We initially went for dinner at Smugglers as it was a stones throw from the villa where we were based for our week in Minorca. Well what a find! We were greeted warmly by the owner John who handles all front of house activities and we were seated quickly in the downstairs part of the restaurant. Drinks arrived within 5 minutes of being ordered and food order taken by friendly staff. The food is great, decent portions (a proper plate-full if that makes sense) at fair prices with choices to suit all tastes including kids and veggies. There is also a nightly special (I had the pork knuckle during our stay - delicious). During our week we had dinner 5 times (we won the quiz during our visit, that was a good night!) a lunch on our penultimate day and breakfast on our departure day. So I can honestly say all the food offered here is good! And if you like Liquor coffees, I definitely recommend trying one here for a twist on the normal presentation. Not only do they achieve the perfect division between coffee and cream but also coffee and spirit - amazing! And still tastes great. Evelyn is very much back of house and in charge of the kitchen and the pride she takes in her food is obvious. Every evening she will come out and those that are still in the dining areas, are asked if they've enjoyed their food and for feedback. A lovely touch during one of our visits, was when discussing the next nights special (Balmoral chicken) which my father wasn't too keen on (not a haggis fan....), Evelyn popped down and said she was going to the butchers the next day and would he like some lamb chops instead? How lovely is that?
And to clarify a point that I picked up on in other review:
Yes downstairs is a touch on the warm side when full - but there is an air conditioning unit installed and John is very aware of the ambient temperature and will adjust to ensure that all diners are comfortable.
I couldn't find fault with this restaurant or its lovely owners - can't recommend highly enough.
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