You are here

Review: Shardana - Food, Drinks and Dance

Amidst the hustle and bustle of busy Playa d’en Bossa, snuggled away on a back street is Shardana – a small restaurant and bar offering the perfect place for a chilled night out.

By Spotlight

Every Friday locals head to Shardana for APERITIVE IN MUSIC, a night of quality underground music, cocktails and a tasty free buffet.  Still somewhat of a hidden gem, you enter through a pretty flowery canopy into a dimly lit pool area, with a small modern bar inside.  Friendly staff serve up wine and spirits for reasonable prices – a vodka and mixer only sets me back €7 – and the DJ is set up at the far end of the bar playing deep tech house.

Drink in hand I choose to find a seat outside by the pool.  People are lounging on white beds looking relaxed and laughing, and you can still hear the music in the background just loud enough over conversation.  Finding a little table to sit down by I notice the crowd seems to be mainly locals, plus a few familiar faces from DC10.  The vibe is very chilled and intimate but the DJ keeps a lively atmosphere about the place.

Tonight the music is provided by Gritter, a UK based underground house and techno party, run by Rogan, HoH and Rio.  Different visiting DJ’s play each week, and June has seen hosts like Lola with Le Loup and Julian Perez.  Most people are sitting outside but you can imagine this would be a great little bar for a dance when it gets busier later on in the season.

A nice touch is the free buffet.  Plates of tomato topped brushetta, salads, juicy strips of steak and other finger food are continuously being laid out throughout the evening.  The restaurant has a reputation for good food and the buffet does not disappoint, meaning I go back for seconds and thirds!

It is refreshing to find somewhere with a sense of sophisticated tranquillity amongst the 2 for 1 tourist-led cocktail bars of Playa d’en Bossa.  The perfect alternative to the big nightclubs if you are looking for a more chilled drink and dance but still want to hear some great music. 

Tags:


Related content

HOME to launch at club Guarana this weekend
A high voltage dose of house and techno at the Santa Eulalia venue
elrow announces its new Ibiza home for 2017
The confetti kingpins will take up residence at...
Ibiza Spotlight clubbing internship 2017
Saddle up for the summer of your life
 tINI makes her return to Sankeys Ibiza
After two years, Unusual Suspects brings tINI back to the basement
Circoloco New Year's Day 2017 line-up revealed
An Ibiza New Year's Day bash like no other
B12 Gallery kicks off with Backdoor this weekend
A host of local DJs are lined up for new event series in Ibiza Town
The Domingo Sessions come to Paradise Lost
A new way to get cosy on a Sunday night
Carl Cox documentary airs on Channel 4
The big man talks why Space will always be the place
Pete Tong's Ibiza Classics to be streamed live by BE-AT.TV
Pete Tong returns with the Heritage Orchestra this Thursday
Ibiza favourite ANTS colonises the UK this winter
Ushuaïa's underground titan on course for worldwide domination
International Music Summit returns to Ibiza in 2017
IMS confirms its 10th Ibiza birthday at Hard Rock Hotel
Eden opens its doors for winter in Ibiza
An action-packed November for the San An superclub


Latest news

Relax and re-charge on your next summer holiday

Today

A high voltage dose of house and techno at the Santa Eulalia venue

Yesterday

Great finds, great fun

Yesterday

The confetti kingpins will take up residence at...

2 days ago

Saddle up for the summer of your life

2 days ago

The first in our heritage series looking back on Ibiza's glory years

3 days ago

After two years, Unusual Suspects brings tINI back to the basement

3 days ago

Generous discounts for multiple-nights

3 days ago