Our holiday to Menorca left quite the impression on us to be honest. The main reason was it gave us the perfect balance of fun, sight seeing and relaxation. We loved our stay at Royal Son Bou Family Club and we also enjoyed visiting different places in Menorca. Because we were staying half board at the hotel, we were also able to enjoy eating out at the local restaurants in Son Bou.
Son Bou has a few supermarkets and a good choice of places to eat worth visiting, so self catering, half board or breakfast only hotel stays all work well if you are staying in the area.
As a family, we did find the self service nature of the hotel restaurants a bit of a challenge, but no because of the food or service. Our daughters are quite demanding sometimes, and often in contrasting ways. Our 5 year old can’t bear to be separated from us for a minute so as soon as Daddy or I got up to get food, she wanted to come with us.
Our youngest daughter will take off at the drop of a hat, and would head for the self service ice cream, whether you were going with her or not. It wouldn’t necessarily have been a problem but as she wasn’t quite 3 when we went to Menorca, we couldn’t just leave her to her own devices.
We love to visit local restaurants and we also appreciated going to a place, sitting down together and having our food put in front of us. It meant the girls stayed still for the whole meal and there were no cakes and ice creams to tempt them away from the table at a moments notice. It made for a more stress free meal for us at times during our holiday.
Casa Andrés, Son Bou, Menorca
Casa Andrés is a two minute walk from Royal Son Bou Family Club and was probably our favourite restaurant of the holiday. We visited here twice because the food was so good and the service was friendly. The girls were provided with pens and colouring pages of the local ruins, and the food was lovely.
The children’s meals were around 6 Euros and our mains were around 10 Euros. Before our meals arrived, we were given some tapas to wet our appetites, which were delicious. Our favourite meal was the seafood pasta dish, which both daddy and I tried at the restaurant.
Arthur Restaurant & Snack Bar
The first restaurant we tried was called Arthur and is about 5 minutes from the hotel. Everything on the children’s menu is 4 Euros and they offer the usual array of kid friendly options with fries.
Daddy and I went for the paella, as no visit to Spain is complete without a traditional paella I think. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the food before we had eaten it, but I can assure you it was very nice and something I would definitely eat again given the chance.
Atalis Bar & Restaurant
Across the road from Arthur is Atalis bar & restaurant and here they serve the most amazing homemade beef burgers made from local Menorcan meat. It was delicious and something I would be happy to eat again given the option.
They also offered the children’s menu for 4 Euros and were happy to make my 3 year old daughter an omelette as it’s her favourite food.
Alessandro’s Italian Restaurant
This Italian restaurant we ate at in Son Bou was lovely. The service was excellent, and when my drink got spilled on the table they replaced it without question. My mushroom risotto was nearly perfect, but they added tomatoes to it which I didn’t expect. It was delicious but I’m just not a tomato fan I’m afraid. I can cope with them in a sauce, but I’m a bit fussy about anything else.
Daddy went with the seafood pasta again, and it looked amazing. I was struck with a touch of food envy at this point, and wish I’d have ordered it too. The children enjoyed their food, and my youngest got to have omelette and chips again, despite it not being on the menu.
Our visit to these restaurants in Son Bou was in May this year, and they were far from busy as the holiday season had only just started, which might have affected our experience. It’s also worth mentioning that we paid for all our meals and at no point were the restaurants aware that I would be writing a review of our visit.
Where would you recommend eating in Menorca? Have you visited any of these restaurants in Son Bou?