Lunch in Palma offers a myriad of choice. The Spanish stomach runs on a slightly later schedule than most of us are used to. Whilst we hear the rumble about 12.30pm, the Spanish still push on for another hour or so.
From a quick sandwich on the run, traditional tapas in a bodega, a stand up market lunch or fine dining, Palma has it all.
But sometimes my time slot for lunch is limited so here are a few ideas for lunch on the run in Palma.
Situated at the Cathedral end of Passeig del Born, the service at Ombu is efficient and friendly and the food is just delicious. Offering an Asian fusion tapas menu, do not leave without trying the tomato crystal bread and the seabass ceviche. My favourites.
This group of restaurants has several branches in Palma, with their most recent opening in Plaça Cort inside their very own 5 Star hotel, Hotel Mama. A perfect spot to watch the world go buy. The menu is a mix of European style fare, such as a selection of tasty salads and sandwiches. The service is swift and friendly.
Santosha at Carrer del Metge Matas, 2 is run by Ruth and Erin and is a haven of calm. This is a find and a locally kept secret ! The menu is varied with international flavours and everything is cooked fresh to order.
Service is swift and always with a smile from owners Ruth and Erin.
Offering breakfast and lunch all day it is a beautifully decorated light and spaceous restaurant. Also offering coffee and a wide selection of cakes and pastries.
After a Cathedral visit or some retail therapy, you might find yourself in Passeig del Born. If so, head for Number 8. It is actually a cafe/restaurant . Take aways can be ordered at the counter but, if you have time sit, there is ample seating inside and outside on the pedestrianised Born. Enjoy a bocadillo ( sandwich ) or one of their yummy cakes.
Ca N ´Alexandre
One of my new favourite go-to spots is at Hotel Ca N´Alexandre. Its location is perfect in Plaza Alexandre Jaume just minutes from Mercat D´Olivar. A delicious 3 course menu of the day ( Menu del diá ) for just €13.90. On a recent visit I had a starter of chicken and rice with orange, followed by grilled salmon served with harrisa yogurt and couscous and to round it off a mouth-watering apricot tart. Service is swift and super friendly.
These are my favourites for lunch on the run in Palma but, wherever you find yourself, the food will never disappoint!