Ibiza restaurants: The Giri Café – Let there be lunch!

In pride of place in the charming main square of San Juan, The Giri Café is so much more than a restaurant. Over the past five years, it has earned a well-deserved reputation for its fresh and flavoursome cuisine – where the true focus is on organic and high quality produce, allowing the purity of the natural flavours to shine through, from hearty meat dishes and fresh, locally caught seafood to vegetarian and vegan dishes alike.

Nowhere is this more apparent than the new season lunch menu. Served up daily from 12pm until 4.30pm, The Giri Café lunch dishes are beautiful to look at and even better to taste, with fresh flavours and colours almost leaping off the plates. With a set a la carte menu alongside daily specials based on seasonal produce with one fish, and one meat option, the choices are plentiful with something to suit all appetites and dietary requirements.

Standout dishes on the new menu include the rich, delectable beef cheeks served atop sweet celeriac mash and topped an old-school style red wine and bone broth reduction, with home grown baby carrots and apple slices to add some crunch and sweetness. The clean, light and tasty salmon tartar with mango also includes freshly cut chives and a unique sesame mayo – beautifully decorated with edible flowers from the onsite garden.

Another popular option is the homemade falafel veggie burger served in a warm pita bread, topped with tomato and tahini dressing, homemade tzatziki and fresh crispy cucumber and fragrant rosemary straight from the garden. A true taste sensation – savoury, healthy, fresh, crunchy and warm. Finally, great wines, aromatic coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices and an array of great desserts (well worth saving room for!) complete The Giri Café lunch offering.

The stylish garden space at The Giri Café features plenty of shaded spaces to take respite from the midday heat, with dappled light accentuating the rustic table settings. Rows of tall bamboo rustle in the breeze creating a relaxing ambience, as the sleepy morning café vibe turns into a lovely, lively buzz as the afternoon customers make their way into the garden. The Giri Café attracts diners from all walks of life – holidaying and local families, the international jetset, born and bred locals and bohemian Ibiza old timers alike.

The combination of cuisine, the laidback setting and fascinating people watching make for a wonderfully authentic Ibiza lunch experience. Whether you choose to make it your first pit stop in the north before hitting the beaches for a late afternoon swim, or pop in for an apres-shopping, swimming or siesta bite – let there be lunch!

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