ES MIRADOR DE DEIA, MALLORCA

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Can we just take a moment to appreciate these views?

OK thanks.

This is the view from the Mirador de Deia, a little balcony viewing area up in the mountains, halfway to the village of Deia.

It’s a gorgeous area, and I was dying to show Gary, so Dad kindly drove us up there after our little stop in Valldemosa.

We stopped to admire the views (and take a million selfies and instavids…) and stayed for the local cuisine.

The Mirador de na Foradada restaurant is literally on the cliffside. It’s enclosed by glass windows on three sides, and has a sexy little outside terrace as well. The prices aren’t bad, the menu is nice and varied, and we decided it was the perfect place to stop and have some lunch.

Spectacular views, yummy food and €3 glasses of prosecco?

YES to the PLEASE.

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To start we shared a selection of chicken, cod and spinach croquetas (proper Spanish croquetas, with a rich, creamy bechamel filling) and a Frito Mallorquin, which is a super local and delicious mix of fried vegetables, cubed potatoes and liver (the only time I EVER eat liver!).

For mains, we decided Sunday lunch deserved a paella.

This one was a mixta (which basically just means it has a mixture of fish, meat, seafood and vegetables) and we did our usual trick of ordering it for three people, even though there were four of us at the table.

If there’s something we’ve learnt over the years, it’s that there’s always TONS of leftovers, even if we all have second and third helpings!

(The only downside: SOMEONE has to go without a prawn… Sigh.)

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The rest of the afternoon was spent in Deià village.

We wandered down olive-tree-lined paths, explored a tiny picturesque graveyard up on a hill and strolled through beautiful cobbled streets.

I tried to take photos of all the fabulous lemon trees (and failed abysmally).

Then we grabbed ice creams and headed back to the car.

Plumped up, sunburnt and ready for a nap in the back seat.

Sunday perfection.

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  • So so jealous of this right now! I have been to Mallorca once and Menorca twice and I have to say they are the most beautiful islands! I would love to go back there but unfortunately we aren’t able to go abroad this year (our new puppy is too young and crazy to be left with anyone imo!).
    Jealous!
    x

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    • OH BUT PUPPY <3 Mallorca will still be there when you can manage to go Anna! :) enjoy puppy time while you can haha! xxx

  • Sam

    This really does sound like perfection right now! Those views are just incredible and food looks amazing :) xxx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  • This is so so beautiful! I’ve been to Mallorca twice (okay, once I went to Magaluf so that doesn’t really count haha) but I absolutely love the island. It’s so picturesque and beautiful. You’ve made me really excited to go on holiday now! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • Lovely photos! Really makes me want to visit Mallorca. And mmm, now I’m craving paella. The first time I ate paella at a restaurant we made the mistake of ordering for all of us, and ended up with so much food. It’s insane how big the portions are, haha.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

    • We did it for YEARS before we realised that we should just order for four instead of five. Everyone still gets seconds, but you don’t feel like you’re wasting food and money! :) xxx

  • This would be Mr S’s perfect day! He loves Mallorca and Spanish food!

    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

    • Hurrah! Definitely one to keep in mind next time you’re in the area Angie :) xx

  • I may not be able to smell or taste anything because of my cold but that food looks amazingly good!
    K.

  • I think “jealous” is an understatement! x

  • This looks like such a perfect day! Your photos are beaut <3

    Sophie Cliff

  • Looks like such an amazing day! I can’t wait to go to Spain in the summer and see the blue sky and beautiful sea :)

    Kate xo // http://www.beautybabbles.com

  • I’m taking a very long moment to appreciate the views, that sea!! :) and 3 euro prosecco? Yes please!
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    x

    • I know right?? I wasn’t going to drink, but seemed rude not to when a massive glass was the equivalent of £2!! ;) xxx

  • Siobhan Rothwell

    Those views are incredible, and I can almost smell the paella, it look amazing!

    x

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  • I just cannot wait to go on holiday now! You’ve opened my eyes to some really exciting things to do on the island in between lying on the beach ;)

    • YES. ALL THE YES. This is exactly what I was trying to do! :) I think there’s some really stunning parts of Mallorca that just don’t get the attention they deserve. Everyone always seems to focus on the touristy bits! xxx

      PS. I can’t WAIT to read about your trip when you get back! :D

  • It all looks so perfect omg

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  • Cake & Whisky

    Serious holiday envy over here! It looks fab’!

    Sandra | Cake + Whisky

  • I’d love to explore Mallorca more, it’s so beautiful, especially inland!

    Sarah | Sequin This

    • Definitely Sarah! There’s some STUNNING beaches though as well, you just gotta know where to look :) (and have a car and the stomach to drive down winding mountain lanes to get to them haha!) xxx

  • This. Is. Everything.
    Those food pics? Amazing.
    And thank you for showing a side of Mallorca I wouldn’t ever have seen. Looks like you had a bodacious visit home
    M x Life Outside London

    • That’s exactly what I’m trying to do :) find it SO IMMENSELY IRRITATING when people are like: oh Mallorca? That’s Magaluf right? NO. ALL THE NO. It is so so so so soooo much more that! xxx

  • Velvet Blush

    Your pictures are amazing, especially those views! Looks like you had a great time :)

    Velvet Blush

    • Thank you so much! :D I hoenstly think it’d be hard to take a bad photo of these views though haha. They speak for themselves!! xx

  • ninegrandstudent

    Those views look amazing – I can’t wait for a holiday! x

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    • Where are you going Chloe?? :D xxx

      • ninegrandstudent

        I’m off to Rome and Venice – can’t wait!

  • Susan Turner

    The apartment you stayed in in Santa Ponsa still has some availability for July and August and early september this year :-)

  • Those views are absolutely stunning! And the paella looks delicious :) xx

    Toasty

  • Stunning views, sounds like you had such an amazing time. That paella looks soo yummy! xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  • I know I have already said how AMAZING that paella looks, but it seems too age so well, it looks even tastier on this post!

    Rosie

    x

    http://www.anenglishrosie.blogspot.co.uk

    • Haha it’s cos you’ve got the full effect of it this time, with the prawns and everything laid out pretty! :P xxx

  • Absolutely amazing pictures =] I so want to go back one day!

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  • Corinne C

    Ahh, these views are stunning. I want to visit this place again as I was really young when I went!

    Corinne x
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    • It’s funny how much more you appreciate them as an adult isn’t it? I used to visit a lot with school but it totally didn’t hit me until this time how stunning it is :) xx

  • Such beautiful photos, I wish I was back in Majorca! SOB.

    Tara x

  • Those views!! And the Mirador de na Foradada restaurant looks fab. I’ve never thought of visiting Mallorca, but it looks so beautiful its now on the list! xx

    • You definitely should Vicky! I find it so annoying that tv shows only ever show the tacky, ugly, touristy side of the island, when it’s honestly one of the most beautiful places. In fact, they shoot a lot of ads on the beaches here, cos they can so easily fool people into thinking they’re in the tropics! :) xxx

  • rebecca

    Amazing views! I think I’ll be going here straight after Canada haha :) x

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  • This looks amazing! And are you using your new camera in these shots? Because they look wonderful :) Sophie xx
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  • I am so jealous. What I wouldn’t give to be at the beach right now.
    *sigh*

    Great photos!

  • Ahh Katy Mallorca looks so nice and sunny! Your pics are amazing and I want to eat that paella off the screen. Good job it’s lunch time! ;) Lots of love, Andrea xxx
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