Restaurante LE GOURMAND: Carretera Jesús Pobre 202. In the last two years Le Gourmand established itself in the affections of the community as one of the very best restaurants in the area. We have organised two group lunches there a success with everyone! Away from the Arenal beach they now flourish and are admired amongst serious eaters. Booking essential! For summer there is a large (but no longer “mostly” muzak-free) covered area in the garden. They have occasional jazz evenings during spring/summer and a Jazz Lunch starting on January 17th. Menu-del-día €18.50 (which changes every Thursday). Ask to go on their mailing list. 96 628.9686 / f. Sunday p.m. & Monday / E-mail email@example.com Restaurante MASENA (Jávea) : Go to the end of Cami Cabanes road (behind Barclays) and immediately left onto the Benitachell (Golf Club) road. Beautifully appointed (Belgianowned) restaurant with a stylish air of quasi-Mexican decoration. Menudel-dia €17 (but not Sundays). Good meat a speciality, notably Châteaubriand and steak cooked on hot stone. They are always busy so must book! Muzak always turned down on request. 96 579.3764 f. Tues http://www.restaurantcostablanca. com/restaurantes/Alicante/JaveaXabia/Masena/ Restaurante NOX: Avda. Ultramar 2 (above / beside the old Scallops/ Atalaya): Menu-del-dia (4 courses; midday only) at €25 (excl. drinks). f. Wed. Reports so far indicate that the jury is still out – a report was sent to us saying that ONE single scallop had been served in their menu-deldia !! Expensive. Poor service. E-mails not answered; in fact we are hearing nothing. Very low muzak ! One reader, alone, has reported on this place. Tel: 96 647 1011 / f.Wed reservas@restaurante-nox-javea. com (not working !) Restaurante LA PLAZA No.6 : in the "triangular square" (sic) opp. Humpty Dumpty. All-year-round successful and delightful German-owned establishment offering excellent international cuisine (which even includes a proper Wiener schnitzel!). A favourite with residents and in tranquil surroundings. Menu del dia €12 (midday) & €19.50 evenings. Kitchen open till 23:30h. Live music one evening a week (Thurs). 96 646 2314 /f. Mon www.laplaza6.com firstname.lastname@example.org Restaurante SOFIA'S : Avda. del Pla 20, Jávea. Really delicious and excellently prepared food. Muzak now (mostly) tamed ! The Menudel-día is one of the best, cost/ quality, that we know (currently Euros 14.50h with a glass of wine but available Thursday lunch only – resumed October).