Food and drink
Cardamom recently had a menu revamp, now serving up healthy Mediterranean dishes and what they call “man-food” such as pies, curries and the like at lunch. By night, it’s all about the authentic Indian cuisine.
The braised duck in a creamy coconut sauce is a house speciality and I love it with a side of the not-so-traditional masala mash. Be sure to save room for the Cardamom “cake of the day” – on top of being a prestigious Cobra award winning chef, Craig Colligan is also the island’s go-to-guy for cakes of all styles and flavours.
Very laidback, chilled and social. At night, the bar area is bustling with people having pre-dinner cocktails and in the winter there’s a really nice local vibe – mostly expats and clued-up locals frequent here so at times it feels like everyone knows everyone.
The service at Cardamom is amazing – and the team's knowledge of ingredients, food and the entire island is second to none.
In an unassuming residential back street of Santa Eulalia, the gorgeous old finca sits back from the street, surrounded by a citrus orchard, meaning once you’re inside you’re shrouded in privacy. There are handy signs on the crossroads directing you to the address if you’re driving, though most taxi drivers will know it.
Starters are around 7.50 euros and in my opinion, well worth it. Often I’d rather have a few of these than a main. Curries are 12.50 euros and specials can be up to 17 euros.
Tables to book
In winter, I like to request a table by the fireplace just for the cosy factor, while in summer the orchard is the place to be.
- Mature travellers
- People watching
- Chilling out