Bondi Beach Magaluf
That can be cheerful ... first and foremost on the celebration mile ...
When after a viewing in Cala Vinyes with me the small Hüngerchen stirred, the first thought was then also spontaneously: "Where do we have to go to get something edible? I then felt insanely brave and progressive when I suggested to try it in Magaluf. A parking lot close to the beach was easily found at the end of October, we marched along the beach promenade coming from the south.
Bondi Beach? Bondi Beach!
Just about halfway across the bay, we came across the Bondi Beach Magaluf. That looked quite nice. Even if basically the hotel castles in Magaluf are not particularly promising for architecture lovers. The Bondi Beach has a bit of a beach club look. White is the basic color and there is a large bar. But I was actually convinced by the menu, which sounded promising with its beef specialties from all over the world, especially for steak lovers.
Overall, it looked more promising at the height of the bay. A bit perhaps out of concern that the found nice-looking place would be nix in the first place, I decided to rely neither on Google nor on TripAdvisor, but just try it.
And was not disappointed. Table with a view. And in addition a super nice Spanish waiter. I ordered the Croquetas Caseras. And because the sun was shining so beautifully, a glass of Bicicletas y Pesces. This was available as an open white wine, so I couldn't resist. The croquettes were brisk, crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside but still with the visible and tangible texture of processed chicken. Well seasoned, perhaps a touch too much. But in combination with the powerful wine, the even more powerful sun and the magnificent view, it's actually too much of a gripe for a real treat!
Chimichurri goes better!
The steak with homemade fries I ordered with CHIMICHURRI. Since a friend barbecued at my place and finished off the wonderful chorizos criollos from comercial vera (a great deli in the industrial park) with homemade chimichurri, I was on fire for this oily and spicy South American specialty. The Bondi Beach provided a product here not worth mentioning. But the main product, the char-grilled steak, was fantastic. Flavor. Cooking point. Optics. Accompanied by good homemade fries and a bit of sautéed veggies that probably didn't matter to the chef any more than they mattered to me on this plate.
If you like Wagyue or Kobe, Bondi Beach Magaluf also has them. I'm not a big fan of these Japanese noble varieties, they taste a bit too austere for me. That being said, I have quiet doubts if there are really that many of these hand-picked and beer-fed noble cattle in Japan to fill the menus of so many restaurants around the world.
Who goes to Bondi Beach Magaluf?
The waiter told me that they had a predominantly international audience. That also in the Bondi Beach Magaluf this year were conspicuously many guests from North America. Overall, a trend I have observed: The number of intercontinental guests seems to have increased significantly. And with the direct flight connection to New Jersey, the Americans seem to have finally discovered Mallorca for themselves. In fact, at Holiday Rental, the largest group of customers in the summer was actually from the USA. Hard to believe, isn't it?
For reasons of diet (yes, everyone defines diet differently ...) and time, I did without a dessert and ordered the only disappointment of this trip: The café was terrible. I don't know why that is. But often great restaurants have terrible café. Usually, it's too hot. Obviously the essential oils are already coked and the consistency is watery. Without a stable crema. That was exactly the case here. Too bad, the Pinte around the corner can actually usually do better.
Overall, however, a clear recommendation: great steak. Really particularly good quality! The homemade croquettes a little poem. And in addition the look. The bill for two people was now also no bargain but in the sum of the properties absolutely appropriate. And indeed: The Google rating with 4.3 and the TripAdvisor rating coincide with my experience here.
The only downer for you: The Bondi Beach Magaluf does not open again until the beginning of March. After our visit it said goodbye to the winter break. Like pretty much everything in Magaluf.
But put this in your calendar for next year: a trip to Magaluf at the end of October. If the sun shines like it does here, you will not only experience a culinary delight, but also experience Magaluf with different eyes!
Update from 17.12.2022
Bondi Beach Magaluf ranks #1 on TripAdvisor for all restaurants in Magaluf. Okay, then we are in agreement :)