Gibraltar isn’t short of places to eat, and you’ll be surprised at the variety on offer. The Andalusian influence is clear here, less in the ingredients and the dishes and more in the flexibility of the establishments, with most bars offering meals as well. All the pubs have pub grub flying out of the kitchen, and there are a number of romantic options sat next to hearty steakhouses. These are the best places to eat in glorious Gib.
In the infamous words of the Ryback, ‘feed me more’. Charlie’s is the place to go if you’re in for a big ol’ feed, with large portions of expertly grilled meat just waiting to be devoured. This Ocean Village restaurant has plenty of space but it pays to make a reservation, such is its popularity. Indian and seafood are also available, but we’re here for the steaks.
So a setting across the road from a petrol station might not be the most appealing, but you’re almost certainly going to spend most of your time gazing down lovingly at your juicy steak, so not to worry. The service is excellent and the food even better. The restaurant itself is set within the city walls, and the opportunity to eat within such historic surroundings isn’t to be passed up.
A tasteful restaurant surrounded by the calming waters of the Queensway Quay, The Landing’s is a perennial favourite among the passionate and romantic of Gibraltar. It isn’t difficult to see why; a stylish interior blends perfectly with a well-weighted menu covering meat and fish. There is also a special Sunday lunch menu, for anyone hankering after a traditional British roast.
Gibraltar’s only palm-tree shaded sun terrace sounds like a fine place for a romantic meal, right? Right. Bianca’s is the lucky establishment blessed with that marvel, but this isn’t a place that rest on its laurels. The food holds up its end of the bargain, from the fine breakfasts to romantic evening dinners via afternoon tea and more.
What is it with Gibraltar and quality steakhouses? Grille53 is another to add to the list, a Marina Bay marvel that attacks all of the necessary senses with an army built of great food and homely service. The seafood is pretty darn good too, and if you’ve been waiting for the right time to try octopus then that time has come.