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Top 10 Lanzarote restaurants

Who doesn't love eating out? You'll certainly have plenty of places to choose from on a Lanzarote holiday. For guaranteed top nosh, visit one or more of our top 10 restaurants on the island. In no particular order they are:

1.) Bodegas Rubicón

Whether you're inside or outside at Bodegas Rubicón, the design's classic Canarian. For the restaurant is located in the winery's oldest building and houses traditional furniture made in the Canary Islands. Whereas the terrace boasts stunning views of La Geria, home to many of Lanzarote's leading wineries, and Timanfaya National Park.

Contact details: Carretera Teguise-Yaiza 2, 35570, La Geria, Yaiza. +34 928 173 708. website.

Distance from airport: 14.7km (9.1 miles)

Distance from centre of Arrecife: 19.6km (12.2 miles)

Distance from Puerto del Carmen: 11.9km (7.4 miles)

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00am-11:00pm (except Wednesdays 10:00am-8:00pm)

2.) Sidreria Grill Las Viñas

The alien landscape of Lanzarote feels a galaxy, let alone a world, away from the green, green grass of Asturias. This northern Spanish province is renowned for its cider. And you can sample some at Carlos Palmeiro's homage to his homeland. Along with the region's signature meaty bean stew, fabada asturiana.

Contact details: Calle Princesa Isco 2, 35509, Playa Honda, San Bartolome. +34 928 819 800. website.

Distance from airport: 3.1km (1.9 miles)

Distance from centre of Arrecife: 5.8km (3.6 miles)

Distance from Puerto del Carmen: 10.2km (6.3 miles)

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12:00pm-12:00am (closed Tuesdays) and Sundays 12:00pm-5:00pm

3.) Restaurante Amêndoa La Santa

If you're planning a nocturnal visit to Restaurante Amêndoa La Santa, best book in advance. For this temple to fusion cuisine can get quite full in the evenings. Their wine list features vintages from both the Spanish mainland and Lanzarote's increasingly celebrated vineyards.

Contact details: Avenida El Marinero 20, 35560, La Santa, Tinajo. +34 928 838 800. website.

Distance from airport: 25.5km (15.8 miles)

Distance from centre of Arrecife: 23.5km (14.6 miles)

Distance from Puerto del Carmen: 24.7km (15.3 miles)

Opening hours: Mondays 7:00pm-11:00pm summer (6:30pm-10:30pm winter) and Tuesday to Sunday 1:00pm-3:30pm and 7:00pm-11:00pm (1:00pm-3:30pm and 6:30pm-10:30pm winter)

4.) La Casona de Yaiza

Boutique hotel restaurant opens its doors to non-guests. Although you might think you are dining in an art gallery as much of the wall space is given over to canvases. Choose from a menu featuring surf as in Atlantic-fresh fresh as well as turf as in goat.

Contact details: Calle El Rincon 11, 35570, Yaiza. +34 928 836 262. website.

Distance from airport: 17.9km (11.1 miles)

Distance from centre of Arrecife: 22.8km (14.2 miles)

Distance from Puerto del Carmen: 14.1km (8.8 miles)

Opening hours: Friday to Tuesday 2:00pm-10:00pm (closed Wednesdays) and Thursdays 6:30pm-10:30pm (restaurant closed completely for holidays from 15th May to 15th July)

5.) Ninen Lanzarote

Wake up and smell the Bolognese sauce at an Italian restaurant famed for its fresh pasta. From start (buffalo mozzarella/focaccias) to finish (tiramisu/cappucino/espresso), you're guaranteed food mamma used to make. Enjoy a taste of Bologna with an ocean view.

Contact details: Calle Limones 131, 35580, Playa Blanca. +34 928 594 624. website.

Distance from airport: 30km (18.6 miles)

Distance from centre of Arrecife: 34.9km (21.7 miles)

Distance from Puerto del Carmen: 26.2km (16.3 miles)

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00am-11:30pm

6.) El Chupadero

Restaurant, bar, and club, El Chupadero's all these things and so much more. Sit out on the terrace to enjoy a vista blending the fire of the Montanas del Fuego with the (ocean) water of the Atlantic. Whilst you feast on cake or tapas supping on coffee or wine.

Contact details: La Geria 3, 35570, Yaiza. +34 928 173 115. website.

Distance from airport: 14.7km (9.1 miles)

Distance from centre of Arrecife: 19.6km (12.2 miles)

Distance from Puerto del Carmen: 12km (7.5 miles)

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00am-11:00pm

7.) Restaurante Lilium

Chef and co-owner Orlando Ortega has plenty of experience in the catering industry, including a spell at Catalonia's legendary El Bulli under the watchful eye of Ferran Adria. The Catalan's eclectic influence is evident in Restaurante Lilium's tasting menu, which is as adventurous as the experimental offerings of Iberian peninsula's culinary pioneers. But at a fraction of the price.

Contact details: Avenida Olaf Palme S/N, 35500, Arrecife. +34 928 524 978. website.

Distance from airport: 7.8km (4.8 miles)

Distance from centre of Arrecife: 3.1km (1.9 miles)

Distance from Puerto del Carmen: 14.9km (9.3 miles)

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 1:00pm-4:30pm and 8:00pm-11:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays 1:00pm-4.30pm and 8:00pm-11:30pm, and Sundays closed

8.) Restaurante El Risco

The philosophy behind Restaurante El Risco is to apply a New-Millennium twist to centuries-old Canarian recipes. The kitchen source their produce locally including Canarian black pig and baifo (kid). A seasonal approach to what's available to buy in the market keeps the menu fresh throughout the year.

Contact details: Calle Montana Clara 30, 35558, Famara, Teguise. +34 928 528 550. website.

Distance from airport: 25.4km (15.8 miles)

Distance from centre of Arrecife: 23.4km (14.5 miles)

Distance from Puerto del Carmen: 27.8km (17.3 miles)

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am-9:00pm and Mondays closed

9.) La Cocina de Colacho

They've come a long way, have husband-and-wife team Colacho the chef and waitress Anabel. The latter now serves 14 tables but she started off as a dishwasher aged eight when she used to have to stand on a Coca-Cola crate to reach the taps of the sink. These days she's bringing out the inventive gastronomic delights prepared by Colacho and his team in the open kitchen.

Contact details: Calle Velazquez 15, 35580, Castillo de Aguila, Playa Blanca, Yaiza. +34 928 519 961. website.

Distance from airport: 29km (18 miles)

Distance from centre of Arrecife: 33.9km (21.1 miles)

Distance from Puerto del Carmen: 21.8km (25.2 miles)

Opening hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30pm-11:30pm

10.) La Cabaña Restaurante

There are even less staff at La Cabaña Restaurante, a 25-cover restaurant which opened in October 2002. Chef Darren Spurr honed his trade in some of the UK's top restaurants including a stint at Marco Pierre White's Sugar Reef. In his own eatery whose menu changes each week, he's ably assisted by wife and business partner Deb alongside sous chef Matthew.

Contact details: Carretera Tias-Yaiza 84, 35571, Macher, Yaiza. +34 650 685 662. website.

Distance from airport: 9.2km (5.7 miles)

Distance from centre of Arrecife: 14.2km (8.8 miles)

Distance from Puerto del Carmen: 5.4km (3.4 miles)

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 7:00pm-11:00pm

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