Restaurante Tomeu is headed up by Tomeu Caldentey, who was the first Mallorcan chef to receive a Michelin star. His Mallorcan original, Es Moli d'en Bou received a Michelin star and has built up an enviable reputation since 2004. So, when news broke that he would be opening a new restaurant in Palma in the summer of 2017, it became the talk of the town and quickly featured on every foodie’s hit list.
The restaurant is set within the charming new Boutique Hotel Sant Jaume, in Palma’s old town. I walked into the hotel’s elegant reception area, where we were guided by the lovely front desk staff into the restaurant.
The clean minimalist décor changes as soon as you step into the restaurant. The first thing I noticed is the fun green jungle wall paper that adorns the walls. Within which smart marble topped tables are elegantly set, and surrounded by some comfortable looking chairs. The style could definitely be described by fashionista’s as “on trend”, I particularly liked the giant pineapple ornaments found around the restaurant. Whilst it’s clear the restaurant is of the swanky variety, the tropical wall paper creates a fun vibe. Sitting adjacent to the dining room, I spotted a glitzy bar through the glass. A great place for either a pre-dinner cocktail or after dinner digestif.