We discover the coolest restaurants in Marbella.
With summer just started and the heat wave in full swing, there is nothing more appealing than planning getaways and trips for those long-awaited holidays that are getting closer and closer. One of the favourite destinations for celebrities and influencers in our country is Marbella, which has been positioned for years as an ideal enclave to enjoy, in addition to the sea and sand, shops and first class gastronomy. We travel to this paradise located on the Costa del Sol to discover the most sought-after restaurants by fashion girls, and we recommend the most suitable for you depending on the type of plan you are looking for.
The ‘place to be’ for an elegant and special night out
In October last year, the Casanis Group’s new venture, Nota Blu New Brasserie, opened its doors, reinventing traditional French cuisine by applying a new perspective of freshness and originality to classic dishes. The same line is followed by the extensive cocktail menu, another of the restaurant’s main attractions. The concept behind this elegant and sophisticated restaurant, with seating for 400 people, is that, in addition to dining, guests can stay for a drink and end the night dancing in the Blu Bar, first with a musician on the piano in the background, and then with more upbeat music to give it all until the body can take it.
In addition to its exquisite dishes, this place surprises with its spectacular surroundings and its wonderful avant-garde marble and wood decoration both inside and on its extensive terrace, making it perfect for a romantic date or a special night out with friends. Throughout the various rooms you can feel the importance given to architecture and art, for example, with the works of sculptor Joseph Kliblansky.
When you walk through the impressive doors, you come to a hallway with two fountains on either side leading to the entrance, a corner that is more than likely to ring a bell, as it is Instagrammable and has been visited by many well-known faces both nationally and internationally, in fact, Eva Longoria celebrated her last birthday here. If you want something more exclusive, as was the case with the actress, they offer the experience of booking private rooms such as a wine cellar where you can dine surrounded by 3,000 bottles of the most prestigious drinks.
The most fun and roguish dinner with a show
Continuing with the concept of being able to dine, have a drink (or more) and dance without having to change premises, we find Mamzel at Finca Besaya, a meeting point for national and international celebrities who have fallen in love with both its dishes and its dinner show. This venue was renovated a few months ago, enlarging the space and incorporating huge screens to accompany the new show, christened Back to the future and inspired by the most emblematic films and songs of recent times. “Mamzel is the new Las Vegas in Marbella,” says artistic director Fidel Buika, making clear his intention in devising the performances.
Right from the entrance, actors dressed as historical characters accompany you to your table to make you connect with the show from the very first moment. As for the menu, it is defined as open, cosmopolitan, surprising and for all tastes, as in the kitchen you will find Mediterranean and French dishes as well as Indian specialities prepared by a local chef and ceviche prepared by a Peruvian specialist. The cocktail bar and its wide range of mixes and spirits round off its extensive gastronomic offer.