Restaurante La Senia

Price guide: Mid-range

Avda.del Cid 3 C. Nueva 28, , Denia , Alicante, 03700

Price guide: Mid-range

Recommended for:
Couples, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Restaurante La Senia

A walled patio makes this a tranquil spot in busy Dénia.

La Senia is part of the lovely Hotel Nou Roma, which, apart from being a beautifully restored old building has one of those wonderful rarities – a high-walled patio that keeps the world at bay. The main dining room is spacious, and the owners have sensibly used the space to set tables far enough apart for diners to enjoy a pleasant conversation without being overheard. The restoration preserved many features of the original 19th-century house, including a beautiful tiled stove that runs from floor to ceiling. As pleasing as the interior dining room is, though, it’s the exterior setting, with its palms, creeper covered patio and subdued lighting that is the highlight for summer eating.

Food and drink: 

The menu is based mainly on regional cuisine, including the splendid red prawn caught locally (Denia is said to have the best prawns in Spain – but how many times have you heard that before?) As can be expected from a town with a major fishing fleet, the menu features fish quite heavily, and as it’s also not far from Pego, once the largest producers of rice in Spain, a variety of paellas and rice dishes feature. As a fish fan, the wonderful baked monkfish with migas, (crispy fried breadcrumbs), berberechos, (tiny shellfish), and the small cloxinas, (local mussels) is a must, but I also get tempted by rabo de toro, oxtail cooked with red wine, which is wonderful. The carta is broad without being overwhelming, but there is usually a menu del dia on offer, a different one for lunch and dinner which is good value, and there is a tapas menu (minimum two people) which is worth exploring.

Ambience: 

Soothing and comfortable inside, summery and lightly romantic on the patio, in this little walled island of peace and quiet.

Service: 

Unhurried and courteous.

Location: 

Unhurried and courteous.

Price advice: 

The lunch and dinner menus are 20euros and 25euros respectively, and the tapas menu is 18euros. VAT is included but not drinks.

More information on Restaurante La Senia:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Spanish, Traditional
Address:
Avda.del Cid 3 C. Nueva 28, , Denia , Alicante, 03700
Telephone:
+34 966 432 843
Website:
http://www.hotel-mediterraneo.eu
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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