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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 14-07-2006, 05:53
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Hi there, I'm afraid I have been, until now, that terrible term - 'a lurker'.0] However just returning from another break in the port, I wanted to see if anyone else had had the same trouble...

I frequently go out to Port de Pollensa on my own, and of course come across many restaurant owners not appreciating a 'sole diner' taking up a table that could be had by two people eating far more than me. Often I wasn't fussed, especially since many of the 'facing the sea' restaurants have hiked their prices up so much in the last 3 years they're not worth it - Iru, Miramar etc.

I hadn't previousely eaten at the Stay on my own, preferring to keep it to a treat with family and friends. However after the 6 month fast from it, who could resist? :b
Well I was disappointed. I went on my first night, and although it still had that same Stay quality, I had, to Jose, suddenly disappeared. After 15 minutes I got the menu, and a further 20 placed my order. Although I had booked 2 weeks in advance, I was offered a table indoors before requesting to move. Coffee/dessert orders were equally slow to order. Thinking it was just a rusty start, (they'd only re-opened 5 days before) I returned on my last night. I'd emailed my booking, and gone in to book. I was again, seated far under the awning in front of the restaurant. Walk-in tables achieved far more enviable positions. I then had to ask for my order to be taken after nearly 35 minutes (coffee after 25). My disappointment really was that The Stay isn't perfect, although I can't deny, once my order was taken, the Stay routine kicked in perfectly - cutlery, bread, wine etc. I may be a sole diner, but through my previous visits to the Stay I've brought more than 20 people there in the last year!

The Tango meanwhile, treated me like a long lost friend (which I think I'm starting to be!:hat ), and I was far more looked after than not.

Maybe I sound as if I expect too much, but I'd become accustomed to the service at places like the Stay, and was surprised how much it changed once I wasn't accompanied by one other.
My question is to those other sole diners - where's best and where's not? I'm well aware of the general favourites, but I was surprised by the service of singles at the Stay, and wondered if others had had such experiences at other restaurants?

Looking forward to Sep 15th...
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Old 14-07-2006, 08:16
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Hi Jax and welcome to the forum. I've never been to PP on my own but over the past few years have travellled and visited places on my own so I can understand where your comming from. I'm so glad that your exeriences at Tango made up for that of Stay. The staff and owners of Tango couldn't be any more friendly towards me and my family than they have been, another good reason to add Tango to your must go list for September
Take care.

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