glamorous Marina Botafoch, and hosts this glorious restaurant which greets diners with a fragrant flower-wall entrance. STK is a brand recognised across the world for its outstanding cuisine; here on Ibiza, STK’s signature memorable dining experiences take place alongside astonishing, interactive sets by the best DJs.

In other words, STK Ibiza is not your standard steakhouse. Familiar to diners from the US to to Dubai, STK is a brand that marks a difference on Ibiza. Not only do diners also dance by the end of the night; 80% of that crowd is female, and the restaurant has a reputation that attracts women from the world over. Eva Longoria is one of the restaurant’s recent diners, for example, treating girl squad to the STK Ibiza experience above any other restaurant on the island. A party atmosphere is encouraged by STK, with performers moving between tables and every tune a killer track.

With plentiful vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as salads or starters that can be shared or eaten as lighter mains, STK is still also known for its USDA prime grass-fed fillet and Spanish Rubia Gallega Rib Eye. This stylish restaurant expands beyond the red meat, though, to offer highest quality cedar-seared salmon, or the delicately tangy Hamachi Tiradito with yellow pepper and mango.

Head Chef Matteo Bartaletti is always added to the menu, inspired by his travels – in particular to Peru. This endless invention makes even the side dishes at STK Ibiza worth sampling, with comforting mac and cheese and finger-licking parmesan truffle chips. Desserts include a show-stopping Isla Blanca mousse, of whipped coconut and tequila, with a lime sorbet side. And, of course, there are the cocktails – and of course you can order them to share. Get ready to dance after dinner … at STK Ibiza, it’s the only option!

This highest calibre of restaurants didn’t choose its name arbitrarily: the panoramic vistas enjoyed by diners at The View are among the island’s finest, with unbroken sightlines across the sparkling Mediterranean and Es Vedra. From breakfast through lunch until dinner, from sun-up to starry skies, every hour of each day casts its spell beautifully within The View’s interior.

Hosted by 7Pines Kempinski, the stylish and neutral colour scheme of The View offers the perfect backdrop for its sophisticated take on exciting Asian cuisine. As the glass frontage persuades diners they are floating above the sea, a glorious menu is served that takes in exquisite meats, fresh fish and choice vegetables, all barbecued on the restaurant’s Robata grill.

With an open kitchen providing the restaurant’s centre of gravity, diners can also enjoy an exceptional wine list with suggested pairings that have taken the greatest care to please every palate. For an additional level of intimacy, the twelve-seat chef’s table offers direct interaction with the heart of the restaurant, and the opportunity to sample new and unique dishes created expressly by the kitchen.

The View isn’t labelled as “innovative and inspired” for nothing: its contemporary décor and relaxed atmosphere is aligned with personalised service and a truly exciting menu to offer a truly refined dining experience. Gourmands will be in seventh heaven – and, floating above the blue waters of the Med, will feel a little closer to the clouds in more ways than one.