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“Have a glass of Water for Breakfast!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Verdi Vent

Verdi Vent
Ctra. Jalon a Bernia, Km. 5 (Ptda. Maserof) 38. 709587, -0. 040531 | Jalon Valley, 03729 Alicante, Spain
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Ranked #30 of 724 Restaurants in Alicante
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Moraira
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19 restaurant reviews
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“Have a glass of Water for Breakfast!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We booked a table for 6 at 3.30 in Verdi Vent on Sunday 4th November 2012. Arrived and was very impressed by the level of hospitality shown towards us. Something that will always impress me. The restaurant was absolutely packed and every table was utilised. It is a very rustic place so watch your head on the low arches...lol.!!!
We were shown to a room to the right of the front room and there was only another 2 tables in there. It felt like we had our own private area. The starters arrived promptly and the wine flowed. Our order for the main course was taken. The starter can be described as a potato salad, ingratiated with a hint of garlic, rosemary and thyme served with lashings of bread. Absolutely delicious. Then came a huge earthenware tureen of homemade broth. I can honestly say that if all 6 of us had 4 plates of soup each, we would still have not got to the bottom of what seemed like the Grand Canyon!
After that, we were presented with a beautiful salad served with a separate creamy dressing. An absolute delight to the palette. After that, came the main course. It was a choice of Lamb Shank, Duck in Orange Sauce or Steak with a creamy sauce too. All the guests ordered something different so each of us got to taste all three choices. The vegetables consisted of mashed potato and broccoli. Everything was perfect. After the plates were cleared, sufficient time was given to allow the food to "sink down" before the dessert order was taken. It was crepes with a swirl of cream enveloped in a beautiful dessert sauce.
All in all, all of us had a fantastic meal at Verdi Vent. We will definitely return and wish the proprietors and the staff every success they truly deserve.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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guernsey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Definitely one of the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Maybe in Alicante Province but not near Alicante! Only open lunchtimes. Except Martes It's a day out from whichever direction you approach. Right up in the hills / out in the sticks! Fantastic scenery en route. Fantastic 5 course meal. As much wine as you can drink. I have been taking friends there for nearly 10yrs. now. Never been disappointed. Four couples 100E

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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76 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Value, Interesting Venue !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. Its an interesting venue, high up in the hills past the Jalon Valley, and is very rustic to say the least, which adds to the ambience and charm of the occasion. A set five course Menu is offered at a very reasonable price which starts with homemade bread and humous starter, then a huge bowl of delicious homemade soup is presented in the centre of the table to share, and despite having many servings we never reach the bottom. A salad intermediate course is then served, which is beautifully presented, after which the main course is presented. There is a choice of three main courses, but we nearly always plumb for the Duck, and Shoulder of Lamb, which comes with a selection of vegetables and has to be the tastiest we have had served anywhere. They only open for lunch, which takes up much of the afternoon and is altogether a great afternoons dining experience. The Staff are very attentive, polite and friendly.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Javea, Spain
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273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money in a beautiful setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Wonderful location in the country with great views and an interesting drive to the restaurant. A quaint building with a labyrinthine layout, full of interesting furniture and artefacts. The set menu starts with a chick pea and garlic dip, a tomato, onion and coriander salsa/salad and bread followed by a very tasty soup (try the soup with the garlic dip in it) and then a salad. The choice of three main courses all of which were properly cooked and presented. Crepes for dessert and then coffee and liquers. When we arrived there was a carafe of red wine on the table, we also had white and rose in abundance and apparently could have had beer; all of which is included in the price. Water coffee and liquers are not included but when the bill for 5 people came to just a shade over 100€ one cannot really complain. The service was efficient, polite and effective. The quantity and quality of food was very good and the whole experience was great. The four and a half hours we took over lunch finishing outside under a strategically placed awning was time well spent and I think had we not left when we did a siesta could so easily have been taken. Nothing wrong with this restaurant at all and would recommend it to anyone but suggest that if you take advantage of the free flowing wine, driving home in the dark may be quite an experience so lunch is the better option. One comment is that Verdi Vent is not really anywhere near Alicante so don't know why it is listed as such; but then who cares where it is when it is such good value.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“rustic charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Now, it's important to highlight the deal here. If you have kids who are only interested in eating chicken nuggets and chips or sausages etc., forget this place. If you are also a fussy eater and want chips or any kind of convenience food or an extensive menu, don't come. However, if you want seriously good country cooking with simple but excellent food, this place is a real treat. It's really off the beaten track and a word of warning, make sure you have a designated driver to get you back as you are in for a long, relaxed dining experience with LOTS of wine. But what a find awaits you! First thing to highlight is first impressions. When you arrive outside, you look at what seems a dilapidated old building and think ' this can't be it'. You go up a flight of old stone steps and then....you are transformed back in time by a couple of hundred years. It's like stepping into someone's private dining room. In fact, this is exactly what you are doing. We had Sunday lunch at Verdi Vent last week on a very hot summer day. We were given a choice of where to sit and we chose an anteroom off the main dining room that had open windows and doors so a lovely cool breeze ran through the room. Anyway, what's the food and service like I hear you ask - get to the point! Incredible. There was 3 of us. First thing put on the table was a huge carafe (1 litre) of local red wine. As I had to drive, we reluctantly declined the red vino (shock, horror I hear those of you who know me say). We did accept a bottle of local white (not bad) and water. A basket of bread and some gorgeous hummus and tomato / tuna / onion salad was put on the table. There is no menu at Verdi Vent. The owner will tell you what chef has on today (she and her husband). On Sunday, we had a choice of mains: an Argentinian entrecot steak; lamb on the bone; or duck with orange sauce. My son had the steak; and me and my wife opted for the local oven cooked lamb. Before the mains, we were served soup - but with a difference. Out came a large pot with a ladle that was placed in the middle of our table and we helped ourselves to the most simple but amazing vegetable soup. Then, after a little while, we were all served a nice salad. All fresh, local ingredients with chef's own dressing. It's that good, he should bottle it and sell this. The mains came after another while. Relaxed dining is the order of the day here. My son's steak was absolutely superb. A large, thick and perfectly cooked (medium) steak with home made sauce, fresh vegetables and potatoes on the side. Our lamb on the bone came straight from the oven and was massive. It was also served with freshly cooked carrots, mini roasted peppers, and boiled potatoes in their jackets. The lamb was simply wonderful. Tender, melt on the mouth stuff. A feast. To finish. we were offered home made crepes with a tangy orange sauce and cream (I don't think there is a choice of deserts). Coffee and liqueurs to finish. How much did this all cost? It's €18 euro per head. For 5 courses as described, relaxed service and ambiance and all the wine you can drink (red, white or rose). To find Verdi Vent, take the sign off the N332 for Jalon (also spelled Xalo) just outside Benissa. As you approach Jalon, there is a petrol (gas) station on your left. Turn into the petrol station and you will see an unlikely little single track (almost a lane) running off the back. Go up this lane (signed Maserof). Drive up into the hills on this rural road for 10 mins or so, and you will arrive at Verdi Vent in the glorious Spanish countryside. You need to make a booking so make sure you call beforehand. This place can be full even mid-week. I am looking forward to my next visit!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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