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Fabulous fine dining in Ibiza

Where to dine on that very special occasion

featured in News & Reviews Author Ana Hernández, Ibiza Editor Published

In the last few years, Ibiza has established its claim as one of the top destinations for luxury holidays. That means not only stunning yachts and opulent villas, but also some of the greatest places to dine on Earth.

The best Spanish chefs head to Ibiza for the summer, opening pop-up restaurants that serve incredible innovative cuisine and taking advantage of the island's fresh produce. So we have sacrificed ourselves and compiled a list of the best gourmet restaurants on the White Isle.

Fabulous fine dining in Ibiza 2018

Once in a lifetime experience - Sublimotion Restaurant

Dubbed "the world's most expensive restaurant", dining at Sublimotion is definitely only for those with deep pockets who can splash almost €2,000 per person.

An eight-Michelin star team has been gathered at this restaurant, including main chef Paco Roncero, who has two stars to his belt, as well as Dani Garcia, Diego Guerrero, Toño Pérez, David Chang and pastry master Paco Torreblanca.

Sublimotion has only one table for 12 diners, surrounded by 360º screens, a state-of-the-art sound system, and technology that controls humidity, temperature and fragrances. Thus, dining turns into a three-hour dramatised experience in which all senses are stimulated thanks to the participation of a team of 25 professionals, including audiovisual technicians, musicians, artists and illusionists. They even use virtual reality which, together with augmented reality, will take diners inside a Charlie Chaplin movie, a picnic in Central Park, an Asian market, or even under the sea.

Celebrities like Cher, Christina Aguilera, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo have already tried it.

Secluded fine dining in Ibiza

Secluded dining - Es Xarcu Restaurant

Accessible by land, but more frequently (and impressively) by sea, Es Xarcu Restaurant is as a famous stop-over for yacht charters.

Located at the unspoilt cove of Cala Xarco, a dream spot with a small sandy beach, it boasts terraces that are literally above the sea, and outdoor seating reaching right up to the water. This family-run restaurant makes for a uniquely serene dining experience. They specialise in fresh, locally-sourced fish and are well-known specifically for their local red prawns.

The restaurant is a firm favourite among locals, tourists and celebrities, alike, who drop in on their yachts. Big names including Stella McCartney, Bernie Ecclestone and wife Fabiana Flosi have been spotted at this popular restaurant.

Fabulous fine dining in Ibiza 2018

Eco-conscious dinner - Can Domingo Restaurant

Located in the beautiful countryside near the town of San José, Can Domingo Restaurant is the creation of three Italian friends in love with Ibiza.

At tables situated in their tranquil garden, you can enjoy gourmet Italian cuisine made with organic ingredients all perfectly balanced to minimise salt and fat without sacrificing flavour. Most of the produce they use comes from their own permaculture garden or from local producers, following a zero-kilometre philosophy.

Everything is home-made here, and there are lots of gluten-free and vegan options. With live music during dinner service on certain nights in the summer your evening will be even more unforgettable.

Fabulous fine dining in Ibiza 2018

Eating with the stars - Lio Restaurant

Lio Restaurant is undoubtedly Ibiza's favourite celebrity haunt. Hollywood stars, footballers, models and billionaires come here to kick off their evening.

They serve delicious international cuisine but food is not Lio's main draw. The restaurant is famous for its musical performances and cabaret entertainment, which takes place during dinner. After eating, the party begins with some of the best DJs on the island playing their hits throughout the night.

Idris Elba, Kylian Mbappé, Gloria Estefan, Olivia Culpo, Dwayne Wade and Leo Messi have all been spotted here.

Fabulous fine dining in Ibiza 2018

Gourmet cuisine on the beach - Amante Restaurant

The restaurant at Amante Beach Club is the true embodiment of Mediterranean luxury: breathtaking sea views, plush day beds on the beach and delicious food and cocktails make this an idyllic place for a romantic dinner.

Their menu is comprised of modern Mediterranean food with contemporary Spanish and Italian recipes, as well as fresh fish and meat cooked in a Jasper oven. A hidden gem on the cliffs near Cala Llonga.

More inspiration...

There is a whole host of cafés, bars and restaurants serving dishes from all around the world in Ibiza. Read our restaurant reviews and our Where to Eat Guide for ideas on where to eat on the island.