1. 'The Fish Shack' - Cap Martinet
A hidden gem of a place, the freshest most simplest of dishes, fish caught daily served with potatoes and salad, local deserts and cafe caletta (very alcoholic!).
It's location on the cliffs overlooking the sea with the spectacular Ibiza old town in the distance, you perch above the water on a variety of mis-matched plastic furniture - but savouring every moment. No reservations are taken here and it is always filled with locals.
2. Las Brisas de Ibiza, Boutique Hotel and restaurant, Es Porroig
Set amongst Ibiza's prime real estate in a high-end hotel in Porroig, the hotel is secluded and exclusive, with priceless views of the yachts and beach boat houses below. Here you can taste homemade Italian and Spanish food including homemade pastas, the best cheese risotto I've ever tasted, ceviche and black angus meat. I recommend a long romantic lunch date or a family afternoon and then relaxing in the sun round the pool on a giant Balinese sun bed with a bottle of local wine, taking in the breathtaking view.
3. La Paloma, San Lorenzo
It's probably one of the most loved restaurants in Ibiza. Laid back dining under the orange groves, organic, fresh and 100% homemade - a salad has never tasted so good. It offers mediterranean dishes, organic wines and juices, stylish locals and lots of celebs. I recommend a day and night visit, but definitely book well in advance! Cute style, amazing food and a relaxed vibe.
4. Bambuddha Grove, San Juan
Sasha Moon has taken over the reign of island character, John Moon - a Thai temple open for night time catering in the centre of the island. With pan Asian cuisine and amazing sushi, incredible cocktails with a party after midnight, it mixes with the best of many high-end restaurants and delivers a completely different dining experience in a magical setting - destination dining at its best.
5. El Portalon, Dalt Vila, Old Town
I can honestly say, this is Ibiza's Finest fine dining experience. A brand new restaurant who's owner, Anne, supplies the restaurant with only locally and organically sourced produce, much from her own farm. A beautiful old villa, sat in a UNESCO world heritage site. Go for dinner, sit in a candle lit courtyard with a mezcal cocktail and enjoy the best food Ibiza has to offer. Exquisite flavours, daily changed menu, fine dining and beautiful surroundings with great service are one of a kind in Ibiza food world.
Dawn Hindle is the co-founder of Ibiza Rocks Group and also the co-founder of True Rocks jewellery range and Pikes Hotel. Check out the IBIZA ROCKS - a stunning new hardback photographic book - by acclaimed French photographer Jérôme Ferrière and curated by Dawn Hindle - a powerful retrospective filled with over 100 rebellious, irreverent and iconic images that document a fresh new generation of live music.
After a successful partnership in 2016 with the ‘BULLDOG Brunch at Pikes’, BULLDOG Gin and Pikes are continuing their strategic partnership this summer, bringing a mix of culinary delights, delicious cocktails and Ibiza vibes to London with a series of pop-up brunches at key London locations. More details coming soon!
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