Discover the best restaurants worth stepping onshore for during your Mediterranean yacht charter.
The rich soils and blissful climate in the Mediterranean have produced some of the most delicious food in the world for centuries. The flavour of juicy ripe tomatoes, fragrant olive oils, and seafood fresh from the ocean is a staple amongst the locals and visitors.
From quaint, authentic eateries that produce traditional dishes, to Michelin Star chefs infusing new life into local delicacies, there are plenty of Mediterranean restaurants worth stepping onshore for during your luxury yacht charter. Read on to learn more about the Mediterranean’s most outstanding restaurants to visit by private yacht charter.
Mirazur, Menton, South of France
Awarded the World’s Best Restaurant in 2019, the 3 Michelin-starred Mirazur, located in Menton on the Cote D’Azur, is the pinnacle of modern gastronomy and an unforgettable dining experience for those visiting the South of France on a Mediterranean yacht charter. Situated in a unique rotunda built in the 1930s, guests are treated to an exquisite setting with views that span the sea and mountains. Chef Mauro Cologreco combines his Argentine-Italian heritage with the cuisine of the French Riviera, bringing together a colourful and innovative menu.
Using delectable ingredients from his own garden farm, the local markets and the freshest seafood, guests can enjoy quinoa risotto, woodland mushrooms and parmesan cream, and catch of the day with celeriac and a smoked sauce.
Armeni, Santorini, Greece
Perched at the end of the caldera in the famous village of Oia, Armeni is a secluded waterfront tavern that is a must-visit on your luxury yacht charter. Armeni is preserved from tourists since it is only accessible from Ammoudi Bay by yacht tender. In a simple, unpretentious and relaxed atmosphere with elegant decor, Armeni captivates its guests with its delectable dishes that are packed with the flavours of the sun and the Aegean Sea. From calamari, sole, or grilled octopus, guests are promised a wide range of seafood options to choose from.
After a fulfilling lunch, relax and unwind on one of the restaurant’s sun loungers or watch the sunset over the crystal blue waters with a cocktail in hand. Alternatively, have your private yacht chef put on a beautiful display of local delicacies, from soft pitta breads, moussaka, tzatziki, juicy olives, fresh calamari and a selection of grilled meats – perfect for a light lunch on your Mediterranean yacht charter.
Restaurant 360, Dubrovnik, Croatia
True to its name, 360 offers unrivalled panoramic views over Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea, with an innovative menu featuring the best of modern Croatian cuisine. Located in a UNESCO heritage site, the Michelin starred establishment treats its guests to a spectacular view of Dubrovnik’s bay, spanning the medieval city walls and St John’s fortress.
Locally born chef, Marijo Curić, features Croatian and Mediterranean cuisine with subtle elements from France. The signature carrot cooked four ways served in black garlic and pine nut crumb is a must-order, as is scampi lightly fried in vermicelli noodles with Jerusalem artichoke foam. The restaurant’s sommelier has received the prestigious Wine Spectator Award and the Best of Award of Excellence for several years in a row, offering more than 500 labels of local varieties.
Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare, Italy
Grotta Palazzese enjoys one of the most unique and mesmerising settings of any restaurant globally, with an artfully designed dining area within a cosy, limestone seafront cavern. Located on the southern Adriatic coast of Italy, the Grotta Palazzese has hosted elegant dinners at the request of Italian nobility since the 18th century. Today, the restaurant is a truly romantic and atmospheric spot for dinner, especially at dusk when the cave and the outdoor terrace are illuminated with gentle lighting. Guests can enjoy local delicacies from lobster ravioli, fresh tuna with burrata cheese and calamari fritti with watermelon, paired with a chilled glass of Rosato.
After indulging in a mouth-watering Italian feast, head back to your yacht charter for some divine gelato and sit amongst the stars on the top deck.
Sublimotion, Ibiza, Balearic Islands
Renowned as the world’s most expensive restaurant, Sublimotion offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Under the helm of double Michelin starred chef Paco Roncero, this futuristic and surreal establishment pushes the dining experience in new directions, combining food, art, and illusionism into an innovative concept that redefines restaurant dining. During this theatrical gastronomic display, 12 diners can enjoy avant-garde cuisine in a high-tech, interactive space, which can be transformed into almost anything imaginable. In a 3-hour sitting, guests are taken on a journey through different times, places, and emotions, from the bottom of the ocean to a 20th-century cabaret.
Each year, chef Paco Roncero partners with some of the greatest names in the culinary world to offer guests at Sublimotion a phenomenal gastronomic experience.
Which restaurant are you most excited about visiting from your luxury yacht charter?