Ibiza restaurants: Rehab Ibiza – Feed your addictions
New additions to Ibiza’s beach club scene come and go like the shifting tides, but occasionally a new beachfront restaurant opens with a bang, becoming a go-to destination whatever the day of the week. One such venue making a real impact in summer 2017 is Rehab Ibiza, a beach club on the shores of Talamanca that has everyone hooked thanks to its Asian Mediterranean fusion menu, premium cocktails and on point music selection. This optimal combination takes you seamlessly through from day to night, exploiting all your addictions for good living in the process.
With its prime seafront location in the bay of Talamanca – an undisputed favourite among residents and their freckly-faced toddlers, not to mention the island’s famed club parades – Rehab Ibiza boasts unobscured views across the sparkling Mediterranean and the ideal spot from which to admire it. In the restaurant, on the outdoor terrace, or reclining on a sunbed, you’re perfectly placed to feel the wind in your hair and hear the gentle padding of footsteps atop the boardwalk running the length of Talamanca beach – there’s nowhere better to unwind. Simultaneously, one sip of their first-class cocktails and you’ll be sent well on your way to party mode.
In a similar vein to its outstanding menu, the décor at Rehab Ibiza is an amalgamation of European and Asian styles. Balinese style sofas juxtapose slick, black chairs, and in among sleek, lacquered wooden surfaces, you find a hanging lantern here; a string of fairy lights strewn there. The result is one of relaxed sophistication, an environment in which you can slip into laidback beach life with ease. The idea, of course, is to provide a setting in which you can savour the flavours of the Rehab Ibiza cuisine, which is undoubtedly the primary headliner.
The menu at Rehab Ibiza has been designed with precision and features an array of fusion classics. Fresh salads sit alongside Hawaiian poke bowls; sushi is present alongside dishes including ceviche, Peking duck and rib-eye steak. There is truly something for everyone, while quality of every dish remains paramount. Sushi fans will adore the variety available, and can watch as two sushi masters prepare it expertly on site. Meat lovers can expect to be transported to heaven via the rack of lamb served with tabbouleh; just as fish addicts will fall for the sea bass with Vietnamese dressing – a masterclass in fusion flavour. It’s also worth mentioning the stunning Jurassic prawns – quite possibly the juiciest on the island.
Each day of the week presents a different dining option at Rehab Ibiza. Start the week with Lobster Mondays, when for extremely accessible prices you can dine on a whole lobster cooked one of three ways: hermidor, barbeque or Catalan, with each option proving plump and delicious. On Wednesdays it’s all about paella, when between the hours of 1pm and 6pm, the Sa Paella Club cook the Spanish favourite in front of diners on the restaurant floor – a truly traditional experience. This group of paella enthusiasts was formed in Valencia – paella’s hometown – so you can trust you’re sampling the very best.
Elsewhere, and in true Ibiza style, the Rehab Ibiza team are also championing the idea of ‘music meets food’, a concept embodied by the restaurant’s weekend agenda. On Saturdays, Ibiza legend Jon Sa Trinxa heads up Balearic Sessions, a personal journey through his mammoth music collection, representing the decades he’s spent on the island. Starting on Sundays in August, discerning music and food lovers will descend in their droves for Odisea, a day and night hosted by the exceptional Dee Montero of Diynamic Records. A true dining experience where a soundtrack compiled by a top selector complements unbeatable food.
This pairing of world-class DJs and excellent cuisine is commonplace at Rehab, a venue that by combing all of Ibiza’s quintessential beach club requirements is set to become a trailblazer of the scene. Whether it’s the perfect tunes, the most mouth-watering bite of sushi or the most tantalising cocktail you’re looking for on your wanders across the white isle, Rehab Ibiza guarantees to please when it comes to all of them. Succumb to your desires and feed your addictions; it might not be the most sensible advice but here, you won’t regret it.