5 of the best restaurants in Marbella

MARBELLA is known around the world for its glitz, glamour and celebrity clientele.  But did you know it is also world-famous for its restaurants?

Yes, with three Michelin-starred restaurants, Marbella is one of Spain´s culinary centres, offering everything from traditional Spanish dishes to Japanese haute cuisine.
But with so much on offer, how do you know the best places in town?
Luckily, the Euro Weekly News has put together this handy list of five of the best restaurants in Marbella.
So whether you´re new in town, passing through, or a long-term resident, you might just find your new favourite below.  And if you´re next trip to Marbella is feeling a long way away, check out some Marbella-inspired kitchen accessories to bring the Costa del Sol home.

1. Best for Italian Food

From pizzas to risotto to the creamiest of pasta dishes, pretty much everyone loves Italian, and Da Bruno Sul Mare is famed for having some of the very best around.
Founded on the Costa del Sol in 1994 by Bruno and Giuseppina Filippone, Da Bruno Sul Mare in Marbella is one of five restaurants in the Da Bruno group, and offers diners live music, stunning settings and a cocktail bar.
Located on the famous Paseo Maritimo in Marbella, this Da Bruno Sul Mare is decorated in traditional and luxurious Italian style, complete with columns and murals, making it the perfect venue for special occasions.
Famous for its impressive range of pizzas, Da Bruno´s Italian fare is some of the best in Marbella, so make sure to visit when in town.
Or to recreate your very own Da Bruno experience at home with freshly-made pizzas, check out this pizza stone and wooden board.
Turning your normal oven into a pizza oven, this pizza stone is the perfect way to cheaply and easily make your own Italian style fare at home, while the pizza board adds a chic way to serve up your freshly-made dishes.


2. Best for Mediterranean Food

Elegant, and with stunning sea views, Le Papillon is one of Marbella´s hottest destinations for Mediterranean cuisine, serving up sumptuous dishes from across southern Europe, including seafood, Italian and some of the most famous Spanish dishes.
Situated on the Marbesa beachfront, Le Papillon is known for its large selection of wines, with more than 60 on its menu, while its heated terrace makes it a great dining venue all year round.
And with live music every Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, this restaurant is one of the best places in Marbella to sit back and soak up the vibes.
And for that Mediterranean feel at home, end your meals with restaurant-quality coffee with this seriously chic coffee maker to bring back that laid-back Marbella vibe.

3. Best for International Food

One of Marbella´s coolest spots, La Sala is a favourite of celebrities and locals alike for its stunning interior, high quality food, and live music seven days a week.
Serving up everything from brunch to Scandinavian dishes to British favourites, La Sala has something to satisfy the tastes of its every discerning customer alongside live entertainment, making it one of the hottest destinations in Marbella throughout the year.
Opened in 2010, La Sala is famed for its spectacular cocktails, from their Spiced Mojito to the La Sala´s Famous Bloody Mary, making it the ideal spot for a night out in Marbella.
Its menu alongside its highly photogenic settings has made La Sala well-known for its celebrity guests over the years, welcoming everyone from Craig David to Jamie Oliver and making it one of the most glamorous restaurants in Marbella.
Bring some La Sala cool home with you with this cocktail set to create your own pre-dinner drinks every day.


4. Best for Seafood

The Costa del Sol has some of the best seafood in the world, and The Harbour Bar & Restaurant in Marbella has some of the freshest and most luxurious around.
Located in Marbella port at the Real Club Maritimo, The Harbour is the perfect venue for sea-lovers.
With views over the Mediterranean, this restaurant offers a huge range of seafood, from octopus to lobster.
Chef Randy Tamarco has been with the company since 2015, ensuring that all the dishes served up meet The Harbour´s high standards and impress their discerning clientele.
If your next Marbella holiday is some time away, however, make your own glamorous seafood meal at home with this seafood utensil set, taking the hassle out of the preparation.


5. Best for Barbecue Food

Firing up the barbecue and eating outdoors most of the year round has got to be one of the best things about Costa del Sol living, and for some of the best barbecued meat dishes around, The Firepit Piri Piri is a Marbella favourite.
Serving up everything from chicken to steak, The Firepit Piri Piri is located not far from the coast in Elviria, making it an ideal dinner destination.
Offering a little bit of Portugal in Spain, The Firepit Piri Piri´s is even open for breakfast.  And for a cosy night in, the dishes are also available to takeaway.
And for nights when you want to bring a professional feel to your at home barbecues, take a look at this 20-piece barbecue accessories set, allowing you to cook all your favourites to the highest quality.

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Sally Underwood

Originally from London, Sally is based on the eastern Costa del Sol and is a journalist for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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