Exclusive tables on Majorca's roof terraces - 10 highlights in Palma
One of the most beautiful summer moments in Mallorca is the open air table. A lunch at the seaside or a dinner on a terrace over the roofs of the old town make up the life in the south. Combine your next visit to Palma with a cocktail and a delicious meal on a rooftop terrace overlooking the cathedral, the sea or the Traumuntana mountains.
Housed in a heritage-listed 15th century mansion, the luxury Can Alomar Hotel features De Tokio a Lima restaurant (see photo). It offers two secluded terraces over the chic boulevard Paseo del Borne and at the height of the treetops. Japanese-Peruvian-Mediterranean dishes are served for lunch and dinner. The cocktail is also served with delicious snacks.
Fantastic views of the Tramuntana mountains can be had from Schwaiger Xino's roof terrace. Also superb is the very personalized menu with reinterpretations by chef Schwaiger, who for 19 years was the proud owner of two Michelin stars. For his nouvelle cuisine, he uses products from the island and tries to change them as little as possible in order to highlight their essence.
In the hotel restaurant Ikatza, the Basque barbecue specialties are among the culinary highlights of the French-Spanish-inspired cuisine. Dinner is served in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere above the promenade of the Paseo Maritimo. From the terrace of the Gran Meliá Victoria you can enjoy a wide view of the harbor and the bay of Palma.
The Nakar Hotel's rooftop bar is one of the nightlife hotspots in the old town - also due to the good music of local DJs. On the eighth floor is the gourmet restaurant Cuit, where you can taste the kitchen creations of the famous island chef Miquel Calent. The view accompanying the food is also sensational, it extends from the cathedral over the bay of Palma to the castle Bellver.
The rooftop restaurant Katagi Blau on the seventh floor of the five- star Hotel Llaüt Palace, meeting point of the new Palma Beach on Playa de Palma, also attracts with a view into the distance. In the glamorous ambience, Asian fusion cuisine is offered, including a spectacular sunset setting - to match the name of the restaurant, which translates to "no other place like this under the sun".
Although the restaurant of the five-star boutique hotel Calatrava is located on the ground floor, it offers enchanting views of the Parc de la Mar and the Mediterranean Sea. With its light wood planks, the chic outdoor terrace looks like a ship's deck. Gastronomic Mallorcan-Spanish "home cooking" is offered, local dishes on a high culinary level.
The 200 square meter panoramic terrace of Hotel Sant Francesc provides a perfect stage for Mediterranean summer evenings. For cocktails and local wines, the well-known cook Maria Solivellas from Caimari has created various dishes, such as their heavenly cocas. This less known island variant of pizza is made from Xeixa flour and local olive oil topped with roasted vegetables, octopus or suckling pig with apricot sauce. For free: the view of the Sant Francesc Basilica and the old town of Palma.
El Náutico, part of the Gastronomic Tasting Group, is located in the noble yacht club Real Club Nautico. Here you sit in a stylish maritime ambience and dine with a view of the luxurious two- and three-master, which are anchored in the port of Palma. The menu features Mediterranean specialties and local fish dishes, an ideal terrace for a fine lunch or dinner at sunset.
Upscale Mallorcan delights await you at the five-star Es Princep Hotel in the Calatrava area, right next to the restored old city wall. On the rooftop Almaq Roof Top with its unobstructed views of the sea, you can indulge in a drink with gourmet snacks that testify to the culinary skills of talented chef Andreu Genestra, who shows off his skills in the hotel's Bala Roja restaurant.?