Marbella’s top 5 venues to celebrate Valentine’s day in style


Whisk your partner off their feet all over again at Marbella’s most romantic restaurants.

Two hearts drawn in the sand on the beach at sunset

Style is easy to come by in Marbella, as is great food and service. Though there are so many great restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from, we’ve whittled our long list down to our top 5 restaurants for 2024 that are sure to elevate your Valentine’s day experience. Incredible food, gorgeous settings, authentic luxury and architecture design have all had their parts to play in swaying our selections. 

Article by Sophie Gatward-Wicks

We unanimously believe that the romantic side to love is firmly rooted in acts of service, which is a love language that undoubtedly shows appreciation for that special person in your life. One of the ways we can achieve this is by planning dates that create an environment where your partner will feel special and well taken care of. We think these places will have you covered.

1-Marbella Club Hotel

Marbella restaurant interiors, Left: The Grill and Right: El Patio
Left: The Grill and Right: El Patio

The Marbella Club Hotel will always be at the top of our list for a romantic evening that ticks all the boxes, including being on a beach that comes with a movie-esque wooden pier to stroll along hand- in-hand, where you can watch the sunset or admire the starry night sky. The Marbella Club is the original icon and heartbeat of Marbella– everyone wants a date here! Its 5-star food and service is greatly complemented by its cool and calm atmosphere. The unmatched historic elegance provides a regal charm to the surroundings and service that offers pure, authentic luxury in the most unpretentious way. Set against an enchanting backdrop of gorgeous Mediterranean scenery, the renowned Grill and El Patio restaurants at the hotel are both great options for your special day.

THE GRILL, with its sophisticated ambiance and impeccable service, provides an intimate setting for couples to indulge in a culinary journey featuring delectable dishes made from the finest ingredients. More info here

Heart Shaped Pizza on the dining table

Meanwhile, EL PATIO, with its al fresco experience, creates the perfect atmosphere for a romantic meal outside amongst the jasmine-scented vines. More info here

Both eateries not only boast exceptional cuisine but also pay meticulous attention to detail, ensuring an unforgettable romantic celebration for couples seeking that fine blend of opulence and culinary excellence at Marbella’s most famous venue.

Reservations: (+34) 951 552 688 or Email:

Marbella Club Hotel, Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, 29602 Marbella


This multifaceted venue certainly hits the mark when it comes to style. A great option for Valentine’s day, with amazing cocktails and unique menu options. As soon as you walk in you are immersed in a modern-urban design that was made to enhance the natural elements. 

Breathe Restaurant, Nueva Andalucia, Marbella

Breathe’s fresh-thinking gastronomic offering and inside-outside architecture gives it an intriguing futuristic vibe whilst still blending in perfectly to the classical Marbella-Puerto Banús scene. We particularly appreciate their emphasis on sustainability, which is evident from their ground-sourced renewable energy, impressive gardens and organic produce. Since its emergence in 2019, Breathe fast became “the” place to meet, being at the gateway to Puerto Banús and catering to every mood with its morning to night options from cafe, bar or restaurant to rooftop sky lounge.

Soul by Breathe is boasting some new dishes with a carefully crafted set menu designed especially for Valentine’s day bookings for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. Soul Menu 

Breathe Restaurant. Exquisite Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, complemented by an extensive wine list, fantastic cocktails and live DJ with music that’s on point. The restaurant offers a captivating dining experience with its lush garden setting, creating a romantic and intimate atmosphere.
Breathe restaurant Valentine’s booking

Contact:  (+34) 952 036 494  |

Breathe, Calle Los Lirios S/N, 29660 Marbella


Situated along the Ronda road between the two entrances to La Zagaleta and opposite El Madroñal. The gorgeous setting at Coto Restaurant takes you out of the town and into a culinary dreamland overlooking the mountains. A recently renovated and stylish interior that seamlessly blends modern minimalism with hand-crafted traditionalism is as comfortable as it is pretty.

Coto Restaurant terrace

Enjoy the fresh night air on the stunning outdoor patio, and sneak a peek at their rooftop terrace. We love this venue for a long romantic evening meal, and highly rate their locally-sourced ingredients that go into every bite.


Contact:  (+34) 951 74 47 77  |  (+34) 627 12 14 43

Coto Restaurante, Ctra. de Ronda, A-397, Km. 44, 29679 Benahavís

4-LEÑA Marbella

The exquisite Dani García Steakhouse in Puente Romano is all about the meat, offering the perfect balance between product and technique. Setting this restaurant above others is the cooking of meat over hot embers, which really draw out the flavours and add a touch of sultry smoke to the chef’s high-class cosmopolitan repertoire. Expect vegetable starters, yakipinchos, flame-grill and chargrilled favourites, followed up with desserts that make you forget about the world. 

Interior of Leña Restaurant, Marbella

The romantic ambience is certainly not lacking here, as the restaurant was given the title of  ‘‘Prettiest Restaurant in the World’’ at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2021. The stone and wood interior makes for an aesthetic that evokes a sense of the primitive and primary, a welcomed intensity that enhances any intimate evening.


Contact: (+34) 952 764 252

LEÑA, Hotel Puente Romano, Av. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe s/n, 29602 Marbella 

5-El Lago

Situated in Greenlife Golf at the heart of Elviria Hills, this palatial space is elevated by the Michelin starred food that has become a benchmark for Andalusian cuisine. Their special edition menu running from 14th-18th of February is going to be one to remember. 

Exterior of El Lago Restaurant, Marbella by the lake.

Their terraced area that overlooks the lake and the green beyond, gives this location a real romantic film setting, perfect for couples seeking an intimate retreat. Highly rated for their impressive winery and carefully crafted dishes, this restaurant is sure to impress any valentines date.


Contact: +34 952 832 371  |

Restaurante El Lago, Avda. Marco Polo s/n, 29604 Elviria Hills