Helen Cummins gives us her pick of the most romantic restaurants on the island. Love is in the air all year round on Mallorca!
AddressHotel de Mar, Gran Meliá
Paseo de las Illetas 7,
Illetas +34 971 402 511
You’ve arrived on Mallorca and want to experience the island’s authentic cuisine, but where should you go for a meal? The choice of traditional Mallorcan restaurants is enormous, making it hard to choose, but you’re also something of a gourmet, who likes to eat in a sophisticated setting with professional service. Although the hearty fare served in many establishments may be tasty enough and satisfying, the overall dining experience may lack the sensorial finesse you’re looking for.
Set your GPS for the five-star Hotel de Mar, Gran Melià (part of The Leading Hotels of the World), take advantage of the complimentary valet parking, and enter the hotel’s hidden jewel Arrels restaurant. Here you’ll find an avant-garde gastronomic interpretation of authentic island cuisine served in elegant surroundings – right on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. The name Arrels is the ‘mallorquín’ word for roots – appropriate when the delicious food served is rooted in authentic island flavours and dishes.
The adults-only hotel opened Arrels in 2015, in collaboration with Marga Coll – the renowned chef who adds a generous dash of modernity to her delicious interpretations of Mallorca’s traditional cuisine. The culinary concept is based on the best fresh seasonal produce, carefully selected at the market each morning; each one of the 7 dishes of the fine-dining tasting menu pays homage to the island of her birth. The restaurant’s privileged position affords beautiful views out to sea and along the coast which you can take in while enjoying an authentic full breakfast (five courses) or in the evening during dinner for the mentioned tasting menu.
Arrels attracts locals, foreigners living on Mallorca, and all those who love the island’s authentic cuisine.
Discover and feel at peace with “Arrels&Relax”. They offer customised experiences where the only concern after breakfast is whether to choose between resting on a Bali Bed, relaxing in the SPA by Clarins or choosing a massage that helps reduce stress. Or better still, all the options!