Coming on land for a few hours?
2021 was a jam-packed year for Gibraltar. They waved hello and goodbye to some of the largest and most recognised Superyachts; From Nord to Solaris, to Luna. With crew occasionally getting the chance to come ashore for a few hours, it’s worth knowing the best places to go. We’ve put together a list of the best bars and restaurants in Gibraltar for you to visit to make your short stay worthwhile.
Gibraltar’s best restaurants:
Mons Calpe Suite
Being the only restaurant on the Gibraltar rock, Mons Calpe Suite will give you that dinner with a view experience.
Situated in Queensway overlooking the marina, Rendezvous is not one to skip. Everything they plate up is homemade, from the bread to the smoked olives. And having been here myself I can tell you that, to this date, it’s the best meal that I’m yet to have had.
La Sala Restauraunt and Bar
Located inside the Sunborn Yacht Hotel, La Sala is a 5* restaurant offering a lunch menu but also a varied a la carte menu featuring a range of International and Spanish favourites. If you’re looking to have dinner with a view, I’d recommend their alfresco option on their back terrace.
Casual restaurants in Gibraltar:
Just opposite the Sunborn hotel, you’ll find Grille 55. If you’re looking for the freshest Steaks & Seafood & the friendliest service, this is the perfect place to go.
Little Bay has quickly established itself as the premier Indian restaurant in and around Gibraltar. Favoured by visiting celebrities, royalty, and politicians including Gibraltar’s own Chief Minister. Their kitchen consists of six talented chefs from India and Brazil, who have previously worked in five-star and Michelin-star restaurants.
The most amazing Vegan/ Vegetarian cafe in Gibraltar. Located down a side street in the heart of Gibraltar’s Old City. Kasbar serves a varied selection of teas, coffees, juices, and smoothies. If you enjoy natural, wholesome good food, then add this to the top of your list.
Gibraltars best bars:
Once again, located in the Sunborn Yacht hotel is the Aqua bar. Fancy sitting poolside for a few hours, and enjoying the views of the Gibraltar rock before getting back to sea?
The Star Bar
The Star Bar (Gibraltar’s oldest legal drinking establishment) dates back several hundred years. There is a local story that Christopher Columbus diverted into Gibraltar to enjoy a fillet steak meal at The Star Tavern on his way to discover the Americas… The Star has updated since then, swapping its original look for an interior of diner-style lighting, polished wooden surfaces, and cool exposed brickwork
The Lounge Bar
Sisters Sonia and Michelle formed the Lounge Bar in 2010. Situated in Queensway Quay Marina, they strived to create a social gathering place for residents and visitors where they could relax and unwind away from the hustle of the town’s center.
A one for the wine lovers out there! My Wines boasts Gibraltar’s largest selection of wines available to you as a Wine Boutique as well as a “walk-through wine list” at shop prices and without corkage fees. They stock 300+ world wines from over 23 countries and counting!
Vinopolis Gastrobar combines a modern concept of serving wine ‘by the glass. All wines can be tasted by the glass as they offer the latest technology in wine serving and preservation systems. You can purchase a chargeable wine card and try different wines at ease.
The Arena sports bar
If you’re looking for a more lively setting, perhaps to watch the latest sport on a big screen, head to ocean village. The arena sports cafe is recognised as the best spot for live sports and music in Gibraltar.
If you find yourself on a short stopover, be sure to refer back to our list of the best bars and restaurants in Gibraltar to visit.
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