This was our first visit to S'Engolidor and came highly recommended by friends from Barcelona who eat there regularly when staying in Menorca.
Situated near the centre of Es Migjorn the restaurant is a traditional Menorcian townhouse with intimate dining areas both indoors and outside with large terraces at the rear of the property where the tables are generously spaced out in the manicured gardens.
We booked a table for six in the garden and spent a leisurely three hours from nine till midnight working our way thought the menu.
Several of the staff spoke perfect English and there were dedicated menus in English, Spanish and Catalan with very accurate translations. An interesting addition to the menu were Gluten Free logos against most of the food.
We started by sharing the Vegetarian Stuffed Aubergines and Mushroom & Artichoke Crepes both of which were good value at €7 each.
For our main course we shared Stuffed Squid and Dorada (Gilt Head Bream) both dishes cost €13 each and were cooked to perfection, the squid was stuffed with its tentacles and almonds and served with an almond sauce.
The English menu advertised the fish as Dorada fillets but when it arrived it was the whole fish and came with a separate plate for the bones. This wasn't a problem for us but could be for someone expecting boneless fillets. The Dorada was served with Menorcan potatoes and a very yummy red onion relish.
The children feasted on a range of starters and sampled the Cheese Soufflé followed by Meatballs and then another Cheese Soufflé but this time with Sobrassada.
Much later we sampled the homemade desserts that included a delicate Orange Cake served as two small discs, a large wedge of Chocolate & Walnut Cake and three different Sorbets.
On the night we visited the roads were closed to vehicles from nine till midnight making the pedestrianised town centre a pleasure to explore before our meal. There was limited parking adjacent to the restaurant but there were two large free car parks situated at either end of the town both just a short stroll from the restaurant.
The staff were more than happy for us to share our dishes and they gave the children extra caramel biscuits when we had our coffee which I thought was a very nice touch.
The service was both efficient and attentive but paced to suit our leisurely progress as we caught up on the past year with our friends between courses.
S'Engolidor is highly recommended, we paid €140 including drinks for three courses for four adults and two children. We are planning a return visit to sample the rest of the menu and wine list only next time we plan to book an overnight stay and sample the breakfast.
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- Also Known As:
- Fonda S'Engolidor Minorca/Migjorn Gran, Spain