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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.
Abundant in both pioneering chefs and exceptional local produce, Mallorca enjoys a large selection of fine dining restaurants to choose from. To name but a few, we have compiled a ‘must try’ list of recommendations for your time spent here in Mallorca. With outstanding cuisine in each and every corner, you won’t need to travel far for your fine dining experience…
- Dins Santi Taura, El Lorenc Hotel
- Las Terrazas del Bendinat
- Sa Clastra Restaurant, Castell Son Claret
- Coast by East Seafood Grill and Bar
- Bens d’Avall – Deia
- Miceli – Selva
- Maca de Castro Restaurant
- Carrossa Restaurant, Carrossa Hotel
- Can Simoneta – Hotel Can Simoneta
- Sa Magrana Restaurant, Son Julia Country House & Hotel
1. Out with the ‘new’ and back in with the ‘old’ - Dins Santi Taura, El Lorenc Hotel
Near to the landmark Cathedral of Palma, you’ll find the elegant and exclusive, El Llorenç Parc de la Mar boutique hotel. Their personable chef at Dins Santi Taura, proudly demonstrates his passion for traditional Mallorcan cuisine in the contemporary style dining room and is often seen passing between the tables with his guests. He brings the ‘every-day’ island-based recipes up to date, using native Balearic ingredients and prioritising flavour above all else. The seasonal tasting menu will take you on a circumnavigation of Mallorca, whilst discovering an array of traditions and ingredients through his spectacular creativity.
2. A hidden treasure - Las Terrazas del Bendinat
One of the finest seaside restaurants on Mallorca’s coastline and still within close proximity to Palma, expect nothing less than five-star service at Las Terrazas within the well-loved Bendinat Hotel near Puerto Portals. High quality fish, tasty paella, traditional tapas, and sumptuous salads are all served with some of the best sea views you could ask for. This is a truly magical shorefront spot, perfect for long ‘a la carte’ lunches or a romantic evening experience.
3. Michelin-starred ruler – Sa Clastra
Home to one of Mallorca’s 11 Michelin stars , Sa Clastra takes its residence in an old 15th-century castle turned hotel, Castell Son Claret. Located near Calvià, this setting is especially appropriate for the crème de la crème of Mallorca’s best bistros. Similarly, as with most Michelin-starred restaurants, the cuisine is of traditional ascent, using premier and local, island-specific ingredients which are then presented with a contemporary twist.
4. An Asian affair - Coast by East
Experience top-quality food in the exclusive Coast by East Seafood Grill and Bar, set in the famous Philip Stark creation of what is otherwise known as Port Adriano. This restaurant is perfectly positioned overlooking some of the marina’s largest super yachts, serving modern robata style dishes along with sashimi and Asian, low-carb cuisine. If you like sushi, look no further than Coast…
5. Poetic sunset views - Bens d’Avall, Deia
Located on Mallorca’s jaw-droppingly beautiful west coast in the poetic and idyllic village of Deia, sits one of the island’s most famous restaurants amidst honey-hued stone houses and terraced fields of olive groves. Ben d’Avall lies nestled upon the western cove’s clifftop, serving a charming selection of Majorcan and Mediterranean cuisine. Their innovative and unique culinary touches, alongside breath-taking sunset views, ensure this fine dining restaurant remains one of Mallorca’s best culinary gems.
6. ‘A la moment’ authentic, seasonal cuisine – Miceli, Selva
Housed in a 19th century village manor house, owned by the mother of Head Chef – Marga Coll, you’ll find the delightful restaurant of Miceli, situated a forty-minute drive from Palma through Mallorca’s blissful countryside in the pretty and traditional village of Selva. Marga creates a delicious, daily and seasonal menu, based on her morning shopping trip to the local market in Inca. Enjoy Majorcan cuisine in its most authentic form, with a truly honest glance towards Mediterranean lifestyle. Marga’s husband Javier, will ensure your meal is perfectly matched with the appropriate bottle of local vino.
7. Award-winning Mediterranean cuisine – Maca de Castro
The most awarded female chef in Mallorca, Maca de Castro, leads the kitchen at the restaurant that bears her own name in Port d'Alcudia. This Michelin-starred eatery reflects Maca's passion for local cuisine in every dish. The ingredients she uses are sourced from all over the island: fish from Port de Sóller, shellfish from Port d'Alcúdia, mare milk from Lloseta, and vegetables from her own garden in Sa Pobla... A Mediterranean influence runs prominently through the menu, with evocative creations such as 'Pink tomato with dusted Mallorcan olives ice cream', 'Blue crab tempó' or 'Eel with butifarró'.
8. A creative culinary journey - Carrossa
Carrossa Restaurant is a stylish and fine-dining eatery, set within the luxury Carrossa Hotel Spa Villas in the north-east of Mallorca near the beautiful town of Arta. Here, you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine with Asian influences, under the direction of chef Ramón García, who is passionate about delivering a first-class creative culinary journey based on Mediterranean flavours with international influences. Wine lovers are in for a treat as the wine cellar at Carrossa is fully stocked with Spanish and world-round recognised wines.
9. From the hotel grounds, directly to your table - Can Simoneta, Canyamel
Part of the 5* adults-only boutique hotel, Restaurant Can Simoneta is an absolute island favourite. Chef David Moreno and his team provide exclusive and avant-garde Mediterranean cuisine, unlocking Mallorca’s best flavours and palette with much of it taken directly from the Can Simoneta soil. You can enjoy dining on their spacious terrace, perched upon the tranquil clifftop with knockout views of Canyamel Bay.
10. Sa Magrana Restaurant – Son Julia
Sa Magrana Restaurant in Son Julia Country House Hotel offers a real gastronomic experience. Dine under original sandstone vaulted ceilings, or on their terrace overlooking lush green gardens, with the expertise and experience of chef Roberto Diez, Sa Magrana Restaurant takes great pride in offering a combination of traditional Mallorcan and international specialities, with delicious and healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Mallorquin “Magrana”, more commonly known as ‘Pomegranate’, derives from Son Julia’s hotel garden trees. The restaurant boasts using only the freshest of produce acquired at local markets, or home-grown by the hotel's vegetable garden, orchard and vineyard, combined with wonderful flavours from around the island.