— 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.
— 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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