Review on Forn de Sant Joan
Forn de Sant Joan can be found in the La Lonja area of Palma's old town, set in a 14th century building, formerly a bakery. It was converted into a restaurant by Joan Baqués in 1992 and is now run by his two sons Christian and Carlos Baqués, who have remodelled the interior set over four levels, where diners are invited to enjoy four different experiences.
The Cellar where the bread was once made, still contains the original ovens and water pump wheel and is an ideal space for private celebrations, with the ground floor cocktail originally the bakery shop, perfect for tapas and a relaxing drink. The Crystal room is intimate and elegant with its beamed ceiling and chandeliers and the very top of the house is home to the romantic Red Room. The entire restaurant has a modern and contemporary décor featuring large stylish mirrors and interesting artwork displayed on the walls, but still retains much of the buildings original features.
The restaurant is well known for its excellent selection of tapas and its imaginative dishes, created by its open kitchen located on the first floor. Typical tapas on the menu are oyster with lime and herb foams, marinated shallots and lemon pearls; mini cornet filled with ceviche of sea bass and langoustines and coconut foam; grilled black pudding with caramelized onions, dehydrated tomatoes and melted goat cheese or mini Cajun beef burgers, tartare sauce and roasted pepper sauce. There is a tempting array of desserts, an extensive wine list to complement the dishes and knowledgeably and attentive service adds to the whole experience.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 1.00 - 4.00pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 11.00pm