7 of the Best Barcelona fine dining restaurants everyone is talking about
WRITTEN ON 22 November, 2021
Seven Best Barcelona restaurants
Do you know that Barcelona is one of the world’s top gastronomy destinations? Yes, a lot of foodies are coming to Barcelona, “just” for great food. If you are one of the foodies out there, you want to know about Best Barcelona restaurants. We got you covered!
Restaurants and bars in Barcelona, make the lifestyle of locals. Therefore, the hospitality industry and restaurants are the main contributors to the post-pandemic economy recovery. Logically, they were also affected greatly during several lockdowns.
Now, when we are traveling and eating out more, let’s see what are Barcelona restaurants hotspots.
This one is on top of the most lists you come across. Why is it so special? Disfrutar was on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019, as fifth on the list. Three chefs created this restaurant in 2014. All chefs are from the region of Catalonia. Besides that, all of them previously held senior positions in the creative culinary team at the legendary El Bulli.
The location of the restaurant is in the Eixample district of Barcelona. Disfrutar’s main dining room is a spacious white, light-filled venue. The restaurant also features other spaces, including an outdoor terrace and a private lounge in the creative kitchen. The design represents the history and heritage of the Mediterranean.
This trio has a unique style of avant-garde cuisine rooted in Mediterranean traditions. Among their famous creations, there is gazpacho in sandwich form, crispy egg yolk, and liquid salad. Will you check for yourself if the restaurant is true to its name “Enjoy”?
“Catalan cooking is, and will be, what all of us who have roots in this rich culinary tradition want it to be”.That is how chef Jordi Vilà describes the cuisine of his region and Alkimia restaurant. Alkimia’s cooking style is both grounded in tradition and open to embracing the most radical contemporary ideas.
With the great location at Ronda Sant Anton, and various spaces it is a great venue for your events. Alkimia private dining rooms are located on the same main floor where the restaurant is found. A classic space accommodates different size groups and events of all sorts. Their menu changes weekly and offers only the best available ripe ingredients of the season.
Barcelona was waiting for a long time to get its own Salvaje restaurant. After a huge success of this restaurant chain, worldwide, it was recently opened in Barcelona. And already on the top of many recommendation lists.
It is not inspired by Catalan cuisine, but by far east – Japan. The menu is based on some of the finest ingredients like king crab, soft-shell crab, and Wagyu beef. The restaurant is famous for its trendy design, fresh food and famous people that like to be seen there.
It is located at Enric Granados 86, and we recommend making reservations in advance.
The next restaurant is a new hotspot among the city’s waterfront eateries. Most others in that location are crowded with tourists. But, this one is different. Usually, well-informed locals, who know what is good and cool are coming to eat here.
From the Camping mar menu, we (and their staff probably) single out black squid-ink rice with scallops. Nothing says Barcelona more precisely than a seafood paella by the sea. So, don’t skip this restaurant on your next visit.
The design of a glassed-in dining room is also special and offers a great view over yachts in the marina outside.
Brunch is a thing worldwide, but Catalans have their own version – esmorzars de forquilla, or “breakfasts with a fork”. Traditionally it is a working man’s morning meal. Typically, they prepare it with eggs, meat, and potato, as well as offal-based stews.
Animic restaurant is already trending, even if they opened in 2021. They offer their own variations of the forquilla breakfast. They make it from seasonal, market-fresh produce, paired with domestic wine, and homemade kombucha.
Their address is Carrer Londres n 87, and offers breakfast from 8 to 12 and from 12 to 16 is expanded with a more varied proposal.
Another success story comes from the Varela restaurant group. Still one of the best kept secrets, among those locals in the know. La Xarxa is set in a historic wine bar in uptown Barcelona. This is how they describe the restaurant shortly. “Gastronomic space with a fixation for the product. Here, that less is more is fulfilled, and it is that in this restaurant, with few dishes, very great things are achieved.” And we don’t have much to add.
You will find them at Plaça Molina 2. Space is a converted wine bar and an even cooler new outdoor terrace for those balmy summer nights.
Last but not least, we recommend Besta restaurant. Located in the heart of the Esquerra de l’Eixample district (the coolest neighborhood in the world by Time Out). Two excellent chefs, one Galician, and one Catalan, run this restaurant. They combined their master skills and their respective culinary cultures. The place is a sophisticated “neo-bistro”, where ingredients and dishes change constantly, depending on the season.
The interior design is beautiful. It is both rustic and elegant at the same time. Several areas gives it a cozy feel.
That is our favorite seven. If you feel like we missed something out, let us know. If you like our article, make sure to share it with your friends on your social media.
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