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Mediterranean cuisine with a wow aspect

A multi-principle destination centered on high-top quality food and next-to-none drinks quietly opened its doorways inside of AUNN resourceful hub on Jiaozhou Road.

This interesting job was unveiled by Armada Group, a new food stuff and beverage group with founders eager on pushing the boundaries of the visitor practical experience with eclectic delicacies, multifaceted hospitality and distinctive surroundings.

The place has a wow factor as before long as you stroll in. A peaceful out of doors place seamlessly sales opportunities to the indoor spot. Immediately after passing by Loggia, a relaxed cafe/lounge on the initial floor, you arrive at Bonica, a Mediterranean grill and bar that shares the constructing with 4 other ideas.

Courtesy of Armada Team / Ti Gong

Bonica offers a relaxed out of doors house. 

The interior of Bonica is sleek and peaceful, employing products in its all-natural conditions. Walnut wood, rustic terrazzo and copper metallic information are blended jointly to produce the appropriate equilibrium for a great-eating practical experience in a casual, unpretentious atmosphere, in accordance to designer Daniel Uribe from Ortiz Leon Architects.

Tropical crops, and even an olive tree, are the principal functions inside of the area. Have a glass of Spanish wine beneath the olive tree, and picture yourself dining on stone streets beside the Mediterranean Sea.

Bonica pays homage to the 19th-century European traders who introduced spices, porcelain and strategies from the East, with inspiration from the founders’ mix of backgrounds and culinary influences that span time, culture and continents. 

Mediterranean cuisine with a wow factor

Yang Di / Shine

The kitchen is led by Mexican Govt Chef Marco Chavez, who has invested the earlier eight many years functioning at Mr & Mrs Bund, The Chop Chop Club and Polux.

At Bonica, he has made a menu with lively Mediterranean delicacies focused on grill-fired dishes from equally the land and sea, with bold spices, brilliant flavors, new seasonal components and a rustic presentation. Starting off with a pre-evening meal dwelling cocktail is encouraged. Mark Lloyd (J. Boroski) is the drink guide. I cherished the refreshing Templari Tonic to escape the summer time heat and get me all set for the evening.

Mediterranean cuisine with a wow factor

Yang Di / Shine

Most of the dishes I picked were seafood, commencing with sardines and pil pil sauce, and then going on to seafood ceviche and grilled octopus. Before the dishes arrived, I was served their home bread accompanied by scrumptious Spanish Acanto Botanikal olive oil, alongside with Agua de Benassal pure mineral h2o.The wine record is impressive with 230 unique versions, mainly Spanish.

The wines are very carefully selected to match the grilled dishes. It is really lovely to see lesser-recognised but however superior-top quality wines presented by the glass. For these not common with Spanish wines, the residence sommelier can make recommendations centered on what you’re feeding on and your choices.


Opening hrs: 5:30pm-10:30pm (Tuesday closed)

Handle: Bldg 5, No. 60, Lane 273 Jiaozhou Rd

Tel: 138-1789-3357

Common price tag: 600 yuan (US$92.56)