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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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EL PATIO DE GLÒRIA, Palma

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.

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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.

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FERA RESTAURANT & BAR, Palma

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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