Seasonal restaurant coast by east is maybe the best eatery in the Philippe Starck-designed superyacht marina Port Adriano, and the place to see and be seen. The smart décor includes wooden decking and furniture, designer lighting, and a huge covered terrace. A pool area ‘strand’ with loungers and day beds sits at the front of the property.
Occupying prime position in the striking new commercial area is coast by east, Seafood, Grill & Bar. Located on the upper storey is Sansibar Wine, the name of the best-known restaurant and bar on the island of Sylt – Germany’s answer to New York’s The Hamptons.
The cuisine is Asian/Mediterranean cuisine, prepared superbly by chef Max Werner. Dining is all-day, family-style, and sharing of dishes is encouraged.
The abcMallorca review team went to Port Adriano’s coast by east to experience the company’s hospitality and cuisine. We dined on the extensive decked terrace, furnished with wooden dining tables, benches and chairs, and equipped with cushions and wraps (for cooler temperatures).
Servers are efficient, friendly, and of several nationalities. The smiling Coty looked after us, providing clear explanations of the coast by east concept, and the East-meet-Med cuisine. Family-friendly (with a children’s menu), it offers the concept of “family dining” – dishes placed in the centre of the table for sharing.
We shared a representative selection from the varied menu. Each dish was flavourful, precisely-spiced and delicious. We tried crispy duck salad with peanuts; rock shrimps and peas – with a good wasabi sauce; sea bass with oriental dressing, and fillet of beef and pears – bursting with good notes of spice. A stand-out dish was the fresh-tasting and expertly prepared double sushi and sashimi – accompanied by wasabi paste, sweet pickled ginger and, of course, soy sauce – attractively presented on the deck of a wooden model boat. We finished with coast Variation – a combo of five yummy desserts.
COAST BY EAST & SANSIBAR WINE. Urbn. El Toro s/n. Port Adriano, Calvià. Tel +34 971 576 757. www.coast-mallorca.es
Food served Sundays to Thursdays 13:00-23:00hrs; Fridays and Saturdays 13:00-24:00hrs. coast by east closes in October for the winter break.
EAST HOTEL AND RESTAURANT. Simon-von-Utrecht-Strasse, 31, Hamburg. Tel + 49 (0)40 309 930. www.east-hamburg.de.