During peak summer in Ibiza, the temperature gauge keeps on rising and rising and along with it, so does the energy of the island. That’s why venues like UP at The Standard, Ibiza are so beloved. A breezy Ibiza restaurant in which to sprawl, read, sip and chat, it’s an exclusive spot for a much-needed slice of cool amid the soaring heat. Boasting one of Ibiza’s only rooftop pools as well as jaw-dropping views of the old town’s iconic city walls, there’s nowhere better for getting a solid dose of feel-good vibes, and The Standard, Ibiza doles them out in spades.
Located on Vara de Rey, Ibiza town’s lively main town square, UP at the Standard, Ibiza is a rooftop hangout that encapsulates the essence of unabashed fun and freedom. During hazy days, it’s an Ibiza restaurant where the world’s sleekly dressed and creatively minded congregate, dozing on sun loungers, getting lost in conversations and gazing out at the incredible, historic vistas – Sunday brunch here is already a mainstay on the island events circuit. Then, on balmy Balearic nights, it becomes a meeting point for the island’s partygoers, sharing cocktails and stories before hitting the clubs or cosying up beneath the stars for a tête-à-tête, Ibiza town twinkling just beyond.
There’s fabulous food to match the relaxed mood at UP at the Standard, Ibiza, too. Featuring a zesty menu that’s spliced with Mexican influences, sharing plates at this Ibiza restaurant include guacamole with crunchy seeds and blue corn tortilla chips; crispy prawns with lemon thyme and salsa marisquera; and signature aguachile ‘UP’ with seafood avocado, red onion, coriander, lime and guajillo. Tacos are a mainstay, of course, but come with tempting twists. The shrimp ‘diablo’ taco with guacamole and pickled red cabbage is a must-try, while the slow roast pork in banana leaves with pickled red onion, lime, hot sauce and tortillas is set to become an iconic dish.
Deliciously decadent desserts are also plentiful at this Ibiza restaurant. Dive into the choco chipotle with banana cake, sea salt and olive oil or the refreshing vanilla yoghurt mousse with passion fruit and lime. And no soirée at UP at the Standard, Ibiza is complete without freshly mixed cocktails, naturally. If you choose to stay and continue the party, enjoy them until the small hours when the tinkling of ice against glass is accompanied by aura-setting DJ sets, intimate acoustic sessions, and the exuberant cackle of mischief makers. No wonder the world’s celebs have come flocking.