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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 11-07-2010, 20:06
Join Date: Jul 2008
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Red face A Tale of Two Cokes

Mr Fussie and the son of Mr Fussies Friends, young Iain, like to go cycling when in the port. Cycles were duly ordered. First day out, a Friday, was with some of the other young Fussies to Can Vidalet for a wine tasting, five in total. An easy cycle on a fine day and a very enjoyable experience. I say go for it if you're in the port it was a great morning. Second day was the more adventurous, Cap Formentor was the plan only Mr Fussie and young Iain were up for the challenge but it was a late start 9:00 am the sun was up and it was hot. By the time Mr Fussie had reached the mirador he knew the game was up, plan B called for. The watchtower then an easy freewheel down to Formentor beach. Mission accomplished it was time for a refreshment- the self service establishment on this 5 * beach. 2.60 euros a coke for a 330 ml can taken from a chiller cabinet, no glass, no ice, no service!!!

Third days riding, Sunday, again only Mr Fussie and young Iain, Campanet was the destination via the excellent back road. It was a Sunday and the road was filled with cyclists mostly heading in the opposite direction towards Pollensa. On reaching the square it was time to stop at the cafe facing the church on the square (sorry can't remember the name and I could see at least two others). Asked the nice smiling waitress for two cokes. Large or small she replied. Large it was 350 ml bottles with glasses, ice and a slice of lemon with the added bonus of pleasant service 1.80 euros a bottle. I know it costs 40 odd cents in the Port to buy a can and I think even the supermarkets on the front charge around a 1 euro for a chilled can. But why does Formentor get away with such a hefty surcharge in return for zero service. I have absoluterly no quibble with the cafe in Campanet, they at least provide customer service and on a quiet Sunday morning with the church service underway the ambience of the square was as good if not better than Formentor beach.

And that concludes the cycling aspect to the holiday
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:10
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kent
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I absolutely agree that the catering at Formentor leaves a lot to be desired. It is such a fabulous setting and then to be overcharged in that soulless concrete space... like a really bad works canteen... it really spoils the experience. It was full of wasps and flies the day we were there too, which I hadn't seen anywhere else we'd visited and doesn't suggest that it is actually that clean.
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