Bens d'Avall

Price guide: Expensive

Urb. Costa Deià. Ctra. Sóller-Deià, Sóller, Majorca, 07100

Price guide: Expensive

Benet Vicens - chef at Bens d'Avall (photo from benetvicens.com)

By Tara Stevens, your Soller expert

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#2 of 7
expert-rated restaurants in Soller
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.9
4.9
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Bens d'Avall

High-level, new Majorcan cuisine is served in a dazzling setting.

This seaside restaurant is considered to be one of the best on the island for serious gourmands. If you just want a piece of nicely grilled fish look away. But if you enjoy intriguing ingredient combinations, unusual tastes and textures read on.

Food and drink: 

Bens d’Avall can seem challenging. To clarify then, in Spain, and especially among higher-ranking chefs dabbling in molecular gastronomy, seafood may come practically raw, meat may be bloody and textures may seem slimy or “baby foodish”. The point is to concentrate flavour, provoke reaction, and take the diner out of their comfort zone. Expect foam and air, “snow” and “dust”, hot when things should be cold, and cold when they should be hot. In short: expect the unexpected.

Ambience: 

The restaurant is smart, sophisticated and rather hushed. I prefer the terrace with tranquil views across the big blue that is brilliant for late summer sunsets and a glass of Champagne – the perfect way to start dinner don’t you agree?

Service: 

The staff are rather formal and a little bit rigid at times. The place doesn’t always come up with the goods when things go wrong, though on the whole they are pleasant and accommodating. Do make it clear if you don’t eat certain foodstuffs and they’ll do their best to accommodate you.

Location: 

Bens d'Avall is hidden away on the edge of a pretty bay mid way between Sóller and Deià.

Price advice: 

The best deal to be had is the lunchtime tasting menu at 48 euros, not including wine and taxes. Dinner menus cost 64 euors for six courses, not including wine or taxes.

More information on Bens d'Avall:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Modern, Spanish
Address:
Urb. Costa Deià. Ctra. Sóller-Deià, Sóller, Majorca, 07100
Telephone:
971 632 381
Website:
http://www.benetvicens.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Lunch 1pm-3.30pm, Dinner 8pm-10.30pm. February Mon-Sun lunch; March Tue-Sun lunch, Fri-Sat dinner; April-June Tue-Sun lunch, Wed-Sat dinner; July and August Wed-Sun lunch, Wed-Sun dinner; September and October Tue-Sun lunch, Wed-Sat dinner.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

Have you been to Bens d'Avall? Would you recommended it?