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Ibiza may be famous for its nightlife but the Balearic island is also packed with casual eateries and fine-dining restaurants that make the most of local ingredients, not to mention the scenery.

Casa Maca (above) has uninterrupted views across the countryside to Dalt Vila (the old town) and the sea. The peaceful ambience makes it a perfect place to start the day. For breakfast, try the toast with grated tomatoes, topped with Ibérico ham or prosciutto. I also love Sunday roast here: the Yorkshire pudding is lightly crisp and the gravy smooth and rich.

El Portalon focuses squarely on farm-to-table cooking. Chef and founder Anne Sijmonsbergen has a 450-year-old farmhouse that supplies organic produce to her restaurant and many others on the island. Try the bocata de calamares (slow-cooked, line-caught local squid, served with inked aioli and pickled mustard seeds) for lunch.

— Located on a beach on Ibiza’s west coast, Cala Gracioneta (below) is a terrific spot for a lively dinner. Start with the sharing plates, including Padrón peppers with spiced mayonnaise and cuttlefish croquettes. For the main, I’d recommend a rice dish, finished on the open grill in the traditional way. It’s also a decent place to spy some celebrated DJs.

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— For a more intimate dinner, head over to Ca’S Pagès to dine with the locals. It’s a huge space surrounded by twisted trees and a thatched roof, giving a cosy feel. The menu is entirely Ibicencan, much of it cooked over an open fire. The suckling pig stew is not to be missed.

Gareth Ward is chef-owner at Ynyshir, a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms in Wales; ynyshir.co.uk

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