Best restaurants in Palma de Mallorca

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    Restaurant Celler Sa Premsa

    A visit to this local institution, going strong since 1958, is almost obligatory. It's a cavernous tavern filled with huge old wine barrels and faded bullfighting posters – you find plenty of these places in the Mallorcan interior but they're a dying breed here in Palma. Mallorcan specialities dominate the menu.

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    Marc Fosh

    Located within a former 17th-century convent, now the luxury Convent de la Missió Hotel, this stylish gastronomic destination introduces novel twists to time-honoured Mediterranean dishes and ingredients. The weekly lunch menú is a very reasonable way to enjoy dishes such as sweetbread and truffle ravioli or braised beef cheek with a nasturtium and plum jus. Vegetarian options available.

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    Fosh Kitchen

    Expertly executed assemblies of top-notch ingredients are the focus of the slick, contemporary Fosh Kitchen, the less-formal cousin of Michelin-starred Marc Fosh's flagship restaurant. Within the striking Modernista building once home to iconic Palman confectioner Confiteria Frasquet, you'll love dishes such as Iberian bacon with potatoes, mustard seeds and watercress, and Mallorcan-style sea bass.

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    Mercado Gastronómico San Juan

    This gastronomic market occupies a coral-pink Modernista building in the S'Escorxador cultural centre, once a slaughter house. With a bar, cafe, terrace and some 20 stalls selling fideuá (like paella, but made with fine noodles), silky croquetas, top-grade acorn-fed jamón, sobrassada (paprika-flavoured cured pork sausages) and a galaxy of other Mallorcan and Spanish treats, it's a gourmand's dream.

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    Forn de Sant Joan

    Yet another example of Palma's forward-thinking food scene, this former bakery is all stripped-brick, perfectly mixed cocktails and Mallorcan/Mediterranean food taken to the next level. As far as possible, all the ingredients and produce are local, showcased in such dishes as tuna tartar with guacamole. The three-course regular or vegetarian lunch menú provides an excellent introduction to the cuisine.

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    Bon Lloc

    Longstanding favourite of the hip and health-conscious, this vegetarian (and increasingly vegan) place does great work with organic produce. Palma's first veggie restaurant, it's light, open and airy with a casual but classy atmosphere. At lunchtime there's a four-course menú (juice or salad, entrée, main and dessert), while dinner is à la carte. It’s always popular, so ring to reserve.

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    Bar Bodega Morey

    As Palma's food evolution races ahead, and the tourist dollars keep pouring in, it's reassuring to find places still giving the locals what they've long loved, at very decent prices. This whitewashed, timber-floored hole-in-the-wall just deals in classics – tortilla, albondigas (meatballs), pulpo (octopus) – but nails them without fuss. Great for a coffee or draught beer, too.

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    El Náutico

    One of Palma's standout seafood options in the Royal Sailing Club, 'The Nautical' does hake in a variety of ways (including 'Roman-style' – with vinegar and raisins), simply grilled shellfish and other spanking-fresh marine delights. The space, with wraparound windows overlooking the marina and a decked terrace, is beautifully designed in a nautical theme.

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    Fornet de la Soca

    Tomeu Arbona is the master baker here. He is also the author of the cookery book: Traditional Cooking in Mallorca and something of a culinary legend in town. Arbona describes himself as a gastronomic archaeologist, seeking out age-old recipes and reinventing them. The mouthwatering selection of cakes, pastries and savoury pies here, including vegetarian, is testimony to his dedication.

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    Koh

    This stylish, friendly Southeast Asian restaurant in Santa Catalina prepares (chiefly Thai) curries, soups and stir-fries with real panache. The flavours are punchy, whether you go for bouncy prawn and chive dumplings, or a perfectly balanced yellow seafood curry. Produce comes from neighbouring Santa Catalina market and there's a pretty patio to enjoy a ginger mojito in warm weather.

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    Toque

    A father-and-son team run this individual little place with real pride and warmth. The food is Belgian-meets-Mallorcan (perhaps steak tartar with fries and salad, or suckling pig on a sweet potato puree) and has generated a loyal following among palmeros. Wines are well chosen and modestly priced, and the three-course €16.50 lunch menú is a dead-set bargain.

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    La Bodeguilla

    This proper foodie's restaurant reinterprets dishes from across Spain in a modern dining room lined with wine and hams. Try the porc negre (rare-breed pork) from Mallorca or the lechazo (young lamb, baked Córdoba-style in rosemary). Also on offer is an enticing range of tapas – the grilled octopus with potato foam is a perfectly cooked mouthful of the sea.

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    Saranna

    This restaurant has a Scandi feel with its stripped back cream-and-turquoise decor and laid-back feel. There is nothing minimalist about the dishes though, from the fusion flavours of the Thai-style curries to the Cajun chicken burger with guacamole, jalapeño peppers and red onion, the flavours here sing loud and clear. The staff are a delight – and so are the desserts.

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    El Camino

    Worthy of all the hype, this new concept tapas bar is super stylish with coffered ceilings, oak panelling, mosaic tiles and a long marble bar from where you can watch your tasty bites being prepared. The dishes are classic, the execution superb: slices of moist tortilla, garlicky fried squid, blistered Padrón peppers, crispy melt-in-your-mouth croquettes. No reservations.

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    Trens

    The model train delivering entrées and desserts is certainly fun, as are the train decor and other ferrovial touches, but this resturant is no one-gimmick pony. The traditional Mallorcan and Spanish food is superb, and not afraid to venture into the less-safe margins of the menu: liver, snails and other treats share space with paella, grilled fish and the like.

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    Ca'n Joan de S'Aigo

    Tempting with its sweet creations since 1700, this glorious cafe is the place for thick hot chocolate (€2.20) and pastries in atmospheric, stuck-in-a-time-warp surroundings complete with chandeliers, dark wood fittings and decorative tiles. The house speciality is quarto, a feather-soft sponge cake that children love, with almond-flavoured ice cream.

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    Mola

    A hip and intimate small space decorated with striking abstract paintings, Mola has just a handful of tables (inside and out) where you can expect to find deliciously fresh and flavoursome food served in innovative ways. Unusual pairings like a pea hummus with snow peas and mint or turbot with a truffle vinaigrette are the order of the day. Reservations recommended.

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    Nola

    Funky Santa Catalina is the logical neighbourhood for this dedicated Cajun-Creole restaurant, the first outpost of New Orleans cool in Palma. Bayou classics like jambalaya, gumbo and ribs are given some refinement (a slick of Calvados jus here, a touch of truffle oil there) but basically the food and soundtrack stick close to the Louisiana originals.

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    Es Mollet

    This classic seafood joint is the ideal place to sample the delights of the deep, in the former fishing village of Portixol. The catch of the day (sold by weight: €45 to €60 per kg) begs with clear eyes to be picked, while squid with sobrassada (paprika-flavoured cured pork sausage) and other super-fresh delights dance on the busy grill.

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    Simply Delicious

    Seek out this corner cafe which has a comforting boho feel and a menu that concentrates on heart-warming dishes like shakshuka (poached eggs in a rich tomato, pepper and garlic sauce) with five subtle variations, including picante and with crumbly feta cheese. The hummus has similar varied options, and the falafal are simply superb.