No. 11

Price guide: Mid-range

Marques de Campo 11 , Dénia, 03700

Price guide: Mid-range

Recommended for:
Couples, Singles, No fuss

Expert review of No. 11

More than just a number.

If my friend Juan José recommends somewhere to eat then I never argue as he admits himself he’s probably opened most of the restaurant doors in the Costa Blanca. He’s one of the few Spanish people I know who appreciates spicy food, so when we were in Dénia and wanted a modest lunch he suggested the Thai curry at No. 11. ‘Cool’ and ‘trendy’ are words I’ve seen used to describe the décor, and though they aren’t words I’d use myself in general conversation, they are aptly descriptive of the black and white furniture, bar and shelving, with large ceiling lamps casting a rich glow. The street terrace is just the place to watch Dénia’s world go by.

Food and drink: 

Sadly, since Juan José’s last visit the owners had toned down the piquancy of their curry a bit to suit local taste, but that did nothing to diminish the excellent flavour of the Thai red chicken and coconut curry with Basmati rice that we both ordered. Unfortunately, we were both adamant that we wanted the same dish, so I didn’t get a chance to share…but there will be other times. As a starter we shared a beef carpaccio with parmesan cheese, with a sweet mustard sauce, rocket salad and pine nuts. A bit of a classic, but very good, and so was the curry, which had a side dressing of chumper, marinated oriental vegetables. The menu is a fusion of Spain and various parts of Asia, although I suppose you could say that the shrimp cocktail with avocado and whisky sauce had a bit of Scotland thrown in. There are also some good dishes from France, Italy and Scandinavia, and if you fancy something sweet with your morning coffee they serve a mean apple strudle.

Ambience: 

Relaxed, made even more relaxing inside by the chill-out music.

Service: 

Unhurried, which is another way of saying it could be a tad slow at times.

Location: 

On Dénia’s main shopping street.

Price advice: 

There is a good value menu del dia at 12.50 euros.

More information on No. 11:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café, Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
International, Mediterranean, Modern, Tapas, Thai
Address:
Marques de Campo 11 , Dénia, 03700
Telephone:
+34 966 430 494
Website:
http://www.no11denia.com
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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