July has been a glorious feast for sport lovers. This week with the start of the Tokyo Olympics, restaurants offering large screens will again be sought by many, while others simply want to relax on terraces with a good meal and a large glass of vino. Most of you have your favourites, but if you are looking for excellent new options, this page offers you great choices of quality food in lovely surroundings.
THE SECRET GARDEN, Portals Nous
Has large screens showing special sport events. 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 at reasonable prices. Especially family friendly. Room for walk-ins but suggest you reserve. 711 013 480
BLACKBEARDS, Magalluf beach
Have 4 huge screens showing sport 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 will certainly be necessary for tomorrow night! 697 615 876.
MONKEY STEAKHOUSE AND PIZZA, Calanova
I always recommend this excellent restaurant to friends visiting the island. It is a favourite with locals and has a pretty terrace 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.
THE FRENCH COFFEE SHOP, Portals
Ideal for buying tasty snacks to fill picnic baskets for boat or beach days or simply to relax at home. This popular coffee shop also 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 tasted. Open 8hr to 13hr Closed Sundays Tel: 678 371 419.
LA PESCADERIA DE ANDI, San Agustin
NOW BACK OPEN! Sadly temporarily closed due to a limited outbreak of Covid-19 within its staff. Although there is no requirement by law to close, the Pescaderia de Andi team decided that for the safety of their staff and customers it would take drastic extra precautions. Health Authority instructions clearly state any staff members who have had close contact with a positive Covid case (unless fully vaccinated) must isolate at home for 10 days and take two PCR tests. However, they believe that to take it a step further and close completely is the most responsible action. During this time restaurant staff members will isolate at home and be PCR tested prior to returning to work. Meanwhile the premises will be thoroughly disinfected in advance of a health inspection before reopening. Bookings are still being taken for its fun Caribbean Theme Night scheduled for July 30th. A night of music with Omar Niang, Caribbean cooking and tropical cocktails! Bookings online or WhatsApp on 687 329 671. www.andi.es
BISTRO 49, El Toro
At the furthest end by the roundabout. Try their inventive and tasty 16.80 euros weekday lunch menu from 13hr that changes weekly. Evening menu, starting from 21.90 euros for two courses. Plus extensive a la carte. 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: 971 234 168/666 999 018.
EL FARO, Port Adriano
A long-time favourite, offering consistent quality fresh fish. Elegant, comfortable table-cloth dining in the old section of Port Adriano, its large terrace offering a picturesque view of the port. A comprehensive menu all superbly cooked. 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
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 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. You can order and collect half an hour later at Calle Pere d’Alcantara Penya 17 (crossroad to Calle Aragon) call 640 328 676.
A MA MAISON, Santa Catalina
Now closed for the summer.