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Menorca’s 5 best restaurants (and must-try dishes)

The guide to Menorca’s top 5 restaurants

Looking for the best restaurants in Menorca? Look no further – we’ve done the hard work for you (i.e., the eating) and have compiled a list of the ten essential restaurants in the culinary mosaic Menorca by the Mediterranean. The island is a vibrant hub where traditional flavours meet innovative gastronomy and the restaurant scene is a delightful dance of old and new. Chefs in Menorca are reimagining classic dishes, infusing them with global influences while honouring their rustic roots. From bustling bistros to trendy eateries experimenting with fusion cuisine, Menorca’s food landscape is an evolving tapestry.

Restaurante Torralbenc Menorca Balearic Islands Spain restaurant review
Restaurante Torralbenc Menorca Balearic Islands Spain restaurant review

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Restaurante Torralbenc

Located within a restored Menorcan estate, Restaurante Torralbenc is a collaboration with Michelin Star chef Gorka Txapartegi, merging Basque simplicity with Menorcan tradition. The menu, compact yet deliberate, emphasises local, organic ingredients from the estate’s own harvest – highlighting Torralbenc wines and olive oil. Its design, blending rustic charm with contemporary elegance, offers a dining experience rooted in the land’s heritage. The restaurant’s setting, amidst lush gardens and sea views, elevates every meal into a serene, immersive experience. Among the must-order dishes, the grilled meats and artisanal cheese selections stand out, showcasing the local flavours.

Restaurante Torralbenc
Ctra. Mao, Km. 10
Cala en Porter
Menorca
Spain

Photography courtesy of Restaurante Torralbenc
Smoix Menorca Balearic Islands Spain restaurant review

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Smoix

Smoix, located in Ciutadella, is a standout destination for culinary enthusiasts. This restaurant, once a shoe factory, seamlessly blends its industrial past with a contemporary warehouse vibe, complete with exposed ductwork and rafters. The whitewashed interior patio, adorned with giant stones, adds a touch of elegance to its breezy ambiance. The menu is a seasonal journey through innovative dishes, with signature offerings like the famous crawfish ravioli and beluga lentils with king-prawn tempura. These dishes epitomize the creative spirit of Smoix, making it a must-visit for those seeking a unique and affordable dining experience.

Smoix
Avinguda de Jaume I el Conqueridor, 38
Ciutadella de Menorca
Menorca
Spain

Photography courtesy of Smoix
Nonna Bazaar Menorca Spain restaurant
Nonna Bazaar Menorca Spain restaurant

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Nonna Bazaar

Nonna Bazaar is a multi-sensory lifestyle and dining concept in Menorca, Spain. The restaurant is part of a 400-hectare working farm, set within a centuries-old finca that has been lovingly restored to reflect the laid-back soul and effortless charm of Menorca. The restaurant is designed to celebrate food, family and friendship with a farm-to-fork dining concept, a kids club, a boutique, a farm shop, a petanque court and an ancient chapel for private parties and intimate weddings. Nonna Bazaar is set to evoke the spirit of animated gatherings, the sharing of ancestral tales, memories and recipes, and draws on the vibrant bazaaris and soulful souks that scatter the Mediterranean.

Nonna Bazaar
Tres Alquarias
Carretera a Cala en Blanes
Menorca
Balearic Islands
Spain

Photography courtesy of Nonna Bazaar
Godai Menorca Balearic Islands Spain restaurant review

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Godai

Menorca meets Japan! Operating exclusively during the summer months, Godai offers an adults-only dining experience that is both intimate and immersive. The restaurant, a testament to Chef Julián Mármol’s self-taught genius, revels in a philosophy of ‘fusion without confusion’, presenting dishes that celebrate the integrity of the ingredients. Diners are invited on a gustatory journey that begins in the heart of Menorca and ends in the essence of Japan, with standout offerings like meticulously crafted sushi that encapsulates the chef’s respect for tradition and innovation.

Godai
Passatge Portixol
Ciutadella de Menorca
Menorca
Spain

Photography courtesy of Godai
Mon Restaurant Menorca Balearic Islands Spain restaurant review
Mon Restaurant Menorca Balearic Islands Spain restaurant review

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Mon Restaurant

At the heart of Ciutadella lies Mon Restaurant, a testament to the culinary finesse of Chef Felip Llufriu. After honing his craft in Barcelona’s elite kitchens, Llufriu returned to his Menorcan roots, blending traditional flavours with modern techniques. The restaurant’s home, a meticulously restored 1935 Art Deco edifice, doubles as a boutique hotel named Mon. Patrons are treated to an evocative menu that marries the island’s rustic charm with avant-garde creativity, highlighted by dishes such as prawn carpaccio with basil ice cream.

Mon Restaurant
Passeig de Sant Nicolau, 4
Ciutadella de Menorca
Menorca
Spain

Photography courtesy of Mon Restaurant

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