This delightful restaurant – owned and run by Svenja and Dirk Wendt since 2011 – occupies a restored old mill on a quiet side street on the edge of Campos and is open for dinner only. The beautiful setting and relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere is a restorative combination and lends itself to a memorable meal.
The attractively-presented cuisine is Mediterranean with Asian accents. Chef Dirk offers two set tasting menus of four or five courses and an à la carte menu. He favours fresh, local produce so dishes naturally adopt the flavours of the season. He is passionate about experimenting with high quality ingredients free of unnecessary additives.
Diners are treated to a complimentary appetizer and palate-cleansing sorbet, such as refreshing lemon with cava. On our visit, we indulged in two appetising starters including a delicious prawn and vegetable tempura with teriyaki dip and a sweet potato and lemon grass soup with baked quail. For the main course you might choose between the grilled fish of the day, a whole sea bream or a delicious salmon fillet; or perhaps your favourite cut of meat, from marbled rib-eye to tenderloin. Staff will be happy to recommend a wine from their list which includes some tasty local varieties, as well as French and Italian classics. Desserts are certainly worth saving room for. We savoured a warm chocolate cake with a Baileys parfait and a reviving mint-fruit salad.
The charming interior of the stone mill offers several small, tastefully-decorated rooms for cosy dining. Outdoors the attractively-lit courtyard garden has well-spaced tables among the old trees and Mediterranean plants. In warm weather it provides a tranquil oasis where diners will be tempted to linger.
Moli de Vent Grill & Wine is an unexpected gem in Campos, a rural haven not previously featured on Mallorca’s culinary map. However, this is about to change. With two new restaurants opening at the Sa Creu Nova Art Hotel & Spa, Moli de Vent won’t be alone for much longer when it comes to serving truly fine cuisine this side of the island.