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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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A rite of passage in the Marina Alta where local culinary roots combine with Mediterranean culture to produce highly innovative cooking of the highest ...
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Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
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Reviewed 9 October 2020

I thought it would not be so nice as the situation is not a 'dream' situation , at a round about, thats why it took us so many years before going, but it was really nice , with beautiful views...The food was very good, of...all the courses there was only one I thought it was a little less , the one with the mushrooms, in this season may be 'cepe' would have done it..., service also very good, will come back to try a la carte...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 26 August 2020 via mobile

Amazing experience with focus on local sea food. Very imaginative dishes. The chef has a great gift for sauces and emulsions. Don’t skip the wine pairing: it makes a huge difference! The staff is great, professional, efficient, well trained. The setting is beautifully manicured park...with metal sculptures for sale. Every detail of your experience is meticulously planned. Visit the restaurant- you will not regret it!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 August 2020

Delicious food,professional and friendly service,very good selection of wines and the food to die for.We will be Back in September

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020

What makes Alberto Ferruz dishes truly shine comes down to one word; Flavours. His dishes are beautifully presented yet unpretentious, but that's not what his cooking is about. The sauces of which you notice he is a complete master is the foundation of many of...the dishes you will experience. The after taste lingers seemingly forever as you wonder how those flavors came together in such perfect harmony. We had the full 13-course menu. Its also good value for a two-star experience and the wine list, including some very hard to source and small production Spanish wines, has anything, no matter what size of your size of wallet.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020

We had the 7 course tasting menu and it was fantastic! each course wonderful. The service is so friendly and very professional. The setting is lovely. Would really recommend this restaurant and will go again. Yes it’s expensive but worth it.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 November 2019 via mobile

Was a last minute decision to book and we were lucky there was a table. There are four tasting menus to choose from and we went for the one with 13 dishes plus aperitivos and desserts. It’s not the longest. There was loads of food...and we were stuffed by the end. We did pace ourselves and mange though. We loved everything from the dishes to the decor. The appetiser at the beginning with the raw fish was a great way to start. Then we were shown to our table and the delights kept coming. All the dishes were seriously elaborated but without showy foams, nitro or other tableside circuses. We were politely waited on and interacted with without feeling like we were taking part in a quiz. The highlights (though there were many) were the sweet potato dessert, the tomato dish with a consomé (not their word but I can’t think of how else to describe it) that had taken six months to make, and the tuna appetisers. The whole menu was consistently good. We didn’t do the wine pairing as we were driving but we will definitely be back to try it as it looked interesting, well thought-out and unique. Better take the paracetamol because it was 14 glasses!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

My wife and I made a reservation in this 1 star Michelin restaurant based on the recommendation of 2 friends who had been there some 18 months earlier and had mentioned that this was their best meal ever. We had a reservation at 7.30 PM...and were immediately guided to a pre-appetizer table with a chef who provided a detailed explanation of the 2 pre-appetizers we would receive. He used fermented fish and fermented vegetables for these preparations. The taste of fermentation was not immediately our opinion of good food (I do realize that taste can be hugely different from one person to the other). After this preamble, we were guided to our table. The restaurant is very elegantly decorated with excellent taste for artworks and table setting. The staff was impeccable and very friendly. One of the waiters explained us what the menu looked like, and mentioned that all ingredients were based on 3 basic elements: salt of the sea, sun and earth. We selected a tasting menu of 14 very small portions of various pre-selected ingredients. Originally I was concerned that, being a good eater, I might walk away from my dinner still being hungry. The good news was that this was definitely not the case. We worked our way through the 14 mini courses which were each explained by the staff. It became quickly clear that fermentation was a "Leit-Motiv" for the current menu in this restaurant. Fermentation s obviously an interesting approach in the beer and wine industry, and it is clear that there is a place for it in the kitchen as well. Of course, when one ferments fish and vegetables, one also decomposes proteins and one creates a better nutrient medium for bacteria. Add to that a raw shrimp plate that had only briefly touched some heat, and all ingredients for a gastro-intestinal disaster are brought together. In addition, decomposing fish and plant proteins also reduce the taste of the various ingredients to the same base ingredients, leading to a very boring and somewhat "rotten" taste. The 2 small dishes at the end were the exception: they were meat based and had not been fermented. My taste buds were happy to finally recognize again what I was eating. My wife was somewhat disappointed because the tasting menu did not finish with some small desert bites, as the end of the menu was the above mentioned abrupt return to conventional tasting. When we left the restaurant I was able to look through the window into the kitchen, noticing that some 12 people were frantically working to prepare all these small dishes. I also noticed that some of them were not using gloves to touch all the little courses. Again, I realize that the accuracy of working with food is certainly hampered when one manipulates small portions; but when one adds that manual component to the fermentation approach of the menu, it becomes an additional catalyst for a microbial disaster. On our way back to the hotel, my wife and I had a lot to talk about..... When we arrived in our room, I had severe gastrointestinal cramping and ran to the bathroom to experience a significant episode of diarrhea. My wife first was happy that she seemed OK; however the next morning she ended up with 3 episodes of diarrhea,, interfering with our planned activities for that morning. I did inform the restaurant via the contact button on their website about our ordeal, but still have to hear back from them. Bottom-line: Restaurant BonAmb is located in a nice setting. The staff is highly knowledgeable, sophisticated and friendly. There was nothing wrong with the restaurant experience except for 50% of the food. I believe that working too much with fermented (i.e. decomposing) materials may not be the right approach for a tasting menu. The combination of very small dishes and the use of decomposing materials, compounded by personnel in the kitchen not using gloves is clearly not the right mix. The end result was that both of us ended up with major cramping and diarrhea, and a spoiled morning the next day.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 14 October 2019

The lunch menu is great! 6 dishes, 78 euros. Dishes were beautiful, creative and tasty. Drinks are pricier than anywhere in Javea but we really wanted to treat ourselves. The service was friendly, polite and knowledgeable. A must try in Javea, and quite a pride...to have such an amazing restaurant in this beautiful town. Those two stars are definitely well deserved, bravo!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2019

Had the taster menu, waiters and sommelier very attentive. Numerous courses, some nice, some average. Didn’t understand the wine pairings, they didn’t seem to complement the dishes but they were varied. Not sure it’s worth the high prices.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 October 2019 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for our birthday celebrations, but was hugely disappointed. We both love fine dining in Michelin starred restaurants and were hoping for another gastronomic feast. Initially asked to wait by the front door for five minutes with no explanation set the tone....We chose 11 courses from the suggested experiences and the explanation of local produce and the heritage of Xàbia. Our wine selection was chosen for us by the sommelier with no idea of cost, it was good. Course after course arrived, but all were lumps of proteins in either a salty brown or green slime, I like to think I have a very cultured palate but was unable to taste any difference. The attention to detail was as to be expected, but Michelin should include the actual food. Unless this changes we wouldn’t return.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Response from PeterGlobeMan | Reviewed this property |
veg menue...dont think so. take the winepackage as well and youll end up with 110 euros :-)
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25 September 2016|
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Response from Wykenio | Reviewed this property |
The taster menu I think starts around 75 euros -110. I did not see a specific vegetarian menu but I'm sure they can accommodate
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Response from Metcalf04 | Reviewed this property |
We took our children when it first opened and they were very accommodating - cooked my boys steak and chips. Always a great experience.
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