Five kilometres on the road from Ibiza Town to Sant Josep (get it?), KM5 is a long-standing fixture on the Ibizan food/party circuit. One of the original hybrid restaurants of the early 1990s, this multi-functional space houses five bars, a restaurant, a nightclub, a boutique and an art gallery, all within the grounds of a converted finca. It’s a place where you can sip cocktails whilst perching on a cushion, surrounded by swathes of silk in the Bedouin tents; graze on Argentine, French and Ibizan specialties in the candlelit dining area, or party ‘til dawn, dancing to tunes supplied by resident and international DJs. Or, like us, you can enjoy all three...
Address: Ctra Sant Josep km 5.6; Tel: +34 971 308 575.
Cipriani Downtown Ibiza
Ibiza’s latest restaurant hotspot boasts an interior as sleek and glittering as its clientele. With plush fixtures and more teak than a luxury yacht, it’s the new upscale favourite for the Ibiza Marina crowd and fantastic for people-watching. A fleet of white-coated servers attends to every need before it’s as much as perceived, making it very easy for a bottle of prosecco to disappear before you can say ‘refill, please’. The menu cleverly blends haute Italian comfort food (beef carpaccio, heavenly gnocchi) with Japanese delicacies (sashimi, black cod), and the drinks list stars what may be the best Bellini ever made. Served in an icy champagne coupe, it’s a fitting coda to a sun-soaked day living it up on the White Isle.
Address: Ibiza Gran Hotel, Paseo Juan Carlos 1, nr 17, 07800; Tel: +34 971 599 050.
Housed in a converted 16th-century church, Sa Capella's stone-walled, candlelit interior perfectly mirrors the rustic cuisine on offer. Featuring the likes of simply prepared Ibicenco dishes such as line-caught salt fish served with organic vegetables, the food is outstanding, and the atmosphere is romantic and peaceful - quite unusual for Ibiza. It’s an ideal choice for a night off from all the madness.
Address: Carretera San Rafael, Santa Ines 5 km 0.6, San Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza; Tel: +34 971 340 057.
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