Port Andratx has become one of the most exclusive resorts in the Mediterranean. Part of its charm, other than the lure of film star villas, is that it retains its connection with many high-quality independent retailers and restaurants in the port itself. Many of the restaurants offer port side dining making it a perfect location for families or couples to enjoy a stunning setting on a warm Mallorcan evening. The restaurants themselves are fantastic, offering a wide range of Mallorquian, Spanish and international cuisine. From the panoramic views at Villa Infinitum, the twinkly lights of the port are like a beacon every night trying their best to lure you in… and they do.
This gem moved location across the port last year, however this has only enhanced its offering. Now located on the busy side it retains its Northern Italian roots and as you would expect from this region, the consideration they give to their produce is exceptional. Its homemade pasta is some of the best I’ve had and in particular, the ricotta ravioli is an obvious choice. For main courses its beef or lamb dishes are worthy of significant praise although you can’t really go wrong with anything. The service is passionate and caring. Media Luna takes its food seriously and so should you - an absolute must.
The original. One of the first villas in Port Andratx, Villa Italia is a boutique hotel that has built up a reputation for serving some of the best food on the island. Its chef Christian Catrina offers an Italian/French based menu which is very popular with the locals. They know it not only its charm but also the consistency and superb standard of the dining experience. Its location is regal, sitting raised above the quiet end of the port; it wouldn’t look out of place in the Italian lakes. On a Sunday they do a traditional British roast, however my tip would be not to come to the port without going here one evening. Enjoy the prawns on a hot salt stone to start, followed by 24hr glazed teriyaki salmon; although once again, you really can’t go wrong here. When booking be sure to check out what nights they have live music to complete the whole Villa Italia experience.
Rocamar probably has the best port side location set at the end with just the sunset on the horizon to make your visit memorable. My recommendation is to pop down in the day and reserve your preferred table to make your evening a special one as it will get busy here. Fish is the order of the day with everything fresh and perhaps if climatized, go for a paella for two. Book for 8:30pm once the sun is setting and enjoy one of those special tranquil evenings with loved ones.
Ok, so this isn’t in Port Andratx. It’s not because there isn’t a plethora of other exceptional restaurants in the port however there are times when you want to go out of the area. This very hippy-chic, secluded, natural beach, lunchtime venue is well worth the day out. This is what differentiates Mallorca from Ibiza. Ibiza tries to be cool, yet Mallorca is honest, kind and beautiful. Cap Falco embodies this. This beach spot caters for everyone; families, couples and groups alike and don’t forget your beads, platted hair and shades as they are essential to fit in with a cool crowd. Cap Falco’s summer pop up features a DJ spinning 70’s disco mix and excellent healthy produce with not a French fry in sight (although probably because they aren’t allowed a fryer in this natural dry, forest location).The rose is reassuringly Domaines Ott and the cocktails are reassuringly expensive but what the heck, how many days do you get in your life as good as this. Head on from lunch straight to Mitj and Mitj back in the port to listen to some more great music, watch the sunset and order more cocktails. To end a great day, head back to the villa for a nightcap and sonos session. Be prepared for the hangover tomorrow!
For this dining experience you don’t have to travel far, and you don’t need to worry about taxi’s or getting dressed up (although of course you’re more than welcome to). Call Marc Fosh and ask them to come and cook for you - no effort required. Marc Fosh is a Michelin starred British chef with two restaurants in Mallorca, but he also sends his trained chefs to your villa for a truly personal experience. The chefs and waiters prepare and serve delicious food with options for a formal three course meal to a tapas tasting menu. At Villa Infinitum we work very closely with Marc Fosh and will always recommend them to our guests. Alternatively, you could choose to prepare a meal yourself. If you visit the local fish market in Port Andratx you will have a choice of the daily catch (except Sundays). The three supermarkets have everything else you need for a culinary treat and when staying at Villa Infinitum our outdoor rooftop kitchen provides the perfect setting. Pick up your favourite tipple of wine from Dino’s (next door to Mitj and Mitj) and there you have it, your own restaurant for the evening until the twinkle of the port catches your eye tomorrow night.
Having led some of the UK’s largest media companies Nick Bampton now has his own media company in London's Carnaby Street. He set up Infinitum Villas which owns one of the finest and luxurious villas in Mallorca - Villa Infinitum. His passion is to make villa holidays exceptional.
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