Miami is a foodies haven, with everything from local rustic dishes, to experimental gastronomic delights, and it
all starts with breakfast. Break away from the daily grind and venture out for a spot of brunch.
Start at LT Steak at The Betsey, a well-established eatery with monumentally good food. Come for the Huevos Rancheros, stay for the cocktails - particularly the Miami Frosé. Conveniently located on Ocean Drive, it’s the perfect location for a stroll on the beach or Lummus Park as you take in the local art-deco architecture.
A breakaway from the hustle of South Beach is Edge, seven floors high at the Four Seasons. Open daily from 7am, it’s perfect for jetlagged visitors and early risers, tumbling in from their nearby Miami Beach villas. The experimental ‘Cuban Hash’ is a must-try, along with a glass of kombucha to start your day.
For a casual-cool brunch, The Local House serves up hearty dishes including its mega Buttery Lobster Benedict and signature Key Lime French Toast. It’s pure, unadulterated bliss!
If you’re looking to soak up the Miami vibe, Joe’s Stone Crab is an institution. Established in 1913, it has a cult-like following amongst regulars, willing to pay premium prices for Stone Crabs, Clam Chowder, and other fresh seafood treats. Be sure to book ahead, as it’s always in high demand.
There’s a few Pubbelly Sushi restaurants in the city, including the Miami Beach version, conveniently close to the luxury villas for rent Miami. Edgy and electric, this hip hangout is a must for sushi lovers, with innovative dishes tantalizing your taste-buds. The tuna tartare with a side of nori chips is highly satisfying.
Make the most of the glorious outdoor setting, and head to Il Mulino on Sunny Isles Beach. When you’re all shopped out from Bal Harbour, this is the spot to swig on a glass of something chilled. Offering an authentic taste of Italy, it’s famous risotto and pasta dishes are bellissimo!
With so many visitors staying in luxury rentals, Miami Beach is blessed with first-class dining and world
renowned chefs. When the sun sets over Biscayne Bay, it’s time to chow down…
Legendary chef Rainer Becker serves up the best Japanese cuisine this side of the city at Zuma. The downtown location makes it popular with the after-work crowd. Don’t let this put you off, the sake-infused dishes and truffle-teased wagyu gyoza are most worthy of a visit.
Revving you up for the weekend, Baoli comes to life every Wednesday. With sizzling dishes and great tunes, it’s sure to get you in the mood. Keep the party spirit alive and add Villa Azur to your Thursday schedule. This hidden gem delivers French-Mediterranean dishes and classic cocktails from its balmy tropical patio.
Bringing sexy to South Beach, the Matador Room is one of the newbies on the scene. From pizzas to tortillas and sharing platters to tacos, all your favorite dishes are served in sultry surroundings. That’s not all, there’s an ice-rink and bowling alley, along with a pretty awesome bar to check out.
Sundays belong to the jet set of Miami. Sail your superyacht from your Miami villa rentals directly to Seaspice’s private dock. From afternoon to after dark, the party is pumping, with a banquet of caviar, oysters and Seaspice cocktails.
Taking its mixology as seriously as its dining, you’ll never have to venture far to find an inviting bar.
For sundowners with skyscraper views, Sugar at Bickell is the place to be. Hanging from its 40th floor, Asian inspired cocktails are served with fresh seasonal herbs and exotic fruits. Plus there’s a pretty impressive wine list too.
For fun without any of the pretention, Sweet Liberty delivers stunning cocktails and wholesome American food. Conceptualized by award-winning bartenders, good times are always assured.
For a classic Miami night out, the Rose Bar at the Delano lives up to its celebrity status. Pull up to the bar and try one of its creative cocktails, or find a dark corner (there’s many) and settle in to people watch. Always impressive, there’s a lengthy beer, wine and cocktail list to keep you going all night long.
Miami’s after-hours scene explodes into the night, with plenty of cosmopolitan clubs.
Super club LIV is as spacious club beckoning in a glamourous crowd. Everyone from the Kardashians to Justin Bieber have walked through its legendary doors, with world-famous DJs lighting up its dance floor.
For those with membership, Soho Beach House brings all the chillax vibes, while Story offers VIP bottle service and the best live music you’re likely to find.
Dingy but never dull, Mac’s Club Deuce bills itself as Miami’s oldest bar. Washed up rock ‘n’ rollers need only apply. This hasn’t put off A-listers, from Anthony Bourdain to Cameron Diaz, all digging its gritty vibe and late licence (open till 5am).
When in Miami, it would be rude not to indulge in some of the city’s best delights. Here’s some essentials to add to your Miami bucket-list:
Discover why Brickell is Miami’s hottest neighborhood, with a visit downtown to Museum Park
Get up early for a sprint or yoga session on South Beach
Enjoy sundowners on your own private yacht as you sail into sunset
Head to Little Havana and learn how to roll a cigar or dance the salsa
Take in the shops and sights of Bal Harbour, finishing up at Il Mulino for cocktails
Hire a private room for an intimate soiree at Nobu Miami Beach and go big on the black cod!