125 restaurants in Majorca
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C-Cards 2, Hotel Club S'Illot, Cala Moreya, 07687 [Map]
There's something irresistible about a sea front hotel; maybe it is the fact that you can glimpse the rolling sea in all its elements by just parting the curtains or stepping onto the terrace, or probably because you are drawn to the tart ocean air that blows with such alacrity. The reasons are plenty and a visit to the Hotel Club S'Illot in Mallorca could reaffirm some of them and invent many others as a result of staying in this elegant and charming place.
Club S'Illot has fifty five rooms, fitted out with all the facilities that you would expect in a three star hotel, while the nearby golf courses are sure to bring in the enthusiasts. For the discerning gastronome, however, their restaurant Albacora is a splendid excuse to go there and the gourmet food does not fail to please.
This beautiful restaurant boasts of French inspired Mediterranean dishes, with touches of Asian as well as modern molecular cuisine. The blend of all these different tastes leaves a lasting impression. For starters, you could choose the octopus carpaccio with pig's trotters, vine tomatoes and parmesan or maybe the terrine of red tuna with confit of mango and black pepper doughnut.
If you have a fondness for soups and other warm appetisers, the watercress foam with a fresh goat's cheese sorbet or the lobster ravioli on a bed of broad beans with orange and black olives are right on target. For the main course, you could opt for the stuffed oxtail, black salsify and pine nut sauce or the fillet of John Dory with fennel bulb and a risotto of red beetroot. Fusion dishes such as chicken breast in red curry with basmati rice and green beans or the tuna tartare with cream of avocado are appealing and score points for novelty.
Don't skip dessert because some of their homemade creations are simply too good to pass up. Whether it is the delightful lemon crêpes with strawberry salad and chocolate ice cream; the more unusual Catalan cream with rosemary and honey with tonka beans or the intriguing suspension of fruits in sangria with an orange blossom sorbet. The wine list has a judicious selection of Spanish and other quality wines from Mallorca that will complement every aspect of your meal.
The Albacora, with its wonderfully muted red walls, low intimate lighting and clean sparkling white linens, is an oasis of comfort for the discerning guest who likes to eat in a calm and soothing ambience. On pleasant days, you could dine on the terrace that offers a picturesque view of the brilliant blue sea, the pristine white sands and beach enthusiasts out for a tan in the sun.
Plaza Comtata del Roselló 6, Palma de Mallorca, 07002 [Map]
There's more to the name 801 than you could ever imagine - as Maria Ballester and José Guardiola's stylish restaurant was once a bank - somewhere safe to keep precious possessions and an institution where people took care of your financial affairs. The only feature that has remained is the fact that they can still assure you, not about keeping your prized assets out of harm's way, but of enjoying a dining experience that would qualify among the best in Palma.
The elegantly refurbished dining room is where the safety deposit boxes used to be situated and the name, 801, was the number of a box. The old spaces have tastefully been incorporated into the restaurant.
The owners have always been aficionados of travel and gastronomy and at 801 they ensure customers get to sample some of the best market cuisine at reasonable prices, and the hidden treasures of the bank are now open for all to taste and enjoy. Well presented traditional dishes that are given an appealing modern twist appear on the sleek tables. The chefs visit the nearby Olivar Market to select their fresh ingredients, which are then devotedly prepared in the open kitchen.
A cafeteria menu focuses on a range of tapas such as salads of warm chicken or goats' cheese, rocket, cherry tomatoes and basil oil, and other choices could include octopus with steamed potatoes, stuffed quail legs, succulent pieces of barbequed shrimp in soya or vegetables with fresh cheese; Iberico ham with mushrooms and Emmental cheese gratin on toast, and tempura of red pepper stuffed with shellfish in squid ink.
The main menu offers wonderful starters of foie gras terrine with toasted corn and sun dried apricot puree or vegetable tempura with salmon tartar. Mains of lamb chops appear on potato gratin with mint sauce and beef is cooked in red wine and accompanied by 801's special mashed potatoes. Fish lovers will delight in candied cod with garlic and spring onion, and red tuna served with Thai style sautéed vegetables.
Their helpful staff will provide advice on what to choose from a list of sinful desserts such as banana cooked in vanilla with chocolate ice cream, their version of Toblerone, and Idiazábal cheese and quince roll with 'Tolosa cigarettes'. A carefully chosen list of wines includes popular as well as innovative numbers that support the food very well.
Carrer De La Vinagrella S/N, Arabella Sheraton, Palma de Mallorca, 07013 [Map]
This venue offers customers an experience of luxurious comfort with its brilliant location, interior and the fare on offer. The Arabella Golf Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca, strives to keep alive the tradition of the mansions of Spanish nobility, and its sand-hued walls, terracotta coloured roofs, wood beam ceilings and intimate lighting greet you elegantly.
The options for activity for the guests are many. For serious golfers, three of Europe's finest courses, the Son Vida, Son Muntaner and Son Quint are located next to the hotel, and fitness enthusiasts can achieve that perfect forehand on the three tennis courts by day or under floodlights. Those who prefer a quieter time can bronze their bodies by any of the swimming pools while sampling a fruit punch and reading the latest bestseller. And mountain bikes are available for those who feel like exercising more energetically.
Whatever you choose, you can't help but admire the beauty of the spot with its setting in a uniquely styled garden and enjoy exploring the gastronomic opportunities presented by Plat D'Or.
The one Michelin Star award-winning gourmet restaurant, with its marble floors, exotic columns and romantic atmosphere on the outdoor terrace, serves innovative Mediterranean cuisine and blends the traditional with the modern. You can dine there and appreciate the fine views over the pool area and golf course.
Chef Rafael Sánchez and the team whip up innovative culinary creations, all topped with a generous sprinkling of extravagance. The wine menu is continually updated to ensure that the best vintages are always on offer, while a sommelier is on hand to provide expert advice on the characteristics of each wine. The private salon, S'Estaca, is available for festive dinners with up to twenty-five guests.
Expect to find dishes such as queen scallops, shaved smoked duck, roast peppers and a mandarin and mint dressing; salad of native lobster with potato in rosemary confit, caramelized citrus fruits, salad leaves and a lemon and coconut sauce, and latte macchiato of yoghurt and pomegranate with sweet pastries.
Visitors wanting to enjoy a drink could try the delicious cocktails served at the Bar El Portico. Their other culinary alternative is Restaurant Flame, where you can try an extensive range of delightful food including authentic Spanish tapas, barbeques, snacks and other specialities.
Ctra. Alcanada 3,, Port d'Alcudia, 07410 [Map]
When Maurizio Gucci, grandson of the famed couturier, purchased the luxury yacht Creole in 1983, it had already gone through a turbulent history, which is why the tag of 'unlucky' had been pegged to it over the years. Some people attributed Gucci's violent death, a few years later, as being a result of the misfortune associated with the yacht. For Piero Rossi, who worked there as his chef in 1988, the connection, however, proved to be slightly more fortunate, and now twenty years later, his restaurant located in the Port of Alcudia has become renowned for its delicious Italian food in Mallorca.
Elegantly furnished in warm tones, the cosiness of the atmosphere is evident with the dark wood furniture, while the white tablecloths edged with blue are nice Mediterranean touches. Pictures of the Creole are displayed prominently on the walls and customers can sit back and relax in the friendly and convivial ambience over authentic pizzas and pastas. The terrace with its verdant ring of trees is a popular spot for al fresco dining and you can see many patrons enjoying their food, breathing in the tangy ocean air.
Expect to find starters such as vitello tonato, thin slices of chilled veal, smothered with tuna sauce, or the provolone rebozado, a soft heart of cheese with blueberry jam. For mains, the pastas, such as the ravioli with spinach and cheese in a smooth asparagus sauce, are a good choice and meat lovers will find a good selection of carpaccios there. The beef filet with green pepper sauce and tenderloin with blue cheese are other excellent dishes that showcase the chef's expertise in satisfying carnivores especially.
Pizzas from the wood fired oven lend an authentic touch that no pizzeria chain that operates on mass production principles can ever match. A separate gluten free menu promises well prepared delights for those with dietary restrictions, while child friendly portions for the little ones makes this a complete family restaurant.
The dark and white chocolate mousse tart is decadent, and aims to banish all calorie counters with its alternating soft, sweet and bitter tastes, while the buttery and flaky short crust pastry base forms the perfect foil.
The ingredients for a good restaurant are all there; good location, lovely terrace garden, excellent food and a down to earth and friendly atmosphere, fortunately Piero Rossi weaves all these elements together beautifully.
C/ Sa Vinya Vella 6, Deia, 07019 [Map]
To understand the charm of Es Racó d'es Teix, you need to first reflect upon the location. It is an idyllic village of green-shuttered, ochre coloured houses in the shadow of the Teix Mountain that has become a millionaires' hideaway.
The hamlet could have remained another pretty Mallorcan parish had Robert Graves, the famous English poet, not made it his home. Ever since, Deia has established a reputation as a foreign artists' colony. Climb the Carrer es Puig, the settlement?s only real street, passing ceramic Stations of the Cross, to reach the parish church and the small cemetery where Graves is buried. You can also scramble down to Cala de Deia, a small shingle beach set in an attractive cove, where local artists continue the tradition of naked swimming and long parties at weekends.
Then there is the building that houses the small, cosy family run business. It is a stone structure at the base of the mountain with a pleasant terrace overlooking the scenery and a well laid out two-level lounge.
The passion for cooking displayed by Chef Josef Sauerschell, and the talent that makes him a celebrity favourite, is the third reason that makes this restaurant click. It is said that he knew right from his early years that his calling was cooking and he started by helping his mother in the kitchen. From there on he worked at some of Europe?s leading restaurants before starting his own along with his wife who was employed in the same industry and whom he met during his tenure earlier at El Olivo.
The menu changes once in two weeks and is driven by creativity and commitment towards using local produce. Expect carpaccio of tuna with sesame, honey, coriander, and mango and parfait of foie gras with apricots, brioche and mange-tout among the starters.
Main dishes reflect culinary imagination, especially Mediterranean fish soup or the John Dory with a ragout of squid and sautéed vegetables. The specials include Mallorcan suckling pig with foie gras served with cabbage and a truffle sauce and the rack of lamb for two in an olive crust and potatoes gratin accompanied by ratatouille. For dessert, few dishes could be finer than the white-and-black chocolate mousse with fresh mango.
C/ Liles S/N, Mallorca, 07560 [Map]
Dining is invariably that much more pleasurable in an engaging and restful atmosphere, but only your imagination could be trusted to lead you to a restaurant as beautiful as this. Es Moli Den Bou is surrounded by fields of orange and almond and located in a lovely old stone mill - making every minute of your time there, absolutely unforgettable. A shellfish stone staircase leads up to the comfortable dining area decorated simply and in complete harmony with the surroundings.
Consider yourself fortunate when you get to taste Chef Tomeu Caldentey's wonderful creations. He is the man behind the success of this venture that offers uncomplicated yet creative Mallorcan dishes to diners who love to call the place their own. The appealing twists he has given to traditional island cuisine have helped him to achieve a Michelin Star.
Different varieties of local olive oil are used by Tomeu's young and energetic team to create mouth watering fare. You could consider the coca, a traditional pizza with sweet onions and cured Sobrassada pork sausages; prawns with peas; an interesting dish of foie gras with dark chocolate and roasted sweet corn, or a creamy marine soup with crab meat and zucchini to make a flavoursome start.
These could be followed by a special fish of the day that comes to the table accompanied by pumpkin and cocoa or Venere rice and saffron. An aromatic dish of lamb with honey and mint or leg of deer with apple and cinnamon are other popular creations that burst with the amazing flavours of Mallorca.
The desserts are worth more than a passing glance, with choices such as Mahone cheese ice cream with melon and apricot, strawberries with goats' milk, and walnuts with chocolate and mint, that tempt you to indulge.
The wine list features numbers such as Miquel Gelabert Torrent Negre 2003 and AIA 2002, from noteworthy Mallorcan producers as well as a range from mainland Spain along with cava and champagne. Their sommelier gladly assists customers who need advice on the best combination of food and drink.
The staff serve you in a manner that definitely adds to the joy of dining, making a meal at Es Moli Den Bou, in the village of Sant Llorenc de Cardassar, an experience that lovers of good food should not miss.
Read's Hotel & Restaurant, Santa María, 07230 [Map]
Situated at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountains and surrounded by twenty thousand square metres of landscaped gardens and its own vineyard, Reads Hotel is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The house dates back to the 16th century and underwent a metamorphosis over a span of seven years to become the luxury hotel it is today. The building's origins are evident in the exposed brick walls, floor and oak beams but there are also a number of design aspects that set this hotel apart, like the conservatory bar with its glass ceiling, tented in delicate muslin.
The bedrooms exude a sense of freshness and vitality and each of them are uniquely designed. All the suites have their own terrace but the Princess suite is a luxurious affair with its three balconies. What appeals most is the cosy and homely atmosphere that prevails, a welcome change from the usual flashy and purpose-built rooms.
On a balmy summer afternoon, there is no better place to be in than the garden at Reads. Enjoy walking through the sprawling acres of lush greenery, wander through the vineyard to see how the grapes are coming on or ask the waiter to place a sun bed under a tree so you can watch the sunset and then retire to Browns Bar for a glass of wine.
The décor of the Bacchus restaurant sets the tone with magnificent stone arches and walls covered with brilliant frescoes. In such genteel surroundings, you cannot help but notice why the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star. Chef and Director Mark Fosh, with over twenty years of experience at the highest level, has created an enviable reputation for Reads throughout Europe. Watching the man at work is a sheer delight as he blends traditional French and modern Mediterranean with Asian minimalism.
The sight of salt cod with aloe vera jelly and a warm fresh pea and lemongrass soup, and smoked rice with almond flowers and chlorophyll of fresh herbs should come as no surprise. Winter is usually considered a lean time of the year but at the Reads kitchen it's boom time for foie gras, truffles, root vegetables and exotic fruits. Feast on the loin of venison with a smoked sweet corn puree, mushroom soil and beetroot syrup or passion fruit and Yerba Mate Royal with chocolate crème chiboust and eucalyptus ice cream. The three tasting menus represent the essence of the Bacchus cooking style and the dishes are proportioned accordingly to adapt to the six, eight and ten course format. The a la carte also runs parallel to their two and three course set menus.
Whether it's for a conference, a special occasion, a honeymoon or simply a totally reaxing, sybaritic holiday, Reads is the perfect choice with its plethora of gastronomic delights and blissful atmosphere.
Passeig Moll 1, Porto Cristo, 07580 [Map]
Plaza Del Puente, 66, Palma De Mallorca, 07014 [Map]
Camino De San Carlos 13, Puerto de Andratx, 07157 [Map]
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