Named after the distinctive scorpion fish, the five-star Jumeirah Port Sóller Hotel and Spa is considered one of the island’s most luxurious hotels. Cap Roig is the exquisite fine dining restaurant with a stone terrace dropping away to the sea. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily. A simple wooden fence on the terrace separates your table from the glittering Mediterranean, and for dining al fresco, Cap Roig is a hidden gem.
The impressive head chef, Javier Soriano, oversees the kitchen of Cap Roig and the sister restaurant of the Jumeirah, Es Fanals. A renowned chef and gastronomic consultant, Soriano trained in several Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain including Koldo Royo, Xoriguer and the three-starred Zalacain. His expertise in running a fine dining hotel restaurant was honed in the Marriott Son Antem and Hotel Ritz in Madrid, amongst others. Soriano has received multiple awards, and his book ’Tapes i Broquetes de Mallorca‘ is a wonderful tribute to the island´s culinary traditions.
Soriano’s seminal five-course tasting menu is a wonderful gustatory exploration of his signature style. Alternatively the international fare on his à la carte Mediterranean menu offers the likes of paella and modern interpretations of the local favourite, arroz brut. To start, the sweet red prawns, and octopus a feira tasted like the sea, fresh and flavourful. We recommend the arroz caldoso de bogavante and the fish of the day with quinoa, beetroot, and peas. The wine list include Spanish and international wines, with a good choice from the island. For dessert, the millefeuille is light, a delicate balance of sweet cream and raspberries.
If you are planning a day trip to the northwest of the island, Cap Roig is a wonderful final destination. For residents of Mallorca a 20 percent discount is offered in the hotel’s bars and on à la carte dining. After dinner, wander into the lively Port de Sóller and nip into one of the bars along the waterfront that are always buzzing in the evenings with sailors and locals, regaling one another with sea adventure stories.