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Sa Punta, Son Servera

A popular Mediterranean restaurant on a promontory at Port Verd, near Cala Bona.

2019, June 3rd

If you knew Sa Punta a few years ago, you’ll find it’s changed quite a bit since then. Although still under the same ownership (a member of Rafa Nadal’s family), the restaurant was given a stylish new look in 2017 and positive changes were made to personnel and the menu. We visited after a few years’ absence and found a much-improved Sa Punta.

There’s an elegant dining room, decorated in soft whites and shades of cream, with picture windows offering sea views. When the weather’s fine, the large terrace is the place to sit; Sa Punta’s privileged location on a coastal promontory means lovely views along the coast. Illuminated palm trees and soft lighting add to the Mediterranean ambience and glass screening shields against any unwelcome brisk breezes. Linen-clad tables and smartly dressed servers are an indication that this is a smart restaurant, but it’s not at all stuffy.

A contemporary-style bar area has been added near the restaurant entrance, but we went straight to the terrace. At eight o’clock, almost every table was already full: diners were a mix of nationalities and ages and ranged from couples to larger groups, created an appealing buzz of happy chatter and relaxed vibes.

Mallorcan chef Andreu Moreno joined the restaurant last year, from a position in Salamanca, and his à la carte menu offers a varied choice of Mediterranean dishes – including lobster and lunchtime paellas (both of which should be pre-ordered).

We shared a starter: a portion (six pieces) of the tasty home-made Iberian ham croquettes (14,10€). Salt-crusted seabass for two people is a speciality here but the friendly and efficient maître Paul suggested we try the Chateaubriand on a hot stone (for two), which was tender and flavourful. Cooking it ourselves on the stone meant we could eat the generous amount of sliced beef at our own pace.

In addition to à la carte, Sa Punta offers a three-course lunch menu from Monday to Friday for 22€ (25€ on Saturday). Wines are mainly Mallorcan and Spanish with just a few international labels. Our only slight disappointment? The extra virgin olive oil was from the Peninsula and not Mallorca.

Sa Punta is popular with families, because it offers a kids’ menu of four main-course dishes and opens early for dinner. Dine a bit later if you prefer to eat with fewer children around.


Photos: Sa Punta / Jan Edwards

Prices were correct at time of writing