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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 24-02-2006, 00:01
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Ok here's a challenge for you. You tell us which places you would eat at in a 14 day period. Easy? Here's where the challenge comes in:
1) Day1 starts on a Saturday night.*
2) you can't visit the same place twice.
3) The place must be open on the night you allocate it.*
4) You must tell us what you like about the place/meal/staff.
5) You must tell us what you would have for each course.
6) The places must be in and around Pollensa/Puerto Pollensa.
7) Day 14 should be the "Big" night. Why is this place your choice for your "Big" night out.

Is anybody brave enough to take up the challenge. It's not as easy as it first appears to be. But I believe there are more than enough good places in and around Pollensa/ puerto Pollensa.
So get your thinking caps on and see who can be the first to give us the whole 14 days!.
Don't worry if you can only give us 7 days, We'd still like to hear from you.
Take care.

Robjay

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Day One (Saturday)
Day Two (Sunday)
Day Three (Monday)
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Day Fourteen (Friday)
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Old 24-02-2006, 00:07
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Rob
That is a real tall order, I for one am never sober enough to remember anything after 14 days.
I like to hear about peoples favorite spots to eat.
I will need to take a note book with me next time I am out in PP
Keep up the good works
Keith 8)
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Old 24-02-2006, 00:28
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I'll look forward to your reports Keith:rollin .
Thank you for the reply.

Robjay
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Old 25-02-2006, 21:22
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Be patient Rob!!

We all might need a few days to compile..a tall order indeed but I'm sure you'll get some great responses

Debs
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Old 26-02-2006, 09:19
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now that is a challenge, we certainly like to frequent favourite haunts a couple of times over 2 weeks
but will work on it and get back to you
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Old 26-02-2006, 17:56
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This promises to be a great post:lol . I for one can't wait guys.
Take your time

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Old 26-02-2006, 21:32
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Rob
I will start my 7 day challenge if that counts next Wednesday
Keith
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Old 13-03-2006, 00:03
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OK Rob, am I the first one to take the 14 day challenge??

The kids are away for the weekend, Hubby is watching Newcastle get thrashed by Man Utd (as I write) so here are the results from the Janie household:

(By the way, I have answered as many points as I can, but choices for each course are a bit sketchy).

Day 1 - Saturday

Restaurant Llenaire

Special to me because it was the first one we found some years back when we arrived late. I love the aioli and olives here and the location is pretty good too. I would probably go for veal escalope and I know hubby was a fan of the rabbit. I can recommend the breakfast as well and I think we will develop a tradition of having breakfast here on the last day of our holiday in future.

Day 2 - Sunday

Centric

A great location on the square and brilliant for people watching. My choice for the main course would be suckling pig which was huge and delicious. I would have to forgo a starter as the olives and bread would be sufficient

Day 3 - Monday

Maxim's

The food was exceptionally good here and I would choose the lamb stuffed with prunes for its intense flavour. I would try and be nice to the waiters in the hope they were nice in return . A great place if you have kids as they can run free in the square.

Day 4 - Tuesday

L'Aup

We found this restaurant last year and it's situated on the turn to Cala San Vicente. Lovely outside eating area, friendly staff and a little playground for the children (if you have them). The appetisers of pate and crusty bread are delicious.


Day 5 - Wednesday

Cantonet

One of my favourite restaurants, tucked away in a narrow side street in Pollensa. Beautiful interior and furnishings and very attentive, friendly staff. I would go for the lamb here followed by Tiramisu. And the wine we had back in October 2004 - the Montecillo Gran Reserva 1995 - was decanted expertly by the wine waiter. A lovely experience.

Day 6 - Thursday

Balaixa

Another great favourite with a fantastic location, extremely friendly and helpful staff and wonderful food. A table by the pool would be great and I would choose calves liver for the main course followed by cheese. My choice of wine would be the Marques de caceres Rioja.

Day 7 - Friday

La Fortalesa

A forum favourite and conveniently located near the square - great to amble off to after the pre-dinner drinks. I would sit upstairs here (not downstairs Rob) and I would choose a Mallorcan speciality, probably Frito Mallorquin. Hubby raved about the rabbit and onions here.

Day 8 - Saturday

Ca'n Pacienci

A bit of a treat for Saturday night and again, a beautiful setting and friendly staff. The set menu includes starter, main course, dessert, cheese board and port, plus half a bottle of wine per person. So be hungry! Try and book a table outside in the summer - inside can be a little cramped. My choice wouuld be steak but the duck is also good.

Day 9 - Sunday

Ca'n Cuarassa

Another treat and one of my very special restaurants. The food is wonderful and the only criticism I have is that the staff can be a bit aloof. But the setting more than makes up for that and they have a great set menu so I would choose something from that. Last time it was a ravioli of duck breast in a port wine sauce followed by breast of chicken in a tempura batter. Mmmmm!! They also have a great wine list and my choice would probably be a Rioja Reserva.

Day 10 - Monday

Los Zarzales

Now I haven't actually eaten here, but I've heard so much about how good this restaurant is that I would have to include it on my 14 Day Challenge. It will be on my list when we visit again this year and any recommendations for food would go down well...

Day 11 - Tuesday

Clivia

A beautiful, elegant restaurant situated near the square in the old town of Pollensa. They specialise in fish and expert waiters prepare it at your table. The "Gourmet" starters are also delicious.

Day 12 - Wednesday

El Posito

One of the forum "greats" and I would not have thought to go without all the recommendations from other members. Very friendly staff and delicious local food, rounded off with ample Hierbas de Mallorca. It would have to be the mixed tapas here to start followed by the lamb. And then I would stagger off for a long lie down!:rollin

Day 13 - Thursday

Ca N'Olesa

A wonderful location at the foot of the steps in Pollensa, one of my favourite places on earth. A relaxing drink in the square and then a short walk to our table overlooking the church. Another great place to take children as they can run about in the square. They do great pizzas here but I would choose a Mallorcan speciality for a main course and go for the mussels to start. The desserts here are particularly good - especially the chocolate cream with mascarpone. :b

Day 14 - Friday

We made it!!! And my choice for our last meal would be:

CA'N COSTA!!!!!

What a wonderful place - excellent food, atmospheric surroundings, comfortable sofas for that pre-dinner Bellini and lovely staff. If anyone would like to read a detailed account, then please check my review which is in this section somewhere. We last visited in May 2005 and enjoyed the lamb (hubby) and the pork fillet (me).


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Phew! So there you are, Rob!! My 14 Day Challenge for you. Of course, there are other restaurants that I just couldn't include such as Tango, L'Auborada and Il Giardino in Pollensa, plus Os Cachelos - Casa Gallega and O Lume. And I must try restaurant Siller as well. Oh, so many to choose from!

Regards
Jane
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Old 13-03-2006, 03:36
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Jane you must have one first prize with that list been to many on there and must agree with you, I would add O'Lume as being one of the best in the port, which i am sure you will agree.

Debz may also if they ever get that pipe fixed. :lol
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Old 14-03-2006, 04:38
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Jane - what a busy fortnight that would be. I'd love to be able to follow your 14 day eating plan - not sure what Gillian McKeith would think!!!!

I'm in PP in less than 3 weeks and I can't wait. I've only been to a couple of the restaurants on your list but I'm going to try and visit some of the following (if I can find them!).

Balaixa - heard great reports from Cheniesbucks
Cantonet
Los Zarzales - seems to be everyone's favourite
El posito - a must
Ca N'Olesa - good tip re children being able to amuse themselves!

I'll probably only manage to visit a couple though. I'd like to go on the Tudor Dawn one evening for a meal as described by Jiggy- although I suppose it's not exactly child friendly.

I'd also love to go to a restaurant we noticed once which was somewhere near Pollensa Square. We've never been able to find it again - I think it was an art gallery or museum or something and it was quite trendy and it had a really pretty courtyard restaurant outside. Does anyone recognise it from my rubbish description - I'd love to know the name so I can find it.
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Old 14-03-2006, 05:46
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Hi Sazzle,

Could it be Trencadora? They have a lovely outside eating area and something called a "Bio-Centre" upstairs. As you come into the restaurant there is a beautiful fountain of water and it is very elegant there. We last visited in October 04 but I have heard that the chef has changed and reports are slightly different to when we went.

Any recent reports would be great.

Regards
Jane
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Old 14-03-2006, 05:58
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Thank you Jane.

I've just looked at a photo of Trencadora on the Eating Out link and I'm sure that's the one I mean.

We're staying in a villa in walking distance to Pollensa for our second week in April so I hope we'll get to go. I'll let you know what I think!

Can anyone tell me what a 'bio-centre' is?

Sarah
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I've got 12 so far..I'm getting there!!!
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Ooh Sarah - Its a date for Tudor Dawn then - as we are out together and they only go out with over 4 people, we will join you! Depends on the weather of course :rolleyes
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Old 15-03-2006, 00:39
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Come on Debs! Hurry up! I want to read your 14 choices!

I can't believe I'm the only one who can come with 14 different places to eat! And what about the originator of this post??? Where are your choices, Rob??

And Mallorcaboy?? You have been very quiet lately...

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