fresh haddock, skate, cabillaud/ cod, lubina, dorada, oysters, potted shrimps, tarama (French – excellent but stronger than the UK version) and many other sorts of fish and fruits de mer – the range is huge). Guests must first choose their meal in the shop. It is then transferred to the kitchens for preparation. They also serve meat and look after veggies!! The wine list is the most astonishing we have seen anywhere – especially of French wines – because they are at amazing prices (same at retail as at the table – a Pouilly Fuissé at €14). They tell us they are starting to open on some evenings. Best arrange a driver to take you home. Booking is essential as, no surprise, it is full most of the time!! 678 488895 / MIDDAY ONLY (f. Sunday p.m. & Monday otherwise open 10:00 - 18:00h. The kitchen closes 16:00h). Times etc. to be confirmed. www.lesfouges.com Restaurante MENA : Wonderful position situate right on the rocks at the end of the Las Rotas road (go over Jávea / Montgó road to Denia and turn hard right at bottom roundabout). It was toxically xenophobic, expensive and with bad muzak….. but we hear it’s under new management so certainly worth a try…. or drive on a little further and there's another good restaurant on the right. 96 578.0943 / f. evenings / http://mena.restaurantesok. com/aquiok/detallrest. jsp?id=547&prov=Alicante Restaurante PISCIS : C/Marjeleta 10, Moraira : off the palm-tree'd avenue towards sea, turning off on left and a few mins. from main car park). Recent comments received indicate that this is still one of the finest creative haute cuisine fish restaurants of the region. No menu del día. 96 649.0616 / f. Sunday http://piscis.restaurantesok. com/aquiok/detallrest. jsp?id=446&prov=Alicante Restaurante SUR (at GRANADELLA BEACH): ...at the beautiful Granadella creek (down off the Cabo de la Nao and the No.1 beach of the Marina Alta); certainly the best fish restaurant in Jávea (they own their own boat and sometimes have an extraordinary variety !). Our absolute favourite for fish and a beautiful location. Sensational puds Highly rated (7½/10) in Spain's Gastronomía Guide. Best to book. : 96 577.1612 / July /Aug daily 10-23h / otherwise open lunch only (closed mid-Dec - end Feb). http:// www.restaurantesur.com/ At CALPE's (fishing) HARBOUR The harbour at CALPE is a great place (sic) for fish ! Any restaurant will entice you in with marvellous displays of fresh fish. There is nothing like this anywhere else we know of (except Dubai !). Strongly recommended.