Sunday, December 06, 2015

Places to eat in Mallorca


Hello readers, it seems like eons since I last mentioned my upcoming trip to Mallorca, Spain. Alas, the trips over and I can't help but reminisce as I write this under a duvet freezing my ass off in 12 degrees London weather. It's cold, rainy and I miss all the lovely tapas and fusion dishes I tried out in good ol Mallorca. So without further ado, here are a few pictures showcasing the various places to eat in Mallorca. It wouldn't be complete without adding pictures of the beautiful city of course. 



We stayed at a 4 star Boutique hotel ranked 1 of 70 on Tripadvisor called Posada Terra Santa in the Palma area. It had a nice buffet style breakfast with a nice selection of egg dishes made in front of you.


A spa area with a nice sauna and a pool to relax in privacy if you so wish


And a pool terrace and chairs from which to admire the gorgeous skyline 



A walk into the old town also revealed some beautiful churches


La Seu Cathedral


Markets,






And some tasty tapas bars and restaurants 


This sea food restaurant based on Montenegro street was recommended by the hotel staff. Further research on our part prior to visiting the restaurant revealed a high tripadvisor rank. On getting to the restaurant around 7 pm we were seen to by a friendly waiter who offered us bread and a tasty tomato spread plus olives. I had time to look round the restaurant while waiting for the grilled octopus starter and baked sea bass in salt main. 




Juicy grilled octopus


When the baked Sea bass finally arrived, the crust was scraped off and the bones removed, revealing some of the tastiest and freshest fish have had in a while. The dish came with some spinach a la Majorcan style, spicy potatoes and grilled asparagus sides. 





sea bass baked in salt crust




This was finished off by some shots



The grilled sea bass in salt crust came up to £55, while the grilled octopus starter was about £15. On the whole it wasn't the cheapest restaurant we went to in Mallorca, however the food tasted ok and waiter was quite friendly. 


This restaurant with its quirky decor and varied tapas dishes is based in the Sa Garreria area, just a few doors away from the hotel. It was recommended by the hotel staff due to it's very close proximity and the guardian newspaper in their article titled "10 of the best restaurants in Palma de Mallorca - on a budget". 



The food and atmosphere brought us back to this bistro bar on three different occasions during our stay. We tried wayyyyy to many dishes actually.  We had their Patatas Bravas with spicy sauce, tempura prawns with sweet chilli sauce and trio de croquetas tapas with three different fillings (mushrooms, ham and cod) . They all tasted great, but I reckon my favourite were the prawns and sweet chilli sauce.




Dishes ordered from their Pintxos selections included a small roast lamb burger with mint sauce 


a nice prime rib snack with green pepper sauce. 


And a tasty medallion of oxtail with potato cream



The main selections entailed an oxtail stew cooked in red wine with slow cooked vegetables served in a pot. The lovely aromas that come gushing out once you open the lid was definitely something to remember. The meat fell from the bone ever so easily and the taste simply can't be faulted. 


As good as the dish above was, I loved the suckling pig confit with apple textures and rosemary potatoes main. Apple and pork always complement each other, however the juiciness of the pork was a stand out feature. Tick this dish off your list when you visit Quina Creu.


A very good restaurant with reasonable prices. We never spent more than €45 on any occasion and that was with drinks included. 



It gets busy at night time, however we managed to get seats without having to book in advance. I will advice you to err on the side of caution and book prior to visiting. 


The final restaurant on my list is......drum roll....

 Nuru Restaurant

Based in the heart of Palma de Mallorca - Santa catalina, this restaurant that recently opened in March 2015 serves contemporary fusion cuisine under the control of a chef that used to work at the famous Nobu restaurant, Chef chus. 




Some of the best dishes served during my 4 day mallorcan holiday were produced by this impressive restaurant. The cracker and cheese style starter was amazing. 


The Hereford Irish prime beef rib eye served and garnished with crispy new potatoes, Mizuna salad and dripping sauce also hit the mark. 


However the Korean Barbecue style Angus rib, cooked for 20 hours at low temperature, served with kimchi coleslaw, spicy potato salad, tempura onion petals and Korean BBQ sauce was quite divine. Definitely some of the juiciest and flavourful ribs have had in a while. The portion size was quite massive with my jaw dropping at the site of the momentous task before me. Holy Cow indeed. 



Their desserts also deserve a mention. Passion fruit and vanilla Creme brûlée with coconut ice cream and ginger crumble was very moorish. 



The strawberry and cream dessert was also quite moorish. 


I'm looking forward to visiting this restaurant again if Mallorca ends up being a travel destination in the coming months. Mallorca's a nice place indeed, so do pay it a visit sometime.

I hope you enjoyed the blog and hopefully see you again in a few days, that aside I'm also off to lagos in a few weeks so keep an eye out for a places to eat in Lagos, Nigeria blog post. See ye later and leave you with a few more travel pics. 









                                                    Till next time readers :) 
  


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