The gastronomic scene on Mallorca has never been as exciting as it has been for the past couple of years. Not only does the island have nine restaurants for 2017 with Michelin stars – including one with two stars – but there are also exciting new places that are re-setting benchmarks in terms of cuisine, service, and décor. Others have made positive changes to attract today’s more discerning diners. All of these factors are making Mallorca an increasingly appealing destination for foodies.
In our bid to showcase the hottest new places opened in 2015 and 2016, we visited, ate, and enjoyed. If you’re looking for a great restaurant to visit in 2017, we hope you’ll enjoy them too . . .
Whichever of these eateries you try, we recommend accompanying your meal with a bottle of wine produced on Mallorca. With more than 70 wineries here, you should find plenty of their good wines on offer in the better-quality restaurants. For a guide to some to watch out for, see abcMallorca’s guide to the ‘101 Best Wines of Mallorca’. And if you want to find even more restaurants to visit on Mallorca this year, our Restaurant section is essential visiting. Our special editions are available for sale in kiosks, through Amazon, or read the abcMallorca magazine online here.
Arrels by Marga Coll
The 5-star Gran Meliá de Mar hotel in Illetas opened new restaurant Arrels by Marga Coll (the renowned Mallorcan chef who owns the restaurant Miceli in Selva) in 2015, showcasing the best of Mallorcan gourmet cuisine, with a contemporary touch. Dine indoors or alfresco on a lovely terrace with Mediterranean views or, for added romance, on the hotel’s private beach. This is a good restaurant to try famous island products such as ‘xeixa’ wheat bread rolls, Treuer olive oil, ‘flor de sal’ salt, and a wide selection of Majorcan wine, in beautiful surroundings with a sea view. In 2016, Arrels by Marga Coll introduced a two-hour breakfast, which should be reserved before 14:00h the day before you wish to go.
Gran Meliá de Mar,
Paseo de las Illetas 7,
Tel +34 971 402 511
Dreaming of eating authentic Mallorcan cuisine by the sea? Arrels Restaurant in Illetas offers a choice of two tasting menus in a 5-star hotel location. […] Arrels by Marga Coll at Gran Meliá de Mar
This attractive restaurant is within the 5-star Hotel Sant Francesc in Palma’s Old Town. If you are visiting the Basilica Sant Francesc and its cloisters, the hotel is just across the road in a renovated mansion. Eat indoors in the elegant surroundings, or in the peaceful garden with its vertical wall of plants. Open for lunch and dinner, every day, they offer an à la carte menu of tempting dishes, and an excellent ‘menú del día’. Quadrat’s setting, chef Alfonso Lillo’s delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and friendly professional service ensure a memorable meal in what’s become a Palma hotspot.
Sant Francesc Hotel Singular,
Plaça Sant Francesc 5,
Palma de Mallorca
Tel +34 971 495 000
The best boutique hotel in Palma is St Francesc Hotel Singular offering spectacular rooms, a roof terrace and pool, a divine restaurant and more. Book now! […] St Francesc Hotel Singular
Come to La Mémé and you’ll be in the company of well-heeled locals, who appreciate good quality and value when eating out. On the busy Avenidas, near an underground car park and Palma’s train and bus terminus, it’s open daily, offering breakfast, drinks, lunch and dinner. Inside you find attractive décor, and smartly dressed waiters, as well as a choice of ‘menú del día’ (lunch), à la carte, and two great-value six-course tasting menus. Their wine ‘package’ to accompany your meal, is ideal if you’re not driving.
Avda Comte Sallent 14,
Palma de Mallorca
Tel +34 971 902 140
A relatively new restaurant in Palma, La Mémé is very stylish offering excellent food at amazing value. Highly recommended. […] Restaurant La Mémé Palma
Opened late 2016, Baiben has brought new life to the Puerto Portals premises that were famously occupied by the restaurant Tristán for more than two decades. A combination of brasserie and gastro bar, Baiben is the creation of Fernando P Arellano, whose Zaranda restaurant on Mallorca has two Michelin stars. Fans of Palma cocktail bar BrassClub will want to try Rafa Martín’s delicious concoctions for BrassBaiben here.
Puerto Portals, Local 1
Tel +34 971 675 547
Fernando Pérez Arellano’s second restaurant on Mallorca occupies emblematic premises in Puerto Portals. abcMallorca went for dinner shortly after it opened. […] Restaurante Baibén
Taronja Negre Mar
Tomeu Caldentey – the Mallorcan chef/patron of one-Michelin-starred Bou in Sa Coma – has brought his successful Taronja Negre concept from the village of Sant Llorenç, to Palma’s Club de Mar. The spacious Taronja Negre Mar offers a fun dining concept for lunch and dinner: simple but creative dishes for sharing, with some original touches – such as the portable stove, and trolleys for drinks and cheeses. Try the Sabu-Sabu and the innovative pizzaïmada (Italy meets Mallorca). Great views, from both indoor dining room and terrace, include the sweep of the Bay of Palma, the Cathedral, pleasure boats, and cruise ships.
Club de Mar
Moll de Peraires s/n,
Palma de Mallorca
Tel +34 971 405 768
Restaurante Adrián Quetglas
Adrian Quetglas used to be second chef to Marc Fosh at Reads on Mallorca. When Fosh took on a consultancy role for a Moscow restaurant, Adrian moved to Russia to work for him there. Over a decade Adrian became one of Russia’s top chefs, and still has three Spanish restaurants there. He also continues as the brand chef for the Russian company Ginza Projects, but has returned to Mallorca – where his eponymous and Michelin-starred (for 2017) restaurant opened in 2015 in Palma. Adrian Quetglas Restaurant serves haute cuisine at affordable prices and his lunch and dinner menus have impressed more than just the Michelin inspectors.
Paseo Mallorca 20,
Palma de Mallorca
Tel +34 971 781 119
Great-value tasting menus and innovative cuisine for lunch and dinner at the one-Michelin-starred restaurant Adrián Quetglas in Palma. […] Adrian Quetglas Restaurant in Palma
The restaurant scene in the bohemian district of Santa Catalina can be quite transient, but Nuru looks set to stay. Its name is Swahili for ‘light, vitality, and new beginnings’. Contemporary décor (including original art by Spanish Hollywood actor Jordí Mollá), a relaxed ambience, and excellent service are only part of the story. Dine on the ground floor, or upstairs, with adjacent alfresco chill-out terrace. The flavourful contemporary fusion food – made from high-quality fresh seasonal ingredients – outshines that of many other Palma restaurants. Starters are designed for sharing, adding to the intimate ambience. Leave room for the delicious desserts!
Palma de Mallorca
Tel +34 871 964 931
Nuru restaurant, considered to be one of the best new eateries in Palma. Amazing flavours, freshest ingredient, and warm, friendly service…. means this is an excellent choice. […] Nuru Restaurant in Palma
The Bürgel family owns the charming 1661 Cuina de Banyalbufar and Tobias Bürgel is at the helm of this bistro-style eatery opened in 2016 in Santa Catalina’s ‘street of restaurants’ C/ de la Fábrica. With a choice of indoor or al fresco eating, it offers New World cuisine, made from local produce.
C/ de la Fábrica, 18
Tel +34 971 095 407
Adding to the growing number of innovative eateries in Santa Catalina is Restaurant Amaya – from the same people who brought us 1661 Cuina de Banyalbufar. […] Restaurant Amaya Palma
Dins Santi Taura
Santi Taura restaurant in Lloseta has Spain’s third-longest waiting list for a table – and it doesn’t even have a Michelin star! You’re more likely to secure a reservation for an imminent date at Santi’s new restaurant Dins Santi Taura – discreetly tucked away behind the kitchen of Santi Taura. Opened early 2016, it offers a Balearic tasting menu for a maximum of 16 people at a time and is a unique experience that reveals a lot about this talented Mallorcan chef.
Joan Carles I, 48
Tel +34 971 514 622
This unmissable gourmet experience with talented chef Santi Taura will introduce you to his restaurant-within-a-restaurant, DINS by Santi Taura. […] Balearic tasting menu at DINS Santi Taura
British chef Marc Fosh – whose eponymous restaurant in Palma has one Michelin star – opened Fosh Lab during 2016 as a place where exciting new dishes could be developed and enjoyed by adventurous gourmets who don’t mind not being able to choose what they want from a menu. Ultra modern and with young enthusiastic staff, it’s located in an atmospheric part of Palma.
C/ de Morei, 1
Tel +34 971 595 301
British chef Marc Fosh and his team create exciting new cuisine in this ‘laboratory’, where you can watch the chefs in action – and dine on the results. The hot place to go right now! […] Experimental gastronomy at Fosh Lab in Palma
If you love the Palma restaurant Emilio Innobar you’ll love this place: Emilio’s son Markus opened his own place on the city’s seafront, offering almost the same Asian/Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Unlike his father’s acclaimed eatery, this one has a terrace for al fresco eating with a view of the Med.
Joan Maragall, 48
Tel +34 871 903 323
The foodie status of Palma neighbourhoods Es Molinar-Portixol has gained a great boost with the arrival of restaurant Markus Innobar. […] Markus Innobar restaurant in Portixol
A ‘chiringuito’ or beach bar that punches above its weight, Ponderosa Beach is one of several eateries on the long sandy Playa de Muro, on the Bay of Alcúdia. This is a cool place to kick off your shoes and bury your feet in the sand beneath your white table, while you enjoy a leisurely lunch and drink with gorgeous views. The food is based on the ‘0km-cuisine’ concept – with produce sourced very locally – and is largely Mediterranean (including paellas) with some Asian dishes. A chilled vibe with great background music and weekend DJ sets (in the afternoon). Also a great place for dinners. Booking recommended.
Ses Casettes des Capellans,
Playa de Muro
Tel + 34 971 184 118
Prepared to be succumbed by everything that one of the TOP trendiest beach clubs in Mallorca has to offer? Ponderosa Beach is proud to open its doors for you! […] Ponderosa Beach Alcúdia
Love sushi? Make a beeline for Sumailla in Port d’Andratx, where Mauricio Farinola is reputed to be one of Mallorca’s best sushi chefs. As well as a stylish interior, there’s a lovely waterfront terrace with exquisite views of the port. If you’re not into sushi, you’ll find plenty of other delicious dishes on the menu.
Almirante Riera Alemany 19,
Tel +34 971 238 785
This first-line Japanese/Peruvian cuisine restaurant in Port d’Andratx has found plenty of fans. abcMallorca went for lunch to find out why.
[…] Sumailla offers top Japanese/Peruvian food
The 101 Best Restaurants of Mallorca 2017
You can now read the new abcMallorca 101 best restaurants guide for 2017 online.
What will be your next favourite restaurant here on Mallorca? Get the tried-and-tested lowdown with abcMallorca’s indispensable guide for 2017. […] 101 Top Restaurants Guide 2017
See the full listing of the Best Restaurants on Mallorca.
We hope you found this restaurant article a great source to discover the newest and best restaurants on Mallorca and that you have many memorable meals as a result of our recommendations.
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