I am pleased to share with you below some of my top recommendations in Mallorca, from a night out and dining options to hotels, markets, beaches and more. This is merely a snapshot of the diverse array Mallorca has to offer, and I would be delighted to have the opportunity to assist you in finding your dream home and be able to personally share with you to all my special places and spaces on this beautiful Island of Mallorca that I call home.

An array of my favourite restaurants in Mallorca

Since arriving in Mallorca 18 years ago it has been interesting to see how the restaurant scene has evolved. The traditional and quite plain Mallorcan countryside fare has been transformed into uber creative gastronomic offerings. Add to this every international nuance, flavour and style and you have a macrocosm in the microcosm that is Mallorca, reflecting nearly every corner of the globe. The veggie scene which had been almost non-existent has been expanding rapidly, with more and more high-quality options to suit all tastes, budgets and desires.

The cosmopolitan City of Palma, the capital of Mallorca offers the most diverse range of options and vibrant dining experiences, but let's start at the top and then outline some of my favourites.

For such a relatively small island Mallorca now has eight Michelin Star Restaurants which include the following:

Michelin Star

Zaranda with 2 Michelin stars by chef Fernando Pérez Arellano's situated in the 5 star Castell Son Claret Hotel, Capdellà. All others have 1 star. +34 971 138 627

Álvaro Salazar was awarded his first Michelin star at Argos in Puerto Pollensa, and went on to receive a second star in 2019 for his gastronomy at VORO in Canyamel, the fine-dining restaurant at Park Hyatt Mallorca. +34 646 896 826

Adrián Quetglas, Palma - 1 star. Fine food in the heart of Palma, gaining a reputation for great value prices, particularly lunchtime.

Simply Fosh by Marc Fosh, Palma - 1 star. The first British chef in Spain to be recognised with a Michelin star at the rural Reads Hotel in Santa Maria. He was awarded a Michelin star for his own restaurant in 2015.

Restaurant Jardín in Puerto Alcúdia - Macarena (Maca) de Castro became the first female chef in Mallorca to awarded a Michelin Star in 2012. She has maintained it ever since. Initially studying Fine Arts, Macarena's artistic eye combines with her fine culinary skills to produce both art for the eye and tantalising mix of Spanish Mediterranean creative twists for the tongue.

Andreu Genestra Restaurant, Capdepera - 1 star. Offering wonderful views of the castle from the terrace, Andreu grows much of his produce in the grounds of the Hotel Predì Son Jaumell in which his restaurant is situated.

Es Fum, with José Miguel Navarro, St Regis Mardavall - 1 star. Known for its tasting menu, this restaurant can feel rather stuffy, and the most extensive of the tasting menus rather long and elongated. However the setting is beautiful, and although long winded tasting menus are not my thing, it is for many.

Es Racó d'es Teix, Deia - 1 star. Chef Josef Sauerschell gained his first Michelin star at the luxury Belmond La Residencia Hotel in Deia. In 1999 it was then taken away but regained a star in 2002 with his own restaurant.

Below are a list of some of my favourite restaurants in Mallorca - with the top ones with an **. Those highlighted are sea front or sea view


Koa - Asian/Fusion

Ombu - Fusion Tapas ** (on the Borne, our favourite but not for views)

Simply Fosh/ Fosh Lab (see Michelin list)

Mar de Nudos - Mediterranean, sea front -

Emilio Innobar - Great Fusion Fish Restaurant * -

Restaurant Forn de San Joan - Tapas

Adrian Quetglass - Michelin Star (see Michelin list)

Tokio a Lima (in Hotel Can Alomar)- fusión

Santosha Cafe * - Vegetarian

Bon Lloc - Vegetarian

La Boveda (there are 2, the one 2nd line just off La Lonja Square is best. One of the best Spanish tapas restaurants in Palma Reviews

Fera - - Tasting menu, very nice 971 595 301 (although we have yet to go.

El Camino - funky long bar upmarket tapas, open kitchen. Fab!*

Santa Catalina

Koh Thai - Thai** One of my favourite Thais, streetfood.

A Ma Maison - French Tunisian Quite romantic/mention to Saloua I sent you)*

Dukes - fusion/casual*

Bunker - Mediterranean fusion/casual

Aquanautic - Mexican-Californian

Bindhi Gastro Bar - Fabulous Indian Gastro Restaurant

Eco Vegetarian - veggie set menu. Great menú, great food, fabulous Price 😊!!

Patron Lunares - Mallorcan International

Nuru - Asian

Kurobota - Fusion Street Food


Assaona* - great views, mediterranean fish/salads/fusion flair

Portixol Hotel*

Ola del Mar - Fish

Cocco - Italian

Puerto Portals Area

Lila - Portals Nous International** (sea view)

Flanigan - Portals Fish (sea view, Kings favourite)

Lucy Wang - fusion**

Spoon - fusion

Cocos - Organic (day only, Portals Nous)

Beach Clubs & Restaurants

Our cosmopolitan little island offers a wide array of wonderful beach clubs and restaurants dotted around the island.

Assaona Gastrobeach Club Palma

UM Beach Club, Portals

Nikki Beach, Calvia Beach ;)

Puro Beach, Illetes & Can Pastilla

Balneario Illetas, Illetas Beach.

Cap Falco - Cala Falco** You can arrive by boat

Gran Folies Beach Club

Mhares Sea Club - South towards Cala Pi

Ponderosa Beach - (restaurant only)

S'Embat - Ses Covetes (Es Trenc) - (restaurant only)

Mar y Mar - Paguera. Broad international menú right on the sea shore

Other Favourites - Islandwide

La Gourmeda - Puerto Andratx* Fine dining with organic produce. Lovely Little garden with live music, walking distance to port Andratx

Dalt Des Coll - Coll de Soller*

Molica, Sencelles

19 - Santa Maria* Romantic Asian Fusian dining in a beautiful garden setting within Living Dreams

Es Moli de Torrent - Santa Maria

Restaurant El Sol - Son Serra de Marina** Great natural beach, the town doesn't look like much ;))

Meson Can Pedro - Genova - A Mallorcan Institution!!

Santi Taura - Lloseta Gastronomic taster menus

Goli - Santanyi. Great interior, Gastro food

Coast by East - Port Adriano, fusion)

Hotel Son Brull, Pollensa

Jumeirah Hotel Soller** fantastic for sunset and sushi

Kingfisher - Port de Soller (not tried but heard its excellent) Traditional Mallorcan tastes with fish and seafood

Restaurant El Sol -

Extra Special Ones to remember

Bens dÁvall - Soller to Deia** Fantastic sea views, great spot, creative tasting menu.

Cas Xorc Hotel* - Soller

Hotel Cap Rocat** , Sea Club - Cala Blava . past airport, a special spot

Es Guix Lluc** - fresh water spring pool, paellas, Mallorquin food

Sa Foradada, Deia** 45 minute walk or best to access by boat - paellas, fish, stunning!!

Es Verger Lamb Restaurant**, Alaro. A true Mallorcan experience - rustic old farmhouse , great views, great walk to the Castle, hot in summer but fantastic lamb, as well as sea food and salads and other Mallorcan specialties.



Silke von Rolbiezki

Portals Nous / Puerto Portals,
Salon B - hair, nails and beauty

Santa Catalina
Eden Hair Salon


Bikini Beach & Spa - for massages, beauty treatments and some fantastic bikinis

Puerto Portals
Bodhana Wellness Centre - fabulous massages either above the Port of Portals, or on the beach in Illetes.


Mallorca is steadily becoming the wellness center of Spain, and are giving the mainland a good run for their money. Some highlights of hotel spas are as follows:

Belmond La Residencia - Deia

St Regis Hotel and Spa - Portals / Palmanova

Hotel Son Castello Son Vida, Palma

Hotel Son Caliu, Palmanova

Hotel Son Brull Hotel - Pollensa

Cocktail Hour - Palma

Hostal Cuba - The Sky Lounge on the roof at Santa Catalina (you need to book)

Abaco - La Lonja Palma. This is a stunning old traditional Palacio building is a must-see “institution” in Mallorca. Huge G & T's set amongst fruit embellished old character and style.

Es Baluard Restaurant & Lounge. Beautiful terrace facing the water front high above the Paseo.

49 Steps, Moll Vell, Palma. Set above the marina at Moll Vell.

Hotel Saratoga Blue Jazz Lounge. Some of the best live music in town with views over the port and the city

Other hotels with roof top bars : Hotel San Francesc,
Tokio a Lima (Boutique Hotel Can Alomar)
Sky Bar - Hotel Almundaina
Nakar Hotel
Almaq at Es Princep

Live Music for after dinner

Blue Jazz Club, Hotel Saratoga, Palma - 7th floor, Jazz

The Jazz Voyeur club, Palma

Hogans, Palma -

BackStage, Palma

Bop Bar, Puerto Portals


Palma is a haven for shops and boutiques. It's great to have a wonder around to see the diverse array of clothing shops. Try the Jaime III first from the top end (Paseo Mallorca) where you will come across the main department store El Corte Ingles where they have a wide array of everything you can imagine. Continue walking down towards the Paseo del Borne. Once you have had a look around go up into the back street near McDonalds, and walk around the pedestrianized cobbled streets through Plaza de Frederic Chopin, and make your way up the steps towards Plaza Cort and then Plaza Major. You could shop for hours wandering the beautiful cobbled streets of Palma for many hours.

The Santa Catalina district offers a wonderful selection of more Bohemian style shops, as well as a wide array of restaurants and bars encircling Santa Catalina Market.

Other shopping areas to consider are:

Fan Shopping Centre - an open-air shopping center close to the airport.

Mallorca Fashion Outlet - an open-air outlet shopping center with plenty of outdoor dining and cafes. As well as cinemas and an indoor cart racing circuit. Fun for all the family.

Puerto Portals - the very chic and fashionable marina has a wide array of upmarket boutiques and restaurants to choose from, although pretty pricey!!

Port Adriano - This recently upgraded Philip Stark marina development has been elegantly styled and also offers a wide array of chic boutiques and restaurants.

Puerto Andratx - The Port of Andratx is well worth a visit for a wide array of boutiques and specialist shops dotted around the Port and the back streets. Previously a strongly German region the area has benefitted from their discerning tastes and styles to bring an upmarket flavour to the town.

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