Spain’s lovely island of Menorca is best known for its stunning beaches that seem to go on forever, and it’s the perfect vacation destination for those who want a truly relaxing getaway. While less busy than its sister island of Mallorca, Menorca still offers plenty to do with many water activities, nightlife options, special attractions for children, excellent tours and an abundance of superb dining options. Those who enjoy fine dining won’t be disappointed, and these are just a few of Menorca’s best fine-dining restaurants.
When the delicious gourmet food also happens to be a work of art, you’ll know that you’ve arrived at this incredibly popular restaurant in Mahon. Artist and Chef Teresa Montesinos,with the assistance of Gonzalo Martinez, brings their beautiful vision to life in every dish, and you’ll enjoy a dining experience that is both cozy and personalized. You may dine either inside or on the outdoor terrace that offers a beautiful view of the sea, and every meal is enhanced with the addition of a relaxing musical selection in the background.
The friendly, English-speaking staff will serve you a nice selection of incredible tapas while the main meal, which is usually made for sharing, is freshly prepared. Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is the star of the show, and every menu item is prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients that are available locally. Popular dishes include slow-cooked Iberian pork cheek, beef filet, sauteed prawns, duck confit, cod fritters and a classic tiramisu that is not to be missed. Delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are also offered, and each dish is paired with an exquisite wine.
Pan Y Vino
French Chef Patrick James brings his passion for traveling all around the world into his incredible dishes at this exceptional Sant Lluis eatery, so diners can expect to enjoy a wonderful array of spices and flavors that represent dozens of countries. As an added bonus, Chef Patrick carefully stages his dishes in an artistic way that makes your meal a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. This popular restaurant has been serving locals and visitors alike for more than 30 years, and you’re sure to adore dining in this charming 200-year-old farmhouse. During the cool months, you may take your meal inside near the fireplace, and there’s an outdoor terrace with wonderful views of nature for warm-weather dining.
Menu items change to include the freshest seasonal ingredients, and popular dishes include slow-roasted pork cheeks, grilled croaker fish, pumpkin soup, roasted cod and lamb. You’ll also be offered the opportunity to select a meal from any of the three special menus that concentrate on specific regions, and there are plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options to choose from as well. Whichever menu you order from, you’ll be delighted with the perfect wine pairing from the wonderful selection of fine wines that may be found in this restaurant’s wine cellar.
Es Moli De Foc
Beautifully situated in the oldest structure in the lovely village of Sant Climent, this popular restaurant is considered one of the best fine-dining establishments in the area. You’ll enjoy a relaxing dining experience surrounded by beautiful artwork created by the most talented local artists, and the food is nothing short of perfection on a plate. You may choose to dine inside of the restaurant or on the outdoor terrace that showcases wonderful natural views in a courtyard setting.
The menu features traditional Menorcan cuisine, and you may expect to enjoy an incredible 3-course meal that boasts a perfect combination of an appetizer, a main course and a decadent homemade dessert. Your meal will be paired with a wonderful wine from this restaurant’s wine cellar as well. As an added bonus, there’s an onsite brewery, and you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy samples of several unique beers.
Chef Miguel Sanchez, with the assistance of Vianey Angeles, creates some truly amazing dishes for the lucky patrons of this fabulous Ciutadella restaurant. Diners may expect to enjoy a variety of Mediterranean, European and Spanish cuisines with a special touch of Mexico for a truly unique dining experience, and each dish is beautifully plated. The restaurant offers indoor seating in a stunning setting, and it’s open each day from Tuesday through Sunday. You may drop in for a snack of croquettes, potatoes with spicy sauce or sardine fillets, or come for an excellent lunch or dinner of popular menu items that include glazed pig’s feet, grilled beef tenderloin, citrus-pickled steak, lobster ravioli, beef cheeks and cod loin confit.
Come Stay With Us in Menorca
Any time is perfect for a Menorca getaway, and you’re welcome to reserve your luxury vacation home with us here at Exceptional Stays. Our concierge team is available to assist you in planning your visit, and we’ll be happy to make your reservations for these excellent restaurants and arrange for any other activities that you may be interested in during your stay.