You think that you know and have tasted everything in Barcelona? So you are wrong. Check this list of the most unusual dinning-out places in Barcelona!
Dans Le Noir
If you didn’t have the experience of blind dinner, that is your time baby! This restaurant has a big chain all over the world and you have now a splendid opportunity to test your four senses.
Barcelona’s Dans Le Noir is a big unlit dining area and meals are eaten in pitch darkness. The dishes served by the blind, the restaurant hopes to help their visitors to re-evaluate the senses of taste and smell, as well as experiencing new sensations and emotions.
How to get there: Located at Passeig de Picasso 10
Transport:take the metro to the Jaume I (L4) or Arc de Triomf (L5) stops..
Web site: Dans Le Noir website.
La Posada Maldita – is a place of eternal Halloween and with parties. Now are you scared? Then this place is for you. As the wait staff dress in creepy costumes as they serve spooky cocktails and devilish dishes, ensuring that you are on the edge of your seat at all times. This restaurant is certain to make you scream and laugh at the same time and is great for groups in Barcelona.
How to get there: Located at Avinguda de Flor de Maig 57
Transport: the restaurant is most easily accessed by car or taxi; Renfe train to the Cerdanyola del Valles stop.
Web site: La Posada Maldita website.
Remember the films about 007 secret agent? Want to be a part of a great world conspiracy? Then read and delete this message. From the first look it is a typical dry cleaning service, behind closed doors it’s actually a top-secret restaurant called Tintoreria Dontell. If you’re looking to dine in one of Barcelona’s most hip and trendy restaurants, meaning the code name, “dry cleaners”, be sure to reserve your table!
How to get there: Located at Carrer d’Aribau 55
Transport: take the metro to the Hospital Clinic (L5) and Passeig de Gràcia (L2, L3, L4) stops.
Web site: Top secret!
Have you seen the Great Gatsby film with Leonardo Dicaprio? Remember that Jazz atmosphere of American 20th – all day long parties, prohibition on alcohol and hidden bars?
So this restaurant i one of the most prestigious cocktail bars in Spain, it is located in a former storehouse converted now in a gastronomic space.The atmosphere plays on the blend of luxury and anonymity, to create an intimate.
How to get there: Aribau, 162 08036 Barcelona, +34 932 175 080
Transport: take the metro to the Diagonal metro station (L3)
Web site: Speakeasy
CHI-TÓN at a single glance this place may look like one where you can buy typical flamenco dresses and greeting. However, the place is nothing but normal. Behind the shop there is a hidden entrance to one of today’s coolest restaurants.
With a similar concept to Tintoreria Dontell, Chiton is a chic and urban restaurant with a splendid bar of cocktails and live show cooking (creative fusion). Highly clandestine, exclusive and very original.
Recommended to be kept as a secret, Chiton literally means shhh, silence
How to get there: Carrer de Provence, 300, 935 175 968
Metro: take the metro at Diagonal(L3 L2). -
Web site: Top secret!
Are you a cheese lover? You can’t imagine your life without a slice of a good fresh cheese? Go here! This restaurant has a menu which includes a colorful compilation of different cheeses from all over the world. Here you will find all kinds of cheese-based soups, salads, tapas and cheese trays. Pay attention on the dessert section, which is always a variety of cheesy sweets! The restaurant also offers great plates for the lactose intolerant diners, too!
How to get there: Located at Plaça Jacint Raventós,
Transport: take the metro to the Jaume I (L4) stop.
Web site: Cheese Me website.
And finally I have found the paradise for such people as I am! The Desserts! Only Desserts! And that is it. Espai Sucre is a formal dining place with multiple courses created personally for those with a sweet tooth, with dishes ranging from goat ‘cheesecake’ to lemon soup. For those who wish to try their own hand at creating a delightful dessert dinner, Espai Sucre also offers plenty of courses, teaching skills in everything you need to create a dessert masterpiece.
How to get there: Located at Carrer de Princesa 53
Transport: take the metro to the Jaume I (L4) stop.
Web site: Espai Sucre website.
Torre d’Alta Mar
Want to near the 7 heaven? So you can not only dine out on the 75m of altitude but also gain a gastronomic satisfaction in this trendy restaurant. Torre d’Alta Mar was designed and built by Carles Buigas in 1929, because of the Barcelona´s Universal Exhibition. This place offers an incredible view on all Barcelona and the port. If you want to eat in a luxury place and discover Barcelona’s view, you have found the right place!
How to get there: Passeig de Joan de Borbó Comte de Barcelona, 88
Transport: take the metro to the Barceloneta station and change to the bus 17, 39 or 64
Web site: Torre d’Alta Mar
La Cave – is a special “library” for wine gourmets. Wine shelves are arranged by color and cost spectrum around a cool barrel-like wine cellar. Good wine here is accompanied with french cheeses, duck and a host of other high quality foods on the menu.
How to get there: Avinguda de J V Foix, 80 (Barcelona)
Transport: take the metro L6 to the Reina Elisenda FGC station
Web site: La Cave
Barcelona Cooking Classes
If you like not only eating but also cooking go for Cooking classes near the Boqueria market, where you will have an opportunity to learn all the secrets of cooking delicious Catalan food. A professional chef will teach you his or her own amazing recipes. Just take here your family, friends and kids. Also in this experience is included a small tour around the market. By your request you can book tapas tour around Barcelona with a professional guide.
How to get there: La Rambla, 58, ppal 2 (2nd floor), 08002
Transport: the nearest metro station Drassanes L3,
Web site: Barcelona Cooking Classes
PETRA – here everything feels like home. As if you have come to your grandmother – the restaurant is made in an original, colourful, vintage style (dark wooden furniture, antique spoons hanging from the ceiling, turquoise walls and the menu is written on wine bottles). The atmosphere is informal but very welcoming, charming and romantic.
A perfect place for a pleasant lunch or dinner.
How to get there: Carrer Sombrerers, 13 , 933 199 999
Transport: the metro station Jaume I (L4)
L´Ou com balla is an intimate little restaurant with low lighting, stone walls and old furniture. It is a perfect place for a romantic date thanks to the warm and welcoming atmosphere and soft background music. The menu consists of appealing East-Mediterranean dishes with a creative touch and a few medieval recipes.
The word “L´oucomballa” comes from the myth of the dancing egg, which was placed on a waterspout of a fountain, near the cathedral at Corpus Christi. According to tradition, if the egg dances for a long while, Barcelona will be prosperous.
How to get there: Carrer dels Banys Vells, 20, 933 105 378
Transport: take the metro to the station L4 Jaume I.
Website: L´ou com balla
Gourmet Restaurant Bus Tour with Panoramic Views of Barcelona
Want to combine a panoramic sightseeing tour with the most famous views of Barcelona, with the enjoyment of an haute-cuisine dinner?The Gourmet Bus is a Double Decker with a glass roof which allows breathtaking panoramic views over the city. The Gourmet Bus also allows you to enjoy the use of the latest audiovisual technology. Every customer has their own individual iPad, with which they can check out and listen to information on the tour in the language of their choice: there are 11 different languages available. The coach also has external cameras connected directly to each ipad, offering images of the route in both directions.
The tour offers Barcelona’s leading points of interest such as the, Casa Batlló, la Pedrera, Sagrada Familia, Torre Agbar, Arc de Triomf, Port Olimpic, Plaça d’Espanya & Montjuïc Mountain.
To order the bus tour and further information: Gourmet Restaurant Bus Tour
Have just returned from Barcelona…As always Catalonia doesn’t stop surprising me. This time strangely the weather was not so much hot, so I had a splendid opportunity to do shopping with my friends.
Shopping in Barcelona is not so challenging as you may think. I mean that mostly all world-wide, Spanish brands are situated in one place.
At the Plaça Catalunya at the upper end of the Ramblas of Barcelona you will find one of the largest department stores, El Corte Inglés. I always knew about this department store but, surprisingly why, I have never explored it as this time. Apart from the fact that this Designer boutiques in this store include: Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Armani, Armani Jeans, Armani Collezioni, Gucci, Loewe,Dockers, Ralph Lauren, Bulgari, Dior, Dior Homme, Georges Rech, Versace, Hugo Boss, Boss Woman, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce&Gabbana, Burberry and so on and so on, my head was going round from all these innumerable brands, and shop-bags in my hands, so that were my friends who rescued me from this “shopping paradise”.
You must know that after shopping race, you horribly want to eat something or even someone(joking) at the moment. On the zero-floor we found the remarkable El Gourmet Club – a supermarket with a restaurant which offer a large variety of delicatessens, dining spaces such as vegetarian food, pizza, oriental , from Basque region, oyster-cellar, Iberian products, ice cream and what is more impressive that they can cook some for you just in front of you. So just pick your dish, a glass of wine, some Spanish snacks and now it is turn of your stomach to be in paradise.
Moving upper you will go through perfumery and cosmetics, accessories, tourist agencies, women and men clothes, spa-salons, hairdressers, teen’s clothes, house goods and electronics, textile, furniture, book store, toys, small wares….and finally the top – La Rotonda
La Rotonda is as if the halo over this huge mountain of goods. Now when you have tried some delicatessens here you can just free you sole watching on the Barcelona view with a champagne glass in your hand gracefully offered by the staff. So you can here order something more nutritious, something beautiful or even strange for you. Or just outline the next shopping track.
It is dinner time and it reminded me about my little weakness! I love jamon! Did you know that this product is 2000 thousand years. Spanish warriors and sailors loved this meat. Jamon goes perfectly with wine. The best Jamon is jamón ibérico may be made from black Iberian pigs, or cross-bred pigs as long as they are at least 75% ibérico. The hams from the slaughtered pigs are salted and left to begin drying for two weeks, after which they are rinsed and left to dry for another four to six weeks. The curing process then takes at least twelve months, although some producers cure their jamones ibéricos for up to 48 months.
I recommend canapes with unusual combinations. For example, if you wait
guests, you can surprise them with a simple and delicious dish : prunes , cut in half , put inside a piece of cream cheese and close dried fruit. Then gently bend the jamon , insert skewer and the dish is ready! If there is no prunes in frige - do without it. Cheese goes well with meat!
Bon appetit! )