Restaurant review: Aiyanna, Ibiza
If you're looking for a restaurant in Ibiza with delicious food, chilled vibes, and close to the beach, Aiyanna is the perfect spot.
Aiyanna is located on the east coast on Cala Nova beach, and it's a super stylish restaurant, with a real laid-back feeling. Perfect for long lunches in the sunshine.
We were looking for restaurants to book before we went to Ibiza, and when I googled Ibiza chilled beach restaurants Aiyanna was the first option that came up.
The pictures looked amazing, and they had a great menu with a few vegan options too. Two of our friends are vegan and I was surprised that quite a few restaurants in Ibiza only had veggie meals, but no vegan options.
For starters 🍉
Grilled watermelon with rocket, almonds and Ibizencan goats cheese
For mains 🐟
Steamed mussels in a lemongrass, harissa and coriander consommé, with a side of chips!
For dessert 🍰
Carrot cake with a hint of curry, with white chocolate foam and caramelised pecans
To start we shared a grilled watermelon salad, and when I say 'shared', Nick ordered it and I ate half. I'm not usually a fan of goat's cheese, but this wasn't too 'goaty'. This starter was the perfect combination of salty cheese, crunchy almonds and fresh watermelon. Delicious. And certainly something I'll try and make at home.
For mains I went for the steamed mussels in a lemongrass, harissa and coriander consommé. This was a starter, so I ordered a side of chips to have with it. The mussels were delicious with the heat from the harissa.
For his main, Nick ordered free range chicken grilled in the josper oven with za'atar spice, and served with baby baked potatoes, spinach, pine nuts and raisins. This dish was a little underwhelming after the starter, it was nice but we'd definitely peaked with the grilled watermelon.
We didn't have dessert because we were itching to get on the beach and have a swim in the sea, but the desserts did look delicious, especially the carrot cake.
Make sure you check out the cocktail menu too!
Is Aiyanna Vegan friendly?
There are a few vegan options on the menu. They only have one vegan starter and dessert, but there were a few mains to choose from. If I was going to order a vegan main here, it would definitely be the roasted cauliflower with miso sauce, lime & cashew nuts crushed with agave.
Is Aiyanna Gluten Free friendly?
Nick is gluten free and the staff were really helpful with explaining what he could eat, and any changes they'd have to make to any of the meals to make them GF.
What about takeaways for the beach?
You can't miss the silver food truck at Aiyanna. This serves fresh juices and freshly prepared snacks for you to takeaway and enjoy on the beach.