What an incredible year 2015 proved to be for the gastronomic scene on Mallorca. And this seems set to be repeated this year. Not only does the island have seven restaurants in 2016 with Michelin stars – including one with two Michelin 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 twelve hottest places of 2015, we visited, ate, and enjoyed. If you’re looking for a great restaurant to visit in 2016, 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 ‘Top 101 Restaurants 2016’ is essential reading. Both publications 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 presented its new restaurant Arrels by Marga Coll (the renowned Mallorcan chef who owns the restaurant Miceli in Selva) last season, 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.
Arrels by Marga Coll offers dinner only, from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Diners have the choice of five- or seven-course tasting menus, which change daily and are based on fresh garden and market produce. Arrels by Marga Coll is a very good place to try famous island products in beautiful surroundings and with a sea view, such as ‘xeixa’ wheat bread rolls, Treuer olive oil, ‘flor de sal’ salt, and a wide selection of Majorcan wines.
New for 2016, Arrels by Marga Coll is offering 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, delicious cuisine from chef Simon Petutschnig, and friendly professional service ensure a memorable meal in a current Palma hotspot.
Hotel Sant Francesc,
Plaça Sant Francesc 5,
Palma de Mallorca
Tel +34 971 495 000
The best boutique hotel in Palma de Mallorca is the newly opened St Francesc Hotel Singular offering spectacular rooms, a roof terrace and pool, a divine restaurant and more. Reserve now! […] St Francesc Hotel Singular
Tirso Restaurante & Tapas
This vibrant place on C/ Unió is a couple of minutes’ walk from the heart of Palma de Mallorca’s best shopping and has quickly become popular for its informal ambience and great gastronomy, based on fresh seasonal produce. Open daily from lunchtime (there’s an excellent three-course ‘menú del día’) until late, they offer a variety of tapas and pintxos, and dishes from the à la carte menu that are ideal for sharing. The décor is industrial chic, with a buzzing show kitchen, and alfresco or indoor seating (on two floors). Chef/co-owner Carlos Abad Landeras’s experience in several European Michelin-starred restaurants shows here.
C/ Unió 10,
Palma de Mallorca
Tel +34 971 761 284
Chef Carlos Landeras who worked previously in a number of Michelin star restaurants now brings his innovation to Tirso Tapas Restaurant in the centre of Palma. Book now! […] Tirso Tapas Restaurant Palma
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’ (under 10 euros) of one glass each of cava, white, red, and dessert wines 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
Taronja Negre Mar
Tomeu Caldentey – the Mallorcan chef/patron of the Michelin-starred Es Molí d’en 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, eventually opening his own Spanish restaurant there. He is still the brand chef for the Russian company Ginza Projects (which owns GP Café in Palma), but has returned to Mallorca – where his eponymous restaurant opened in 2015 in Palma. Adrian Quetglas Restaurant serves haute cuisine and has already received rave reviews for its 7-course tasting menu.
Paseo Mallorca 20,
Palma de Mallorca
Tel +34 971 781 119
A chef who left Mallorca for Moscow has returned a decade later to open his own eponymous fine-dining restaurant in central Palma. Read about his seven-course gastronomic tasting menu & book now! […] 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
Located on the prestigious Borne in Palma, GP Café opened in March 2015 as the first restaurant in Spain for Russian company Ginza Projects (which has 150 restaurants in Russia, USA, and Britain). GP Café offers terrace dining and a super-stylish interior – the work of leading Spanish interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán from Barcelona (Tast Club’s designer). Open every day from 08:00h (09:00h Sundays) until late, it’s something between a café and a restaurant, offering affordable, restaurant-quality food made from fresh produce (served on Villeroy & Boch china), and Illy coffee. Their pitchers of different home-made lemonades are the perfect summer thirst-quencher.
Paseo del Borne 16,
Palma de Mallorca
Tel +34 971 778 230
Right on the superb white-sand Calvià Beach, the chic 5-star lifestyle hotel ME Mallorca has opened Pez Playa. It’s the island’s most luxurious ‘chiringuito’ or beach bar, with a wood-decked dining area offering gorgeous sea views and high-quality food and drinks. Located next door to Nikki Beach, it wouldn’t look out of place in the ‘capital of cool’ Barcelona. Pez Playa offers fresh Mediterranean cuisine inspired by fresh Mallorcan produce. Come here for fresh fish, grilled meats, superior tapas, and rice dishes – a speciality here. And for the picture-perfect location . . .
ME Hotel Mallorca
Av. Notario Alemany 1,
Tel +34 971 123 950
Pez Playa brings you the authentic mediterranean feel of the island. Modern decor, live music, high-quality cuisine…. Call, reserve, choose your spot and relax! […] Pez Playa Restaurant by Me Mallorca
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’ idea – 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
This English-owned-and-run unique combination of art gallery and bistro is opposite the small Mal Pas marina, and is a relaxed place to spend time. Choose from the chill-out terrace, shaded dining terrace, and indoor tables. Musical customers are welcome to play a tune or two on the piano! Open from 08:30h until 00:30h, Sin Embargo serves drinks and delicious dishes from the ‘Made for sharing’ menu (in Spanish, English, and German). Friendly service and a warm welcome for children (with high chairs and kiddie dishes available), make this a fun place to eat. Don’t miss the great art in the gallery’s warren of rooms.
Avenida Mal Pas 21,
Tel +34 971 548 853
A combination of art gallery & restaurant in Mal Pas, close to Alcudia you will find a family who are entusiastic about art, sharing good food and creating a memorable experience for customers. Highly recommended. […] Sin Embargo Art Gallery & Bistro Mal Pas
This stylish fine-dining restaurant is located within the glamorous Miami-meets-Mallorca Portals Hills Boutique Hotel and is open for breakfast daily and dinner (Wednesdays to Sundays). Executive chef Daniel Aranda offers his Mediterranean and international cuisine here. The hilltop views are lovely and add to the experience. Wine lovers will appreciate the ‘wine wall’ – Mallorca’s largest – with its excellent choice. A definite bonus here is the secure valet parking.
Portals Hills Boutique Hotel
C/ Seguí, 4
Tel +34 971 679 044
Escape to a Miami vibe at Collins Restaurant located in Portals Hills Boutique Hotel, for fine Mediterranean dining suffused with glamorous South Beach style. […] Collins Restaurant in Portals Nous
The 101 Best Restaurants of Mallorca 2016
You can now read the new abcMallorca 101 best restaurants guide for 2016 online.
Whatever your budget, taste, style or location, we have a superb option for you in our thoroughly-researched list of the best restaurants on Mallorca in 2016. Read Now! […] 101 Top Restaurant Guide 2016
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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