Notorious for his work right across the music industry, Judge Jules has been an Ibiza institution for nearly 20 years. This year he celebrates his 16th year of Judgement at Eden, a mammoth achievement for a true legend of the game. Spending a lot of his time in the White Isle, Jules samples plenty of the cuisine, and knows a lot of hidden treasures to visit for food and drink. He’s shared his top 5 places to eat in Ibiza.
Hotel La Torre
I can safely say this is one of the most scenic places to eat in Ibiza, you won’t find a location quite like it. The restaurant is set remotely in the Ibizan countryside surrounded by pine trees overlooking the Med – the perfect escape from the club you were probably in the night before. The boutique-style hotel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – I strongly recommend you choose the evening menus; that way you can enjoy what I reckon is the best sunset view on the island.
A really interesting dining experience. Can Tixedo serves a high quality international-fusion Tapas style menu, in the setting of in an art cafe. Different artists showcase their work throughout the café and it’s out in the rural centre of the island, making the whole experience ultra relaxing. Make sure you try the albondigas (meatballs in a rich tomato gravy) – delicious, and a perfect hangover tonic.
Located in San Rafael, this is an Ibizan favourite for many residents. A carnivore’s delight, diners cook sliced ox steak on a personal grill at their table, giving the dining experience a whole new level of interaction. A great communal eating experience.
Sa Capella is an old favourite of mine, it existed long before I came over to Ibiza. It’s located just outside San Antonio, away from all of the hustle and bustle of the strip. The surroundings really are breath-taking – the building is an ex monastery, over 350 years old, and it features high ceilings, original brickwork and a real rustic feel throughout. You’re served by waiters dressed as monks, and it’s a high-camp special occasion experience.
Traditional Spanish cuisine with a very friendly atmosphere. Located next door to its illustrious neighbour (and in recent years, owner) Blue Marlin, on the rugged Cala Jondal, it’s another island favourite. You can dine out on the beach under a straw umbrella, giving you a chance to really soak in Ibiza – what more could you ask for?
You can catch Judge Jules playing at Judgement, Eden every Friday until 23rd September.