Fine dining in Majorca

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Marc Fosh

Marc Fosh

As minds turn to thinking of summer holidays, one growing reason for travelling somewhere is the quality of the food. Majorca or Mallorca now has restaurants with seven Michelin stars amongst them so after a hard day topping up the tan the lure of a very fine meal might be what attracts you to this popular Mediterranean island.

Here is a quick rundown of those boasting the stars.

Simply Fosh, run by British expat Marc Fosh who has had his star for fourteen years and is the only British chef with a star in Spain. The restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean cuisine with fresh and local produce. Located in the Hotel Convent de la Missio in Palma de Mallorca,  the dining is informal and the meals are described as light.

The Andreu Genestra restaurant, named after its owner, is also to be found in Palma de Mallorca. Andreu earned its Michelin star for its own take on traditional Mallorcan gastronomy. A lot of the food served is grown on what is called their 6,000 square metre garden

El Jardin is run by Maca de Castro and also offers a Mediterranean cuisine but with Mallorcan produce. Although the website has English language pages, some are not translated from Spanish.

A trip up the Deia mountains will take you to Es Raco des Teix owned and run by Josef Saauerschell. It has been closed for a few months and reopens in mid-February 2016. Whilst the food is locally sourced and follows a Mediterranean style, one of the attractions is the countryside and the views in which the restaurant is set.

Es Fum run by Chef Rafael Sanchez in Palma de Mallorca. Situated in the St Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort and the chef offers a modern cuisine but relies on seasonal products to cnstruct his menu.

Es Moli d’en Bou run by Tomeu Caldentey in Coma in the municipality of Sant Llorenç and known as Bou as been around for fifteen years but is still innovative with its menu which is more international in produce and appeal than some of the other Michelin starred restaurants on the island.

Zaranda located in Capdella on the island of Mallorca has a Spanish language only website where you are greeted by a drawing that looks like Michelin man. the food, however, is nowhere near as heavy as that image suggests and the Mediterranean cuisine is light and sourced locally.

There are no Michelin starred restaurants on either Menorca or Ibiza but the much less well-known island of Formentera does have the Cani Dani which was awarded its star in 2014. Again a Spanish language only website, but for people staying on Ibiza, there is ime to eat and – providing you leave  earliesh, catching the last ferry back should be a possibility.

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