Nestled in the peaceful hills outside San Antonio is Sa Capella, one of Ibiza’s most divine dining experiences, housed in a 400-year-old monastery chapel that legend says is haunted and where locals rub shoulders with famous visitors and blissful tourists alike.
Step through stone arches into the grandiose hall, and feel transported to the tranquility of ancient Ibiza. Meanwhile, the surrounding gardens are an oasis of countryside calm, with flickering candles and bright bougainvillea swathing the walls.
2011 sees the restaurant celebrate its 33rd birthday and its sumptuous servings have stood the test of time. Chef Agostine Royal has been creating mouth-watering feasts in the kitchen for over 15 years – his skill is apparent in the taste of his superb cooking.
Classic starters include beef carpaccio with rocket and shaved parmesan, while favourite mains include delicious chateaubriand (prepared at your table) or roast suckling pig, an edible delight that must be experienced. At the end of each meal, every table is presented with a bottle of Sa Capella’s homemade hierbas.
Early diners may enjoy sunset from the terrace and it’s no surprise the enchanting chapel is popular with wedding parties. Not only is the ambience trés romantique, you can also get married right on the premises!
Photography by Annie Peel Photography