This is a stylish place for a meal (or a coffee and cake) in the village of Ses Salines – between Santanyí and Es Trenc. The café and restaurant are located on the main road through the village, in a restored three-centuries-old Mallorcan mansion. There’s a gated front courtyard, with rustic wooden tables and sail shades for alfresco dining, and three sophisticated and intimate rooms in the house itself – where the décor is an appealing blend of the rustic and contemporary.
Striking white Vietnamese lampshades and floaty drapes, give a cool elegance to the place. Good quality ingredients are used in the preparation of the cuisine, which includes hot and cold starters, home-made pasta and pizzas, fish, and meats. For carnivores with a hearty appetite, there’s a stone-grilled t-bone steak weighing a kilo (for two to share).
Desserts are home-made (the chocolate brownie is a favourite) and there’s also a selection of ice creams and sorbets for a lighter end to a meal. Wines are mainly Spanish (including Mallorcan), and the red and white house wines (Mallorcan) can be ordered by the glass. The service is friendly and professional, adding to the welcoming ambience.