Lives in Purley, United Kingdom
Since Oct 2013
50-64 year old male
Speciality Museums, Churches & Cathedrals, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites
Other Food & Drink
Other Food & Drink
Caverns & Caves
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Wineries & Vineyards
Cap Rocat is an old fortification built at the time of the American-Spanish war. Very tastefully converted to a top class hotel. In a secluded location with commanding views over the bay of Palma. The hotel has two restaurants - on in the main complex and the other down at the beach. The main restaurant is geared to Gourmet Dining whilst the beach restaurant offers a more traditional Mallocan fair.
This is a full blown "Asador". The restaurant is centred around a huge charcoal pit with a never ending array of meats grilling away. A meat lovers paradise. Chose from a first rate selection of meat cuts - the fillet steaks (solomillo) is particularly recommended. Rabbit and goat is also available. If you are a vegetarian or vegan then ... sorry, but this place is definitely not for you. Surprisingly no fish dishes are offered - meat only (plus veggies and salads).
A great restaurant at a fabulous picturesque location at Cala Pi. The menu is top quality offering a range of choices to suit most if not all tastes.
One of several excellent restaurants in the port area of Colonia Sant Jordi . The fish baked in salt is definitely recommended.
Definitely one of the better "Fish Market" themed restaurants in Mallorca. Excellent kitchen and meal quality - can be pricey but worth it.
Long established restaurant with charm and rustic character.
The magic that helps make Mallorca the paradise island that it is.
A gem on the northern coastline of Mallorca. Take tram from train stop in Soller or if the temperature is OK then the port takes a good 1hr walk. Several restaurants scattered around - the better ones are in the vicinity of the yacht marina.
Absolutely mind-blowing. A hidden gem. Be aware of organised tours - try to avoid clashing with these.
An essential stop if you are touring the wine districts in the Inca-Sineu region.
On the wine route. Sightly more commercial than my other recommendations but well worth a visit.
There is a traditional zone and more modern zone at Colonia Sant Jordi. The beaches arte located in the older part of the town - on the east side. The west side of the town has a rocky coastline. There is a walkway circuit ranging from paved areas through to a boardwalk. The complete circuit is around 4km long - and well worth the exercise as it gives you a great flavor of the town. Restaurants again tend to be based around the older part of the town - those just off the beach are very good and worth a visit. See my review of Marisol. There are nearby sea salt beds and a museum in town that explain their history as well as the traditional salt making methods. A regular ferry run provides access to the nearby coastal islands.
Spectacular caves - together with Cuevas del Drach. Probably best visited outside of the peak tourist season as the cave tours get crammed to the maximum. That said, if you haven't yet visited and you have no flexibility on timing your visit then a trip to this geological marvel is well worth it. Cuevas del Drach, if still in operation, is probably my favoured cave tour with an on water orchestral recital forming part of the tour.
Hidden away on the lower eastern coast of Mallorca Cala Figuera is a sleepy yet charming coastal small town. The harbour is flanked by steep cliffs which shelter the local fishing boats. A well planned walkway has been built to allow visitors to ramble the harbour coastline - but beware as these walkways are very narrow in places. There are several good restaurants in the town itself which offer splendid views onto the harbour.
Mallorca produces some fantastic wines - but possibly the very best come from the vine yards of Son Bordils. I personally prefer the red wines produced. Son Bordils produces single grape variants as well as a very tasty red blend. Definitely on par with the best mainland offerings from Rioja.
Located at the harbour side this is an excellent stop if you are planning on having a quality fish meal. The fish baked in salt is a particular favourite of mine. I frequently have this when visiting the Puerto area and its many coastal restaurants. Accompanied by a local Mallorcan wine is a must.