Marbella is brimming with fantastic culinary options, from Michelin-starred restaurants to quaint beach bars and cafes, as well as everything in between. Some of the most celebrated are the ‘Golden Mile Greats’, (the likes of Dani Garcia’s famed establishments at The Puente Romano), but there are also some hidden treasures in Marbella that you will want to try too.
Here are 5 of Marbella’s culinary winners in our eyes.
Read on for restaurants in Marbella that don’t fail to impress.
- Best for Steak: Leña
- Best for Romance: Casanis Bistrot
- Best Seafood: El Ancla
- Best for Escapism: El Patio Marbella Club
- Best for Creative Cuisine: Zozoi
Come and explore Marbella’s best gastronomic delights with Swish!
Best for Steak: Leña
Dani Garcia’s Leña at Puente Romano is a veritable delight- both for its cuisine and the experience. From the moment you enter, will be impressed by the opulent gold décor and of course the mouth-watering cuisine. Choose from appetising dips and other starters, then feed your hungry inner carnivore with the best cuts of meat, prepared just how you like it. One piece of advice, however, is that you must leave room for dessert- the deliciousness of the famous ‘Tarta de Rosa’, served with buttery ice cream cannot even be put into words. You’ll just have to trust us on this one, the restaurant prepares 50 a day, and when they’ve gone, they’ve gone.
Find Leña at Av. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
Open daily until midnight.
Best for Romance: Casanis Bistrot
An upscale bistro with French and Belgian inspired cuisine, sure to provide plenty of charm and a beautiful setting for a wonderful meal with loved ones. We can’t fault the bouillabase or the escargot, paired of course, with high quality wine.
Bistrot Casanis can be found in the Old Town, at Calle Ancha, 8, 29601 Marbella, Málaga
Open daily from 7pm to midnight.
Best Seafood: El Ancla
El Ancla is the place to sample some of the best seafood the coast can offer, with fresh locally caught tuna and other fish, as well as sushi. You will be spoilt. What’s more, El Ancla is a unique and stunning setting- an upmarket pool club located in a quiet and tranquil part of San Pedro de Alcantara. Try a long lunch with a paella and wine or a superbly baked sea bass.
Open daily except Mondays from 1 pm to 11 pm.
Find el Ancla at Av. Carmen Sevilla, s/n, 29670 Marbella, Málaga.
Best for Escapism: El Patio Marbella Club
There is only one Marbella Club, and inside, at “El Patio” you’ll find snug corners and pretty tables surrounded by the scent of Jasmin. It’s an iconic meeting point and lounge venue, where you will want to spend time- as much time as possible! Whether you visit by day with a long coffee, peruse a good book in the afternoon or meet friends for a cocktail, you can here. For dinner, there’s a well- put together a menu of salads, fresh fish and vegetables and over lunch there are wood fired pizzas too. Take your pick.
El Patio is open from 11 am to 1 pm and located inside the Marbella Club Hotel on Av. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602 Marbella, Málaga.
Best for Creative Cuisine: Zozoi
Zoizoi is a go-to in The Old Town where the chefs sprinkle their magic over the best seasonal produce. Try their ribs, vegetable dishes or even pizza, and follow it all with their fondant chocolate pudding. Divine! Inside the restaurant, there’s a choice of the outdoor terrace or interior courtyard, which provides for an extremely pretty backdrop for your meal.
Find Zoizoi at Pl. Altamirano, 1, 29601 Marbella, Málaga.
Open daily except Tuesdays, from 7pm to midnight.
Don’t forget, Swish guests are offered a 24-hour concierge service so we can help you book your ideal venue, you just have to ask.
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