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Balneario Illetas, Mallorca

Balneario Illetas is a long time beach club nestled on the South coast of Mallorca. It's deck chairs, terrace, bar and restaurant are heaving with tanned bodies in the summer months, particularly during the day.


They kindly invited us to dine in the restaurant while we were in town, so Ms K and I happily headed over to enjoy our last meal of the holiday *sob*.


We opted for a cold and hot starter: the lobster, prawn and crab were perfectly fresh and firm to the bite while the Iberian ham croquettes melted in the mouth. Portion sizes were extremely generous, clearly made for sharing.


The charming, handsome, witty, knowledgable Nicolas (pretty sure that was everything he wanted me to mention) was on hand to ensure we received impeccable service and hot serves of delicious paella. 


Eavesdropping on the wait staff, we actually heard one of them advising the table next to us that they were possibly ordering too much. I really appreciate this honest approach: I've only experienced it once before in Argentina where we were strongly advised not to order a steak each but to share (luckily, as it turned out a standard steak was a hefty 750g). Restaurants really don't have to save you any money by letting you order whatever catches your eye, so it's nice when they bother to give you the choice whether to over order or not.


Our impressive seafood skewer was also cooked to perfection - I'm always a little hesitant with white fish fillets not served whole as they can so easily be dry, but rest assured these beauties most definitely were not.


The pièce de résistance was definitely dessert. Which we - crazily - nearly didn't have as we were already so full. Sure, we would never have known what we missed. But boy, would we have made a BIG mistake. Best banoffee pie I've had in the last decade. At least.


So much for being too full for dessert.


A brilliant end to our girls holiday.

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