Patrón Lunares Cantina restaurant - Mallorca, Spain
In the sleepy fishermen’s neighbourhood of Santa Catalina in Palma de Mallorca, a new restaurant that harks back to the traditional angling days of old has just opened its doors, bringing back traditional canteen eating with a modern twist. Housed in the Montepio del Arrabal - an old industrial building first established in 1894 as a healthcare institution for local residents – Patron Lunares is the brainchild of Madrid-based restaurateur Javier Bonet and designer Perico Cortes, and is named after Bonet’s fisherman grandfather Miguel Bonet Oliver. Working together on the décor, the duo have created a casual, atmospheric interior comprising wooden tables, cushioned seating and checkered black and white flooring. Original details like the tiled bar counter have been retained but the addition of antique naval knick knacks and large portraits of ancestral fisherman enhance the ambiance. The menu is a mix of seafood and grilled meats and includes a diverse range of dishes from home comforts like the British beef burger to Moquea, an Afro Brazilian seafood recipe.