It’s still warm enough to eat on terraces and dine at night al fresco. Also time to venture in search of different restaurants. But where to go? Look no further. I have gathered some exceptional restaurants offering a variety of cuisine at varying prices. My personal choices for quality food in lovely surroundings.
MONKEY STEAKHOUSE AND PIZZA, Calanova
With its pretty terrace offering a lovely harbour view, I keep being thanked by readers for including this restaurant. A particular favourite with locals looking for a consistently good meal cooked with enthusiasm and passion. It has an inventive menu of freestyle fusion cooking, gourmet pizzas and sumptuous sizzling grills, together with their friendly and helpful personalised service. Something for everyone. 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 SECRET GARDEN IN PORTALS NOUS
This is a great place to meet with friends and chill in the shade of the trees. 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. It also has a pool table and four large screens showing football and 111111special sport events. Especially family friendly. Room for walk-ins but suggest you reserve. 711 013 480.
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. However, the a la carte has plenty of offer with large portions. My goat’s cheese salad was big enough for two. Word of mouth has seen it self-distancingly packed every lunchtime. With reduced seating, best reserve Tel: 971680086.
LA PESCADERIA DE ANDI, San Agustin
With a cool panoramic roof terrace at weekends, La Pescaderia de Andi is an exciting new concept fish restaurant with 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 10euros.
Checkout online their special events: summer cocktails, live music, wine tasting and more www.andi.es. Bookings online or WhatsApp on 687 329 671.
THE FRENCH COFFEE SHOP
Ideal for buying tasty melt-in-the-mouth snacks to fill picnic baskets for boat or beach days or to 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 flakey sausage rolls. Their spit roast chicken is certainly the best I have tasted. Open 8hr to 13hr Closed Sundays Tel: 678 371 419.
A long-time favourite, with consistent quality fresh fish, shellfish and of course delicious paellas. Elegant, crisp-white table-cloth dining in the old section of Port Adriano. Its large terrace offering a picturesque view of the port. Relaxing traditional atmosphere. With a comprehensive menu all superbly cooked. I highly recommend their John Dory although everything is delicious. 971 232 676.
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 and is always delicious. Evening menu, starting from 21.90 euros for two courses. A comprehensive full menu. Do check out their weekly specials 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: 971 234 168/666 999 018.
BLACKBEARDS, MAGALLUF BEACH
Chilled beachside restaurant offering the most idyllic beach setting overlooking the island. Serving homemade food and great Premium Cocktails with their evening menu. All day menu includes their speciality Captain Morgan BBQ Ribs. They also have 4 huge screens for clients to enjoy all top sporting events. Open 7 days a week. Note a 10% resident discount when you register at www.Blackbeardsbeachbar.com/crew also for receiving birthday treats and special offers. 697 615 876.
CHEZ NOUS, PALMA
Closed this week as they relocate to fresh premises (number 7 further along the same street) this delightfully authentic French Restaurant is one to keep in your book when you are in Palma. It 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.