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Ambrosia Restaurant Review, Puerto Pollensa (Pollenca)

Award winning restaurant with international menu and lovely atmosphere

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Anita Gait | Mallorca Reporter | Published: 29 May 2015

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Ambrosia Restaurant Review, Puerto Pollensa (Pollenca)

Recent recipient of a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015, for receiving consistently great reviews Ambrosia is well worth a visit.

A Jack-of-all-trades when it comes to their menu they’ll serve you anything from a full English breakfast to a Spanish tapas plate or Asian style noodle dish and that’s not to mention their many burgers or pizzas (including one with cockles), their pastas, risottos or paellas. They have a choice of seven salads, seven! And a comprehensive list of steak and fish dishes. I defy you to visit this place and choose easily off their menu.

To make matters worse you cant just trust to their menu either as every day there are specials out on the chalk boards and the windows are all painted with chef’s suggestions and offers. Luckily, they have an ethos of pride in what they serve, home cooked fare made with fresh ingredients so you can feel pretty good about whatever you order, although incidentally the chef currently recommends paella or the steak with port wine sauce if that helps you decide.

Their menu varies in ethnicities and styles but not so much in cost, the majority of the menu loiters around the €7-€12 mark with only a couple of the steak and fish dishes going over €15. Their Tapas sharing platter is great value, tempura prawns, garlic mushrooms and mixed pamboli – Mallorcan bread topped with cheese and cured meat, along with two glasses of wine or beer for €15. Perfect as a light meal for two or as a shared starter for bigger appetites, their other specials are similarly good value.

Ambrosia opens from 11:00 until 12:00 and unlike many restaurants in the area keeps its kitchen open all day. They’ll start you off with a fry up or muesli with yoghurt breakfast, then offer you an excellent value lunch menu featuring tasty sandwich combinations and a special of club sandwich and bowl of chips for €6.90, and onto dinner although the full menu is also available throughout the day if you so wish. They have a good value children’s menu featuring a choice of pasta, pizza, hamburger, chicken or fish and chips and all their children’s meals (priced €5.50-€6.50) come with ice cream included.

There’s plenty of seating outside but also a nice indoor area including extra seating upstairs, a bonus when the weather turns and there’s a scramble for warmer seating. The restaurant is decorated in neutral tones and simple dark wood and then spotted with artistic touches such as the old lanterns lining the stairs and the cocktail menu painted on a disembodied windowpane. There are painted and chalked mottos and motif’s doted around the walls, such as “a meal without wine is called breakfast” and “If at first you don’t succeed, do it the way your wife told you to” and the quirky décor continues outside where each table holds a little collection of plants or mini cacti growing out of a teapot or teacup, a cute little touch which needs no explanation.

The staff are a warm and friendly bunch not minding how long you sit for or how little or large your order may be and if you’re nice to them you may end up featured on their facebook page. Your dinner bill arrives with a complimentary shot glass full of a fruity mini cocktail but even better than that with your bill in the daytime you get a lolly! Even if you’re a grown up! Brilliant.

Hours: 11:00-23:30

Contact: 971 86 71 28 Carrer Almirall Cervera n°4 , Puerto De Pollensa

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