This October I felt incredibly lucky to have been asked to join Jet2holidays on a press trip to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. I'd had holidays to Lanzarote* many-a-time as a child, and so I knew to expect glorious weather, stunning views and a glimpse at some of the Island's fascinating history. What I did not expect, was to dine like a queen for four days straight. If there's one thing I took away from this visit, it was the incredible culinary experiences that the Island has to offer.
In no particular order, here are my favourite places to dine in Lanzarote...
1. Kentia Gourmet Club in Puerto del Carmen
2. Jameos del Agua Restaurante
A popular tourist spot, and home to one of the most beautiful restaurant locations I've ever been fortunate enough to visit, is Jameos del Agua. It's a almost four-mile-long volcanic tube which formed an estimated 21,000 years ago and is a must-see on the Island.
Converted in the 1960s and '70s by none other than César Manrique, Jameos del Agua was a popular hang-out for artists and socialites, and was visited by the likes of Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. Today, the structure is a tourist favourite, currently made up of a restaurant and bar, a stunning salt water lake, caverns, an underground dance floor (making it ideal for weddings) and a picturesque pool.
Having explored the caves and caverns, we sat down to enjoy a traditional Lanzarote three course lunch. We enjoyed a truly delicious pumpkin soup (I had no idea pumpkins could grow in Lanzarote due to the lack of rainfall), locally-caught grilled fish for main, and a very beautifully presented coconut chocolate cake for dessert. You can find the full Jameos del Agua menu here.
In terms of the quality of the food, the menu was very fresh and tasty, and not too heavy. Whilst it's not Michelin star quality, it is a great spot to stop for food and easily one of the most beautiful and unique locations to enjoy your lunch.