Pollensa and Port de Pollensa, Mallorca
We fell in love with Pollensa and Port de Pollensa after our first visit a few years ago. I love that area of Majorca and especially the small town with its ochre-coloured stone houses and winding lanes. The food in this area is very good and one of my favourite restaurants is Son Brull’s Restaurant 365.
Pollensa is in the valley enclosed by the Puig de Maria and the Calvari and is surrounded by a wonderful landscape/
The town of Pollensa was founded in 1229 with the Catalan conquest of Majorca, although the name goes back many years before this. Under Moorish rule the town was known as Al-Bulansa and by the Romans as Pollentia.
Its old town, dating back to the 18th century, is made up of a series of narrow streets and emblematic buildings such as the Calvari, the Parish Church, the Cloister of Sant Domingo and the Jesuit School, among others.
In Pollensa and Port de Pollensa you have the best of both worlds with the lush countryside and the gorgeous blue sea.
One of my favourite things to do while on holiday is to try out new restaurants and one of my favourite restaurants is Son Brull in Pollensa.
Son Brull Hotel, Mallorca
The 365 restaurant is in the wonderful Son Brull Hotel. It’s a gorgeous boutique in a rural setting, at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains, close to the village of Pollensa.
The Hotel is a converted eighteenth-century Jesuit monastery with 23 individually designed rooms in a stunning location.
The Hotel is set in 40 acres including an olive grove which is more than three centuries old. There is a working farm in Son Brull which is completely organic.
The farm grows local fruit varieties, including orange, lemon, fig, almond, etc. The farm grows the vegetables that are used in the restaurant. With the most important crops being artichokes and tomatoes.
The estate has one hectare of vines, growing Llebre Ull and they produce their own wine, Negre Son Brull.
Son Brull's Reastaurant 365, Pollensa, Mallorca
Chef Rafel Perello at Son Brull’s Restaurant 365, says their food is based on authenticity and simplicity. They choose the best local and seasonal ingredients, many from their own farm.
They describe their ethos in 5 words:
Authenticity, Respect, Culture, Tradition and Heritage
The restaurant has a cosy dining room but also a wonderful candlelit terrace. The views are stunning and my favourite place to eat is on the terrace.
We’ve eaten at the restaurant several times and it’s always wonderful. I love sitting on the shady terrace sipping a G&T as an aperitif before the meal just gazing over the wonderful landscape.
The dining terrace is calm and tranquil, and the tables are so well spaced that you almost feel as you are the only ones dining there.
I love the little touches such as the individual menus being presented in gold envelopes and the olives that are served with the aperitifs actually being foie gras encased in a jelly that just melt in your mouth.
When we dine at 365 we always have the seasonal tasting menu as it’s so nice to be able to taste an array of small dishes. The portions are just right and at the end of the meal I feel satisfied.
The food is prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients and with such great attention to detail. The presentation of the food is stunning. The lemon dessert looks as though you are being served a whole lemon, when in fact it’s a floaty lemon mousse encased in a crisp sugar shell with the appearance of a real lemon.
The menu changes seasonally but it’s always delicious. The suckling pig is always one of my favourites and there is always at least one fish dish included on the tasting menu.
The price of the seasonal tasting menu is currently 90 Euros.
They have a delightful selection of wines on the wine list, including their own. I especially like the White Mortix which is a blend of Malvasia and Chardonnay. The wine list is presented on an ipad which obviously makes it very easy to update.
The menu changes seasonally but it’s always delicious. The suckling pig is one of my favourites.
Here are some pics of some of the dishes.
So, remember if your holidaying in Pollensa or Port de Pollensa and you want to go somewhere for a stunning meal then I’m sure you won’t be disappointed, and better still it’s on a short taxi ride away so no one has to worry about driving.
I’d love to hear about any of your favourite restaurants in Mallorca as I’m always keen to try somewhere new.