Food for Thought: Our Favourite Mallorca Restaurants

Music might be the food of love, but, in my opinion, food is the music of life. After all, it’s live to eat not eat to live, right? In this post, I’ll explore two of the most life-affirming restaurants Mallorca has to offer.

Music might be the food of love, but, in my opinion, food is the music of life. After all, it’s live to eat not eat to live, right? In this post, I’ll explore two of the most life-affirming restaurants Mallorca has to offer.

Here are Prestige we know that Mallorca is so much more than its reputation (it’s not all beach bars and sangria). Nowhere is this surprising diversity better encapsulated than in Deia, the picturesque village that is to Mallorca what Notting Hill was to London in the 60s: fun, fashionable and foodie.

Ca’s Patro March

Remember ‘The Night Manager’, the BBC’s sumptuous thriller that made the nation fall even more in love with Tom Hiddleston? Parts of it were filmed in Ca’s Patro March, the seafood restaurant that couldn’t get closer to the ocean if it tried.

What I like best about this place is that, despite its celebrity guests, the food remains entirely honest. Fresh fish are available every day, cooked unpretentiously on the grill and washed down with a glass of cold Mallorcan white wine.

 

“Seafood – perfectly fresh and perfectly cooked – is one of the things that really matter in life.”

Restaurant SEBASTIAN

As cross-cultural melting pots, islands make fascinating holiday destinations. Head chef, Sebastian Pasch, takes that multicultural ethos and translates it into thought-provoking food. With roots firmly in traditional Mallorcan cuisine, Sebastian also has the ability to look towards new shores, new tastes and new inspiration.

“When it comes to food, islands are anything but insular.”

Take his dish of crispy pork belly and langoustine: classic Mallorcan ingredients, which are then spiced up with a coriander and apply chutney to make them truly special. Or the scallops served with melon – Spain on a plate, as the TV chefs would say – accompanied by wasabi cucumber for an extra zing. In other words, he’s a chef making interesting food you won’t find anywhere else.

Recommended Hotel: Belmond La Residencia

Personally, I could drop everything and live in Deia – it’s such a vibrant and enthralling place. For now, though, I’m content with holidays to the village, and my accommodation of choice would certainly be Belmond La Residencia. This tranquil and intimate hotel is equal parts elegant and relaxing, and is topped off with jaw-dropping views of the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains.

Although it’s quite near to both of these destination restaurants, if you feel like dining even closer to home, then there are a number of in-house eateries offering quality food. Whether you’re looking for a breakfast buffet, a poolside lunch, an afternoon tea or a romantic dinner, it won’t be hard to find what you’re craving here.

If your appetite’s been whetted, then do get in touch with our expert advisors to find out more – and how you can experience this special cuisine for yourself.