There are few “vistas” in Ibiza that the majority of people haven’t already seen before. Every nook and crag of the gnarled, twisting coastline has seemingly been explored, documented in photos and shared with the world – that’s what happens when there are picture perfect scenes around every corner (it’s a good problem to have!). While constructing Seven Pines Resort Ibiza, we stumbled across a clifftop spot that boasts a relatively rare commodity – a view less seen that’s bursting with Balearic loveliness and features the striking outline of Es Vedrà, Ibiza’s most well-known landmark. Which of course, demanded a beautiful, laid-back restaurant and bar from which to enjoy it.
Cone Club is a venue designed specifically to capture the beauty of the surrounding elements; it’s a sprawling area large enough to seat 150 people with both indoor and outdoor space. Wooden tables and chairs are dotted about the terrace, topped with brightly-coloured crockery and cutlery – a light-hearted touch that matches the restaurant’s ethos of totally relaxed wining and dining with loved ones. Elsewhere you find huge, comfortable cabanas, shaded by white, billowing drapes – perfectly placed facing seawards for admiring those all-important Balearic views.
The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, but unsurprisingly, it’s at sunset when the magic really unfurls here. Guests are invited to take a seat alfresco, where the best and only thing to do is soak up all the wonder and enchantment that comes hand in hand with the greatest natural show on earth. Think of the warm, late summer sun gently caressing your face, a refreshing sea breeze rippling through the air, and those spectacular panoramic views out to sea – an endless rolling blue that just seems to go on and on and on, juxtaposed by the mystifying silhouette of Es Vedrà peaking up from below the seabed.
Then of course there’s the pièce de resistance – the kaleidoscopic range of colours that swirl across the sky. From blue to pink to lilac and fiery red, your eyes are indulged with an energising performance that strikes to the very core of most souls. Cocktail in hand, you gaze out into the vibrant rainbow abyss, observing as fishermen’s boats laden with the day’s catch cast shadows as they bob along back to shore. What’s more, all this is sound-tracked by the soft pulse of tranquil, eclectic beats that eventually ramp up to pave the way for the night that lies ahead.
There’s a sensory explosion awaiting your taste buds, too. An increasingly popular spot for sundowners, Cone Club’s success is as much a result of its cocktails as it is the views. Head mixologist Rafael Arvin is a passionate storyteller, keen to share the inspiration behind his creations with all. The signature Mediterranean Spring, made with Gin Mare, Italicus, elderflower syrup, lime juice and cava has proved a hit, as has the No Name, consisting of Drambuie, carob liqueur, and ginger beer. Classics like a Margarita or an Old Fashioned are also available, as are favourites like the 7 Pines sangria and a wide range of quality spirits.
Then there’s the outstanding Arabic and Asian fusion cuisine – designed for sharing, of course, because being sociable is what Cone Club is all about. To start, feast on dishes like the restaurant’s signature hamachi and aubergine served with split chickpeas and dashi vinaigrette, or the collection of traditional Spanish croquettes with a twist. Then choose from a smoky selection of plates from the Robata grill, or mouth-watering main courses like Spanish squid, Ibicenco free range chicken or suckling Pyrenean lamb shoulder – all made using the highest quality ingredients.
At Cone Club, it’s easy to while away hours of your life. Lost completely in a state of pure bliss, you can’t help but marvel at the natural wonders Ibiza provides. You arrive just before sunset for snacks, drinks, and chats with friends and family, and then as the sky begins to burn vividly behind you take a table for dinner and stay long into darkness, when the only light that glistens is that of the silvery moon. Here is a sunset spot that reveals there’s more to Ibiza than meets the eye – she has plenty more secrets to unveil yet.
Cone Club is open everyday from 12:00 pm till late. To view the menu and reserve a table, please click here.