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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 06-09-2005, 06:25
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Default L'Auborada - Pollensa Square

L'Auborada is in a great position at the top of the beautiful main square in Pollensa, right next to the Cafe Espanyol.

Again, it is a restaurant we have often thought about trying so tonight was the night!

The children were too busy playing to take much notice of the menu but hubby and I sat and relaxed and chose mussels in a marinera sauce (me) and roasted vegetables and goats cheese (hubby) for starters.

My mussels were delicious but hubby said his veg was a bit greasy.

Our main courses of chicken stuffed with blue cheese and aubergines (me) and suckling pig (hubby) were well-cooked and served with vegetables. I chose a Mallorcan red - Manto Negro 2003 - to go with the meal which was a bit tannic and tasted of cherries, but went well with our choices.

The staff were slightly hit and miss, in a funny sort of way, almost like a comedy duo that never quite got their act together!

For such a great position in the square, the restaurant was pretty quiet whilst the others at the bottom of the square were very, very busy.

With the children I indulged in a dessert of chocolate and nut gateau and the bill came to 67 euros.

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Old 06-09-2005, 06:26
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:b I've never been to L'Auborada but reading this after a long hard day at work and commute to and from London is making me very jealous!!!

The only two restaurants in the 'old town' that I have tried (and return to) are Clivia and La Fonda... both of which I would recommend.

How does L'Auborada compare to them?

Back to work tomorrow but it's only a couple more weeks before I will be back in PP (thank goodness!!!).

Is L'Auborada somewhere you would recommend returning to?
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Old 06-09-2005, 06:35
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Hi James

We enjoyed L'Auborada but it's not quite in the same league as Clivia or any of the others that we enjoy (when child-free) in Pollensa such as Trencadora, Ca'n Costa or Cantonet.

I haven't eaten at La Fonda but have heard good reports and understand it specialises in Mallorcan cooking.

I would go back, without a doubt, as the setting is so lovely and the food was well-cooked and enjoyable. The staff were a slight let-down as they didn't seem to know what they were doing but other than that we had a great meal there.

Hope you enjoy your holiday in PP soon!
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Old 06-09-2005, 06:47
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I certainly hope to!

La Fonda has a great interior decor and ambience (a mix of old and new) with old columns (Roman?) exposed in the walls positioned next to obscure modern art!

You generally need to book a table as it is not that big inside but a lot of the dishes (especially on the specialities menu) are hard to find elsewhere.

I like the way they cook duck there but I understand the Mallorcan Rabbit is also very good.
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Old 22-03-2006, 00:15
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We were introduced to L'Auborada by our Mallorcian friends and enjoyed the food very much so we were disappointed to see last weekend that it had gone! In its place is a bar /
art (?) gallery..not sure! It's a shame as the place is lit up with bright flourescent lighting and it seems rather cold and out of keeping in the beautiful square.
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Old 22-03-2006, 01:01
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Hi Debs,

That is a shame... I can't understand why it wasn't more popular as the restaurants at the foot of the steps were always busy.

Oh well... At least we ate there when we had the chance.:\

Thanks for the update,
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