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.
Fera’s owners are keen art collectors and art in various forms is a key element of the stylish interior design of this restaurant and bar. The long dining room is accessed by a few steps but there is also a separate dining space known as The Library – which can be booked for private dining. Pass the cold kitchen – where snacks such as sushi are prepared – and you’re in the attractive bar, where creative cocktails are a speciality.
The most important reason to come to Fera Restaurant & Bar is Austrian chef Simon Petutschnig’s cuisine, which has been described as MediterrAsian, but also as ‘borderless Mediterranean’. Simon is an expert in Japanese cuisine and it shows in his dishes. Presentation of the dishes is superb and sometimes involves a few surprises.
At lunchtime, Fera offers its à la carte menu or an exceptional-value three-course fixed menu, with choices (available every day of the week) for 22,90€. For dinner, choose from à la carte or one of the four tasting menus, which include a vegetarian option, priced from 49 € to 89 €.
Fera has an interesting wine list with prices to suit everyone. The list includes some biodynamic wines made exclusively for the restaurant and bearing the Fera label. And if you don’t want a whole bottle of wine with your meal, some good wines are available by the glass or carafe.
Fera Palma is a popular place so I recommend reserving your table in advance.
Photos: Fera / Jan Edwards