From fine dining to rustic seaside ‘chiringuitos’, Ibiza’s long list of restaurants has it all. The White Island has mastered not only the nightlife scene, but also a culinary landscape that compliments all day lounging and pure relaxation. There are a number of great places to go for a lazy lunch in Ibiza, but we’ve enlisted the help of our friends at Bonder & Co, a luxury, Ibiza-based villa company and concierge, to create the ultimate guide to the best lunchtime lounging in Ibiza.
Blue Marlin Ibiza
The Blue Marlin is a hub of activity, whatever the hour – whether you’re having a late breakfast, enjoying an afternoon of feasting, sunbathing and swimming, or hanging out after dark at the open-air lounge and nightclub. But to really make the most of everything on offer at this popular beach club, book a table for lunch and enjoy a menu that’s full of flair and flavour, with plenty of healthy, organic international dishes courtesy of Austrian head chef Christian Dintl. The expansive terrace dining area overlooks the bay, where you’ll find a fleet of luxury yachts – an ideal place for people watching.
Destino Pacha Ibiza Resort
The calming, headache-friendly atmosphere at Destino Pacha Ibiza Resort ensures that it’s a popular haunt the day after. Michelin-starred gastronomist Samuel G. Galdón is at the helm in the sleek on-site restaurant for lunch in Ibiza with an array of ambitious plates, including a newly launched ‘Xperience’ tasting menu of 12 dishes and seven international cuisines. For an exquisite lunch try classic light bites like Gazpacho or opt for something a little more filling with locally sourced fish plucked fresh from nearby waters. Take advantage of the hotel’s prime location and great views out over Ibiza’s Old Town over a long, leisurely lunch.
El Chiringuito De Es Cavallet
With a focus on simple, honest food, Chef Jerome Palayer uses the finest local ingredients to create the casual yet elegant dishes at El Chiringuito. Savour sharing plates like grilled local sardines or lobster rice, served within a whole lobster shell – best enjoyed over long, lazy lunches with a bottle of beautiful wine. Located right on Es Cavallet beach, considered one of the best on the island, El Chiringuito has a rustic charm that manages to find harmony between local authenticity and laid-back luxury and is perfect for a long lazy lunch in Ibiza.
Sa Punta is much loved due to its chic French touch and breathtaking views over Ibiza Town and the marina. Delicious dishes and the laid-back atmosphere attract some of the islands most notable jetsetters, who mingle amongst the locals and tourists. The casual dining set up is great for a lazy lunch while soaking up the gentle rhythms of the Med. Try the wild sea bass ceviche, followed by the green asparagus and black truffle risotto.
A seafood lover’s dream, Es Torrent has grown from a tiny beach shack to one of the island’s preeminent fish and seafood restaurants. Located right on the beach of Porroig Bay, Es Torrent has hosted the island’s elite, serving up their delicious small tapas dishes and specialties like sea cucumbers, sautéed squid, clams marinière and broiled mussels. Since the menu reads like an encyclopaedia of all things seafood, it’s best to ask the friendly staff for some recommendations and sit back to enjoy a wonderful lunch in Ibiza.
Amante Beach Club
If you want to go for lunch in Ibiza away from it all then set in a secluded cove with scenic views of Sol d’en Serra’s brilliant blue waters, Amante’s seaside setting echoes the island’s raw natural beauty. The ambiance and luscious greenery is best enjoyed over extended lazy lunches, where the delicious Mediterranean menu offers the only thinkable diversion from the dramatic scenery. There’s also a children’s menu of simple classic dishes, making this a great option for families in search of a fuss-free afternoon outing.
Located right next to Cala Jondal beach, and rumoured to serve the best paella on the island, Yemanja offers a wonderfully relaxed lunch option. Get your lazy afternoon off to a great start with their house special, Sangria de Cava – loaded with lots of fresh fruits and bubbles – before indulging in a huge dish of paella and a post-lunchtime nap under a nearby beach umbrella.
Experimental Beach Ibiza
Head to the south of the island and relax at Experimental Beach, where the spectacular surroundings make it an ideal venue for lazy lunches. The menu sticks to classic tapas dishes and simple yet scrumptious larger plates such as a selection of steaks and fresh, local fish. Experimental also has a great ‘Ibiza Style’ cocktail bar – ask the bartender to mix you up a signature Pimm’s Punch, to accompany your afternoon of indulgence.
The Harbour Club
Sun, sea and sensational cuisine are on the menu at The Harbour Club. Opt to dine out on the Balinese sun beds, the pretty courtyard, or stay inside the elegant palm-lined restaurant space, which also features a 16-metre mural by neo-pop artist Selwyn Senatori. Try the signature Fruit de Mer sharing platter or select your lunch from the on-site fish market. Either way, the enchanting atmosphere will lull you into a state of utter relaxation in no time – ideal for lazy lunches in the sun.