The restaurant takes full advantage of the wonderful views of the lush green golf course. Without a doubt, the best spot is on the partially sheltered terrace.
Looking beyond the pitch towards the pine forests of Na Burguesa, a rambling stone finca nestled in the hills, the sense is of real escape from the business of the city. Yet, Son Muntaner is a mere fifteen minute drive from Central Palma. Open for breakfast and lunch, it offers a varied and unpretentious menu with something for everyone.
Naturally, the main clientele are golfers who have worked up an appetite. The dishes are hearty and the portions generous. Even the salads are robust. The Caesar salad with chicken or prawns is easily the most popular of the salads, however we opted to sample the Son Muntaner. Not the most visually arresting dish, but there was plenty of flavour in the generous combination of fresh iceberg lettuce, sweet corn, onion, cheese dices and crunchy strips of chicken in breadcrumbs, topped with a creamy mustard sauce.
The smoked salmon toast was one of our favourite dishes. Presented beautifully on crisp bread and topped with cream cheese, almond flakes, germinated sprouts, it was full of flavour and paired perfectly with a glass of white wine.
The menu offers international dishes which will satisfy foreign visitors craving something familiar. For those in the mood for tapas, there’s variety with Padrón peppers, Iberian ham, marinated anchovies and squid amongst the options. We ordered the garlic prawns which arrived, plump and succulent, in a mini metal paella dish. My companion found them a little spicy, but my taste buds were delighted by them.
The Son Muntaner Burger is their signature dish. Made with 100% Angus beef, the 200g burger comes in a classic sesame seed bun with cheddar cheese, sweet and sour pickles, tomato, onion confit, bacon and in their own words, ‘probably the best mustard in the world’. I wish I had loved the mustard as much as my companions, however the burger was indeed tasty and would make the perfect reward after a vigorous game of golf.
Despite not being a huge sweet tooth I loved the desserts. We had the pineapple carpaccio with coconut ice-cream and dark rum cream, and almond cake served with fragrant vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce. Savouring the sweetness with my coffee, I concluded that golf doesn’t need to be the only reason for a visit Son Muntaner Restaurant.
Why eat here?
For the stunning view of one of Mallorca’s top golf courses and a generous menu which offers dishes for all tastes.