Sebastian

Address: C/ Felipe Bauza s/n, Deià, Spain
Telephone: 971 639 417

- Expensive

4.5

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
4.5
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Service
4.4
90%
Food and drink
4.5
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Value for money
4.3
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Ambience
4.6
90%
Location
4.4
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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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Nature / wildlife

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