Restaurants in Menorca
There are many great restaurants in Menorca which will certainly make an impression on your taste buds. If it is a light tapas snack you are after or a full three course meal then the island of Menorca is able to cater. Menorca is well known for its great sea-food dishes and this goes down very well the tourists. Though if you are looking for something different, there are also plenty of international cuisines to choose from such as Chinese, Thai and Indian. Most of the restaurants are very reasonably priced, but they do tend to get a little more expensive around the tourist areas.
In Menorca, as with most Mediterranean cultures it’s always about food; what to eat, when and where to eat, where and how the food is grown, the customs, care and attention with which it is made and with whom you are sharing your meal. Food is never an afterthought, instead the catalyst for every experience to unfold. The quality of what you eat every day is fundamental and daily life revolves around meal times in Menorca. Food is at the centre of each day, the heart of every home, and the secret of success at any celebration.
Mahon, Es Castell, and Ciutadella have the best options for restaurants in Menorca, both in town and along the harbor fronts. Many establishments are touristy and expensive, but the food is typically of high quality. You can find authentic Menorcan cuisine among with a multitude of European eateries (British, Italian, and German mainly), but diners are better off heading to off the beaten path spots for the best tapas.
All resort areas have a decent selection of dining spots, many of which are located right on the beach in the likes of Cala en Porter and Punta Prima, though most have better choices in the actual town. The big hotels all have restaurants and many guests will be on half-board packages (breakfast and dinner inclusive in the rate).
Housed in the renovated former French consulate, Cas Cònsol boasts grand proportions, huge floor length windows and streaming light. The restoration has been executed to a high standard whilst remaining sensitive to the traditional architectural style, resulting in a high-spec venue with a characterful but contemporary ambience.
Mesón El Gallo
Literally translated as the ‘Cock Inn’, Mesón El Gallo’s charm lies in its endearing farmhouse setting and intimate vine-covered patios. The sprawling venue features terraces enclosed by white-washed walls as well as multiple indoor dining rooms.
Pan y Vino
A French-Spanish fusion restaurant, Pan y Vino serves food which takes inspiration from the local cuisine as well as that of the owners’ native France. Patrick and Noelia pride themselves on their artistically presented dishes with great attention to detail. The venue is set in a secluded location just outside the town of Sant Lluís.