Dining in Mallorca
Eating out in Mallorca can be a real treat, with an increasing emphasis on local cuisine, local produce and good cooking.
Mallorcan cuisine is traditionally based on pork, fish and vegetables with generous use of garlic and olive oil. Think of hearty peasant fare steeped in tradition and rooted in local ingredients.
Michelin starred restaurants
In the picturesque little town of Deià, at the foot of the Teix Mountain, you will find a very special place to dine. Es Racó d'es Teix is a Michelin star restaurant, offering stunning panoramic views while you savour the delectable dishes created by chef Josef Sauerschell. Here, the cuisine is based on clean and distinctive flavours, where the focus is on the classical, but modernised Mediterranean kitchen.
Opening hours are lunch 1 – 3pm, dinner 8 – 11pm during the summer. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Telephone: +34 971 639 501
Located at the Sheraton Mallorca - the 5 star Arabella Golf Hotel in Son Vida, Plat d'Or restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine with Mallorcan influences created by Rafa Sánchez. This restaurant was awarded a Michelin star for seven consecutive years and its chef is one of the finest in Mallorca. The restaurant has been recently re-decorated and the kitchen offers elaborate cuisine based on local Balearic produce, there are lovely views over the golf course from the terrace. The hotel has an ongoing agreement with local co-operatives and producers so that it can always feature the best local ingredients in its culinary creations.
Opening hours are from 7.30 to 10.30pm. Cosed on Sunday and Monday. The restaurant has a maximum capacity of 80 people
Telephone: +34 971 787 100
Macarena de Castro at Restaurante Jardin in Puerto Alcudia, not far from Pollenca, was awarded a Michelin star in 2012 - a first for a female head chef in Mallorca. She has had extensive international experience and her cooking has strong Mallorcan and Mediterranean influences. We recommend the tasting dishes, which are very good value and you won’t be disappointed by the wine list. The garden is a fabulous setting for summer dining and is a real treat on your villa chef’s day off.
Opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 1:30 to 3:00pm for lunch and 7:30 to 10:00pm for dinner.
Telephone: +34 971 89 23 91
3/65 is the restaurant of the beautiful Son Brull Hotel, a converted monastery approximately 1km outside of Pollença. The building was known by locals for its 365 windows, hence the restaurant’s name. It offers Mallorcan dishes with a focus on local produce (much of which is grown on the hotel’s grounds) within a fine dining experience. There is an extensive wine list, a great gin and tonic menu and the setting makes for a special evening.
There is a smaller and more relaxed dining option for lunch and snacks, served from 12.30pm onwards. This can be a popular option for guests arriving early or departing late. The restaurant is closed on Tuesday evenings (except in August).
Telephone: +34 971 535 353
3This vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Port Pollença is set in a tranquil courtyard where century-old fig trees provide a lovely shaded setting. A small but interesting menu, this is the only vegetarian restaurant in the north of the island.
There is a small play area for younger guests.
Telephone: +34 675 602 528
Sister restaurant to the Michelen-starred Jardín, this bistro offers a fine dining experience but in a more relaxed setting. The menu is Mediterranean focused and is less experimental than the tasting menus of Jardín. There is even a small children’s menu.
Telephone: +34 971 892 391
This pizzeria’s central location on the main square of Pollença offers a great atmosphere for outside dining with friendly and efficient staff. The pizzas are delicious and there are also a number of Mallorcan dishes on offer.
Telephone: +34 971 532 908
Located between Port Pollença and Alcúdia, this restaurant enjoys great views overlooking the Bay of Pollença . The menu is Mediterranean influenced with a focus on local produce from both the sea and the shore. There is an outdoor play area making this a popular choice for families with younger children.
Telephone: +34 971 864 266
In the old town of Pollença, this Italian family restaurant makes their own pasta and can cater for gluten intolerance too. Ravioli is the house speciality and there are a number of delicious combinations to sample. The restaurant has moved to new premises a short distance from the temple. Be sure to request a table outside in their garden terrace.
Telephone: +34 971 530 429
On the edge of Pollença town, this Michelin Guide recommended restaurant specialises in Mallorcan dishes, with a particular emphasis on fish. Good for a more formal meal with a grown up feel.
Telephone: +34 971 533 635
Tucked away in Port d’Alcúdia, this little bar serves tapas, pinxos and montaditos as well as burgers, salads and nachos. Its sister restaurant, located just upstairs, Jardín, boasts a Michelin star so it is no surprise that these snacks are done particularly well.
Telephone: +34 971 893 126
This is a lovely little restaurant tucked away in a rural setting, with a menu featuring some of the Mallorcan staples and also (unusually for this island) some freshwater fish. The restaurant also has a natural spring, making for a very attractive setting. The brave can even take a refreshing dip in the spring water.
Only open for lunch.
Telephone: +34 971 517 092
In the main square of Pollença, this French/Italian restaurant is a great place to enjoy some good food whilst soaking up the atmosphere. On market day it’s a popular place for breakfast, with many people selecting their pastry from the patisserie next door and then coming to people watch over coffee. They offer a number of cheap and cheerful light lunch options and have a set price lunch menu as well. In the evening, there is a more extensive à la carte menu. Very family friendly, with children often stretching their legs with a good run around in the square in between courses.
Telephone: +34 971 534 302
La Fonda is a lovely little restaurant in a restored town house, just off the main Plaza Mayor square in Pollença town. It serves traditional Mallorcan and Spanish cuisine, with the menu consisting largely of fresh fish, but also a selection of meat dishes and tasty tapas.
Open for lunch (1.00pm to 3.30pm) and dinner every day apart from Mondays.
Telephone: +34 971 534 751
A sophisticated seafood restaurant located right on the port in Port de Pollença. Unless it is bad weather, you will want a table on the outdoor terrace for the best views across the bay.
Telephone: +34 971 868 430
Located on the water’s edge in Alcanada, on the outskirts of Alcudia, this picturesque restaurant serves great fish as well as local meat dishes and paella.
Telephone: +34 971 545 611
A lovely Italian restaurant with a good selection of pizza and pasta dishes (including gluten free pasta), as well as a small selection of meat and fish dishes. Located just a short walk off the main square in Pollenca, the lovely gardens with a gurgling water fountain make a great setting for an informal dinner.
After travelling through busy airports, this garden setting can be the perfect tonic for guests arriving early.
Telephone: +34 971 531 599
With a focus on fresh and local produce, the chef at Miceli decides each day’s menu based on what she can buy at the Inca market. Every dietary requirement is catered for, with the courses in the tasting menu being adapted to suit individual tastes.
Located in the idyllic village of Selva, on the outskirts of Inca, it is a little further afield but well worth a visit. Be sure to book in advance to get a table on the terrace with spectacular views across the plain.
Telephone: +34 971 873 784
A beautiful setting on the sea front at Port de Pollença, offering a range of dishes with a particular focus on seafood. A great place for lunch with all the family, particularly if you are spending some time at the beach next door.
Telephone: +34 971 864 013