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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 18-05-2008, 18:55
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Thumbs up L'Olivera

Had a fabulous evening in L Olivera last week. Hubby and I shared a starter of Galician Octopus, for mains he had grilled Rabbit and i had pork in mustard sauce all served with fresh veg, for dessert we shared a home made Crema Catalana, wonderful.We had pre dinner drinks,bread and olives,pimientos de padron,a good bottle of wine,coffees and liqueurs all for 80euros. Worth every cent, Danni, Toni and his wife are doing a great job here and as for the cheeky wee Scot, Steve, (who looks more Spanish than the Spanish) earn 10 out 10 Thanks guys for a great time.
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What L’Olivera has going for it is a friendly, welcoming, efficient service and a well-priced menu of tourist standards.

What it does not have going for it is any consistent delivery of good food.

Aperitifs were ordered and arrived with olives, a couple of defrosted and warmed-up mini-baguettes and some reasonable alioli. A house mixed salad was the usual affair – enough shredded leaf to feed a small army, with tomato, onion and tinned asparagus. A “frito marinera” was absolutely nothing of the sort. More thick potato soup with a few squid rings chucked and a single solitary mussel. When it wasn’t unpleasant, it was boring – even for potato soup.

The main course of entrecote steak had been cooked to medium and tasted OK. But it had been cooked in a pan that hadn’t been hot enough to give it any charring and it had stewed rather than fried. So, this pale floppy piece meat just sat there on the plate, next to some decent chips, half a tomato and a few (frozen) green beans. It looked as unhappy as the person having to eat it.

“Lomo con col” was a “special” and this was the only stand-out of the whole meal. Thin slices of potato formed the base layer. These were then topped with the pork wrapped in Savoy cabbage. Both layers had been pre-cooked. The dish was then finished with a final topping of spinach, garlic, pine nuts and raisins and was then baked. A difficult dish to pull off successfully without over-cooking and drying out the pork. They so nearly made it. But, although the pork was past its peak, the remainder of the dish provided a great blend of flavours – sweet, savoury, herby, peppery. A fine example of the one-pot meal.

No desserts but good “café solo” – rich and strong with no hint of bitterness. No half-bottles of wine sold so life’s companion ordered a full one of a cheapish Rioja (pronounced better than the house red Faustino was likely to have been). We’d also had a couple bottles of water. Bill came to €72, plus service, which didn’t feel like good value for what we’d had. Perhaps evidence of the old “truth” that you’re not going to get good food in a place that displays pictures of it.
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