Is it the Balearic warmth; the sight of the Med; the feel of the soft breeze or does food simply taste better out of doors? Something about dining on a beautiful terrace captures what life in Mallorca is all about.
Our editor is constantly being asked about those romantic hidden spots that enable al fresco eating, so here are Helen Cummins’s recommendations for restaurants with amazing terraces in the capital.
High up on the seventh floor of five-star Hotel Llaüt Palace, you’ll find a microcosm of the new Palma Beach. Glam and ambitious, no expense has been spared on this stunning rooftop day club and restaurant, opened in 2017. Asian fusion cuisine is set to sweeping sunset views and ambient live music.
Located on the top floor of the Llaut Palace Hotel in El Arenal, chef Gunnar Blischke of Katagi Blau creates fresh and flavourful Asian inspired cuisine. […] Asian delights at KATAGI Blau
Talented chef Andreu Genestra turns his Michelin-starred hand to Es Princep. New for 2018, this small, swish hotel in the Calatrava area of Palma, next to the restored old city walls, boasts a wonderful rooftop terrace. Perfect for a light gourmet snack and set to be the next ‘in’ spot.
Es Princep Hotel is a sunlit 5 star hotel in the charming Calatrava barrio of Palma de Mallorca, offering sea views, Michelin chef cuisine and Spanish ease. […] A perfect getaway, Es Princep Hotel in Palma
Mar de Nudos
Everything seems to sparkle at this waterfront establishment; from the boats in the marina right next to the al fresco terrace, to the tasteful lighting and tableware. A lively vibe, with a modern Mediterranean and Japanese menu.
This restaurant in the waterfront boulevard of bars and restaurants is known as the extension to the golden mile, at the end of Borne. Book NOW!
[…] Mar de Nudos Restaurant in Palma
Rooftop Terrace – Sushi Bar
One of the most sublime hotels in Mallorca has a roof terrace to match. The Sushi Bar at Hotel Sant Francesc offers creative Japanese dishes, snacks and drinks to the ravishing backdrop of Palma. Right in the heart of the old town, you get some of the best views from here and you don’t have to be staying in the hotel to indulge.
Experience Palma at its most romantic: enjoy superb sushi and cocktails on the stylish roof terrace of the Sant Francesc Hotel Singular. […] Rooftop sushi at Sant Francesc Hotel Singular Palma
Ola del Mar
‘The most beautiful terrace in Portitxol’ is an ambitious claim, but the owners of Ola del Mar may have it right. Managing to preserve the soul of the old fishing village while adding bags of contemporary flair, Ola del Mar has not one but two terraces, right on the waterfront. Excellent fish and seafood.
Representing the best of Portixol, Ola del Mar Restaurant, directly on the waterfront, specialises in first-class seafood paired with exemplary service. […] Lunch at Ola del Mar Restaurant
Arrels by Marga Coll
It’s worth making the short hop from Palma centre for this restaurant along the coast in Illetes. Located on a promontory jutting into the sea, part of the smart Gran Meliá de Mar hotel, it has a heavenly terrace with romantic views of the bay. Expect authentic Mallorcan food with some great modern twists from one of the island’s best thought-of chefs.
Dreaming of eating authentic Mallorcan cuisine by the sea? Arrels Restaurant in Illetas offers an exquisite tasting menu in a 5-star hotel location. […] Arrels by Marga Coll at Gran Meliá de Mar
De Tokio a Lima
Dine above one of the city’s most prestige shopping streets, the Paseo del Borne, at this chic two-terrace restaurant belonging to boutique Hotel Can Alomar. Shaded by leafy trees and romantically lit, De Tokio a Lima (from Tokyo to Lima) does Japanese – Peruvian food in a decidedly intimate setting.
Enliven your palate with a trip to De Tokio a Lima, which promises Asian fusion food in a prestigious setting within Can Alomar Luxury Boutique Hotel, above Palma’s thriving Borne avenue. […] De Tokio a Lima Restaurant Palma
Dishing up everything you’d expect from a five-star hotel restaurant (Gran Meliá Victoria), Ikatza is fine dining combined with fabulous views. Sitting above Palma’s promenade, it’s the place for a great steak owing to its speciality Basque grill.
Basque cuisine and captivating panoramic views of Palma’s sweeping waterfront await you at this elegant 5-star hotel restaurant, open for dinner only. […] Dinner at Ikatza Restaurant
Purobeach Palma & Purobeach Illetes
A mere hop from the city centre is Purobeach Palma. The small beach of Cala Estancia acts as the extended terrace of this Balinese-styled island hotspot, with its well-thought of restaurant serving up fresh, healthy international cuisine. Lying along the coast from Palma in the opposite direction is Purobeach Illetas, serving similarly good cuisine al fresco by the sand, under the stars.
Situated in a privileged enclave, the iconic Purobeach Palma awaits your arrival! Come and enjoy a delightful meal, or relax at the Spa while admiring the incredible oceanic views. […] Purobeach Palma
Signature style, chilled music, Mediterranean views, and good food await you at the restaurant of Puro’s second Mallorca beach club. Check it out! […] Eat by the Mediterranean at Purobeach Illetas
Given the delightfully quirky nature of Amaya’s interior, it’s almost a shame to sit outside. The restaurant’s terrace on Carrer de la Fàbrica in Santa Catalina, however, is equally enticing: perfect for enjoying the hum of the trendy pedestrianised street in warm weather, and Amaya’s superb New World cuisine.
Adding to the growing number of innovative eateries in Santa Catalina is Restaurant Amaya – from the same people who brought us 1661 Cuina de Banyalbufar. […] New World cuisine at Palma’s Amaya restaurant
A perennial Palma favourite, this fish restaurant in the harbour boasts an impressive waterfront terrace. A winning combination of the freshest fish and tapas in a smart setting; more than 50 years of return custom stands testament.
Eat or drink with a view of Palma de Mallorca’s fishing boats, in the recently renovated Pesquero – a waterfront city landmark for more than 60 years. […] Lunch at Restaurant Pesquero in Palma
Sunset, Cathedral, sea and sand; Anima Beach has it all. Directly on Palma’s boardwalk towards Portitxol, this lively day club and restaurant serves quality Mediterranean and Mallorcan classics to the accompaniment of good music, and a water fountain running the length of the open terrace.
Anima Beach club, restaurant and bar offers comfortable sunbeds, towels and champagne. A relaxing beach club experience in the city of Palma! […] Anima Beach Club
Restaurant Son Muntaner
Life is good for the residents and golfers at Son Vida – and for those who stop to enjoy lunch on the restaurant terrace. Broad, sweeping views over Palma and the lush, manicured golf course await, along with a relaxed, something-for-everyone menu. A great escape from the city, close to the city.
Open to non-golfers for snacks, offering an extensive lunch menu, small business meeting facilities or banquets. The perfect relaxed venue close to Palma with amazing views. […] On course at Son Muntaner Restaurant
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