Lunch is the Mallorcans’ favourite meal of the day, because the Spanish tradition of the ‘menú del día’ – a set three-course lunch for an affordable price – lives on. Locals have their main meal of the day at lunchtime, although they usually eat their midday meal a little later than Northern Europeans.
In Palma (and all around Mallorca) this means a superb choice of eateries where you can enjoy an excellent three-course midday meal – in most places for less than 20 euros. Even the Mallorcan capital’s two restaurants with one Michelin star apiece offer a separate lunch menu that’s surprisingly good value for the high standard of cuisine and service.
If you are in Palma during the day and fancy a good lunch, you can take a break from shopping at luxury lifestyle store Rialto Living to have something to eat in their attractive restaurant/cafe.
Chef Andreu Genestra – who also has a one-Michelin-star restaurant near Capdepera in the northeast of Mallorca – is having a lot of success with his city restaurant Aromata. Here the cuisine is modern Mallorcan, based on authentic recipes, and offered in a choice of three- or five-course lunch menus, with drinks included in the accessible prices.
In the narrow lanes of the district known as La Lonja, near the fountain of Plaza de la Reina, you can enjoy an authentic Italian set-lunch menu in the smart Ritzi Palma restaurant. On a Friday lunchtime, try the set lunch with DJ music throughout the afternoon at Opio Restaurant & Bar in the trendy Purohotel Palma.
The small innovative restaurant Canela is a favourite of ours for lunch and is conveniently close to the tempting boutiques and stores on the Borne. The old district of Sa Gerreria – a short walk from the Plaza Mayor – is being regenerated and this is where you’ll find Bocalto: open for lunch and dinner, its weekly-changing set lunch menu is superb value and includes a drink.
Just off the Avenidas – Palma’s inner ring road – you’ll find authentic Mallorcan cuisine at the popular Casa Maruka. La Mémé is right on the Avenidas and is a stylish place offering great value, making it popular with locals. We also recommend Basic Restaurant – close to the Avenidas’ branch of El Corte Inglés. Arume – in Plaza de España – offers Asian/Mediterranean cuisine and a good-value set lunch menu.
If you would like to try a Michelin-star restaurant, there’s a choice of two in Palma: both Marc Fosh (previously named Simply Fosh) and Adrián Quetglas have one Michelin star; they each offer a lunch menu that’s excellent value for the cuisine.
Another high-quality restaurant, Quadrat, in the Old Town’s 5-star Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, offers an excellent fine-dining ‘menú del día’, and has a garden terrace too. Lunch here is an escape from the city’s bustle.
In Mallorca, as in Spain, it’s traditional to have a short siesta after lunch, but we’re sure you’ll want to continue sightseeing and shopping in the island’s beautiful cosmopolitan capital city, Palma.
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