Gourmet dishes and local specialities from the best Benidorm restaurants
Make sure you enjoy the food as much as you're enjoying your holiday.
Benidorm is one of the most popular holiday destinations for UK holiday-makers, and with the gorgeous beaches and fantastic weather it's easy to see why! But if you're going on holiday there's a good chance you're going to eat out at least a couple of times, so where are the best places to grab a bite to eat?
Well, that very much depends on what you're looking for; Benidorm really can cover it all, from traditional Spanish cuisine, simple pub grub for a quick bite or fine dining to make some beautiful memories.
Best Fine Dining in Benidorm
Throw on your finery and head out to get a taste of the finer things Benidorm has to offer; treat yourself to some outstanding food from these Benidorm restaurants.
10 Fine Dining Restaurants in Benidorm
Despite Benidorm's reputation as an all-out party town there's plenty of fine dining to be found; here are ten of our favourites, in no particular order.
- 1. La Falua
- 2. Llum del Mar
- 3. Amigos Restaurant and Roof Terrace
- 4. La Cava Aragonesa
- 5. The Vagabond
- 6. Rice Restaurant
- 7. Casa Toni
- 8. Son de Mar
- 9. Ulia Restaurant
- 10. Gastronomic Soul
1. La Falua
This restaurant is chic and stylish with soft lighting and light wood flooring, the muted and neutral colours combine with coastal views to bring you a pleasant space to eat your meal. But what about that meal? La Falua offers a delicious a la carte menu as well as 3 set menus to really make your mouth water. There are Mediterranean and international dishes on the menu so expect plenty of fresh seafood and a variety of delicious paellas.
3. Amigos Restaurant and Roof Terrace
Easily one of the most popular restaurants in Benidorm, Amigos Restaurant and Roof Terrace offers an outstanding a la carte menu and delicious steaks. Amigos stays away from loud music or TVs so that you can enjoy your meals in an intimate and relaxed setting; whether you're looking for international, British or fusion cuisine you'll find something appetising here. The restaurant also caters for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets.
5. The Vagabond
The Vagabond restaurant combines fine dining with the delicious taste of home-cooked food to bring you a relaxed and friendly dining experience with French, Mediterranean and European options as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals. The stand out feature for this little Old Town restaurant is the friendly and welcoming atmosphere which many have described as similar to being invited to a friend's house for dinner.
7. Casa Toni
Casa Toni is an authentic Spanish restaurant hidden away amongst small markets and pubs; definitely a secret worth uncovering though! Enjoy the freshest seafood around as well as delicious steaks and excellent wine selections. The head chef, Toni, is also the owner and has handcrafted the menu to delight and inspire; which is very evident!
9. Ulia Restaurant
Overlooking the beach at Poniente, the Ulia Restaurant is a great place for authentic paella and a range of delightful dishes from the family kitchen. The finest local ingredients are married to family recipes to create a mouthwatering menu with a focus on tantalising seafood dishes; whether you're dropping in for lunch or dinner it's a warm atmosphere and good food.
2. Llum del Mar
Enjoy the best in Mediterranean cuisine alongside stunning views over the sea; Llum del Mar is a true gastronomical experience. The restaurant is part of the hotel Villa Venecia but don't worry, you don't need to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy the delights of the restaurant. Llum del Mar is certainly one of the best restaurants Benidorm offering high-end signature Mediterranean cuisine to suit all tastes and the beautiful setting in old town with views out over the sparkling water will be the perfect backdrop for your meal.
4. La Cava Aragonesa
La Cava Aragonesa is situated in Old Town and has been a staple of Benidorm dining for decades! The menu is full of delicious dishes including tasty Tapas that are popular with everyone that tries them and an excellent selection of wines to accompany your meal. Enjoy the delightful surroundings while you tuck into a range of fantastic dishes in this popular Benidorm restaurant.
6. Rice Restaurant
The Rice Restaurant is situated in the Sierra Cortina Resort which lies between Bendidorm and Finestrat. While you may have to travel a little bit to get to this restaurant the delicious fine dining and wonderful surroundings make it all worthwhile. The modern interior gives way to a beautiful terraced area where you can enjoy some holiday cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant serves a menu of tasty Mediterranean dishes to please every palate.
8. Son de Mar
The owners of Son De Mar have over 25 years' experience in catering and this restaurant represents their most ambitious gastronomic experience to date. The restaurant is in Benidorm's picturesque Old Town, looking out over the beautiful sands of Levante Beach so you can enjoy an outstanding view while you sample their delicious menu.
10. Gastronomic Soul
Gastronomic Soul promises a different dining experience with carefully prepped dishes full of unique flavours. The Chef has worked from start to finish on the menu to give each dish an unexpected but pleasant and nuanced twist using fresh ingredients from local markets. The modern restaurant boasts a rooftop terrace with excellent views over Benidorm.
That's a quick roundup of some of the most popular fine dining restaurants in Benidorm although we're sure that with a little exploring you can find something to suit your tastes.
Now, for those of you looking to make sure you don't overspend that holiday money we've put together a list of cheap places to eat in Benidorm:
Cheap Restaurants in Benidorm
If you've got activities planned and just need to grab a bite to eat, these could be the perfect cheap and cheerful stops for you.
Cheap Benidorm Restaurants
Keep an eye on your pennies while you're in Benidorm by enjoying some good grub at these well-priced restaurants.
- 1. Seven Stars
- 2. Jimmy's Red Lion
- 3. Refuel Cafe Bar Restaurant
- 4. Simply Delicious
- 5. Bar Titanic
- 6. The Drop Inn
- 7. Caspers Bar Bistro
- 8. Sidebar
- 9. Fuxion Gastrobar
- 10. Jarrow Lad
1. Seven Stars
The Seven Stars is a friendly Sports Bar in Benidorm which serves a variety of pub, bar, European and British meals, including a very tasty Full English Breakfast. The menu is available throughout the day and caters for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets... also apparently the Sangria is really good...
3. Refuel Cafe Bar Restaurant
Situated close to Poniente Beach, the Refuel Cafe Bar Restaurant is a very relaxed place to sit and unwind; get comfy on the sun terrace and watch the world go by. Refuel serve an all-day Full English breakfast as well as plenty of light bites, snacks, jacket potatoes and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The menu is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free friendly.
5. The Titanic
The Titanic is a family-run sports bar offering a variety of meals including sirloin steaks cooked to perfection and they even do take out if you're in a rush. The Titanic welcomes families, stag and hen do's as well as couples and the menu has plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans and those with a gluten-free diet.
7. Caspers Bar Bistro
Caspers Bar Bistro is a great little place to get a coffee and some tasty food; served between 10AM and 10PM. Peruse the menu for delicious meals including a hearty breakfast, vegetarian and gluten-free friendly choices to make sure there is something for everyone to enjoy.
9. Fuxion Gastrobar
The Fuxion Gastrobar is a delightful restaurant serving international, Mediterranean, European and Fusion dishes that will show you the best of Spanish cuisine. This little gastrobar offers delicious tapas and international dishes which can all be enjoyed on the delightful sun terrace. The menu has vegetarian. vegan and gluten-free options.
2. Jimmy's Red Lion
A family run bar sports bar, Jimmy's Red Lion is a great place to relax and watch the game with a reasonably priced drink and some food. The menu offers classic British and European pub and bar dishes from breakfast all the way through to dinner and includes options for vegetarians, vegans and anyone with a gluten-free diet.
4. Simply Delicious
Simply Delicious specialises in cakes, pastries and other scrumptious sugary delights; you can still enjoy some light bites for breakfast, brunch and lunch though! You can even come here for High Tea! The pastries available are raved about, whether it's the sweet or savoury variety and are available to take out so if you're out for the day you could grab some for lunch. Simply Delicious provides options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets.
6. The Drop Inn
The Drop Inn isn't just a pub with an excellent pun-based name, it's also an incredibly welcoming and friendly restaurant in Benidorm. This small British bar provides classic pub grub at a very reasonable price and it's all homemade; and is one of the best places to get a roast dinner in Benidorm. The menu caters for vegetarian diets.
On the way to Levante Beach, the Sidebar serves Scottish, British and International cuisine with daily specials and a few twists for those feeling a little more adventurous. Sidebar has a wonderful terrace outside which offers sunny and shady spots for you to enjoy. The menu at Sidebar provides options for vegetarians, vegans and those with a gluten-free diet.
10. Jarrow Lad
Jarrow Lad is a friendly little cafe close to Levante Beach where you can find British cuisine at very affordable prices including a range of tasty wines and beers. A great place for breakfast, lunch and an evening meal, Jarrow Lad has been a staple among Benidorm restaurants since 2004. The menu offers vegetarian friendly options.
Worth a mention...
You can enjoy dinner and a show at the popular Benidorm Palace and while this may not be something to do every night, it's certainly a unique dining experience in Benidorm. You can see some great deals on tickets here
Information correct at the time of writing