Just a year after its namesake theatre restaurant began making waves on the Ibiza nightlife scene, 528 Gardens – an all-new multi-sensorial alfresco Ibiza restaurant experience – has landed in the very same hills near San Antonio. Set among a magical forest of pine and carob trees in Benimussa, where the power of nature is always prevalent, 528 Gardens celebrates the island’s heritage, unique spirit and stunning surrounding landscape. A place to mix, mingle and be merry, this new alfresco addition to the 528 landscape is a laidback dining destination unlike anywhere else on the white isle.
Located in an amphitheatre-like space that’s been transformed into an effortlessly chic outdoor dining area, the ringed seats at 528 Gardens are topped with plush cushions, while bamboo lampshades hang alongside parasols. Comfy loungers provide space for chilling and chatting – guests of the Ibiza restaurant can arrive as they please and wander among the attractions before dinner and drinks. Whether you’re taking in an aperitif as a precursor to the adjacent 528 Ibiza dinner-and-a-show experience, want to reserve a lush VIP space in the garden for a group of friends or are simply passing by, all are welcome here as the healing 528hz frequency resonates across the mountain.
Gourmet street food is at the heart of the gastronomic offering at 528 Gardens. Stall-hop as you choose between fresh culinary creations like croaker ceviche with passion fruit tiger milk and coconut or pickled onions filled with cous-cous and candied pine nuts, or grilled goodies such as the veggie-friendly jackfruit quesadilla with mozzarella, or the grilled rib tacos with fried beans and chimichurri. Got a craving for fried foods? The Ibiza restaurant’s calamari hot dog with kimchi and lime mayo will surely hit the spot, alongside tasty green olive croquettes and crispy tofu popcorn.
Be sure not to bypass the barbecue station at this Ibiza restaurant, where dishes like the Wagyu burger with truffle mayonnaise and the delectable bocadillo of local Ibiza chicken with grilled pineapple and curry mayo vie for attention with skewers of portobello mushrooms, toro tuna or anticucho octopus – fortunately, all come with crispy fries so you don’t have to share! The 528 Gardens dessert station satisfies even the sweetest tooth, with churros, canoli, ice cream sandwiches and more adding a touch of nostalgia. Drinks are equally as inventive, with classic cocktails reinterpreted to delectable effect.
Grab a snack, take a seat and settle in for an evening of aural delights, as music also forms an integral strand of the experience at 528 Gardens. Creator of Balearic Flamenco, Paco Fernández is a weekly resident on Sundays, while the well-respected radio station Ibiza Sónica makes the Ibiza restaurant its home every Wednesday evening. Tulum-inspired party Sun’s Empire takes the reins every Saturday, and an array of one-off performances will take place across select dates over summer. Once midnight strikes, head upstairs to the 528 Ibiza club to hit the dancefloor alongside diners and the theatrical cast – the very definition of immersive bliss.