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“Wonderful food shame about the staff”
Review of Monastrell - MOVED

Monastrell
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I had been warned by this website not to confuse the resturant with the bar or the passageway which are delightful and the food is good but not the 5* experience. For this you have to go to the back of the bar and passageway(with the white chairs)
Once in the correct place the food was excellent with the order being taken by the chef/patron herself! (over priced English chefs take note) she was elegant and helpful adjusting the dishes to suit my wife who is vegitarianish!
Oh but the service. Beware of the poseurs in black suits/greeters who do not make eye contact nor know the menu. I asked for a Negroni cocktail which they said that they didnt do and on providing the cocktail list it was the first one listed! Unforgivable in a 5* establishment. Then the abundance od waiting staff either stood around or patrolled the courtyard like security guards being careful not to make eye contact.However dont be put off by the service the food is good

Thank DAVID R
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Delicious dishes, fresh seasonal ingredients, local wine, music, service, just splendid!!The waiter gave the same table and remembered beverage of choice from the first visit. Discreet and elegant.

1  Thank diorstone
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Cant believe that this restaurant got a michelin star this year has to be the worst michelin restaurant I have ever been to. And I am just talking about the food much better restaurants in alicante with no michelin stars. I left feeling disappointed at the restaurant and most of all michelin for giveing it a star. The food was average at best all the dishes lacked salt seasoning creativity. All the dishes felt boring. It comes to something when the best dish I had was a fruit cocktail. I will never go back and never recommend it very poor.

2  Thank Insidefoodie001
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Great food at reasonable price and wonderful service. Restaurant within same building as our hotel. I will eat at Michelin starred restaurants again!!

Thank PatBill
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Never before have I written a review sitting in the place itself. But for the Monastrell experience, it is well worth that I spend time writing this review than to have food which never came. A Michelin starred restaurant owned by a presumably "famous" chef Maria Jose san Roman, took my order 15 mins back, only to report just now that the kitchen has run out of chicken to serve my Paella with chicken and mushrooms !!!! It is 8:46pm in Alicante now the restaurant is no way full and they have run out if stock ! Andt there was no hint of apology in their gestures.

Whosoever writes sympathetic reviews of this place, needs to remember that its not the hype about the chef or the Michelin stickers that matters, but the treatment is what that defines a dining experience.

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3  Thank Shaibal
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