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The most sensational restaurants in the Mediterranean which you can visit by yacht

By Richard Watkins   14 August 2019

Explore the most impressive, legendary and sensational restaurants on a luxury Mediterranean yacht charter, and discover world-class cuisine and show-stopping surroundings.

Whether you are looking for the finest Michelin-starred cuisine, unusual local specialties, a fantastic setting or a truly unique dining experience, you can be sure of finding some remarkable restaurants around the Mediterranean coastlines.

Below, we have rounded up our pick of the most sensational and impressive restaurants in the Mediterranean. 

Sublimotion, Ibiza

Table in Sublimotion, restaurant in Ibiza, with videos playing on the walls showing an underwater seascape

Billed as the world's most expensive restaurant, Sublimotion offers a truly unique and unforgettable dining experience, the creation of two Michelin-Star chef Paco Roncero.

Located next to the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza, Sublimotion is a restaurant like no other, which aims to stimulate all five senses of its diners - limited to just twelve each evening - through an immersive multimedia performance.

Courses are complemented and enhanced through the use of carefully designed audiovisual displays, including changing coloured lights and images on large screens surrounding the dining area.

Da Paolino, Capri

Da Paolino restaurant in Capri, with lemon trees on the ceiling and elegant statues throughout

With with an impressive roll call of international celebrities and Hollywood A-Listers on its guest list, Da Paolino is one of Capri's hottest dining venues, which has welcomed stars including Elton John, Demi Moore and Steven Spielberg over the years.

In a discreet location, set back from the main squares and thoroughfares of Capri Town, it's easy to see the appeal of this romantic and typically Italian restaurant sheltered under a canopy of lemon trees.

The atmosphere is friendly and informal, with a menu featuring the finest seafood specialties of Capri, with lemons playing a key role in Da Paolino's signature dishes. If you are visiting on an Italy yacht charter vacation, this is one place not to miss.

Flyaway Creative, Santorini

Fine dining experience overlooking a beautiful sunset in Santorini

Enjoy the best views in Santorini at this rooftop restaurant, which overlooks the magnificent caldera at the centre of the island.

On the top floor of the luxurious West East Suites in the village of Imerovigli, Flyaway Creative is the perfect place to stop off for dinner while visiting Santorini on your Greece yacht charter vacation.

Flyaway Creative offers a menu of artistically presented Mediterranean fusion cuisine, along with a choice selection of Greek wines and inventive cocktails to enjoy while you watch the sunset over the Aegean Sea.

L'Opera, St Tropez

L'Opera restaurant in St Tropez, with pine trees and large alfresco terrace

For a taste of Ibizan flare in St Tropez, put L'Opera at the top of your list. A fusion of Mediterranean flavours and show-stopping entertainment await at this nightclub-restaurant hybrid.

Enticingly situated opposite the main port in St Tropez, visiting L'Opera from your yacht couldn't be any easier. Take a seat on the alfresco terrace and enjoy your meal in the midst of tabletop dancing, gymnastics performances and sparklers lighting up the space. 

Afterwards, be sure to step inside to explore the rest of the venue. Marble surfaces, crystal chandeliers and funky artworks enliven the ambience, along with show-stopping entertainment and access to a swanky private club. 

La Pergola, Rome

Grand interiors of La Pergola restaurant in Rome, with great views and stunning flower vases

On the top floor of the 5-Star Rome Cavalieri Hotel, La Pergola is the only 3 Michelin Star restaurant in the Italian capital, famed not just for its cuisine but also for its exceptional wine list, chosen from a cellar containing some 60,000 bottles.

If you are visiting Rome during your Italy yacht charter vacation, La Pergola is the ideal venue for a romantic dinner. Try the ten-course gourmet menu, designed by head chef Heinz Beck, complemented by carefully chosen fine wines, and enjoy the breathtaking views over St Peter's Basilica.

Lio, Ibiza

Dancers perform cabaret show at Lio Ibiza

Presenting cabaret shows and acrobatics as well as appearances from chart-topping musicians while you enjoy dinner and drinks, Lio is an extraordinary dining and entertainment experience not to be missed during your Ibiza yacht charter vacation.

Conveniently located in the heart of Ibiza's marina, Lio is a chic and sophisticated modern venue popular with those visiting the island by yacht, but remember to book ahead to reserve the best seats for the cabaret, which begin at 10pm.

Quattro Passi al Pescatore, Porto Cervo

Alfresco terrace looking over the sea in Sardinia

The oldest, and still one of the best restaurants in Porto Cervo, Quattro Passi Al Pescatore enjoys an enviable waterfront location and is the resort's only 'pieds dans l'eau' restaurant, offering diners a superb view of the bay.

Attached to the 5 Star Cervo Hotel, the restaurant has recently undergone a complete remodeling and with a menu created by two Michelin-Star chef Antonio Mellino, it is the place to go for true seafood lovers looking for an authentic taste of Sardinia. Try local specialties such as bottarga, a cured fish roe known as the 'gold of Sardinia'.

Just a short tender ride from the marina, Quattro Passi Al Pescatore is the perfect choice for those visiting Porto Cervo on a private yacht charter vacation.

Palazzo Avino, Ravello

Incredible views from restaurant in Ravello which overlooks the sea

The hilltop town of Ravello should be on the itinerary of everyone visiting this beautiful corner of Italy on an Amalfi Coast yacht vacation, and while you're here, Palazzo Avino is the perfect spot to enjoy glorious views over the coast and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

The hotel offers a complimentary limousine tender service for those arriving by private charter yacht, and if you are looking for a light lunch of pasta or salad, the terrace of the aptly named Terazza Belvedere affords a superb view.

For a more formal dinner, Rosselini's serves classic Italian cuisine with a fine selection of wines suggested by the head sommelier.

Mirazur, Menton

Mirazur restaurant, in Menton,with glass windows overlooking the sea

Named the World's Best Restaurant in 2019, the 3 Michelin-starred Mirazur, located in Menton on the French Riviera, is the pinnacle of modern gastronomy and an unmissable dining destination for those visiting the South of France on a Mediterranean yacht charter vacation.

Housed in a distinctive rotunda built in the 1930s, Mirazur provides an elegant setting for exceptional cuisine. Chef Mauro Cologreco has created a colourful and innovative menu inspired by the local landscapes, the sea and the mountains of the South of France. And thanks to its newly acquired status, tables are sure to be in even higher demand than before.

360, Dubrovnik

Views of Dubrovnik surround diners in Restaurant 360

Living up to its name, 360 offers unrivalled panoramic views over Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea beyond, with a generous menu featuring the best of modern Croatian cuisine. 

Occupying a prime seafront location inside an imposing medieval fortress, 360 is the perfect port of call for those arriving in Dubrovnik on a Croatia yacht charter vacation.

As well as the unique historic setting and the fine views, diners can expect a true gourmet experience with an unmistakable Croatian flavour. 

Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare

Dine with a beautiful outlook within stunning caves in Grotta Palazzese in Polignano a Mare

Grotta Palazzese enjoys one of the most unique and awe-inspiring settings of any restaurant in the world, with an artfully designed dining area within a vast, natural seafront cavern.

A part of the 5-Star hotel of the same name in Polignano a Mare, on the southern Adriatic coast of Italy, the Grotta Palazzese restaurant is a truly romantic and atmospheric location for dinner, especially on warm Mediterranean evenings when the cave and the outdoor terrace are illuminated with gentle and discreet lighting.

If you are visiting southern Italy on a superyacht charter this summer, call by Grotta Palazzese, sample the fresh local seafood and enjoy the superb views over the Adriatic Sea.

Feeling inspired to learn more about chartering a yacht in the Mediterranean? You can view our complete guide to Mediterranean yacht charters, which is packed with itineraries, points of interests and insider tips about each country, island and region. 

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