Food and drink
A clever fusion of Thai and Mediterranean-French: each individual dish retains its authenticity, yet sits alongside complementary dishes from another part of the world. Very impressive wine cellar too.
The way Casa Colonial works is that it’s a set two-course menu for everyone. The starters are the chef’s choice, starting with a small soup of the day followed by a selection of six bite-sized Asian and Mediterranean snacks. Then you choose your own main – I am a huge fan of Thai food, so the curry always gets my vote, however I have friends who tell me it’s the best beef in this part of the island.
I always feel like I’m on holiday when I’m at Casa Colonial. The multi-cultural crowd are always dressed in their finest and as the night goes on, the buzz picks up, whether its in summer out on the garden terrace or in winter inside by the fireplace. Fashion shows and art exhibitions give it an added element of interest and inside the live cooking makes you all-the-more eager to get your meal.
Perhaps a little too formal and over-attentive at times (at one point I had to tell my waiter to back off!), but a very high level of service all round.
On the road to Santa Eulalia from Ibiza town (about ten minutes from either end), you’ll spy Casa Colonial up on the hill on the right hand side thanks to its twinkling lights and winding driveway.
The set two-course menu is 36 euros per person - desserts, wine and coffees are additional.
Tables to book
In summer, if you book a table early enough (around 8.30pm) and ask for a terrace table, you’ll get a beautiful view of the sun setting over the hills opposite. If you’re booking online, be aware you need to book at least two days in advance.
- Culture vultures
- People watching