High-End Greek Restaurant GAIA has arrived to Marbella from Dubai

Indulge in a culinary journey like no other at GAIA Marbella, the latest addition to the vibrant dining scene nestled within Puente Romano Beach Resort. This eagerly awaited opening took place during the week of March 25th, 2024, marking a new chapter in Marbella’s gastronomic landscape.

Under the expert guidance of acclaimed chefs Izu Ani and Orestis Kotefas, GAIA Marbella promises an unforgettable dining experience. Combining the warmth of Greek hospitality with the richness of Mediterranean flavors, each dish is crafted to perfection, tantalizing the taste buds and igniting the senses.

GAIA Puente Romano: Prime Location

Located within the heart of the prestigious Puente Romano Beach Resort, GAIA restaurant Marbella enjoys a prime spot along along the renowned Golden Mile. The resort, renowned for its culinary diversity, hosts over 20 restaurants and bars, including acclaimed names like Nobu, COYA, and Cipriani.

For added convenience, Puente Romano Beach Resort offers various parking options, including valet service, ensuring a hassle-free dining experience at GAIA Marbella.

GAIA Marbella
GAIA Restaurant Marbella | © Puente Romano Beach Resort

Greek Charisma at GAIA Marbella

Now, let’s talk ambiance. Imagine stepping into the enchanting ambiance of GAIA Marbella, where warm tones and soft lighting create an atmosphere of serene elegance. The decor is simply stunning, with chic interiors boasting hints of Mediterranean flair. Deep blue hues accentuate the furnishings, while stone walls add a touch of rustic charm. Lush bougainvillea adorns the space, adding a vibrant splash of color. Everywhere you look, there’s a story waiting to be discovered, inviting you to immerse yourself in its beauty. 

Seafood Extravaganza and Mediterranean Flavors

As you enter the dining room, you can’t help but be drawn to an impressive display. Lined up on a pile of crushed ice, you’ll find an array of seafood delights: lobsters, oysters, turbot, and seabass, perfectly arranged to evoke the essence of a bustling Cycladic fish market stall. Inspired by the natural elements of the land, GAIA Marbella’s design captures the essence of the majestic mountains, the azure blue of the sea, and the radiant Mediterranean sun, elevating the overall ambiance to new heights.

GAIA Marbella fish display
Fish on display | GAIA Restaurant Marbella

Delicious Greek-Mediterranean inspired cuisine at GAIA Marbella

Of course, we can’t forget about the star of the show – the dishes. Drawing inspiration from the bounty of the land and sea, Gaia’s menu is a celebration of Mediterranean flavors with a contemporary twist. Each dish is a masterpiece crafted with precision and passion by the prestigious chefs Izu Ani and Orestis Kotefas, showcasing the finest ingredients sourced locally and globally. From tantalizing starters (including meze, raw fish, and salads) to decadent mains and indulgent desserts, every bite is a symphony of taste that leaves you craving more, all served family-style, promoting a shared dining experience.

GAIA Marbella
GAIA Marbella

© GAIA

Immerse yourself in a culinary journey at GAIA Marbella, where succulent seafood, perfectly grilled meats, and fresh seasonal produce await your palate. From the raw menu, indulge in the signature bluefin tuna with caviar and olive crackers, or delight in the sea bream carpaccio. From mains, the Kritharaki, a orzo seafood pasta beckons, bursting with flavor and adorned with plump prawns, tender clams and calamari, and fragrant tomato-infused pasta. For meat lovers, the Katsikaki slow cooked in a wood oven is a must-try, boasting melt-in-your-mouth texture with basmati rice. 

Bluefin tuna with caviar
sea bream carpaccio

© GAIA

Leave room for dessert, as GAIA offers a tempting array of sweet treats, from classic favorites to inventive creations, there’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth. The Pagoto Giourti, frozen Greek yogurt topped with chopped nuts and a drizzle of honey, is out of this world.

Throughout your dining experience, let Gaia’s knowledgeable team guide you through the menu selections. With their attentive service and laid-back ambiance, your visit is sure to be unforgettable. And don’t forget to explore the restaurant’s bar offerings, featuring cocktails inspired by the earth, sun, mountains, and sea. Try “Theo,” a tantalizing blend of olive oil-infused tequila, basil, bergamot, and mastika, or “Talos,” a refreshing mix of orange gin, beetroot, and dry fig. Wine enthusiats can also rely on GAIA’s dedicated sommelier to recommend the perfect pairing from the restaurant’s impressive vintage wine cellar.

Pagoto Giourti
Theo cocktail

© GAIA

NYX Marbella: A Secret Hideaway

As the evening unfolds at GAIA Marbella, all eyes are drawn to NYX Marbella, an intriguing lounge evoking a clandestine speakeasy tucked away behind a discreet door within the restaurant’s premises. This stylish hideaway has just opened its doors, inviting guests to step into a world of mystery and sophistication. Inside, the ambiance is electrified by the essence of summer nights on the Greek islands, where music becomes the universal language that draws us closer.  Live DJs take the stage, adding a dynamic layer to the dining experience.

NYX Marbella
NYX Marbella | Exclusive speakeasy

Verdict: A captivating fusion

GAIA Marbella offers a delightful fusion that beautifully blends the essence of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine in a captivating setting. We’re already looking forward to our next visit!

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience its culinary magic. Make your reservation today and embark on a gastronomic journey that will transport you to the heart of the Mediterranean. If you need assistance with bookings, feel free to reach out — if Greece doesn’t come to you, GAIA Marbella will bring Greece to your table!

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