His dishes like roast lamb with artichokes and potato puree with violets was sensational and included a sauce using carob, the cocoa-like flavoured bean from the Mediterranean tree that is emblematic of Mallorca writes Andrew Forbes.
You can read The Luxury Editor profile of boutique hotel, Gloria de Sant Jaume here.
Restaurant El Patio de Gloria is beside the boutique hotel, Gloria de Sant Jaume, which is nestled in the heart of Palma’s old town, where its owners have thoughtfully restored a historic Mallorquin mansion into a 14-room small luxury hotel. Located on Carrer Sant Jaume, a quiet side street that is only minutes away from the city’s elegant Rambla, it is also perfectly situated for exploring the cultural, historical and gastronomic delights of the city on foot, which is the best way to experience those unexpected moments of joy at discovering a hidden treasure.
Design & Ambiance
Palma is a city that elegantly manages to blend its historic culture with a creative present. The Gloria de Sant Jaume encapsulates this synthesis with its 16th-century stonework and arches and a refurbishment that exquisitely balances the mansion’s historical features with contemporary and sophisticated styling of its indoor and outdoor spaces. The hotel’s majestic lobby evokes a wow factor feeling on arrival, while the rooftop area is available for parties where up to 50 guests can enjoy a stunning sunset view, as well as vistas over Palma’s old town.
The Gloria de Sant Jaume is a Balearic bolthole where guests will not only enjoy tranquillity and privacy; they will also enjoy the hotel’s philosophy of providing a personalised, thoughtful service.
The hotel’s charming and elegant restaurant, El Patio de Glória has a philosophy of respecting tradition as well as authentic Mallorca gastronomy. Executive Chef, Miquel Serra Fiol, who is bringing the traditional flavours and his grandmother’s recipes, but with a modern twist, to the restaurant’s diners from breakfast through to dinner. The hotel’s welcoming and friendly bar serves everything from coffee to cognac and offers a stellar menu of authentic Mallorquina tapas in the evenings, curated by chef Miquel Serra Fiol.
The bar also hosts regular champagne evenings, called ‘Barbujas en la Gloria’ and there is an authentic Tea Room with history seeping from its exposed stone walls that harks back to the mansion’s aristocratic era. It has been lovingly restored for private events.
The Gloria de Sant Jaume has 14 rooms with five categories of rooms. These range from a double room to its stunning Suite Duplex. This suite is ideal for those who guests who need more space. It features a spacious living area and full bathroom on the lower level, with a large bedroom and exquisite bathroom with free-standing bath on the upper floor. The suite’s spectacular fireplace is the original from the 16th century, and all the rooms and suites at the hotel have a number of authentic vintage features, ranging from floor tiles to exposed timbers and sandstone walls that have been blended with contemporary chic to create an elegant ambiance.
Gloria Sant Jaume is included in our guide to the best hotels in Palma.
Address: : Gloria de Sant Jaume, Carrer St Jaume 18, 07012, Mallorca.