Food and drink
Expect Majorcan products with an inventive use of Asian, German and Scandinavian flavours: dill for example, or sweet papaya.
I like the lobster with white asparagus and tarragon, and the pan-fried duck liver with rhubarb.
The atmosphere is nicely down-to-earth despite a growing celebrity clientele (Andrew Lloyd Weber had a birthday party here recently). Stone walls, old terracotta floors, built-in banquettes piled high with cushions and tall candelabras make it nice and cosy, which is why, despite forgoing views across the valley, I prefer it by night. Come on a date, it’s no fun alone.
You can smell the passion for food in the air, but you’ll find no egotistic chef rules. If you’re vegetarian, dairy intolerant, or simply like your meat well done, welcome: Sebastian and Patricia accommodate all.
On a side street, no sea views, but striking ones of the valley.
Chalked up daily specials can be a good deal, but expect to spend at least 50 euros a head without wine.
Tables to book
Ask to sit by a window in summer or snuggle up on the banquettes when it gets cold.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Special occasions
- Nature / wildlife