Ibiza Food Guide

This post is in a similar vein to my london brunch guide. A continually updated guide to eating out in Ibiza. Unlike the rest of Spain, it's very easy to find vegetarian/vegan food without having to live off patatas bravas and queso, delicious though that is.  

CAFES

L to R: Cappuccino, Dalt Vila, Passion Cafe, La Paloma Cafe til end

Cappuccino in Marina Botafoch. Beautiful, unobstructed views of Ibiza town and Dalt Vila.

Passion Cafe Lots of salads, juices and smoothies. There are several passion cafes on the island but I think the best spot for lunch is probably Santa Eulalia. Highly recommend the salads, the turmeric lassi and the coffee & walnut smoothie. 

La Paloma - I'm featuring this place twice. It's equally beautiful by day and night. It might just be my favourite restaurant of ALL time. Incredible mediterranean food served in the most picturesque garden, it's ACTUAL heaven. The food is really fresh, they grow some of their own ingredients and make everything on site including freshly baked focaccia 😱 

I'm still mourning the loss of Menjabe in San An, I hope one day it returns. The best hummus and falafel I have ever eaten.

Can't do a guide and not mention the Heladeria in San Jordi. It's always a mystery as to if it will be open or not but it serves the best gelato on the island 

RESTAURANTS

La Bodega hidden away down the cobbled streets of Eivissa, I return to this little bodega every trip for plates of tapas and chilled rose wine. Book in advance and ask for an outside spot. The padron peppers, provolone cheese and patatas braves are a must. Finish with a shot of herbias, a Balearic liquor 

La Paloma just as magical at night as it is by day. They bring the menu over on a giant easel board, the dishes vary seasonally but always feature incredible the best quality ingredients. 

Es Verges best pizza on the island. Super chilled vibes, great spot for a casual dinner.  

Asante stunning beach restaurant in the secluded spot of Sol den Serra. Fresh, mediterranean dishes a plenty. I don't know where they get their goats cheese from but it is insanely good 

Experimental Beach So many choices here, tapas dishes plus lots of fresh starters and mains. Get the watermelon & feta salad and the burrata (obv) with heritage tomatoes. 

Also on my hit list: Wild Beets, El Portalon, Aubergine, Can Domingo, Patchwork

SUNSET DRINKS

L to R: Cafe Mambo, Benirras, Las Salines, Experimental Beach, Beach House

Cafe Mambo and Savannah Ideal places for a pre-dinner drink, watch the sun go down with a margarita in hand 

Experimental Beach Club 

Benirras beach

Sunset Ashram

On a boat! 

BEACH

Incredibly fresh and delicious plates. Sun loungers and beds with food and drink service.
Book in advance. 

Beach clubs:

El Chiringuito
Beachouse
Jockey Club
Experimental Beach Club
Amante 

Some pretty beaches: Cala des Jondal, Cala Gracio, Cala Moli, Cala Carbo to name only a few!

DO

L to R: Es Cubells, Es Cubells, Dalt Vila, Atzaro, Playa den Bossa, A beach, Cala d'Hort, Es Vedra

Hiking

Brunch & Yoga at Amante

Views out to Es Vedra

Walk up Dalt Vila and around Ibiza old town

Take a day trip to Fomentera

Las Dalias

Views from Es Cubells and Cap des Falco

Take a drive through the centre of the island, the countryside is so pretty

Further websites for info

white-ibiza.com
ibiza-spotlight.com

Try and find the Pacha magazine for interesting interviews with Ibiza residents and artists plus they always have great recommendations on where to go and eat

Contact me with your recommendations for my next visit. Instagram and Twitter @elizabethkerr__ or email me at hello@elizabeth-kerr.co.uk

 

 

 

London Brunch Guide

I've had this idea to write my definitive london brunch guide for a while now. To write one post and keep updating it with new finds. For those moments where you've been trusted with the location decision and your mind has a blank. This will be the post to save you (me). The only criteria for this list is that all the places must be amazing enough to keep coming back to again and again and again. 

NORTH

L to R : Ottolenghi, The Good Egg, Esters, Friends of Ours, Sunday, Caravan, Granger & Co.

 

Ottolenghi N1 (also East and West)

The shakshuka is the best dish here but I'm always drawn in by the assortment of breads, pastries and spreads (homemade nutella, raspberry & morello cherry jam, apricot & passionfruit). 

The Good Egg N16

The menu changes seasonally but I think the aubergine & egg pitta and dak dak salad are mainstays. I heartily recommend both of those but everything else I've had here is always superb. This is hardly a secret so your best bet is to come on a weekday or get here 15 minutes before it opens on a weekend. 

Friends of Ours N1

Great little cafe near Old Street. The beetroot and carrot fritters with kasundi, avocado and egg are my top recommendation.

Esters N16

This place is so unassuming, tucked away in a corner of Stoke Newington. Everything I've tried is fantastic, the flavours and textures are well thought out and balanced and the dish is always beautifully presented. They have a small but perfectly formed menu which changes with seasonal availability. 

Sunday N1

Just behind Cally Rd, this place receives absolutely zero footfall yet I'll often see a queue waiting outside at 10am on a weekday. Arrive early and nab yourself a table before the rush. Cannot recommend the cornbread (with maple chipotle butter!) enough. 

Caravan N1C

Head here for something new. Not just your standard avo & eggs situation but a dishes like a buckwheat bowl with rose harissa, pickles & avocado. They also have some sweet outside tables overlooking Granary Square 

Tina, We Salute You N1

A banging avocado on toast and very reasonable prices. A great spot for doing some work for a couple of hours

Granger & Co N1C (see East London entry)

 

 

CENTRAL

L to R : Honey & Co, 26 Grains, Fabrique

Honey & Co. W1

I mean you should get yourself here for the breakfast, lunch AND dinner but let's start with brunch. Choose the mezze followed by one of their middle eastern egg dishes. You may need rolling out the door, but it will be worth it.

26 Grains WC2

Situated in the beautiful Neals Yard, head here for a killer turmeric latte and try one of their seasonal savoury porridge bowls

Fabrique WC2 and W1T (also East and West)

I will happily travel across town for these buns. The cardamom ones especially. Nice chilled spot for a pit-stop or take away breakfast.

 

EAST 

L to R: Pavilion, Granger & Co., The Modern Pantry, E5 Bakehouse, Ottolenghi

Pavilion Bakery E9 (Also takeaway at E2 and E8)

This place is an absolute dream in summer. The tables overlooking Victoria Park's lake fill up fast. The Sri Lankan curry & sambal is the star dish here but they also offer all the classics. The chai masala is one of the more authentic drinks I've tried in London. Don't leave without a loaf of white sourdough. 

Granger & Co. EC1R (Also North and West)

Brunch in Aussie style, the decor here is so chic.. Love all the dishes, lots of well thought-out veggie dishes with layers of different flavours and textures  The watermelon & lime frappe will change your life (probably) 

The Modern Pantry (Finsbury Sq and Clerkenwell) EC1V

Finsbury Square is fairly corporate, I would head to Clerkenwell for a more relaxed vibe. Dreamy outdoor table situation in summer plus the menu features fusion flavours like garam masala banana, grapefruit & pink peppercorn and passionfruit & chilli

E5 Bakehouse in E8

Great little bakery under the railway arches near to London Fields. Lots of lovely dishes for breakfast and lunch as well as a wide selection of loaves to take home. 

Fabrique  E2 (see Central London entry)

Ottolenghi E1 (see North London entry)

 

WEST

 

Fabrique W11 (see East London entry)

Granger & Co. W11 (see East London entry)

Ottolenghi W11 (see North London entry)

 

SOUTH

 

I don’t often venture West or South so I cannot give many recommendations. I’m sure I’m missing out on some great ones so do let me know

 

On my wishlist…

Strut & Cluck

Brunswick East

The Hive

Lowry & Baker

Urban Pantry

Greenberry Cafe

Bababoom

Salon Brixton

Rochelle Canteen

Morito Hackney Rd

 

Tell me about other places I should visit @elizabethkerr_ _ on Instagram and Twitter

If you think I’ve missed anywhere please do let me know. I’ll be updating this list with new finds.