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“Gorgeous, quality food, with touches of genius” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Esplendid Hotel Bistro

Esplendid Hotel Bistro
Es Traves 5 | 07108, Soller, Majorca, Spain
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Ranked #24 of 111 Restaurants in Soller
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
London
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“Gorgeous, quality food, with touches of genius”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We ate here twice while staying at the hotel and both times it was all delicious, superbly cooked and presented. Real quality eating. Quantities leave you satisfied without feeling over-full. We ate, and can recommend: (if they still appear on the menu of course)
Starters:
shrimp and crab mould on toast with lemon marmalade (the genius touch - the tanginess sets off the creamy sauce)
gambas a la plancha - split giant prawns with romesco sauce, asparagus and spring onion grilled (here the genius touch was hazelnut puree in the romesco sauce)
Calamares alla romana with a creamy dip
Mains:
Noodles with chicken and prawns
Salmon with fine strips of carrot courgette and onion (very nice, simple, on reflection I should have been more adventurous!)
Lubina - sea-bass with hazelnut puree and spinach, just a delicious combination of textures and flavours
Lamb with curry sauce and quinoa with pineapple and tomato
Desserts
The mini desserts are a brilliant idea - just the right size portion and yummy! Try the ginger creme brûlée, hazelnut mousse and lemon meringue.
Larger portions - daughter says the banoffee, and ice-cream sundae were very good.

The waitress recommended the Nounat white Mallorcan wine, and it was just lovely...

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ayr Scotland
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“Great Spot to Dine in the Evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Had dinner at a nice table outside great sunset Very friendly attentive service. We both had entrecôte steaks good portion but steak a little tasteless . Nevertheless a nice place to eat. Be sure to book to get an outside table

Visited September 2012
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Ayr Scotland
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“Hotel Dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Had dinner on our first night of a weeks holiday staying in this Hotel.Great table outside watching the sunset attentive friendly service. Large portion steak tender but a little tasteless but an excellent place to dine. Book to get a table outside

Visited September 2012
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This is a real gem. The best view of the sunset in town and excellent food. Efficient service and good house wine selection. Don't miss it.

Visited June 2012
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West Yorkshire
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“Delicious food, great setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We ate at the Esplendido Bistro during our stay in Soller. We chose the restaurant after several recommendations from friends and we weren't disappointed. A good choice of dishes across all courses, and a great drinks selection too. Make sure you try a cocktail and ask for a table outside - the view is stunning!

Visited August 2012
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