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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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Old 10-08-2021, 09:14
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Default La Roca Beach Bar Unbelievable and unacceptable

We have frequented this bar for years and always enjoyed many good times with or without the Music
Yesterday My wife went with 2 friends for a cocktail to celebrate her friends birthday.
After 15 Minuets the Manger came over and told them they had to finish the drinks and leave because there is a 15 minuet limit for having a drink
YES I AM SURE YOUR JAW DROPPED AS DID MY WIFE WHEN SHE WAS TOLD THIS AND MINE WHEN SHE TOLD ME
The reason you go to a bar on or of the beach is to relax take in the ambiance and enjoy your drink not be rushed of after 15 minuets
I need to point out no people were waiting for tables not all tables were full
I was so shocked when she called me to tell me i cycled down to look and the terrace was not full
Almost 30 years here in PP NEVER been given a time limit for a drink , so be warned if you want a relaxing drink on the beach this is a place to avoid . Many amazing and welcoming Bars in PP the last thing we need is this Draconian behavior
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This is a rough translation of an article I found which may explain this happening at a beach bar ..

The restaurants and cafés on Mallorca can reopen for the first time on Tuesday (March 2nd), but are only allowed to serve the tables outside and only until 5 p.m. The time should probably refer to the bar. The customers would then have 15 minutes to drink up and leave the tables. A maximum of four people from a maximum of two different households are allowed to meet at the tables. Overall, the number of seats is limited to 50 percent of the usual number of guests.
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This is a rough translation of an article I found which may explain this happening at a beach bar ..

The restaurants and cafés on Mallorca can reopen for the first time on Tuesday (March 2nd), but are only allowed to serve the tables outside and only until 5 p.m. The time should probably refer to the bar. The customers would then have 15 minutes to drink up and leave the tables. A maximum of four people from a maximum of two different households are allowed to meet at the tables. Overall, the number of seats is limited to 50 percent of the usual number of guests.

That is an old law and changed many months ago there is not legal time limit this is being implemented for some strange reason by the manager of this Bar I know many bar owners here in PP and Alcudia and they like me are dumbfounded by this as almost all are welcoming people with open arms and a smile
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What time of day was this ? .
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What time of day was this ? .
3.30 in the afternoon. Not even busy lunch time and no people waiting for tables . I am still in disbelief as is everybody I tell . Think he has lost the plot
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3.30 in the afternoon. Not even busy lunch time and no people waiting for tables . I am still in disbelief as is everybody I tell . Think he has lost the plot
I wonder if he wanted to close early, very strange .

I have often commented on how some locals sit with a cana, coffee, soft drink etc or nothing at all for hours, i call them the big spenders and say they would never get away with that in the UK, maybe that's where the manager was trained .
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3.30 in the afternoon. Not even busy lunch time and no people waiting for tables . I am still in disbelief as is everybody I tell . Think he has lost the plot
This sounds very strange and out of character. Does Julio still run the bar? I seem to remember that they were associated with another bar!! near the sports complex. I may be wrong.
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I wonder if he wanted to close early, very strange .

I have often commented on how some locals sit with a cana, coffee, soft drink etc or nothing at all for hours, i call them the big spenders and say they would never get away with that in the UK, maybe that's where the manager was trained .
he did not close early i joined my wife and her friends on the beach for several hours after this and was still open obviously we did not go back for another drink
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Wow, thats my local beach bar and Ive only ever had exceptional service and friendliness!

Im back next week, so will report my findings in due course.
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Wow, thats my local beach bar and Ive only ever had exceptional service and friendliness!

Im back next week, so will report my findings in due course.
it used to be ours but not any more
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Can’t help thinking there must have been some sort of misunderstanding.

Did your wife and party ask the manager why these rules were in operation?

I know I would have done ……. Especially if it was at a bar I frequented regularly
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Can’t help thinking there must have been some sort of misunderstanding.

Did your wife and party ask the manager why these rules were in operation?

I know I would have done ……. Especially if it was at a bar I frequented regularly
There was no misunderstanding. he simply came over and told them that 15 minuets was all that was allowed for a drink . My wife and her 2 friends have been here to PP for more than 25 years and to be honest were in shock and simply left. As would most people !
We can all try make excuses but the fact is for whatever reason he has decided to implement a fundamentally flawed policy . There are many amazing bars in PP . who are only to delighted to have people especially in these times sitting at the tables drinking .
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If you add the average time it takes to order and then get the bill at any other bar, then subtract 15 minutes.... there wouldn't be any time left for drinking??
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This sounds very strange and out of character. Does Julio still run the bar? I seem to remember that they were associated with another bar!! near the sports complex. I may be wrong.
The bars associated with the sports centre are Embat and Llaut, both part of the Embat group. La Roca is independent.
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