Even if you are not a huge football fan, tonight is a big night as England plays Ukraine to reach the semifinals. So, if you’re looking for places to watch the football with a good tasty meal, or if you prefer a quiet screen and football-free meal, check out my favourite choices for some excellent options, for quality food in lovely surroundings to enjoy these glorious summer evenings.
BLACKBEARDS, MAGALLUF BEACH
Have 4 huge screens showing the football, in the most idyllic beach setting. 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. Offering a 10% resident discount when you register at www.Blackbeardsbeachbar.com/crew also for receiving birthday treats and special offers. Reservations on 697 615 876.
THE SECRET GARDEN, PORTALS NOUS
During the Euro football matches they are offering their special Burger, Drink and Football deal. Serving burgers and other selected dishes, plus a beer, wine, soft drink or coffee for only 9.99 euros. Open every day from noon, serving lunch and dinner in their delightful sunny secret garden at the back. Their 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
THE FRENCH COFFEE SHOP, PORTALS
Ideal for buying in tasty snacks to watch the football as well packing up for boat trips and picnics. This popular coffee shop serves quality breakfasts and snacks on its large terrace (by the Marineland carpark in Portals) and known island wide for its exceptional bakery. Freshly baked bread, delicious cakes and pastries plus savoury quiches, tortillas and perfect melt-in-the-mouth sausage rolls. Their spit roast chicken is certainly the best I have ever tasted. Open 8hr to 13hr. Closed Sundays Tel: 678 371 419.
LA PESCADERIA DE ANDI, SAN AGUSTIN
Have now opened their glorious airy roof terrace with panoramic views. La Pescaderia de Andi is an exciting 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 www.andi.es. Bookings online or WhatsApp on 687 329 671.
A MA MAISON, SANTA CATALINA
This highly acclaimed quality gourmet food gem, offers both an innovative menu del dia and a reduced A la Carte. All personally cooked by super chef Saloua, who creates each dish with the passion of her love of cooking. Cool air-conditioned cosy interior. Speak to her to cater your dinner party or event. Tastes and allergies taken into account. It is open at last from 13hr. Do please call to reserve to avoid disappointment. Tel: 971 919 697/634 906 941 email@example.com
MONKEY STEAKHOUSE AND PIZZA, CALANOVA
I always recommend, 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.
EL FARO, PORT ADRIANO
Offering quality outstandingly cooked fresh fish. Comfortable white table-cloth terrace dining in the old part of Port Adriano with a lovely 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
BISTRO 49 EL TORO
At the furthest end by the roundabout. I recommend their 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: 666999018.
MESON SON CALIU
Highly popular for its great value Spanish food. Open every day from midday. Covered and sunny terrace seating. 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.
CHEZ NOUS, PALMA
This delightfully authentic French Restaurant offers Delicious freshly prepared gastronomic dishes to order in the heart of Palma to eat at home or to take back to the 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.