Sebastian

Price guide: Expensive

C/ Felipe Bauza s/n, Deià, Majorca

Price guide: Expensive

Chic rustic interior

By Tara Stevens, your Deia expert

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#4 of 7
expert-rated restaurants in Deia
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Sebastian

Inventive Mediterranean fare is served in a 250-year-old Deià stable turned high-class bistro.

German chef Sebastian Pasch worked his way around various Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe before breaking off alone a couple of years ago. He’s since earned a loyal following for his inventive use of island products.

Food and drink: 

Expect Majorcan products with an inventive use of Asian, German and Scandinavian flavours: dill for example, or sweet papaya. 

Recommended dishes: 

I like the lobster with white asparagus and tarragon, and the pan-fried duck liver with rhubarb.

Ambience: 

The atmosphere is nicely down-to-earth despite a growing celebrity clientele (Andrew Lloyd Weber had a birthday party here recently). Stone walls, old terracotta floors, built-in banquettes piled high with cushions and tall candelabras make it nice and cosy, which is why, despite forgoing views across the valley, I prefer it by night. Come on a date, it’s no fun alone.

Service: 

You can smell the passion for food in the air, but you’ll find no egotistic chef rules. If you’re vegetarian, dairy intolerant, or simply like your meat well done, welcome: Sebastian and Patricia accommodate all.

Location: 

On a side street, no sea views, but striking ones of the valley.

Price advice: 

Chalked up daily specials can be a good deal, but expect to spend at least 50 euros a head without wine.

Tables to book: 

Ask to sit by a window in summer or snuggle up on the banquettes when it gets cold.

More information on Sebastian:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
Asian, Mediterranean, Modern, Spanish
Address:
C/ Felipe Bauza s/n, Deià, Majorca
Telephone:
971 639 417
Website:
http://www.restaurantesebastian.com
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Tue and Thu-Sun 7.30pm-10.30pm, Closed Wednesdays and between Christmas and New Year.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Sebastian? Would you recommended it?