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The Ibiza Valentine’s Day diaries: February 2024

All you need is love and a reservation at one of these island dining destinations this V Day!

The annual day of romance is nigh, and we’ve rounded up the best Valentine’s Day lunches, dinners, alternative events and hotel stays to help you plan your love-fuelled celebrations in Ibiza. There’s something for everyone – even if you’re not part of a couple!

Words: Sophie Mac & Kristie Rogers

Anti-Valentine’s Pop-Up at Chidas Bar and Cantina with Santa G. Bagel House

8pm – Tuesday February 13, 2024

There’s a motto that the team at Chidas Bar and Cantina live by that perfectly sums up the dining experience at our favourite island taqueria: every taste tells a story. This Tuesday night, the story is designed to be an antidote to the warm and fuzzy romance associated with the upcoming annual V Day celebrations, when Salva and Andreas host an Anti-Valentine’s Pop-Up dinner alongside their good pals Monica and Jorge from Santa G. Bagel House, who’ll be serving up some gourmet bagel toppings inside tasty tacos with some spectacular cocktails given a Mexican twist. Loved up, single or ready to mingle… everyone’s invited from 7pm to enjoy live music from Nidge The Sound Machine and all the usual (and unusual!) agave cocktails from Martin’s Brands. What’s not to love?

Magic Night Hotel Offer at Cas Gasi

Wednesday February 14, 2024

Whether you’re travelling to Ibiza especially for the occasion or are a resident looking to spend Valentine’s Day (and night!) away from home, beautiful Santa Gertrudis boutique hotel Cas Gasi sets the perfect scene for a night of romance. Take advantage of the hotel’s Magic Night Hotel Offer, and make date night last all the way through until the next day, with one night’s accommodation in a Deluxe King or Queen Suite, plus a welcome fruit platter, access to the hotel’s pool and spa plus a credit of 100€ to spend on food and drink, in addition to breakfast the next morning. For a dreamy Valentine’s Day dinner, the in-house restaurant, .more. by Cas Gasi, is truly something special and afterwards, it’s just a short walk to the hotel’s romantic lounge where you can settle in by the fire, or simply retreat to your suite.

Love is Love at Juntos House

From 1pm – Wednesday February 14, 2024

Situated in the sleepy north-west hamlet of San Mateo, Juntos House – a gorgeous restaurant, boutique and clubhouse – exudes warmth and good vibes from day to night, making it the perfect destination for a Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner. Open from 1pm until 10pm, (from 1pm to 3.30pm for lunch and from 7.30pm to 10pm for dinner), the talented team have devised a menu packed full of delicacies designed to be shared for the occasion, made with fresh seasonal wonders and plenty of love. All produce comes directly from Juntos Farm, just minutes down the road from the restaurant for the ultimate zero KM dining experience. Sample a cocktail from the bar and peruse the rails of the sustainably themed boutique while you’re there – after all, one can never have too many presents on Valentine’s Day!

Saint Valentine’s Special Sunset & Dinner

5pm – Wednesday February 14, 2024

Start your night of romance by catching one of Ibiza’s legendary sunsets at La Torre Ibiza this Valentine’s Day, followed by a special set menu after dark. Set on the cliffside of Cap Negret, the venue exudes old school Ibiza vibes thanks to its rustic chic décor, laid-back vibes, breathtaking views and exceptional soundtrack. The set menu costs 65€ per person, or 95€ with hand-picked wine pairing options, and the experience begins with an oyster and citrus appetiser. Starters are designed to share with your loved one and include scallops with Iberian dewlap, and leeks cooked in garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. For mains, choose between a decadent oxtail with Parmesan cream and mushrooms, or corvina served with sugared pumpkin and pine nuts. Dessert is a dish that would surely please the patron saint of love – strawberries with elderflower meringue to share. A magical, unmissable experience.

White Ibiza Restaurant Guide: Hämbre

San Valentín Made with Love at Hämbre Ibiza

7pm – Wednesday February 14, 2024

Hämbre has created quite the buzz in the centre of Santa Eulalia since opening its doors, and V Day is no exception. The 70s-inspired lo-fi space, centred around international cuisine, vintage décor and oh-so-flattering mood lighting, is the ideal place for wining and dining the night away with your beloved, alongside the restaurant’s loyal clientele (coupled up or not!). The creative menu on Valentine’s Day features a very special selection of internationally-inspired small plates for sharing – designed so that your hands brush up against your date’s as you reach for tempting the last bite of each dish. Made with local produce and served with an exceptional array of natural wines, it’s the kind of place you’re welcome to linger long after the meal is over… that is, unless you’re in a hurry to take the celebrations home! Open from 7pm, reservations are recommended

Love At First Bite at Amalur

7pm – Wednesday February 14, 2024

Amalur is the ideal setting in which to dress up in your finest and channel the spirit of la dolce vita while basking in front of the fireplace with your Valentine this Wednesday night. Together, you’ll be immersed in a passionate affair with Italian cuisine, with each bite tasting like a love letter from Italy. The Lovers’ Menu starts with a Champagne prelude and a delectable amuse-bouche, followed by roasted pumpkin with chestnut puree and kale chips; seabass tortello with yellow tomato and clams; and pan-seared lobster with courgette tataki. Sweet delights dubbed ‘Edible Love’ and ‘Chocolate Love Bites’ round out the romantic menu which is priced at 110€ per person, and à la carte options are also available if you prefer to order any of the Amalur classics. Reservations highly recommended.

San Valentín at Casa Lhasa

7pm – Wednesday February 14, 2024

The team behind Casa Lhasa care deeply about the connection between people and provenance, with that in mind, rather than marking the holiday of Valentine’s Day with any special offers or temptations, the San Lorenzo restaurant promises no set menus, no pink cocktails, no golden flakes, and most importantly no sulphates – just the usual delicious menu brimming with local, seasonal ingredients and natural locally-sourced wines. Don’t expect to see a restaurant full of two-tops either – you’re more likely to connect with the who’s who of the winter community as friends and family come together in the cosy setting regardless of relationship status. It’s all about celebrating however, and with whomever, you like. Cupid, begone!

White Ibiza fine dining guide: PLANT Veggie Bistrot by Can Domingo

Valentine’s Day Vegan Dinner

7pm – Wednesday February 14, 2024

The chic vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free restaurant PLANT Veggie Bistrot by Can Domingo – set in the heart of Jesús and spearheaded by chef Giuseppe Vivacqua – elevates plant-based cuisine to new heights through high quality ingredients, meticulous technique, beautiful presentation and a splash of Italian flair. Vegans can find their own taste of romance this Wednesday when Chef Beppe prepares a one-off four-course Vegan Valentine’s Dinner. Start with the Quiche of Love, filled with almond and saffron bechamel sauce, asparagus and potatoes, followed by You’re So Hot! – a spicy dish of vegetarian bolognese-stuffed paccheri. The Garden of Temptation is a green pea pancake with roasted vegetables, carrot Béarnaise, and an avocado and apple chutney, and the menu is completed with a chocolate coulant with raspberry sauce dubbed You Make Me Melt. The menu is 32€ per person and reservations are essential.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at A Mi Manera

7pm – Wednesday February 14, 2024

Halfway up the iconic San Juan ‘restaurant road’ sits the beautifully restored finca that houses A Mi Manera – a farm-to-table Italian eatery set within lush, organic vegetable gardens and on Wednesday night, the restaurant serves up a Valentine’s Day Dinner inspired by fine Italian cuisine in the most romantic of settings. The set menu costs 65€ per person and includes a starter of aubergine, shittake mushrooms and turmeric croquettes, followed by a choice of Mediterranean octopus carpaccio with white bean hummus, or a symphony of cheeses and cold cuts with home-made focaccia. The first course is a leek and Champagne risotto, while the main course is a choice of wild sea bass with artichoke cream and seasonal mushrooms, or Black Angus vacio with mashed potatoes. Dessert is a Valentine’s chocolate coulant with red fruit coulis – the perfect end to the perfect evening.

Cacao Omakase Valentine Special at Overall

8pm – Wednesday February 14, 2024

At the vanguard of cutting-edge gastronomic experiences in Ibiza, family-run flavour emporium Overall is presided over by the talented duo of Mónica A. Patiño and partner Jorge A. Conde. Hidden away, speakeasy-style, behind a subtle Santa Gertrudis doorway, discerning diners know it’s well worth finding and on Valentine’s Day, this destination with a difference is doing dinner their way. Forget mass-produced set menus or saccharine sweet chocolate desserts – this six-course cacao-inspired omakase menu is available for one night only with very limited seating via reservation. Food lovers will adore the rich combination of flavours extracted from single origin cacao beans, using unusual techniques and roasted in house by the teams at Santa G. Bagel House and Santa Xoco. Featuring cured fish, marinated meats and dry-aged shellfish, this unique Valentine Special is a treat for cacao connoisseurs and newcomers alike.

White Ibiza Restaurants Guide: CBbc Marina Sta Eulalia

San Valentín Menu at CBbC Marina

8.30pm – Wednesday February 14, 2024

Romantic locations don’t come better than CBbC Marina Sta Eulalia, an elegant waterside restaurant created by the renowned CBbC Group, recognised by the esteemed Repsol Guide and open this Valentine’s Day. Sitting in prime position adjacent to the aqua-tinged waters of Santa Eulalia Marina, the tinkering of sails from nearby yachts punctuates the breeze as the water gently laps the dock, accompanied by the sounds of a DJ or live music. Executive chef Fernando Ortiz curates a special San Valentín Menu this Wednesday night, featuring five exquisite courses for 40€ per person including a glass of cava on arrival. Start with a creamy Burrata salad with strawberry, beetroot and pesto vinaigrette, follow by squid and prawn rice grilled with kimchee mayo and sprouts. Freshen your palate with a passionfruit sorbet before savouring veal cheek with parmentier potatoes, and finish with dessert – a luxe chocolate brownie with vanilla ice-cream. Reservations recommended.

Not Your Standard Bingo in Jara at The Standard, Ibiza

Not Your Standard Bingo Valentine’s Special

8.30pm – Wednesday February 14, 2024

If you’re looking for an alternative to candlelit restaurants and set menus this Valentine’s Day, make a beeline (with a prior reservation!) to The Standard, Ibiza for the one-off Not Your Standard Bingo Valentine’s Special. Arrive early for Afterglow Happy Hour from 6pm, when you’ll get two cocktails for the price of one, and then share a plate of oysters, ‘vuelve a la vida‘ with caviar, followed by a romantic sharing seafood platter for two. Finish with ‘The Big Heart’ dessert and get set to win big if your balls are called. Hosted by comedian José Boto, the weekly event regularly transforms the hotel’s ground floor restaurant Jara into a hedonistic playground with whopping prizes to be won and this night is no different. In fact, why not reserve a room upstairs and keep the party going all night long? After all, romance comes in all shapes and sizes and The Standard, Ibiza is the most all-inclusive, all-welcoming venue in Ibiza!