The beautiful island of Menorca boasts picturesque coves and bays, stunning mountain scenery and some of the finest gastronomy in the Balearic Islands. Often overlooked by visitors who head to the larger neighbouring island of Mallorca, restaurants in Menorca are just as worthy of praise and are quickly establishing themselves as some of the best restaurants in Spain. Whether it is a delicious spread of tapas, some exquisite fresh seafood or a quick bite in a city square, Menorca has it all…
Located in Es Castell on the outskirts of Mahon, S’Ham Mallorca is the perfect place to walk to if you want to feel that your feet are back “on terra firma” after a few days at sea. Specialising in rice and seafood, this charming eatery boasts lobster with fried eggs and potato that needs to be sampled and the most delicious fresh dorada in Menorca.
If it’s a nice homely, family feel that you are after, Can Tanu in Fornells certainly fits the bill. Try one of their incredible paellas or tuck into their speciality lobster broth that is made “using the best ingredients with love as the starting point”.
Newly opened in 2021, the Alma Salada restaurant in the Hotel Son Granot is one that should not be missed. With views over the La Mola fortress, this cosy restaurant surrounded by luscious gardens serves spectacular fresh seafood prepared by the passionate chef and served by the attentive and friendly staff. Make sure to try the wood-fired rice dishes as they are quite simply exceptional.
If you’re looking for some of the best tapas on the island, look no further. Under the shade of large white umbrellas in the port of Ciutadella, guests can enjoy dishes such as freshly caught monkfish, lobster and crayfish and other local delicacies. Take a seat, order a local vino and watch the world go by at this fantastic port-side restaurant.
As the oldest winery in Menorca, Binifadet is well worth a visit when visiting the island. Take a tour of the 12-acre vineyard, sip on some of the incredible wines then take a seat on the terrace and enjoy some mouth-watering tapas dishes.
Cova d’en Xoroi
Known more as a bar and beach club in Menorca, Cova d’en Xoroi should also be praised for its fabulous food. Nestled in a series of caves in the south of the island, the views are some of the best on the island. Sit and listen to some great music, order a sharing platter and sip on a cocktail and breathe in the fresh Mediterranean Sea air.
In Cala Mesquida, Cap Roig sets itself above many of the other restaurants in the area with the freshest fish and seafood around. Choose some freshly caught fish or some deep-fried prawns from the menu and let the natural flavours of the sea do the talking.
Restaurant Smoix in Ciutadella has won many accolades over the years for its superb fine-dining menu. It is not the cheapest dining option in town but it is part of a boutique hotel so diners can opt for a bed and breakfast package with dinner which is definitely worth the extra euros.
Sit and savour the aromas of the freshly cooked seafood at this portside restaurant in Ciutadella. Watch as people disembark the boats to grab a table on the terrace for a sundowner or a dish of their famous monkfish and clam casserole. Get there early as reservations are not accepted on the terrace.