From all my experiences of travelling around the world I’ve been lucky enough to dine in some of the most amazing restaurants, whether it’s chateau in France or a grand palace in Italy, there’s one thing I’m sure we all have in common – our favorites!

To these restaurants I return over and over again, whether it’s the cuisine, the views or the friendly welcome, it’s what brings me back time after time. After being in Marbella many times over the years I’ve lost count of the number of visits I’ve made to my top 5 places to eat.

I’m blessed with a good palate and a wide appreciation of different food types so my top 5 restaurants in Marbella hopefully has something for everyone.

  • Sea Grill Restaurant Puente Romano Hotel (pictured above) – located on the sea front this colonial style restaurant is light and airy, which lovely views out to the sea. Usually on on Sunday’s there’s live music with  pianist or a band. The food and wine list is excellent, and its a great place to indulge with glass of champagne or a glass of fine Spanish wine. Booking is Recommended.
  • Tahini (pictured below) – on the sea facing terrace of the Don Pepe hotel Tahini is my idea of an excellent sushi restaurants with that something extra. It’s great all the time but my personal preference is to go early in the evening as the sun is going down and night descends. The ambience and service is excellent. Great for a romantic dinner for two! Booking is also recommended.

Tahini Marbella

  • Magna Cafe (pictured below) is perched high on the hill side above Nueva Andalucia, it’s great place to talk in peace, be quiet with your friends, family and partner. I love the place with its superb dishes very well decorated and exceptional flavours. There beautiful views, works of art and good live music. Booking recommended.

Cafe Magna Marbella

  • The Organic Food Market – sitting opposite the Marbella Club Hotel this is a gem of a place. Parking outside and to the right as you leave the road makes access convenient. Go there for breakfast, lunch or very early evening. It’s has a range of organic dishes and would suit vegetarians and vegans alike. There is also a deli and food market, with some incredible tasting cakes. Booking Not Required.

Organic Food Market Marbella

  • Vovem – I know that red meat isn’t necessarily in fashion due to climate change but it won’t go out of fashion for those of us who continue to love and eat it. Voven has one of the largest steak menus I’ve seen with speciality beef from around the world. From the team that brings you Magna Cafe in Nueva Andalucia, Vovem Grill really champions beef; they offer more than 10 varieties bred worldwide. Booking Usually Required.

vovem marbella


I hope you like our top five restaurants in Marbella and that when you’re next in town you’ll try one or all of the them. I certainly will. Cheers!

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Ray Sherry
Consultant Partner and Food Critic
MPM Real Estate Consultants