Innovative chef Murray Raft 19.

Innovative chef Murray Raft 19.

30-04-2021Laura Stadler

Mayday weekend and things are really looking up! Lovely leisurely lunches and weekday evening dining. If you fancy a delicious meal at home, there are still a wide variety of delicious takeaway options. On request, some delivering to your home. Either way, these special restaurants offer a wide variety of outstanding food for all tastes and pockets, both terrace dining and gourmet takeaway. Best phone to reserve!

May weekend bank holiday restaurant tips

RAFT 19 BISTRO
Paseo Cala Gamba 19. Delivery to Soller in evenings. Outside seating and Takeaway with a panoramic sea view. Innovative cuisine by outstanding New Zealand Chef Murray who loves changing his specials, insisting on only using the highest quality ingredients. Checkout their website for this weekend’s outstanding menu. www.raft19bistro.com. Takeaway collection Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 12hr to 16.30hr. Please order in advance by phone or WhatsApp 722 536 299.

THE MERCHANTS STEAK & LOBSTER
A touch of class, offering a memorable elegant dining experience in an idyllic palm filled courtyard, nestled in the heart of Palma’s La Lonja. They pride themselves on sourcing freshly caught lobster and premium quality steaks cooked to perfection. The full menu holds something for all tastes. The service helpful and efficient. Weekend brunch with an outstanding Sunday Roast with Yorkshire puddings and the most delicious gravy. Enjoy! Carrer del Apuntadors 15. Tel: 871 520 289.

MARCHICA
This super stylish gastrobar tucked behind Porto Pi, serves outstanding food on an elegant terrace that offers panoramic views over Porto Pi to the Marivent Palace. Also has a takeaway and a home delivery service. Serving Mediterranean/Asian cuisine with an excellent sushi bar. Their special dish of the day changes daily. Open Wednesday to Sunday 13hr-17hr. Do try their excellent Sunday brunches to the cool sounds of DJ Chris Marina. Carrer Torre de Paraires 1. 07015 Palma. Tel: 971 593 902.

THE CROWS NEST
In Cala Mayor. Serving tasty daily menu del dia starting from 15 euros (changing daily). 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 steaks, ribs, fish and seafood along with other specialities from their homeland. Interesting and creative menu. Tucked away below Japanese restaurant Wabisuke: 275 Avinguda de Joan Miro, Local 25-26. Tel: 625 293 705.

MONKEY STEAKHOUSE AND PIZZA
In Calanova. Great News! Finally, their pretty terrace is open again from Thursday to Sunday offering an innovative menu of freestyle cooking, gourmet pizzas and sumptuous sizzling grills, together with their usual 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. Last orders 15.30hr. Tel: 971 405 115/606 449 939.

BISTRO 49
El Toro with covered seating (at the furthest end by the roundabout) Offers a delicious 16.80 euros lunch menu from 13hr-16hr: Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Evening menu 20hr-21.30hr Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, starting from 21.90euro for two courses. Plus extensive a la carte. Checkout this week’s full exciting menu online that includes favourites such as beer battered cod and chips with mushy peas. 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.

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

THE FRENCH COFFEE SHOP
Special thank you for the truly delicious lasagne, and the best ever carrot cake that so cheered me up after the passing of my Dad last week. For decades this popular coffee shop has been serving quality breakfasts and snacks on it’s a large covered terrace (by the Marineland carpark in Portals) known island wide for its outstanding bakery. Ideal for in house dining, 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.

MESON SON CALIU
Covered Terrace seating. Great Spanish food. 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 16.50 euros is extremely popular. This week, I enjoyed a delicious goat’s cheese salad big enough for two and well-cooked quality steak. Word of mouth has seen it self-distancingly packed every lunchtime. With reduced seating, best reserve Tel: 971680086.

LA PIAZZETTA
Terrace and delightful garden overlooking the sea, Everyone has their favourite Italian pizza restaurant, and this family run business is mine. Lovely crispy base (plus a gluten free option) cooked in a wood-burning oven with lashings of topping. But not only are their pizzas exceptional, they also have an extensive menu including paellas, pastas, meat and fish. Quality fresh Menu Del Dia 12.95euros inc. drink. Corner of the Paseo del Mar overlooking Palmanova beach and the new heart artwork. Paseo del Mar 10. Tel 971 683 177.

A MA MAISON!
Santa Catalina will be open for takeaway. An acclaimed gourmet chef, Saloua will cook whatever takes your fancy. Just call her to discuss what you would like her to create for you. If you feel like lamb, she could suggest a creative twist, as with any fish dish. She offers delivery within a reasonable radius of Palma. Tel: 634 906 941.

HAPPIE HAPPIE SNACKBAR
Terrace, Takeaway and delivery service Majorca’s first Dutch snackbar, their friendly staff delivering amazing snacks and food throughout the South. Try something special like original Dutch French fries with sweet mayonnaise and Dutch Northsea herring. Plenty of healthy options including vegetarian and vegan dishes. Checkout their menu for Southern fried chicken, Slow cooked BBQ spare-ribs, spicey chicken burger and fish dishes. They also carry a wide variety of Dutch products on sale on their shelves. Carrer George Orwell 3, Palma 871 100 120 www.happie.es. Tel: 871 100 120.

Chez Nous

CHEZ NOUS, PALMA
Freshly prepared gastronomic dishes to order from this delightful authentic French Restaurant in the heart of Palma. A La Carte or Daily Menu on-line including a traditional hearty French Onion soup. From 13h to 20hr. 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.

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