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#2/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.9 (out of 5)

Palma’s premier bistro and the hottest opening of 2010.

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Ca'n Costa

Price guide: Mid-range
#9/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.7 (out of 5)

A restaurant in an old-fashioned olive mill with bags of charm and rib-sticking Majorcan fare.

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Ca n’Antuna

Price guide: Mid-range
#10/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.7 (out of 5)

Enjoy top-flight, traditional dishes in this restaurant in the pretty village of Fornalutx.

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La Bóveda

Price guide: Budget
#11/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Best for Cheap eats -
Expert overall rating:4.7 (out of 5)

Bustling and boisterous, welcome to the city's most iconic tapas bar.

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Es Port

Price guide: Mid-range
#12/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.7 (out of 5)

A fish and rice restaurant on an isolated pebble beach.

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#13/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.7 (out of 5)

An island classic specialising in grilled and roast meats.

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Bens d'Avall

Price guide: Expensive
#14/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

High-level, new Majorcan cuisine is served in a dazzling setting.

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Cappuccino

Price guide: Budget
#15/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

A chic, café-cum-bistro in the heart of the city.

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Sa Sìnia

Price guide: Mid-range
#16/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

Small, but serious fish restaurant in Porto Colom.

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Las Olas Bistro

Price guide: Mid-range
#18/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

A Mediter-asian fusion bistro squirreled away near Palma’s cathedral.

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Sebastian

Price guide: Expensive
#19/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

Inventive Mediterranean fare is served in a 250-year-old Deià stable turned high-class bistro.

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Lua

Price guide: Mid-range
#21/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

An atmospheric, portside fish restaurant with a contemporary twist.

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Kopitiam

Price guide: Budget
#22/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

Fresh and lively Malaysian home cooking is served in this eatery in the heart of Sóller.

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Village Café

Price guide: Budget
#24/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Best for Dining alone -
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

A cute hippie café with a pretty garden terrace.

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Ca's Xorx

Price guide: Expensive
#25/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Best for Romance -
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

An elegant country restaurant serving modern Mediterraneans (and a fair few celebrities).

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Bon Lloc

Price guide: Budget
#26/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

Iconic vegetarian restaurant with a groovy, family vibe.

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#27/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

An island institution dating back to 1945, famed for its fresh fish and varied tapas.

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Manzanas y Peras

Price guide: Budget
#28/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

Tasty, deli-style eats can be found in Manzanas y Peras, in charming Pollensa old town.

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Celler La Parra

Price guide: Budget
#29/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

A traditional country inn for serious eaters.

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Stay Restaurant

Price guide: Expensive
#30/40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.2 (out of 5)

A smart, sophisticated fish restaurant on the port.

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Food in Majorca is of a high standard and gets better all the time thanks to a new sense of pride in what’s available on the island itself. Like the mainland, it has abundant fruit and vegetables, quality wines and olive oils, a thriving native pork (porc negre) industry, plus the bounty of the sea that surrounds it.

To showcase this, high-flying chefs like Marc Fosh and Koldo Royo have gone back to their roots recently eschewing their Michelin stars in favour of restaurant experiences that are more accessible (and affordable) without compromising on creativity. Up-and-coming chefs are following suit and it is well worth seeking these out for a taste of New Majorcan Cuisine. If you're on a budget, the lunch menu can get you all the experience for a fraction of the price (€18 for three courses at Simply Fosh for example).

Add to the mix atmospheric tapas bars, traditional country inns, beach shacks and, yes, a generous dollop of top-notch International influences (Thai, Japanese, Indian, French, Italian all have good references here) and Majorca scores highly as a foodie destination.

Like mainland Spain eating habits are late here, although you’ll see more touristy destinations filling up from as early as 6pm. As a rule lunch starts at 2pm, dinner at 9pm and both are occasions for lingering. In higher-end places you could easily be finishing lunch at 5pm, and dinner after midnight. That means that you may not head out for drinks much before 1am, and if you’re in bed by 3am you’re doing quite well. Prepare for the vida nocturna.

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I’ve eaten more meals on Majorca than is really decent for someone who doesn't actually live there, sometimes covering two or three restaurants a day, five or six in a weekend. Each time I visit, somebody somewhere is raving about someone or something, and I can never resist checking it out. What I've learned is that many of the top restaurants are scattered across the centre of the island while, Palma itself is fairly down-to-earth.

One thing is certain: your biggest problem will be in choosing, especially if food is one of the most important aspects of your holiday. With this in mind then, I've gone for as broad a range of places as possible to ensure varied, good-value experiences covering everything from new-wave gastronomy to more workaday places with jaw-dropping views. I’ve also given some thought to the seasons, not just in terms of what you’ll be eating but where you’ll be eating it. There’s nothing nicer than a plate of fresh grilled sardines and a cold bottle of white on the beach in the height of summer, or a rib-sticking stew and a lusty red around a roaring log fire in the winter.

A chef on the island recently told me that even the cooks of San Sebastian (widely considered to be the best place in Spain for food) are envious of the high standard and wide variety of the products in Majorca, and because of this I’ve tried to stick to what is more or less a local cuisine. I have squeezed in the odd international reference though - such as exceptional sushi or pizza - where I think it counts. Happy eating!