Marbella is one of the best known cities in the south of Spain and a privileged destination for those seeking an exclusive Mediterranean atmosphere. The good weather all year round, the relaxed lifestyle, the beaches and the multiple leisure and shopping options are some of the reasons. And, of course, the possibility of tasting the best of Mediterranean and international gastronomy. In this post we present you the best luxury restaurants in Marbella. Distinguished establishments where you can taste flavours that you won’t find anywhere else.
Best luxury restaurants in Marbella
These are just some of the best luxury restaurants in Marbella. Beware: it can make you very hungry!
Located in Marbella’s old town, Skina offers a most exclusive experience. With only four tables available, sampling chef Mario Cachinero’s creations is a privilege. Care for the product distinguishes Skina, which has also been awarded two Michelin stars.
Critics define his cuisine as creative and sincere, highlighting the way he rethinks traditional Andalusian recipes. Wild Galician fish, caught in a traditional way, or mountain oil from Jaén are some of its most impressive products. In addition, the menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal produce.
Lobito de Mar
Lobito de Mar, by prestigious chef Dani García, is located on Marbella’s luxurious Golden Mile. Here you can find the best in fish, seafood and rice dishes, with a combination of traditional and modern dishes. In fact, the chef defines it as a “beach bar without a beach, a restaurant that is as informal as it is sophisticated”.
Special mention should be made of the bluefin tuna, which has its own section on the menu. Don’t miss the ventresca tuna belly slices – an indescribable flavour!
Its name makes it clear. Leña, also by Dani García, is a steakhouse that is committed to a very careful technique when cooking its meats, and a product treated with honesty and respect.
The embers are the mainstay of this restaurant, with a personal touch in which the chef tries to reflect his influences from international cuisine, as for example in the yakipinchos, an adaptation of the Japanese yakitori. The ambience is elegant and modern, the service is excellent and the staff is very knowledgeable about the dishes and wines.
Also on the Golden Mile, Nobu Marbella is the first restaurant in Spain from Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa, internationally recognised as the creator of fusion cuisine.
The chain has recreated the same standards you would expect at any Nobu restaurant in the world, with dishes that combine traditional Japanese cuisine with Peruvian ingredients and recipes. Don’t miss the bullfish tartare with caviar, the black cod with miso or the famous Japanese Wagyu sirloin steak.
The El Lago building is already a marvellous place to find peace in bustling Marbella, and a good menu overlooking the lake on the summer terrace will recharge anyone’s batteries! Chef Fernando Villasclaras’ Michelin-starred cuisine, respecting the Andalusian tradition and using local products with a slow food philosophy, and his wine cellar has more than 300 wine references!
Messina is one of the most exclusive restaurants in Marbella, awarded with a Michelin star. Directed by the Argentinean chef Mauricio Giovanini, the restaurant offers a non-conformist and sophisticated cuisine that draws especially from Lebanese recipes and also from European and Latin American gastronomy. The creams and juices of the food are the protagonists, as well as the focus on technique and presentation, which seeks to tell a unique story.
In addition, the service is impeccable, with a highly trained team providing personalised and professional attention. Without a doubt, Messina is one of the best places to enjoy haute cuisine in Marbella.
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