This rather ordinary-looking terraced house, in a residential side street in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar near Manacor, reveals itself as a restaurant with its quirky painted hanging sign (featuring a cat).
In 2011 Felix Eschrich (who previously succeeded Marc Fosh at Reads) and his wife Sarah Trappe took over Es Pati, and have made it a must-visit dinner-only restaurant in the area. Chef Felix goes to market each day to buy ingredients for his daily-changing surprise 5-course menu, which features Asian influences in some of its dishes and plenty of touches to remind you that you’re in Mallorca.
The delightful Sarah is host, server, and knowledgeable sommelier (she wrote a thesis on Mallorcan wines and used to work at Son Vidalet bodega), and is happy to tell you more about the mainly Mallorcan and Spanish wines on the list. Indoors the décor is simple, but enlivened with colourful art works on the walls and brightly painted traditional Mallorcan rush-seated dining chairs.
There’s a fireplace for cosy winter dining, and the rear walled courtyard garden is perfect for alfresco meals in the warmer months. Es Pati has a welcoming atmosphere for diners with children.