One thing can certainly be said about Menorca: there is no shortage of fine dining establishments. Below are listed some of the restaurants we have sampled and enjoyed; it’s by no means a comprehensive selection, and we invite you to let us know if you’ve had a great meal somewhere on the island…
Calas Fonts (pictured above) is a magical setting for an evening meal, and there’s a dozen or more restaurants from which to choose, to match every budget and taste. Our favourite for a three-course meal is the wonderful Nou Siroco (Moll de Cales Fonts 39). If a stylish spot for a little informal tapas is what you seek, try the splendid Es Llenegall (Moll de Cales Fonts 10-11).
You’ll need to book well in advance, it’s that popular, but Sesforquilles in the heart of the city (Rovellada de Dalt 20) is well worth a wait; delicious food but pricey. Down on the Port, it’s hard to beat the relaxed atmosphere and good bar food on offer at Latitud 40 (Moll de Llevant 265).
Es Moli de Foc (Carrer Sant Llorenc 65) is long-established gourmet hang-out with a deserved reputation. In the nearby village of Torret are the divine Pan y Vino, where the French chef and his Menorquin wife make an unbeatable team and provide some memorable dining, and also the stylish and excellent Sa Pedrera d’en Pujol, which offers some really exciting and different dishes.
Down by the waterside at Cala Torret you’ll find the wonderful Bar Paupa, which has a great evening alfresco atmosphere and some excellent sea food. Also in Cala Torret, and with a great view over the bay, is Salitre (pictured) – we cannot recommend the fish there highly enough. Also highly recommended in Binibeca is Bambu.
If you love Thai food, then Thai Menorca (formerly La Boyera, at Carrer Llevant 40) is the place for you; you can even get a Thai massage…
For a great harbourside position from which to watch the world go by, and in which to devour some superb seafood, there’s nowhere better than S’Amarador (Pere Capllonch 42).