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The perfect plan that anyone visiting Menorca should contemplate is two activities, one is to rent a boat with a skipper to visit the Island from sea and the other is to eat the best Lobster stew in Fornells. We propose various options for the stew and the best option for the skippered boat. Lobster stew is one of the most emblematic dishes of Menorcan gastronomy, it is a stew made with fresh lobster, potatoes, tomato, pepper, garlic and other spices. We know that after a day by boat day by boat  along the North coast of Menorca visiting Fornells, Cala Mica, Pregonda, Cavalleria and Cala Pilar, tasting this exquisite dish, both for lunch and dinner, rounds off a wonderful day.

Origin of Caldereta

The origin of lobster stew dates back to the time when the island’s fishermen cooked this dish to feed themselves during their long days at sea. Over time, lobster stew has become a traditional dish and can be found in many restaurants in Menorca. The price of the dish is usually around €60 per person depending on the place and time of order.

Where to eat a good stew in Fornells?

One of the best places to try lobster stew in Menorca is Fornells, a small fishing village on the north coast of the island, belonging to the Mercadal area. Fornells is famous for its spectacular coast, which is wonderful to visit by boat with a skipper, for its fish and fishing culture, for its manzanilla and of course for its lobster stew. There are many restaurants that offer lobster stew, but the most notable and the ones that have the best reviews are Es Cranc, Sa Llagosta and  Es Cranc Pelut.

Es Cranc

Es Cranc is one of the most popular restaurants in Fornells and is known for its good lobster stew. The restaurant is located near the port and has an outside terrace without sea views. In addition to the lobster stew, Es Cranc’s menu also offers other fresh fish and seafood dishes. The price of 1 kilo of lobster is €152 in 2023 and with this you can easily eat two people or more. Its telephone number for reservations is +34971376442, although you can reserve online and see the menu here. It has a Tripadvisor rating of 4.0 out of 5 with 1,490 reviews.

Sa Llangosta

Sa Llagosta is another restaurant in Fornells that is famous for its lobster stew and its Mediterranean Seafood cuisine. This restaurant has a simple and cozy decoration and serves a variety of fresh seafood and fish dishes. It has its own garden and products that it sells. It is located halfway up Paseo Gumersindo Riera and has a terrace that overlooks the sea and the promenade. Lobster stew is one of the house specialties and is made with fresh lobsters from the coast of Menorca. The price of 1 kilogram of lobster is around €140 and there are many varieties of recipes. Its telephone number for reservations is +34971376566 and it has an average rating on Tripadvisor of 4.0 out of 5 with 409 reviews.

Es Cranc Pelut

Es Cranc Pelut is a restaurant located at the entrance to Fornells and is known for its cozy and family atmosphere. The restaurant has a wide selection of fresh seafood and fish dishes, including the famous lobster stew. It is located at the entrance to the Gumersindo Riera promenade, it has a terrace with views of the port and it is possible to eat on the same promenade. The price of 1 kilogram of lobster is €150, its reservation number is +34971376743, it has a rating of 4.0 out of 5 on Tripadvisor with 407 opinions.

The best boat rental with skipper in Menorca

Without hesitation we recommend Nautic Charter Menorca, its wide range of excursions around Menorca and its good comments on Google mean that there is no doubt that hiring it is a success. You can enjoy half-day or full-day excursions as well as sunsets and boat rides. You have the possibility of direct contracting through the website or by calling the number +34692031692. If you are looking for a great day, the stew in one of the proposed sites and the excursion to remote beaches in the North such as Cala Pregonda, Cala Pilar or Cavalleria are the perfect combination.

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