Restaurante La Seu

Price guide: Expensive

Calle Loreto 59 03700 Dénia, Dénia, 03700

Price guide: Expensive

Recommended for:
Foodies, Chilling out

Expert review of Restaurante La Seu

The design is as chi-chi as the food.

The food is highly praised, but the design is real ‘knock-your-socks-off’, an incredible conversion from a late 19th-century town house. There are three main rooms downstairs, with others on the second floor, but try to get a table in the main dining room, with rippling white wall that cascades three stories down one side and an enormous window on the other that allows you to watch your meal being prepared. I felt as if I was dining in an open courtyard, with the summer sunlight diffused by the glass roof.

Food and drink: 

The menu is well designed without being overly effusive (with a good English translation, although I found the section headings, such as ‘Tiny, Round, A Thief of Flavours, A Crucible of Senses….’ to describe the rice dishes a bit arty-tarty). Chef Diana Cevera comes from a family dedicated to the kitchen, and while her skills show, she doesn’t allow herself to be too capricious. The T-bone steak and red mullet I saw being served at a nearby table looked good, but my companion and I decided to share a selection of tapas-style dishes. Being a fifteen-minute walk from one of the most important fishing ports in the area, it’s not surprising the fish is well represented, and the cod in pastry with onion and basil was splendid and the grilled hake with raff tomatoes perfectly cooked. The romesco sauce served with the grilled octopus (accompanied by potatoes) was a treat, and as an unlikely partner to it we shared a portion of cous cous with vegetable. Everything lived up to reputation.

Ambience: 

Each of the rooms has its own ambience, but overall the restaurant is best described as elegantly modern. I particularly like the long, open central room. Most of the tables are spaced a reasonable distance apart, so you can hold a conversation without raised voices.

Service: 

Youthful, smooth, efficient and courteous.

Location: 

In the streets below the castle in Denia’s old town.

Price advice: 

Choose judiciously and you can have an up-market dining experience for a surprisingly reasonable price.

More information on Restaurante La Seu:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
Mediterranean, Modern, Spanish, Tapas
Address:
Calle Loreto 59 03700 Dénia, Dénia, 03700
Telephone:
966 424 478
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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