Five-star Hotel Sant Francesc ranks highly among Spain’s best hotels. A building of historic value located in Palma’s old town, visitors to the island can enjoy a memorable evening at one of its excellent restaurants without needing to stay the night.
Quadrat Restaurant Formerly a stable block and now an elegant setting in which to feast on exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, Quadrat provides cool interiors or a tranquil rear garden for diners. A three-course lunch menu is available seven days a week and served by friendly, professional staff. High-quality ingredients and tantalising presentation combine to make a lunch here feel special, without the huge price tag.
An evening meal is also highly recommended thanks to its warm atmosphere and varied à la carte menu. You may even wish to treat your taste buds to their tasting menu.
Executive Chef, Alfonso Lillo, previously worked as head chef to the Qatari royal family at Al Wajbah Palace. Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin-star Maze restaurant, and Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, also appear on his impressive curriculum. His culinary creations have been described as “unpretentious but never simplistic.”
Rooftop Sushi Bar Alfonso Lillo also oversees Hotel Sant Francesc’s enticing Sushi Bar. By day, it’s an exclusive enclave for guests, but from Tuesday evening through to Sunday evening, this intimate terrace with panoramic views opens to the public for sushi and cocktails.
Though Mediterranean specialities appear on the menu, sushi is the main attraction. The Sushi Experience brings together ten tasty dishes. Think tuna tartare with yuzu, avocado, chili and deep-fried wanton chips and feather-light tempura salmon roll with avocado, mango, and wasabi emulsion. Noteworthy too is the deliciously fresh sashimi of tuna, sea bass and salmon.
A swimming pool glitters alongside the dining area, which being small means it’s best to reserve ahead. Soft music plays as the sun sets over Palma’s terracotta roofs, providing the perfect backdrop for a romantic meal or a meet up with good friends.