Menorca is a small island that holds a big place in the hearts of UK holidaymakers. Tens of thousands visit the island every year to laze on its golden beaches and swim in the warm Mediterranean waters. But the island has much more to offer you during your holiday in Menorca. |
Food-lovers will like to learn, for example, that Menorca has a wonderful culinary tradition influenced by cultures from both Europe and Africa. The island plays home to hundreds of restaurants where you’ll find an amazing range of dishes produced with fresh and local Mediterranean produce.
Just to give you a taste (pun intended) of the culinary delights that await you on your holiday in Menorca, we’ve put together a brief list of some of the restaurants that the locals and visitors like best.
Ca Na Marga
Located in the village of Ses Salinas, a fishing village on the southern tip of the island, just a short distance from Fornells. Ca Na Marga is a well-known family restaurant famous for its authentic Mediterranean barbeque dishes and fresh Mediterranean fish served with locally produced seasonal vegetables. We heartily recommend their excellent, oak grilled steaks and what must be some of the most delicious and decadent desserts we’ve ever tasted.
Open every day, from May to October, from 7 p.m. to 1.30 a.m. Closed during the remainder of the year.
This secluded restaurant can be found in a narrow street in Ciutadella’s Old Town, on the western side of Menorca. Don’t be put off if it’s a bit difficult to find (that’s perhaps part of its magic), because when you get there, the experience waiting for you will make it all worthwhile. The menu isn’t the largest in the world, but every single dish is a masterpiece. It includes dishes inspired by Mexican, Spanish and French cooking and all dishes use fresh, local produce. We recommend the roast suckling pig, langoustine ravioli, and white chocolate soup. Yummy!
Smoix is very popular with locals and visitors alike, so if you want to integrate a visit into your holiday in Menorca, be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Located in Son Bou, on the Island’s southern coast and just a three minute walk from Menorca’s longest beach, Casa Andres is a small restaurant with a world-wide reputation for fine food and great hospitality. Its menu is classic Mediterranean and Spanish with dishes such as paella and lamb shoulder. But the kids are also catered for and the pizza is to die for.
You can choose from a set meal or the a la carte menu, which is more expensive. The restaurant is very popular during the summer season when most people come on holiday in Menorca. So rather than be disappointed, reserve a table in advance!
Places to Stay
Obviously, as a major tourist destination, Menorca has plenty of hotel rooms. But if you prefer just a bit more independence and space, perhaps consider renting one of the many Menorcan apartments available for you to stay at. You can choose from catered or self-catering apartments, apartments for 2 and apartments for a large family or group. In the long run, it may even save you money!
Brenda Jaaback, Managing Director of Bartle Holidays, is a renowned Menorca expert. From its history to its people and from its wildlife to its cuisine - no secret of the island remains hidden to her. Personally selecting the finest properties for her clients, Brenda is the go-to person for anyone planning a relaxing holiday in Menorca. Bartle Holidays makes no warranty as to the accuracy of information contained in this article and excludes any liability of any kind for the information.
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