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Fabulous fine dining in Mallorca 2018

Where to dine on that very special occasion

Jose Rains | Mallorca Reporter | Published: 6 Sep 2018


Fabulous fine dining in Mallorca 2018

Mallorca’s food and drink scene is continuing to cause quite a stir. Year after year, more and more innovative restaurants are popping up to deliver first-class creative cuisine while foodies travel from far and wide to sample some of the island's best bits.

The wonderful local produce and imaginative chefs mean that there is a wide choice for fine dining on the island. We have compiled a list of the best gourmet restaurants in Mallorca. All serving innovative twists on the traditional Balearic fare, you won't go wrong with any of these choices.

A creative culinary journey - Carrossa Restaurant in Arta

Carrossa Restaurant is a stylish fine dining restaurant set within the new luxury Carrossa Hotel Spa Villas. Here you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine with Asian influences under the direction of Nicholas Gome who is passionate about delivering a first-class creative culinary journey. He has even built an in-house vegetable garden to indulge guests with local flavours. Wine lovers are in for a treat as the wine cellar at Carrossa is fully-stocked with Spanish and internationally recognized wines.

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Avant-garde Mediterranean cuisine - Adriana Restaurant in Port Adriano

Adriana is a gourmet restaurant within the luxury adults-only Pure Salt Hotel which boasts some of the best views over Port Adriano, a state-of-the-art marina famously designed by Philippe Starck. Chef Diego has created a mouthwatering tasting menu inspired by the Mediterranean Sea that surrounds the restaurant. There is also the option to try some innovative tapas here.

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The rural gourmet hotspot - Santi Taura Restaurant in Lloseta

The small village of Lloseta, near the Tramuntana mountains, is the location of one of the island's most popular fine restaurants. Chef Santi Taura gives his own name to this eatery where they serve a 6-course tasting menu that changes weekly for only €48. Born and bred in Lloseta, Taura gets his inspiration from Mallorca's produce and landscapes to create stunning new recipes. Inside the restaurant, you will find another eatery, DINS Santi Taura, where he honours traditional Balearic cuisine through 3 set menus featuring updated typical dishes using unusual ingredients.

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Stylish fusion fare - Nuru Restaurant in Palma

Santa Catalina, the arty district in Palma, is a hotspot for contemporary cuisine and the latest in design, a spirit that Nuru embodies to perfection. This restaurant has a slick and inviting interior decorated with smart, chic furnishings and contemporary art on its walls. The menu is based on fusion dishes made with local produce, creating surprising combinations such as Miso honey roasted aubergine or Mediterranean red mullet with jasmine rice, Thai salad and dipping sauces. A true feast for the senses that Megan really enjoyed.

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Delicious Mallorcan produce - Ca's Xorc Restaurant near Soller

Located in the heart of Soller's countryside, Ca's Xorc Boutique Hotel is a tastefully restored traditional Mallorcan finca with a gourmet restaurant serving local recipes using only organic, fresh and seasonal produce. Here you can enjoy premium quality food in the original oil mill dining room or al-fresco style on its terrace with panoramic views of the valley. The chef creates a special tasting menu each evening but patrons can also choose from the à la carte menu.

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Innovative international recipes - Las Bovedas Restaurant near Llucmajor

Combining flavours from Western and Eastern cuisines, Las Bovedas Restaurant, in Son Julia Country House Hotel makes for a perfect gastronomic experience. Whether you are dining under its original sandstone vaulted ceilings or on the terrace overlooking the lush green gardens, you won’t be disappointed. Here, the chef offers dishes made with produce acquired at the local markets or grown at the hotel's vegetable garden and orchard. For a special evening, book your table for their Live Music Nights on Thursdays and Saturdays. Jose’s sampled it firsthand and says you won’t regret it.

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A fusion feast - De Tokio a Lima in Palma

De Tokio a Lima can be found in the heart of Palma, housed in the charming boutique hotel Can Alomar. It offers a fusion of Japanese, Peruvian and Mediterranean fare in a whole host of artistic dishes. For a magical setting, be sure to book a table out on the terrace and dine amongst the trees on the Passeig des Born whilst enjoying the restaurant's immaculate service and dishes derived from high-quality ingredients.

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All-star Mediterranean - Baiben in Puerto Portals

Headed up by 2-Michelin-starred chef Fernando Perez Arellano, restaurant Baiben has gained a solid reputation in one of the most famous ports in Mallorca. The restaurant manages to serve up traditional Mediterranean fare in a contemporary way, bringing in enthusiastic foodies from far and wide. Its interior design emulates the glamour of one of the glitziest marinas in Mallorca making your dining experience here extra special.

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An Asian affair - Coast by East in Port Adriano

Experience top-quality food in the exclusive Coast by East Seafood Grill and Bar set in the famous Philip Stark creation otherwise known as Port Adriano. This restaurant is perfectly positioned overlooking some of the biggest super yachts in the marina, and serves up modern robata style dishes, along with sushi, sashimi and Asian low-carb cuisine. If you like sushi, we guarantee this place will tickle your taste buds.

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Michelin-starred ruler – Zaranda Restaurant near Galilea

And last, but certainly not least, of the 9 Michelin-starred restaurants in Mallorca, Zaranda is the only eatery to be awarded 2 Michelin stars. It takes residence in an old 15th-century castle turned hotel, Castell Son Claret. Located in Calvia, this is an appropriate setting for the crème de la crème of restaurants on the island. Like most of the Michelin-starred restaurants, the cuisine is of traditional descent, using the best local ingredients to be found on the island but presented with a contemporary twist.

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More inspiration...

There are a whole host of other fine restaurants in Mallorca, as well as a great selection of cafesbars and other restaurants serving dishes from all over the world. Read our restaurant reviews for ideas on where to eat on the island.

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