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Bars & Restaurants in Pollensa, Majorca Where to eat and drink. For great reviews and comments on bars, cafes and restaurants. Do give locations if possible.

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Mentioned in the Michelin Guide and possibly worthy of its place (although there are some very odd Mallorcan inclusions/exclusions). Clivia has all the trappings that you might expect to find in a “good” restaurant in a small French town (which might explain its attraction to Michelin) – comfortable seats, room nicely decorated in neutral colours (the walls adorned with original artwork – that I’d give houseroom to), attentive service bordering on the formal yet retaining a friendliness (this is Spain, not France, after all). And, above all, a shortish menu of items that you just know they are going to cook well because much is local produce and local cuisine.

An “amuse” brought a home made cracker spread with a delicate fish pate. Perhaps too delicate. And some good bread.

A starter of pimientos de padron was very much as expected. The only surprise being that there were no “surprises” of the odd hot pepper. Otherwise they were well fried retaining the flavour of the pepper and sprinkled with a crunchy sea salt. The better menu pick were the grilled Soller Bay prawns. Simple, sweet, delicious – their flavour enhanced by a little garlic, parsley, salt and squeeze of lemon.

We both had one of the two house specialities – roast shoulder of lamb (the other is a whole sea bass). This was slow roasted meat; the lamb falling off the bone in a way similar to the pub classic of Lamb Henry. But this was as close a dish to the pub Henry as my Toyota Corolla is to a Bentley. The fat on the shoulder had slowly melted away retaining moistness in the meat and adding another flavour layer. It was enhanced by a “proper” gravy – no granules here – just meat juices, stock, seasoning. A couple of boiled potatoes, some carrot batons and aubergine accompanied. Aubergine had been coated in a lovely light batter and deep fried providing a nice bit of crunch on the plate.

As to desserts, all were homemade, but a crema catalana was very ordinary with no discernable vanilla flavour in the custard. A lemon sorbet, though, was superb. Served in a biscuit “cup”, which provided a tasty texture contrast, the sorbet had a powerful citrus hit going on around the sweetness.

CiL had drunk a half bottle of something red and we’d a couple of bottles of water. No coffees. Bill came to just on €110 – pretty fair value compared with some meals in the UK & Ireland this year.
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Going tonight , so will report back!
Never managed to get a booking before.
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Visited tonight with wife.
Excellent service, food and wine recommendation.
Disagree with dissenters, they must have ad sunstroke!

No-'How is your meal sir', no novice waiters , they each knew their jobs and id them well.

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Visited tonight with wife.
Excellent service, food and wine recommendation.
Disagree with dissenters, they must have ad sunstroke!

No-'How is your meal sir', no novice waiters , they each knew their jobs and id them well.

Richard & Jackie

Hi Richard and Jackie. Sounds like you had a lovely evening. Have there been any dissenters? Haven't been to Clivia for a couple of years so would be interested to hear what is on the menu now.

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Going tonight , so will report back!
Never managed to get a booking before.
Richard & Jackie
Oh I know that feeling! We have been there a couple of times out of season only to find it closed. Then when we did get someone to book it for us they then phoned to say they had decided to close due to the football!! Desperately want to go there.

Do you know what days they are closed now?
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Hi,

I think it is a Wednesday they close.

I love it here and would highly recommend it.

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Thanks Star. I Will keep that in mind next month!
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Clivia was closed and up for sale when we are out in April.
On Facebook looks like it’s open again - anyone have any news?
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