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A warm welcome to all the English Bank Holiday visitors finally enjoying some Majorcan sunshine. While you have been away there have been many changes. However, as always we are spoilt for choice with such outstanding food on the island. These pages highlight restaurants I recommend that offer an extensive range of exceptional food for all tastes and pockets. Still best to reserve!

Restaurant Guide

BLACKBEARDS- Magalluf Beach
The most idyllic beach setting overlooking the little island now open 7 days a week. Serving homemade food and great Premium Cocktails with their evening menu. All day menu includes their speciality Captain Morgan BBQ Ribs. 4 new screens showing all big sporting events including the euros. Offering a 10% resident discount when you register at also for receiving birthday treats and special offers. Reservations on 697 615 876

A MA MAISON - Santa Catalina
Top quality gourmet food. Open at last for in house dining from 13hr until 16hr offering both an innovative menu del dia and a reduced A la Carte, personally cooked by chef Saloua. Speak to her to cater your dinner party or event. Tastes and allergies taken into account. Do please call to reserve to avoid disappointment. Tel: 071 919 697/634 906 941

A new concept fish restaurant offering the freshest fish and seafood delivered daily, locally sourced where possible, and cooked to perfection on their open grill. While you wait, no less than 12 delicious, innovative dishes emerge from the kitchen, including their selection of homemade breads. All included in the price of your main course. Try their new “Express” lunch menu that provides a quick, fresh and healthy lunch or snack with many dishes under 10 euros. Checkout online their special events: summer cocktails, live music, wine tasting and more Bookings online or WhatsApp on 687 329 671 .

Open every day from noon, serving lunch and dinner in their delightful sunny secret garden at the back. Their renowned highly popular, sizzling barbeque is now open in the garden at weekends from 13hr. Always a perfect place to relax and enjoy hearty food and warm service. Especially family friendly. Room for walk-ins but suggest you reserve. 711 013 480.

This excellent restaurant a favourite with locals has a pretty terrace and is open from Thursday to Sunday offering an inventive menu of freestyle fusion cooking, gourmet pizzas and sumptuous sizzling grills, together with their friendly and helpful service. Vegetarian friendly and gluten free options. Their outstanding chopped liver pate available to order! Checkout their Facebook website for full menu. Their moto is: Food is the Universal Language; and they speak it fluently to the highest standards! Opposite Calanova Port above Mojo Bar. From 13hr. Tel: 971 405 115/606 449 939

BISTRO 49 - El Toro
(At the furthest end by the roundabout) Offers an inventive and tasty 16.80 euros lunch menu from 13hr-16hr: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Evening menu till 21.30hr Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, starting from 21.90 euros for two courses. Plus extensive a la carte. Checkout this week’s exciting menu and possibly revised times online. Their excellent full Sunday Roasts from 13hr-16hr: 21.90 euros for 2 courses; 24.90 euros for 3 courses. Do mention any allergies before ordering so they can adapt the menu. Tel: 971 234 168/ 666999018.

RAFT 19 BISTRO - Palma
Paseo Cala Gamba 19. Delivery to Soller in evenings. A meal here always a pleasure. Outside seating and takeaway with a panoramic sea view. Innovative cuisine by outstanding New Zealand Chef Murray who loves changing his scrumptious specials. He also insists on only using the highest quality ingredients. Checkout their website for this weekend’s mouth-watering menu. Takeaway collection Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 12hr to 16.30hr. Please order in advance by phone or WhatsApp 722 536 299.

Offers something a little different with a delightful cosy atmosphere. If you fancy an authentic taste of South Africa with lovely sea views, look no further than this gem. Owned by a charming and enthusiastic South African couple offering succulent steaks, ribs, fish and seafood along with other specialities from their homeland. They also serve an interesting and creative Menu del Dia that changes daily; starting from 15 euros. The food combined with charming ambiance and service keeps clients returning. Tucked away below Japanese restaurant Wabisuke: 275 Avinguda de Joan Miro, Local 25-26. Tel: 625 293 705.

Ideal for boat trips and picnics. For decades this popular coffee shop has been serving quality breakfasts and snacks on it’s a large terrace (by the Marineland carpark in Portals). Known island wide for its exceptional bakery, it is not only ideal for in-house dining but also packed picnics and boat trips. Freshly baked bread, delicious cakes and pastries plus savoury quiches, tortillas and perfect melt-in-the-mouth sausage rolls. The spit roast chicken certainly the best I have ever tasted. open 8hr to 13hr Closed Sundays Tel: 678 371 419.

This delightfully authentic French Restaurant offers freshly prepared gastronomic dishes to order in the heart of Palma to eat at home or office. A La Carte or Daily Menu on-line including traditional French specialities. From 13h. Check the website. Order and collect half an hour later at Calle Pere d’Alcantara Penya 17 (crossroad to Calle Aragon) call 640 328 676.

EL FARO - Port Adriano
Comfortable covered dining in the old part of Port Adriano. Quality outstandingly cooked fresh fish. Terrace dining with a beautiful view of the port is a long-time favourite offering a superbly cooked, comprehensive menu. I highly recommend their John Dory plus their outstanding value All-day menu del dia, 15 euros weekdays and 18 euros at weekends 971 232 676

Great value Spanish food. Covered and sunny terrace seating. Open every day from midday. Has an excellent chef and an extraordinarily good 12.50 euros quality menu del dia. Saturday’s special menu at 18.50 euros is extremely popular. I enjoyed a delicious a la carte goat’s cheese salad, big enough for two, and a well-cooked quality steak. Word of mouth has seen it self-distancingly packed every lunchtime. With reduced seating, best reserve Tel: 971680086.