Bunker’s

Located in Palma’s Santa Catalina area, Bunker’s haute Mediterranean cuisine is curated by world-renowned chef Luigi Valdambrini. Fresh ingredients and Italian culinary traditions converge to create Bunker’s signature cuisine. We’ve got our eye on the prawns and scallop carpaccio starter with burrata and beetroot foam, followed by spaghetti alla “chitarra” – pasta with saffron carbonara sauce, asparagus and black truffle.

La Juanita

Energetic chef Albert Medina whips up a creative storm for diners each night. La Juanita doesn’t have a menu, so come prepared to eat whatever is put in front of you. Dishes are surprisingly cheap and exceedingly delicious. Alternatively, call ahead to book a cookery lesson with Albert himself.

  • +34 653 441208
  • Carrer de La Sala dels Flassaders 4
    07002

The Room

This Italian restaurant sits in the bustling region of Santa Catalina. Priding itself on producing only the freshest, most authentic Italian dishes, The Room serves light but filling pastas, using fish sourced straight from the sea and the Santa Catalina Market.

  • +34 971 281 536
  • Calle Cotoner 47
    Bajo
    Santa Catalina
    07013

Fera

Just around the corner from Palma’s storied street Jaime III, Fera is ideally located for some mid-shopping respite. Stop by for a relaxed lunch of Mediterranean-Asian cuisine serving everything from a kimchi, salmon and avocado roll to cod grilled in an almond crust. Pair your meal with a refreshing drink – the restaurant has innovative cocktail recipes and a hand-picked wine list of over 60 bottles.

Cervecería Anfos

Work up an appetite as you wander around the many stalls of Mercat de l’Olivar, before stopping by Cervecería Anfos to satisfy your cravings. Hand over your seafood buys from the market to the chef, who will cook your purchase to perfection for you. The restaurant’s design isn’t much to look at, but the food makes up for the lack of decor every time.

Mercat de l’Olivar

Mercat de l’Olivar lies on Plaça de Olivar, a city square in the heart of Palma. The traditional Mallorcan market offers fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and cheese. Peruse the selection before settling down at one of the market’s bars for fresh oysters and a cold glass of cava.

Parada del Mar

With a marketplace atmosphere, this bargain seafood restaurant is a local favourite. Upon arrival, the restaurant’s wide selection of fish is the first thing you see. After choosing your ingredients, all that’s left to do is kick back with a cold glass of wine and wait for the magic to arrive.

Celler Sa Premsa

If you’re looking for an evening of traditional Mallorcan delight, this is the place to come. Tables are surrounded by wooden benches and wine barrels line the walls making for a charmingly rustic environment. Founded in 1958, this characterful restaurant serves a menu of traditional cuisine and has a well-stocked cellar that draws in locals and tourists alike.

  • +34 971 723 529
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  • Plaça del Bisbe Berenguer de Palou 8
    07003

Vandal

Presenting tastes from around the world, Vandal prides itself on innovation and unique atmosphere. While we’re sure you wouldn’t wish to be anywhere other than inside Vandal’s walls, the restaurant’s tagline reads “Where would you like to travel today?” and, true to itself, each dish on the menu is inspired by a different location. Choose creamy burrata and Sicilian tomato pesto for a taste of Italy, or Patagonian black hake with jerusalem artichoke and sea urchin puree – pure Argentinian delight.

Quina Creu

A local favourite, this quirky restaurant serves up tasty dishes with fun vibes. Choose between tapas, mains or pintxo for a mishmash of innovative cuisine ranging from Asian-style tuna tartare with wasabi mayonnaise and pimientos de padrón to truffle and porcini mushroom ravioli and Iberian pork tenderloin.

La 5a Puñeta

This cheap-as-chips neighbourhood bar near Plaça del Mercat is where it’s at – just don’t let the queue put you off. Come in the evening for buzzing crowds, great wine and delicious pintxo. If nothing on the menu catches your eye, wait an hour or so for the menu to be altered as stocks diminish – you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy.

La Ruta Martiana

In the Sa Gerreria district of Palma, this alley comes alive every Tuesday evening. Locals spill out onto the street as authentic bars and stalls sell tapas and pintxo. Come to meet new people, chat to locals and sample some of the best street food around.

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