Best Restaurants in Arenal den Castell
It’s next to impossible to find a restaurant in Arenal d’en Castell that doesn’t feature incredible views of the bay. You’ll get to enjoy a glass of fresh sangria as you watch the waves lap against the rocks, basking in the insanely gorgeous weather Menorca holidays boast all year round. There are, of course, a few restaurants off the beaten bay-side path if you’re looking to avoid the crowds and try something different. But across the area, you’ll find traditional Spanish plus a few extra surprises along the way.
Bird's eye views at Good Bridge Cafe
The Good Bridge Cafe is a first class venue with laid-back vibes. The first course here can be anything from pizzas and salad to steak pie, all brought out with beautiful presentation. The Good Bridge’s location higher up into the cliffside and overlooking the bay means you have a side of stunning views.
Full English at Romani
This bay-facing restaurant boasts some of the best scenery in Arenal d’en Castell. A word of warning – you should make sure you’re hungry before arriving, because the portions here are very generous.
By day, you can order breakfasts like a full English with freshly-squeezed orange juice, plus salads and fish for lunch, and by night, Romani has a set menu of starters, mains and a dessert with wine.
Swashbuckling decor at El Pirata Restaurant
Slightly off the beaten track, El Pirata Restaurant is, as you might have guessed, a pirate-themed restaurant. But don’t let that fool you into thinking that costumes are the priority and food is forgotten. The food here takes centre stage in the form of traditional Spanish cuisine, with dishes like garlic prawns as well as chicken kebabs on towering skewers.
Dinner and a playground at Goody Goody
Goody Goody is so much more than just an awesome, bay-side restaurant. It’s a go-kart track, a trampoline playground, a waterpark and a bouncy castle paradise that also serves cocktails, fish and chips and other holiday favourites.
Fresh sauces at Hong Kong
Bringing a new edge to the Spanish and English dishes otherwise served in Arenal d’en Castell, Hong Kong features Chinese cuisine that strays far from the heavy sauces you might find in your usual takeaway restaurant. The food here is fresh and flavourful, with dishes like chicken chow mein, crispy duck pancakes and curries.
Country and western music at White's Bar Restaurante
Tucked just a short walk from the bay, White’s Bar Restaurante is attached to the White Sand Beach Club and specialises in Spanish dishes with incredible views. The wine list here is varied and affordable, and certain nights see speciality dishes like slow-roasted lamb shoulder. If you’re lucky, you might even stumble upon the weekly American country and western music night.
Rainbow cocktails at Alcalde
Alcalde has all the makings of a great restaurant – a neon-lit bar, beautiful cocktails in a rainbow of colours and creative glasses and a large, outdoor terrace overlooking the bay. The food isn’t to be ignored either, with paella, burgers, chicken skewers and curries.
Menorca flavours at Blue Arenal
Traditional Menorcan fare steps into the spotlight at this Arenal d’en Castell restaurant, which is located high up on the cliff so can be easy to miss. But you won’t want to leave it out of your holiday schedule. Here, you can delight in pork, steak, pizza or chicken dishes, as well as traditional paella and a pitcher of fresh sangria.
Speciality house desserts at Restaurante Pizzeria Flamingo
You’ll find pizza here, sure, but you’ll also find basins of paella, pork chops, steak fillets, lamb chops and spaghetti bolognese, all made with a unique Menorcan twist. Just make sure to leave room for pudding as the house desserts are always stunning.
Cheese on toast at La Paella
Meat or fish, breakfast or dinner, La Paella does it all. From T-bone steaks to slow-roasted lamb, mussels and prawns to cheese on toast, with a great list of branded wine and beer to match. Its location directly on the bay makes it an excellent place to start the day before stepping onto the beach, or a great spot to end it on the outdoor terrace with a drink and a sunset.