Barcelona’s cuisine, cosmopolitan and filled with Mediterranean flavours, is a showcase for the greatest of Catalonian recipes.
Examples of local dishes are “butifarra amb mongetes” (sausage with white beans), “escudella i carn d’olla” (Catalan stew) and the emblematic “pa amb tomàquet” (bread rubbed with tomato). Of course, one must not forget “crema catalana” (Catalan crème brûlée) for dessert, or the excellent wines from Alella, Pla de Bages and Penedès.
Rocommended restaurants include:
Drolma (H. Majestic)
Exquisite raw materials. Short but constantly changing menu. Good wine cellar with an array of Spanish and other wines from around the world. Excellent cigar selection. Liqueur menu. Booking is advisable.
Type of cuisine: Haute Cuisine
In season produce Fish and seafood Truffle Vegetables Meats
Average price for a meal: High (more than 40€)
Air-conditioning, Parking Valet, Disabled Access, Car-Park, Credit Card, Menu in various languages .
Weekly closing times: Sundays
Annual closing dates: August, 25 of December and 1 of January
One of the city’s most emblematic restaurants. Magnificent farmhouse cheese trolley from Spain and France. Spectacular dessert trolley. International wine cellar with the best Spanish reservas and a wide selection of foreign wines along with an excellent range of ‘aguardientes’ (eau-de-vie) and Armagnacs. Selection of cigars. Advance booking is advisable.
Type of cuisine: Market
Local produce Fish Meats
Average price for a meal: High (more than 40€) Gourmet menu: 53 €
Air-conditioning, Children’s Menu, Parking Valet, Disabled Access, Credit Card, Menu in various languages .
Weekly closing times: Sundays and Mondays
Annual closing dates: Public holidays and August
This elegant, minimalist establishment continues a successful trajectory that has led to it becoming one of Barcelona’s leading restaurants. Xavier Pellicer, offers original cuisine backed by a great professional career. Special selection of desserts. Rigourous service with designer -suited staff. Sample menu.
Type of cuisine: Creative
Bamboo steamed foie-gras juicy rice with chili peppers and prawns crispy suckling pig and mango potatoes
Average price meals: High (more than 40€) Gourmet menu: 63 €
Air-conditioning, Disabled Access, Car-Park, Credit Card.
Weekly closing times: Mondays at midday and Sundays
Annual closing dates: a week after Epiphany and three weeks in August
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