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Six New Summer Beach Hangouts In Europe

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While we keep our fingers crossed that our borders will open in September, here is where to head for that late Summer hangout.

 

Some of Europe's most stunning holiday destinations - including Ibiza, St Tropez and Mykonos - remain open for tourists.

Enjoy a heads-up on what will be the most talked about, sun-drenched hot spots this summer in Europe - from our insider destination guides to Mykonos, Ibiza, and St Tropez.

El Silencio - Ibiza

The founders of iconic Parisian night spot Silencio are behind this sensational beach house - pitched as a 'stylish sanctuary and hangout for global creatives’. Nestled in a serene cove in the east of the island, the beach house is set against the backdrop of Cala Moli - a wild beach that was prolific in the 70s. El Silencio Ibiza features a main beachside restaurant, a poolside contemporary tapas restaurant, cocktail bar and a chill-out and also an art installation space. Following the opening of ToShare in St Tropez - renowned French chef Jean Imbert has adapted the concept for an Ibizan audience - think sharing plates of globally minded street food made from locally sourced products - such as strawberry and feta salad and razor clams with sauce vierge. The naturalistic design has a sense of returning the building to the original beach house - of the 70s, with architecture more synergetic with the sandy cove and unspoilt natural landscape. Expect an eclectic array of bold designs and colours alongside the use of traditional and local materials.

BiBo Ibiza Bay by Dani Garcia - Ibiza

Gigi - St Tropez

An elegantly chic and yet understated Italianate styled beach club and restaurant from Paris Society. At the end of a sandy path on the famous Epi beach, surrounded by dense Mediterranean vegetation, take your seat on a rustic cane chairs set around tables adorned with vintage floral tablecloths. Dine on authentic versions of classic Italian-inspired summer dishes. From starters such as stracciatella in basil oil and vitello tonnato - followed by dishes of homemade fresh crafted pasta and pizzas alongside grilled fish and seafood dishes to tempting desserts such as waffles covered with nocciolata and tiramisu. After lunch take a dip in pine-covered pool - complete with cabins, day beds, loungers and deckchairs - play a game of pétanque court or take a nap in one of the hammocks or even indulge in a kobido treatment from the on-site Holidermie spa.

Manko St Tropez by Gaston Acurio - St Tropez

The Peruvian master chef brings his Paris based Peruvian eatery to the Côte d’Azur with a menu exploring the authentic and diverse flavours of Peruvian gastronomy. This is his second Peruvian eatery in France (he has over 50 restaurants worldwide, including his flagship restaurant in Lima which has held a place on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list since 2011), and sister restaurant to Manko Paris - in partnership with Moma Group. Nestled in the narrow Rue de Tisserands - which was the space was previously home to Napoléon - a popular French restaurant. Named after Manco Cápac, Son of the Inca Sun God - Manko's menu dives into traditional Peruvian seafood dishes, anchored by Acurio’s celebrated Peruvian cebiche. Additional fare includes a selection of sharable causas - potato dumplings; tiraditos - a Peruvian style of sashimi and anticucho - street food style dishes served alongside Peruvian classics cocktails infused with Pisco.

Noema - Mykonos

A contemporary and stylish Greek restaurant hidden in the whitewashed maze of Mykonos town. Located in the back-alleys of Chora - the entrance is framed by oversized amphorae painted black - a meandering pathway leads to the entrance with Nōema’s open kitchen, bar, and salon spread out from an enclosed courtyard. The stylish interiors riff on contrasting elements of raw concrete, polished cement, textured tiles and dark wood and subdued palette of colours and drystone walls - with earthenware and oversized plants creating a tropical Mediterranean atmosphere. The menu, predominantly pescatarian and vegetarian, ranges from raw meze to sharing feasting platters served taverna-style with dishes such as crispy octopus with oxymel and wild oregano and charred beets with hazelnut pesto. Washed down with a selection of house-made elixirs, biodynamic and organic wines. As well as the restaurant, Nōema has an outdoor bar for intimate live sets, an indoor salon, and a stand-alone concept store - and has been conceived by K-Studio architects, the team behind another Mykonos landmark, Scorpios - and Richard Caring, the famed British restaurateur.

Zuma - Mykonos

Zuma returns to “The Island of Winds”, Mykonos, bringing its world-renowned contemporary Japanese cuisine back to Greek shores. Zuma is bringing its signature upscale Japanese cuisine to Greece for the second time with its summer pop-up at the renowned Cavo Tagoo hotel. The sesaonal, poolside pop-up promises alfresco dining along with stunning vistas over the seascape and sunsets. All of the restaurant’s familiar staples are available, including spicy beef tenderloin with sesame; chilean seabass with green chilli and miso-marinated black cod. For a flight through Zuma's signature dishes, guests can also opt for the 'Zuma Omakase menu, a a selection of 10 of the brands best-loved dishes designed for the whole table to share.


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