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RotW | Palma

by Jan Edwards

Each week Jan presents her chosen Restaurant of the Week on her Saturday morning show TABLE TALK. Find out more about her featured restaurants here.

The Duke, Palma

2020, Mar. 2nd | by Jan Edwards

A laidback Santa Catalina restaurant with a surfing vibe and some seriously tasty – and healthy – international food.

On a rather chilly and windy Monday evening in Palma, the area of Santa Catalina was eerily quiet. Until we entered The Duke – a cosy nook of a restaurant in a side street near Santa Catalina market. This was where everyone was, creating the buzzy warm ambience that’s evidence of an eatery that knows how to please its punters.


D’Menú, Palma

2020, Feb. 10th | by Jan Edwards

It’s a simple concept: this Palma restaurant from chef /restaurateur Adrián Quetglas is open only at lunchtimes on weekdays, offering just a set menu.

Like several other chefs who have opened their own successful restaurants, Adrián Quetglas used to work for British chef Marc Fosh. After a decade working in Russia, in 2015, Adrián opened his own restaurant, which has a Michelin star. He also has the neighbouring D’Gustar tapas bar.



Plaça Sant Antoni, 17

07002 Palma

+34 971 460 455


Opening times:
Monday to Friday (lunch only)

Kasui, Palma

2020, Feb. 3rd | by Jan Edwards

Japanese grill and cocktail bar in Palma’s trendy Plaça Raimundo Clar, that took its inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun’s charcoal-grilled and street food.

Plaça Raimundo Clar has become quite the foodie destination in the regenerated quarter known as Sa Gerreria, in Palma de Mallorca. Bars and restaurants border the attractive large square and, since last September, Japanese cuisine has expanded the variety of international flavours on offer here.



Plaça Raimundo Clar, 6

07002 Palma

+34 971 67 77 80


Opening times:
Wednesday & Thursday 19:30 - 23:30 h
Friday & Saturday 13 - 15:30 h & 19:30 - 23:30 h
Sunday 13 - 15:30 h
Closed Monday and Tuesday

BI BAP, Palma

2020, Jan. 27th | by Jan Edwards

Flavoursome authentic Korean and Asian cuisine await you at this popular restaurant in central Palma.

Toothsome isn’t a word I use very often, but it sprang to mind as I was eating a delicious lunch at Bi Bap restaurant in Palma de Mallorca last week. If I hadn’t been eating alone, I’d have used that word in conversation with my lunch companion. Instead, I’ve saved it for this review.


Made in China, Palma

2019, Nov. 4th | by Jan Edwards

Mallorca’s best Chinese restaurant is in Palma and, although it’s not on the main tourist route, it’s an insider tip for good value and tasty authentic Cantonese cuisine.

Sandra may not sound like a Chinese name, but it’s how customers of Restaurante Made in China know its owner Weifan Wang. Sandra is from Canton, southern China, but Spain has been her home for some thirty years. She had a restaurant in Madrid before opening Made in China a few years ago.


Restaurante Made in China

C/ Ramón y Cajal, 15

07011 Palma

+34 971 773 084


Opening times:
Lunch: Monday to Sunday 13 - 16 h Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday 20 - 23 h

Lume & Co, Genova

2019, Oct. 21st | by Jan Edwards

Close to Palma, this restaurant’s location feels a world away from the city – and has its own car park!

Lume & Co is in what were once the stables of the 15th-century Son Berga castle, just outside Genova. The restaurant is in gated premises, with a large private car park. With the convenience of only a short drive from the centre of Palma, it has a rural feel – and this is appreciated when eating al fresco on the terrace or having a drink in the outdoor chill-out area.


Basic Bar Restaurante, Palma

2019, Oct. 7th

A high-quality three-course lunch for under 15 € in Palma de Mallorca? Find it here, close to El Corte Inglés on the Avenidas.

You’re unlikely to stumble across Basic Bar Restaurante on a wander around Palma de Mallorca. This restaurant is tucked away in a side street, off Carrer Aragón, close to the rear of El Corte Inglés on the Avenidas.


La Vieja de Jonay Hernández, Palma

2019, Sep 30th

‘New Canarian’ cuisine from chef/owner Jonay Hernández is on the menu at this cool eatery in Palma’s Sa Gerreria district…

Canarian cuisine with creative modern touches awaits you at La Vieja de Jonay Hernández – located in the increasingly trendy Plaça de Raimundo Clar, in the regenerated area of Sa Gerreria, in Palma.


Avocado Club, Palma

2019, Sep 23rd

Fans of the avocado will be in their element when they see the choice of healthy avocado dishes at this recent addition to Palma’s Passeig de Mallorca…

Opened in July, Avocado Club is an independent restaurant in Palma’s Passeig de Mallorca. The clue that you’ve found the place is the large wicker peacock chair outside, adorned with artificial flowers. Your first Instagram moment.


Marc Fosh, Palma


2019, July 22nd

No self-respecting foodie should miss the opportunity to try the Michelin-starred cuisine at Marc Fosh restaurant in Palma de Mallorca – where an excellent-value lunch is on offer.


Arume, Palma

Brush up your skills with chopsticks* at this Palma restaurant serving Asian-meets-Mediterranean cuisine from the talented chef/owner Tomeu Martí.

2019, July 15th

Arume restaurant in Palma is still my favourite place to eat Asian cuisine – with some Mediterranean touches. The amiable Mallorcan chef and owner Tomeu Martí honed his Asian culinary skills during his travels to that part of the world. He opened Arume in 2006, five years after winning the title of Spain’s best young chef, aged 21.


Rosetó, Palma

A hideaway restaurant in the heart of Palma, with a courtyard for alfresco eating and a great-value menu.

2019, June 17th

Everyone should know a place to eat in Palma de Mallorca where they can escape the summer crowds and enjoy a well-priced lunch or dinner.


Santosha, Palma

Friendly service, cool décor, and delicious healthy food await you in this brunch/lunch eatery in a quiet lane in central Palma

2019, May 13rd

Santosha restaurant is in a quiet lane in the heart of Palma, offering sanctuary from the bustle of the more tourist-populated areas. Owners Ruth and Eran previously worked in the yachting sector as chef and captain respectively and put their roots down in Mallorca to open this restaurant in 2016.


Bodeguita Picador, Palma

A smart new tapas bar with tasty food, cool music soundtrack, and designer interior, in the heart of Palma

2019, May 6th

Palma’s newest tapas bar is alongside, and belongs to, Hotel Mamá in Palma’s iconic Plaza de Cort. As with the adjoining hotel, the look of the place was created by the famous French interior designer Jacques Grange.


Forn, Palma

A family-run restaurant offering creative cuisine in a former old bakery in La Lonja

2019, Apr 22nd

Forn in Palma is in a former 19th-century bakery in La Lonja that was converted into a restaurant in 1992. The founder’s sons Carlos and Christian are now responsible for Forn restaurant, which has recently undergone a stylish makeover.


Botànic Restaurant, Palma

A new concept of healthy all-day eating in Palma’s largest private garden

2019, Apr 15th

Botànic is the restaurant of the stunning 5-star hotel Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden in Palma’s La Lonja – but you don’t have to be staying overnight to eat here. Botànic opened late December 2018, offering all-day dining and a refreshing culinary concept for Palma: nourishing gourmet cuisine that’s largely plant-based, using organic local produce.


Café Rialto, Palma

Scandi chic and all-day home-cooked international cuisine

2019, Apr 1st

This week’s Restaurant of the Week is, in fact, a café, but it’s one with oodles of style, delicious international food, and friendly table service. Café Rialto is within the Swedish-owned lifestyle store Rialto Living, offering a comfortable and super-stylish place to eat and drink at any time during the day.


BINDI, Palma

The spirit of Asian food in Santa Catalina

2019, Mar 25th

Bindi is a popular restaurant in the bohemian Palma district of Santa Catalina. It offers delicious authentic Indian cuisine, based on fresh products and traditional spices. British woman Bindu Shah and Patryk Kusiak own this restaurant, which has been pleasing fans of Indian food since 2014 and attracts an international clientele.



Michelin-star experience shows at this Palma hotel restaurant

2019, Feb 4th

The 5-star Hotel Glòria de Sant Jaume in Palma’s Old Town is home to this restaurant, which has its own entrance from the street. A year after opening, El Patio de Glòria now has a new chef, à la carte menu, and maître.


Temple, Palma

Healthy vegetarian food in a peaceful city oasis

2019, Jan 28th

Palma’s Santa Catalina district has yet another eatery to please vegetarians and flexitarians. Temple is owned and run by charming Parisians in a beautifully restored townhouse, with exposed stone walls, slim iron pillars, and stunning photographic artwork on the walls.



Artistry in both cuisine and décor

2019, Jan 14th

Tucked away around the corner from Palma de Mallorca’s Jaime III, Fera Restaurant and Bar first opened in the autumn of 2017 and quickly gained a loyal following. The restaurant is in a tastefully restored old palacio and you enter through a small courtyard. Even before you pass through the automatic glass doors, you can see that the experience of eating here is something different.


Restaurante Quadrat, Palma

Modern Med cuisine in a former stable block

2018, Dic 3rd

The old town of Palma de Mallorca is home to Quadrat, within the 5-star Sant Francesc Hotel Singular. It’s an elegant restaurant located in this former palacio’s original stables and you’ll see hints of the space’s original use in the interior décor.


Vandal, Palma

Deliciously different

2018, Nov 19th

Offering one of Palma’s most diverse and innovative menus, Vandal is the product of its two creative owners’ international careers. Executive chef Bernabé Caravotta worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in France and Denmark – Mirazur and with René Redzepi at the renowned Noma, respectively – and at the Blue Elephant Thai cooking school in Thailand, before moving to Mallorca in 2007.


MOSS, Palma

The new restaurant of Meliá Palma Marina

2018, Nov 05th

The former Meliá Palas Atenea is now known as the Meliá Palma Marina Hotel and, in giving the hotel a brand-new look and facilities, Meliá opened the hotel’s ground-floor all-day eatery, Moss.


Portixol Hotel & Restaurante, Palma

Scandi-cool eating by the sea

2018, Oct 29th

If you like to eat out in Palma but close to the Mediterranean Sea, the restaurant at the Hotel Portixol is well worth a visit. The Swedish-owned hotel has bags of Scandi style and a prime position in the picturesque Portixol harbour – a pleasant walk from the city centre.


Smack Mallorca, Palma

Vive la France in Santa Catalina

2018, July 30th

The Santa Catalina restaurant Smack Mallorca opened in April this year, as the realisation of a dream for a foodie couple – who moved from Paris to open their own restaurant here.