La Sort Restaurant
Av Madrid 1, Moraira, Alicante, 03724
- Recommended for:
- Foodies, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of La Sort Restaurant
When a restaurant offers toothbrushes in the bathrooms, toilets for disabled people and a special cupboard within arm’s length of the tables that is equipped with stain removers, brushes and cleaning aids solely for accidents at the table, you know you are somewhere that treats its clients seriously. I was lucky enough to be shown around ‘backstage’, and I was stunningly impressed. Brothers Juan and José Moll took their leave of the small restaurant their parents opened to feed the locals, and after years of studying and working in some ace places, including the Astoria in New York and London’s Savoy, they returned to Moraira. In 2005, having built up a large following, they undertook a major reformation, taking down the many awards they’d won over the years and going for a modern up-market décor. A very brave move, but within three months they’d reduced the age of their clientele by twenty years.
How do you describe a menu that offers an excellent cream soup of marrow and toasted almonds for nine euros, delicious scallops with leeks and prawns in a Noilly sauce at sixteen euros and one hundred grams of Beluga caviar a two hundred and twenty euros? Not easy. And the wine list is equally eclectic; a Louis Roederer Brut Cristal Champagne at 250 euros, or a Krug Rose for a mere five hundred euros, a snip when compared with the Petrus 2007 at a price that shivers the spine, alongside a very acceptable local wine for a tantalising twelve euros? And perhaps that’s the joy of La Sort, outrageous extravagance or a modest celebration, it’s there for you. And no matter how deep your pockets, the situation and service are equally enchanting.
You know you are somewhere special but without the incumbent intimidation.
Totally top-of-the-peg and professional. You are made to feel important, whether you are salad and a local wine or high roller.
A couple of minutes stroll from the beach after your coffee and brandy.
The enviable reputation and excellent carta comes at a price. This is for a major celebration, more than a quick snack.
More information on La Sort Restaurant:
- Price guide:
- Mediterranean, Spanish, Traditional
- Av Madrid 1, Moraira, Alicante, 03724
- 965 745 135
- Lunch, Dinner
- Accepts Credit Cards: