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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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Week 1

Friday
Arrived very late on Friday night. Got speedy shuttle (luckily booked before the price increase) from the airport for just the three of us.

Straight to the Hostal Paris for a very interrupted night, thanks to some noisy thunderstorms PP style. Plenty of kaboom and rain

Nice, fresh and cool the next morning with the forecast for the day much worse than it actually turned out to be.


Saturday
Lovely breakfast buffet in Hostal Paris. Missed out on having the breakfast in the beautiful courtyard because of the weather.
Rooms are basic, but clean and tidy.
No air conditioning but the ceiling fan was working well. Not sure if it would be enough for the ultimate July and August heat though.
Bathrooms with shower a bit on the small side, but well sufficient.
Really friendly staff are a big credit to the Hostal Paris and we're looking forward to returning at some stage in the future.

Bit of a walk around town and the pine walk to get our bearings after a three year absence.


Off to a more crowded than normal lunchtime Tolo's (because of the weather) and a bit of a mixed lunch.

Kids chicken and chips slightly underwhelming, spaghetti Bolognese disappointingly very salty and the service haphazard (not unusual for a busy Tolo's). The ham omelette was delicious though and together with the icy cold beer made for a delicious lunch. One out of three will make us avoid Tolo's when it gets too busy in the future.
Price about 35 Euro including a large bottle of sparkling water.


Taxi to the absolutely lovely Los Robles 2 apartment (see private rentals - PM if info required) and after a bit of an unpacking flurry we made a beeline for the beach to dip our toes in the beautiful sea and play in the long missed PP sand.

Walking back we got a few groceries in Barbara's well stocked little Eurocop supermarket to be ready to head out early to the market in Pollensa on Sunday morning.


Relaxing in the apartment for a while before a lazy stroll to the Ikebana.
With the very friendly service and reasonably priced delicious food it's a little gem. Children's pork chops, grilled chicken breast and squid in batter with some red wine, sparkling water and coffee for about 43 Euro. Delightful end to the first full day of the holidays, still feeling slightly zonked from the travel yesterday and the lack of sleep thanks to the kaboom!
If the mozzies stay away we'll be sleeping well tonight.



Sunday
Bit of thundery grumble overnight but lovely and warm for the Pollensa market visit on Sunday.
Up and down the steps and back for lunch to PP.

Dropped by the Celler la Parra on the way back to book a table and preorder suckling pig. Monday evening was booked out, so looking forward to our visit on Tuesday.

Off for a peek at El Meson and spent a lovely lunchtime on the terrace. Pizza, tuna salad and children's dish of chicken croquettes with chips. Yummy stuff washed down with sparkling water and a glass of rosado. All for 28 Euro and eagerly studying the tapas menu for a return visit at another time.

Dinner on the Los Robles terrace was a nice finish the a glorious PP Sunday.



Monday
Just about got the fresh baguette this morning before the rain came in and made it a thoroughly wet day.
Following the rain on the radar we decided we'd head down to town for a bit of lunch.
Centric was packed, but we found refuge from the weakening rain in the Osteria No 15.
Bruschetta shared for starters, delicious fries for daughter, linguine with pesto (quite salty) and linguine with seafood and tomato sauce. All for a bit over 40 euro with sparkling water and a glass of rosado.

Off to Alcudia town on the bus after lunch for a bit of shopping.
Dinner a la casa in the evening with more vino on the terrace.
Another rainy September day in the middle of August.



Tuesday
Went to Casa Manolo an hour too early for the forum meeting - doh
Somehow had 10:30 in my head.

Small early lunch in Tango's (subconscious pick because of Manolo?).
Bread, alioli and olives, followed by vege soup (delicious), chicken nuggets and chips, prawn omelette, sparkling water and glass of rose wine for 28 Euro.

Headed back to the apartment with still a bit of rain around.


Long awaited dinner in Celler la Parra. Yum and yum and yum.
Bread, alioli, Suckling pig x 2, Mallorcan liver, red house wine and sparkling water.
Friendly and efficient service with plenty diners being turned away (and surprisingly not booking for another day).

Prebooked our final evening of the holiday in the Celler before we left to enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, espresso and a lovely Suau in the 1919. All rounded off by some scoops of ice creams from the girls in the hut.
Certainly needed the walk to the apartment to aid digestion.



Wednesday
PP market on Wednesday morning before heading back to the beach.
Lunch and dinner in the apartment.


Thursday
Bit of a lie on Thursday morning before getting fresh warm bread in Barbara's.

In the evening off to Tango's.
Vegetable soup, chicken nuggets and chips. From the menu the selections were vegetable soup and the grilled salmon as well as prawn cocktail and hake fillet. Everything delicious and followed by nice desserts of ice cream and chocolate gateau.
Great value and super service with friendly staff.



Friday
Lunch a la apartment on Friday and venturing down with high expectations to La Llonja.
Food was good, but the overall experience quite underwhelming.

Bread rolls with tapenade and an uninspiring tomato chopped in three pieces.
Starters were homemade spaghetti arrabiata and vegetable soup, mains were sea bream fillet and oven baked duck.

Starters were served within a couple of minutes after serving the bread to much surprise.
Curse of the early diners to free up capacity for the peak time?
Not much of a gap between the starters and the mains increased the altogether rushed feeling.
The desert didn't make up on failing to deliver twice ordered sparkling water. It eventually arrived with the coffees and the free drink on the house.
The home made chicken nuggets were delicious, but overall it wasn't a satisfying dinner experience in particular for the price they charge and the staff was a bit of a mixed bag when it came to attentiveness.
Firmly back off the list. I'd rather enjoy myself in the Stay.
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Week 2

Saturday
Lazy lunch at the Golden Lion. Chicken and chips (the previous reports were right, the chips aren't as good as the chicken) and a ham omelette. Together with a couple of drinks and sparkling water just shy of 30 euro.

Staying in with pizza and salad in the evening before heading out for a evening beach walk.



Sunday
Lunch a la casa and later in the day heading to the pre-booked paella in the Ikebana where Sunday is paella night.
Bread, devine alioli and olives, kids portion of pork chop and chips, mixed paella, white wine, coffees and dos Suau for 54 Euro.
Fabulous evening in the Ikebana and the paella is delicious!



Monday
Golden Lion chicken for lunch and pasta a la Los Robles for dinner. Night cap drinks in the Sparrow.



Tuesday
Early start on Tuesday morning to get to Museu Sa Bassa Blanca.
Museum hours and fees - Yannick and Ben Jakober Foundation

Got a taxi from PP, but very well signposted and possibly a nice cycling excursion (if you're on a mountain bike).

Too late to make it for the forum meeting as no taxi to be had because of market day in Alcudia.

Were too early for lunch in El Posito, so settled for the Centric. Delicious kids chicken breast, pasta with tomato sauce and seafood risotto. With sparkling water and copa rosado I think it was about 28 euro.

DD vetoed Brisa Marina and insisted on another trip to Tango's. Not sure if it's Manolo or the yummy food.
Children's portion of roasted chicken with chips. Prawns and tuna cocktail, spaghetti Bolognese, sea bass and pork escalopes from the menu. Ice creams, very good chocolate gateau, sparkling waters and red wine brought it to 52 euro.

Tea, coffee, sparkling water and a night cap Suau for 9 euro in the Bellaverde. It's a beautiful setting.



Wednesday
Got the bus to Alcudia in the morning for a bit of shopping and town wall walking. Back with the taxi and lunch a la casa.

Off to the Stay for half seven.
Seated at a great table on the terrace.
Chicken nuggets (with proper chicken breast) and delicious chips for DD.

Picked from the menu of the day.
Lovely bite with curry sauce for a little nibble.
Aubergine cordon bleu with vegetable ratatouille, fish soup with rice were the starters.
Hake fillets in light batter with little pieces of roast potatoes and vegetables cooked to perfection as mains.
Wonderful food and very very tasteful.
As always a brilliant spread for dessert, caramel ice-cream, few bites of fruit and a delicious chocolate cake thingy.
All together including wine, water and coffee for 82 Euro.
Love the friendly, attentive and efficient service.
A real pleasurable dinner.



Thursday
Had friends coming up from Palma for the day.
Lunch in Brisa Marina.
Bread, alioli and olives.
A shared portion of fried whitebait. Yummy!
4 grilled sea bass, a plate of chips and a skewer of monkfish and prawns. Bottle of Rosado, cider and lots of sparkling water for 111 euro. A bargain for what we were served. Absolutely delicious food.

Off to the beach with our friends admiring PP. Don't think they'll be booking Palma again ...


Short evening walk to the Sol y Mar
Bread, alioli and olives, garlic bread for starters
Awesome grilled prawns, squid in batter, pizza margarita, wine and sparkling waters for 52 euro



Friday
Already

Lunch a la casa.

Dinner in Celler la Parra, prebooked well in advance.
Bread, alioli and olives, followed by chicken nuggets (really good) and 2 x suckling pig (soooo delicious).
The red house wine goes very well with it and is an absolute bargain.
And all for less than 60 euros.

Together with the friendly service it still very high on the list of places to go (at least once).


Final after dinner ice cream from the girls at the hut, sitting on a bench at the harbour.
Can't get much more PP feeling.


Had tea, sparkling water and coffee in the cosy corner of the Bellaverde together with a Suau night cap.



Saturday
Travel day

Left Los Robles 2 - our home from home for two weeks.
Great apartment in a great location.

Bags packed and transferred per taxi to Multi-Hire where we had prebooked the luggage storage and shower package.

Left luggage behind, browsed around the shops, devoured a last ice cream from the hut and saying our goodbyes from Barbara in the Eurocop shop before arriving for lunch under the lovely shade from trees in the Bellaverde.

Shared the starter of hummus, olive tapenade and aubergine puree with falafel.
Chips, vegetable curry and spaghettini pesto were the mains.
Washed done with sparkling water and a 1/4 of very tasty Rosado.
Very friendly service and absolutely delicious food for about 45 Euro and no surprise it's another place that needs prebooking for dinner at least a day ahead.



Off to the beach for the final few swims and getting splashed with the water gun.
Waving our goodbyes to the puppy across the bay.

Watching the preparations for the carnival while having coffees and sparkling water at the square, then heading back to Multi-Hire for our showers to wash the last of the PP sand off. They provide towels and shampoos too.

Across the road to the Flora apartments with our luggage and waiting for the speedy shuttle from the Resorthoppa. Mini bus just for the three of us and bang on time. Very friendly driver and arrived at the airport in no time at all.


Another beautiful holiday in PP coming to end.
Plotting the next visit already ...
Still discussions over the Top 5 restaurants ...
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Excellent trip report Mike, thanks for sharing it with us .
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Great report Mike, and I 'm glad you enjoyed los Robles
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Yes, a great report - one question, what is "Suau" please?
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Yes, a great report - one question, what is "Suau" please?
It is a very good brandy .
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Smile Suau

Is that like, a very "expensive" brandy, - and do you mean a Spanish Brandy or a French Cognac Please?? I actually prefer the Spanish..

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I've bumped up the Suau thread in the Wine section.
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