The ever-popular Costa del Sol sees tourists flock to the glorious Mediterranean coast time and time again so it’s no wonder that boutique stores and fine dining restaurants have popped up over the years to offer discerning travellers the very finest of foods to devour during their holidays. Spain is no stranger to fine dining with some of the best cuisine being cooked up on these lands, and the southern region has a lot to offer, especially in the popular city of Marbella.
If you are visiting the south coast city in the near future, then you can look forward to the opportunity to dine at some truly delectable restaurants, where some of the world’s best chefs will be carefully crafting your cuisine.
Easily reachable from Malaga airport, you needn’t wait long after landing to enjoy the delights on offer. The quickest way to travel to the city is by car and it’s only a 45-minute drive from the airport, so car hire in Malaga is certainly the best option – you don’t want to be waiting too long to dine!
Whichever type of cuisine is your favourite, Marbella is home to some of the best restaurants you will find in the country so we’ve shortlisted our top six picks that you should absolutely add to your list for your next visit.
While the appearance of this restaurant might not scream decadence, if you are looking for somewhere with an authentic Spanish atmosphere and cuisine to match, Paco Jimenez is a safe bet. The restaurant is located in Orange Square and is renowned for traditional Spanish cuisine including tapas and grilled seafood. The artwork adorning the walls offers another reason to visit this treasure of a restaurant.
If you are looking for a livelier venue with excellent quality food, then Breathe is perfect. Described as a Gastrobar, the interior is beautifully presented and has a real buzz about the place, while there is a lovely garden space with cascading water features to set the mood. The menu offers a delicious range of dishes, there’s a delightful cocktail menu and the restaurant is happy to cater to special dietary requirements.
The famous Nobu is now a firm favourite in Marbella, so if you fancy Japanese cuisine on sunny, Spanish shores, there is nowhere better. The chain has recreated the same standards that you would expect at any Nobu restaurant around the world, with many exciting seafood dishes to choose from, as well as a very popular Japanese beef steak.
Situated in the Puente Romano Hotel, the restaurant Dani Garcia serves up some of the most fantastic Andalusian dishes available in the area. Garcia is a local chef who has established his reputation as one of the most creative and consistently great chefs in Spain. The highest restaurant distinction of three Michelin stars is evidence of the quality and unique dining experience that awaits you in any of his restaurants.
Vovem Paseo Maritimo
If you are looking for a top-quality steakhouse, then book your table at Vovem Paseo Maritimo. There is a huge selection of different cuts of beef and the Real Ox selection Vovem is a must for anyone who enjoys premium Ox. The Wagyu Japanese National pure breed black steak is also one for the real steak lovers.
For delicious fresh seafood, Skina is the restaurant to try in Marbella. Situated in the Old Quarter, it has been awarded one Michelin star and the Mediterranean tasting menu is astoundingly impressive. Offering a mix of seasonal products served in a way that you will never have experienced before, it is easy to see why Skina is a popular choice for fine dining in Marbella.
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