20 restaurants to celebrate your love in Mallorca

Helen Cummins reveals her list of the most romantic restaurants on the island

Years of having the pleasure of eating out in Mallorca means that when someone asks me for a recommendation I know just where to send them. Give me a few keywords like ‘buzzy’, ‘elegant’, ‘trendy’ or ‘cosy’ and I’m immediately flipping through my mental Filofax of island eateries.

When a friend or acquaintance asks for ‘romantic’, many restaurants come to mind. Mallorca, with its balmy nights, to-die-for views and spectacular settings, seems tailor-made for memorable occasions with a loved one, and these places in particular ooze romance.

A romantic restaurant can take many forms. Here’s my selection running the whole range – from simple beach spots and countryside hideaways to ravishing mountain retreats and chic roof terraces.

Editor’s note: Dining as a gooey-eyed couple at our pick of romantic restaurants in Mallorca is not compulsory. Visit with friends and fall in love with the food…

Lume & Co Restaurant

20. Lume & Co - Génova

What used to be the stables of the renowned Son Berga Castle has been beautifully renovated and now blends rustic Mallorcan stone with patio lighting, Mediterranean textiles and big, old olive trees. This is an excellent place for anyone tired of the heat and bustle of the city and who wants to replenish and unwind in good company. In the winter months, there is a roaring log fire and, in the summer, a fab patio area that offers a shaded respite. Read more
Es Fum Restaurant

19. Es Fum - Costa d'en Blanes

The gastronomic jewel of the Hotel St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort delivers haute Mediterranean cuisine that comes under the seasoned expertise of Chef Miguel Navarro. In its desire for continuous renewal, the proposal has been extended with incredible new offerings and three new menus: Origen, Recorrido and Vegetal. Es Fum is a seasonal restaurant that serves dinner only. The intimate ambience and elegant décor spills from the dark wooden interior to the terrace colonnades, where tables are perched above the lush opulent garden that rolls to the sea. Read more
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18. Sadrassana - Palma

One of my personal favourites, Sadrassana wins on every count for food, décor and ambience. With such sensuous surroundings – luxurious wallpaper, vintage mirrors and sparkling chandeliers – there’s a real sense of escapism when dining at this restaurant. This is the place to come at night for tapas and wonderful Mallorcan food (dinner only). Art takes centre stage beside the menu – one of Palma’s best-renowned galleries, Galeria Horrach Moya, is upstairs. Read more
Restaurant 19 Livingdreams in Santa Maria

17. Restaurant 19 Livingdreams - Santa Maria

This fusion restaurant in the centre of the island (Santa Maria) is housed in an old town house with a stunning garden and shady terraces to relax and enjoy the views. The service is excellent and the food is an interesting mix of local and Mediterranean with a hint of Asian influence. Read more
Botànic Restaurant Botanic

16. Botànic - Palma

Making healthy and nutritious food sexy, chef Andrés Benitez has created a plant-forward menu driven by his passion for healthy cuisine and organic ingredients. He provides an all-day experience of super-nutritious dishes that include ‘single-course meal’ combos, sharing platters and tapas that compromise nothing on flavour. Here, the worlds of green cuisine and optimum health come first. #greenisthenewsexy is what Botànic lives by. Read more
agapanto restaurant

15. Agapanto - Port de Sóller

Sóller harbour has its own special magic at night, and the moody ambience at Agapanto perfectly fits the natural setting. Great care is taken over the Mediterranean – Mallorcan menu, with lots of extra touches added. The mountains, sea and music make this place a little bit magic.
Jacaranda Restaurant

14. Jacaranda - Montuïri

Jacaranda Restaurant is one of those places that tells a story. Not only because of its beautiful setting in the 5-star country hotel Finca Serena Mallorca, but because of how it reimagines local produce. This off-the-beaten-track spot in little-known Pla de Mallorca is worth the significant detour – the views that you get overlooking vast green fields and forests are incredible. Read more

13. Neni - Port de Sóller

“You are what you share,” reads the menu at NENI, the large indoor-outdoor restaurant located in the attractive Bikini Island and Mountain Hotel in Port de Sóller. The food takes inspiration from Israeli, Lebanese, and Mediterranean cuisines, with purposeful adaptions to Mallorcan ingredients. This is the place to take your time with loved ones, feel free and completely switch off. At NENI, everything is fresh flair and fun. Read more

12. Sumailla - Port d'Andratx

When you and your partner feel like sampling more exotic cuisine, Sumailla comes out tops. The chef at this smart waterfront eatery, Mauricio Farinola, is famed for his sushi. Japanese/Peruvian at its best. Read more
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11. Sebastian - Deià

Another personal favourite… this well-known and much-loved restaurant in the beautiful mountain village of Deià is certainly worth a visit if you love good food and friendly, relaxed service in rustic surroundings. Make sure to book in advance! Read more
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10. Arrels - Ses Illetes

In Hotel de Mar Gran Meliá in Illetes is where Mallorcan born and bred Marga Coll cooks from the heart with a fresh, local menu. When the day ends, the magic begins. The incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea and the suggestive lighting of the gardens are a combination that results in a magical evening of incomparable flavours, textures, smells and colours tasted in front of the sea. Read more
Tramuntana Grill at La Residencia

9. Tramuntana Grill at La Residencia - Deià

Surrounded by unparalleled views over the Deià rooftops and backdropped by the high mountains and magnificent sea views, Tramuntana Grill offers a true Mediterranean rooftop experience at the heart of the La Residencia, a Belmond Hotel in Deià. Overseen by Executive Chef Guillermo Méndez, it offers refined dishes elaborated with local and sustainable ingredients based on a KM0 concept. Read more
Mar & Duix at Hotel Son Net

8. Mar&Duix at Hotel Son Net - Puigpunyent

The luxurious Grand Hotel Son Net is an exquisite Mallorcan Palace dating back to 1672 in the lovely mountain village of Puigpunyent. Savour authentic Mallorcan haute cuisine as it was meant to be – with local products equalling truly local flavour. Complemented by produce from the hotel’s vegetable garden and homemade products, a Km0 spirit and dedication to sourcing only the finest ingredients gives each dish a flavour that can only be captured in Mallorca, and a quality that can only be captured at Son Net. Read more
Dins Restaurant

7. Dins - Palma

“Dins” which means “inside” in Mallorca’s local language, invites guests to indulge in the flavours of the island. Michelin Star chef Santi Taura’s creative dishes call upon the “historical memory” of Balearic cuisine, pleasing the traditionalist, as well as the adventurous, diner. The restaurant is situated on the ground floor of Hotel El Llorenç Parc de la Mar, and is set facing the sea from the historic Jewish quarter of La Calatrava. Enjoy an elegant dinner rooted in history before taking a romantic walk through Palma’s Old Town or along the Parc de la Mar. Read more
Singular Restaurant at The Lodge Hotel

6. Singular Restaurant at The Lodge Hotel - Sa Pobla

Standing between lavender fields, rustic almond tree estates, ancient olive trees and vegetable gardens, The Lodge brings together all the ingredients that make up an authentic luxury retreat experience at the heart of Mallorca. For their dishes, Singular Restaurant uses their year-round supply of top-quality local products harvested directly from their land. Rooted in tradition, Singular’s food has a special connection to the land and Mallorca’s unique flavours and ingredients. Read more
voro restaurant

5. Voro - Canyamel

If you admire a great sommelier that knows their stuff, then VORO – a restaurant with 2 Michelin stars – will not disappoint. Each dish is paired with a wine that compliments its flavours, bringing out all those delicious Mediterranean undertones we all love. In the kitchen, chef Álvaro Salazar is creative, to say the least, and loves to twist classic dishes and add a touch of character. You won’t leave VORO without wanting to re-book and return. Read more

4. Fusion 19 - Muro

The evening we dined at Fusion 19 we watched an engagement proposal unfold at the next table, so we are not alone in thinking this restaurant oozes romance. Behind an imposing wooden door on Muro’s main strip, this small and intimate space accommodates just 20 diners at white-clothed tables. A winter garden alcove evokes a feeling of enchantment, and angular wood panelling creates earthy warmth. Chef Javier Hoebeck cut his culinary teeth in some of the world’s best professional kitchens and pays them homage with an elaborate gastro-sensory menu. Read more
Restaurant Sa Terrassa at Hotel Son Bunyola

3. Sa Terrassa at Hotel Son Bunyola - Banyalbufar

‘Elevated’ is certainly a fitting word when describing Son Bunyola Hotel and Villas. Everything here is a cut above, from its position high in the Tramuntana mountains overlooking the shimmering sea, to the food Chef Samuel G. Galdón serves guests and visitors in Sa Terrassa restaurant. For sophisticated Mallorcan flavours, unbeatable sea and mountain views, and a luxurious atmosphere, Sa Terrassa is the restaurant to visit! Read more
bens d'avall restaurant

2. Bens D'Avall - Sóller

Countless anniversaries have been marked at Bens d’Avall, and with good reason; this perennial Mallorca favourite matches sublime food with a sublime setting. Perched above the Med in between Deià and Sóller, it boasts ravishing terrace views, gracious service and winning ‘New Mallorcan’ food. Special.
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Restaurante Yara

1. Yara Restaurant - Portals Nous

Yara’s position overlooking Portals Marina, its striking decor and unparalleled dishes make this one of the best restaurants on the island. With a large tropical-looking terrace overlooking the lavish harbour, this restaurant provides the perfect upscale atmosphere at one of Palma’s most luxurious Marinas. Along with the view, their Mediterannean Asian grill is sure to impress your date on your romantic night out! Tip: Always, always book in advance. Read more