With Spain’s beachfront metropolis becoming more and more of an international business hub, you’re sure to end up in sunny Barcelona at one point in your exciting corporate career. Home to countless trade shows and congresses, it’s an excellent place to make international contacts and meet new potential partners and investors.
Like anything in business, relationships move fast! You can find yourself in an impromptu meeting or corporate dinner at any moment, crucial to your company’s development and growth.
Yet in such a large and (at times) overwhelming city filled with tourist traps, it can be difficult to choose a crowd pleasing location that ticks all the boxes: good ambience, tasteful décor, and delicious food. Want to dine Barcelona like a local? We’ve got you covered. Listed below are 5 of the best restaurants in the Condal city which are sure to tantalize even the finikiest of tastebuds:
Boasting a show stopping unique atmosphere, Blanc is located on one of the main strips in the city, Passeig de Gracia, inside the Mandarin Hotel. Homing some of Gaudi’s most famous buildings, beautiful art nouveau architecture and upper scale clothing brands, the location itself will be sure to impress. Blanc provides a relaxing atmosphere with lots of distance between tables to keep privacy when needed, and features a fresh, constantly changing contemporary Mediterranean cuisine.
Flax and Kale is a Barcelona home grown brand – started by native Teresa Carles, they proudly boast a “Healthy Flexitarian” menu, perfect for those clients who are vegan or vegetarian. Not to worry, the menu does also contain oily fish in some dishes to not scare off your carnivore colleagues. With an interior that nods toward upper scale New York’s trendy Soho bistros, a fantastic lunch can be topped off with a matcha latte enjoying the view on the restaurants quaint rooptop terrace.
The ultimate local’s hangout, Can Recanses is a must visit for the traditionalist with a bit of an artistic nature. It is a labyrinth of brick, hanging lights, traditional art, candle light, catalan tile and plants, with the city’s finest selection of cured meats and cheeses. On top of that, an impressive and extensive wine list, large selection of cheese fondues and home-made desserts, all packed under traditional vaulted ceilings in Barcelona’s artistic & industrial neighborhood. A must visit for those looking for something a little outside the box!
With a deep Green, moody interior with striking gold accents and antique Persian rugs, the Libertine at Barcelona’s most trendy boutique hotel Casa Bonay has a serious wow factor. A long and colourful cocktail list is sure to impress any finicky client, and a selection of classic Spanish tapas with a contemporary twist are always a hit. Finish off the perfect business lunch or dinner with a digestif on the intimate rooptop terrace dotted with plants and wicker detailing.
When in Barcelona, go to the beach! For the client that loves sea views, look no further than Barraca. With a rich selection of tapas and traditional Spanish cuisine that all travellers know and love, Baarraca provides a trendy oasis in one of Barcelona’s busiest areas. Friendly, attentive service and a bit of a more relaxed atmosphere without losing its upscale tropical charm is perfect for the client that is tired of the typical corporate dining experience. Known for its fine seafood selection and fresh gazpacho (cold tomato soup), Barraca will make any sale easier to close, we guarantee it.
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