All-Day Balearic Seaside Dining At Babylon Beach Ibiza

Posted on July 13, 2019

Words: Lara Young

Images: Tamara Sini

Overlooking the crystal clear waters of Punta de Sa Caleta just outside of Santa Eulalia, soulful seaside hangout Babylon Beach Ibiza is a preferred breakfast and lunch spot for those ‘in the know’. Now also open for cocktails and dinner every Friday and Saturday throughout July, this rustic hideaway created by Angie Vestey is the perfect chill-out destination for sun, sea and all-day dining.

Greeted with a warm smile from Mike, the long-standing and popular Head of Front of House at this idyllic beachside spot, you immediately feel welcome as you’re shown to your table or sumptuous sun bed at the edge of the rugged red cliffs. Soak up the sun amidst the natural chic décor and shady palms to the sounds of relaxed beach grooves.

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The Mediterranean fusion menu is designed to satisfy every palate whether you opt for light and healthy or a satisfying carb-rich feast. Invited to enjoy some of Babylon Beach’s finest seasonal dishes we kicked off with a detoxing avocado smoothie blended with pineapple, coconut milk and passion fruit accompanied by a nutritiously healthy beetroot juice mixed with colourful berries and coconut water. Just what the doctor ordered in the heat of the July sun after a couple of late nights! Feeling virtuous and refreshed, we took to our comfortingly shaded table and gazed at the breathtaking sea view alongside fellow diners comprised of small groups, couples and families. Everyone is welcome here, and there is even a secluded play area to keep the little ones happy.

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Accompanying Babylon’s home baked bread with sundried tomatoes and aioli, we selected starters of a light chilled avocado and cucumber gazpacho with crumbled feta; and a classic moules marinières served in a delicate white wine and cream sauce with a subtle hint of fennel and dill. Those with dietary restrictions are well catered for and fish lovers will find an abundance of fresh, locally sourced options on the menu. Between courses we enjoyed a few moments sharing stories with Ibiza legend Vaughan (hit maker and longstanding Pacha Funky Room resident), who is an integral part of the friendly team and often seen mingling with diners.

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BabylonBeach Lunch Review Essentialibiza 2019 Tamara Sini 00014We took differently culinary paths when ordering our main courses, choosing two contrasting dishes perfect for sharing. The exotic Hawaiian Tuna Poke Bowl comprised a base of sushi rice, rocket and edamame beans topped with marinated tuna and a delicate wasabi mayo and finished with a dressing of seaweed, bonito flakes and sesame seeds. This fusion of flavours got a five star rating and is, unsurprisingly, high on the leader board of Babylon Beach’s most ordered dishes. The (almost legendary) marinated chicken, served with a tangy sauce and crinkle cut fries, was also a winner and roasted to perfection.

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Having sampled a range of wines during a recent visit, we chose some invigoratingly fresh cocktails, the ‘B-’ (based on Chase pink grapefruit gin and berries} and the ‘Bonando Spritz’ (a zingy blend of Bonanto cherry aperitif, vermouth and cucumber topped with sparkling wine). Both are perfect summer blends to accompany any dish. No lunch is complete without dessert and Babylon Beach offers a range of tempting homemade specialties including a rich and velvety chocolate tart, the ultimate finish to a thoroughly wonderful afternoon. A huge thank you to Mike and all the staff for a truly delicious lunch in what remains one of our favourite hidden spots on the island!

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