Ibiza may be the clubbing capital of the world but the food scene is fast becoming a reason to rival music for visiting our stunning island. World famous eateries are arriving every season and many independent operators have stepped up to the hot plate and delivered the most amazing dining experiences in recent years. Whether you are looking for a delicious meal in simple, authentic surroundings or whether you want to feel like a movie star, Ibiza is the place to come.
As a clubbing generation moves on but still wants to maintain its connection with the island that defined its adulthood, thoughts turn away from sweaty clubs and towards beach locations, cool parties, that finish not to late and eating out. It is the latter that has moved us to create this restaurant platform, an homage to the numerous food operators that have really accepted the challenge of catering to this generation and who have well and truly placed Ibiza on the food map. Over the course of the year we will be featuring some of the finest establishments on the island, giving you the chance to take notes and plan your next visit as we unearth some of the gems that has the islands mouths watering.
Featured Ibiza Restaurant
Cicale Ibiza is one of the first traditional finca’s to be transformed into a restaurant, over 200 years old, it is a stunning dinner destination, located just off the main San Juan road, that we at Essential call ‘restaurant street’ as it... read more
Ibiza Restaurant Features and Reviews
Lio Ibiza is about to celebrate its third year and if you were in any doubt if the glamorous concept has caught on with the island glitterati, walking through the car park on the way to the... read more
We?ve been writing about the additions to Playa d?en Bossa throughout the first half of the year but, as we walk along the beach heading to Sands for lunch, this is the first time we... read more
Somiart, Ibicencan for ?Dream Of Art?, is a fitting name for the unique restaurant/ cabaret concept on the seafront in Santa Eulalia. Fitting because owner Javier, member of the famous Foc I Fum collective, had a dream for a food and drink... read more
Words: Pietro Cuevas
Images: Nic J
The gastronomic landscape in Ibiza continues to heat up. At no other time has there been so much offered to the culinary inclined. And now, joining the fray is Barcelona's red hot... read more
I've Got Something For Your Mind, Your Body And Your Soul...
Soul Kitchen not only has one of the finest names of a restaurant that we can remember but it... read more
Cana Sofia celebrates its tenth anniversary and, after a bright white makeover, it is looking stunning as we land on Cala Vadella for the celebration. The beachfront restaurant enjoys a stunning view over the beach and out to sea, making it... read more
The Liquid Diet - Mixology At El Chiringuito Part Three
Words: Pietro Cuevas
Images: Nic J
Every once in a while a culinary event catches you unawares which confirms the emergence of Ibiza as a luxury destination. Take cocktails for... read more
Cana Sofia celebrates a decade at the forefront of the island food revolution with a gran fiesta on Saturday May 18. The stunning beach club is also showcasing its makeover for the new season and for those that book for dinner from 17.00, there is a... read more
Ibiza Restaurants Up Close
Ibiza offers numerous beautiful spots to enjoy the long hot summer days, if peaceful, idyllic, relaxing and secluded are high on your beach wish list then look no further. the stunning setting of sol den serra offers all of the above and much more...read more
Atzaro chiringuito is part of the amazing atzaro beach experience on cala nova in the north of the island. head past santa eulalia to es cana and on to cala nova where a memorable day out awaits you, no matter what you look for from your day on the...read more
Atzaro is a name that has become synonymous with quality in ibiza, whether it is the stunning hotel in the heart of the countryside or the world class restaurants, bars and spa that reside there, atzaro is a concept that has captured the heart and...read more
Ibiza is full of memorable locations, places that etch themselves on your brain, memories that remain with you for a lifetime and dinner in the garden of this stunning hotel is one of them.
Aura is located in the heart of ibiza's countryside, on the road to san juan, where you have the option of fine dining, delicious cocktails or world class entertainment. having undergone a refurbishment prior to the 2011 opening, it offers one of...read more
Babylon beach is the latest addition to the ever-growing list of cool destinations around the island, just outside santa eulalia on the road to es canar, babylon beach sits on a small cliff with stunning views out to sea. it offers the option of...read more
Set on the road to san juan from ibiza town, bambuddha grove is more than just a restaurant, it is an all round stimulation of the senses. from the moment you arrive and smell the nag champra incense dancing in the air to when you pass through the...read more
Blue marlin ibiza is a name synonymous with a luxury beach experience, whether it is in ibiza on cala jondal or in the uae, blue marlin ibiza conjures up images of beautiful people enjoying vip service in luxurious surroundings. after the successful...read more
Looking out over cala vadella, cana sofia proudly boasts one of the finest views of the islands numerous beach restaurants, no small feat when you consider some of the other views that it is competition with. the small cove offers a quaint but...read more
Set up from the beautiful sandy beach of aguas blancas you can watch the white horses whilst enjoying a great meal in can yucas.
The stunning setting of this italian sea fronted restaurant, set back from salinas and accessed via a windy path, lends itself perfectly for those lazy days chilling and absorbing some unspoilt ibiza scenery, as well as a truly spectacular wedding...read more
At the back of the stunning crystal blue, water kissed cove of cala gracioneta is the little known gem that is el chiringuito. now part of the cafe mambo group, this firm favourite with the locals is a superb setting for romantic, fairytale...read more
El restaurant, set within the glamorous and stylish chic of the pacha owned el hotel, has all the ingredients to impress. open all year round you are able to select from either delicate sushi, served thursday to sunday nights, to a creative and...read more
The ethos behind fab in jesus is that it is a family affair. from the home cooked food to the interior not to mention the friendly attitude of the staff and brother and sister owners billy and faye yardley, we challenge anyone to spend any time in...read more
Located on the beach front in playa d'en bossa, jd's is a traditional english bar/restaurant, run by joanne and darren, who provide a friendly haven where good traditional pub food is delivered to a very high standard.
Kama sushi is located on san antonio's famous sunset strip, offering the unique sunset and sushi combination. san an's only sushi restaurant offers a variety of handmade sushi, all the ingredients are brought in fresh daily making it the perfect...read more
Kumharas is an experience not to be missed in ibiza. get there early to watch a magnificent sunset on the rocks and then stay to enjoy the myriad of different sights of kumharas. once you have navigated your way through the colourful stalls and...read more
La cava in ibiza town offers a modern twist on the traditional spanish tapas bar. previously a traditional tapas bar, it was taken over and reopened in 2009 by the anadon family, responsible for many of the island's cooler dining experiences, who...read more
In the short time that it has been opened, i think it's fair to say that lio has taken the drama and theatre that has made ibiza famous throughout the world and elevated it to another level. it has delivered a unique dining experience that captured...read more
Mint lounge bar is the latest addition to san antonio's sunset strip, bringing with it some of the finest pizzas on the island. located next door to café mambo at the end of the strip, mint offers a variety of delicious pizzas that can be washed...read more
Open from april through to december and positioned directly next to the trendy and world famous pacha club in ibiza town, pacha club restaurant is a real gem waiting to be discovered. frequented by many superstar djs together with the well heeled...read more
Ocean beach club has enjoyed a successful opening season, grabbing headlines through some amazing parties around its stunning pool. while there is no doubting that the level of entertainment has been worthy of the accolades, the pearl restaurant has...read more
Ibiza is famous the world over as the place to go to catch the best djs and club brands in the world, where the party never stops and, while that is an accurate description of the island, it's also only a fraction of what this balearic gem has to...read more
Situated just at the end of talamana beach, just minutes from ibiza town, the beautiful and stylish sa punta restaurant is a must do for the well heeled and trendy jet set visitors of ibiza. a chilled ibiza beach restaurant by day and a stunning,...read more
Savannah is the younger sister of world famous sunset bar café mambo. located at the opposite end of the sunset strip to mambo, savannah offers a completely different experience than its older sibling. while mambo is instantly recognised throughout...read more
Ibiza offers countless options when it comes to eating out. there are unique eateries all over the island, many of them enjoying stunning locations to boot. one such place is villa mercedes, looking out over san antonio's marina; it is more of a...read more
Wok & roll is a cool sushi restaurant in the village of santa gertrudis. located on a street off the main square it is popular with many of the island's inhabitants, as well as high profile visitors and members of the clubbing family. owner roberto...read more
Sitting next to the blue marlin, at cala jondal, yemanja is an excellent restaurant with fantastic sea views offering exceptional quality mediterranean cuisine and the very best paellas; the seafood here is awesome.