5 exceptionally stylish restaurants Barcelona


C/ de la Marina 19-21
+34 (0)93 221 10 00
www. hotelartsbarcelona.com/en/Dining/Enoteca

You won't stroll through the doors of Enoteca by chance. The restaurant is part of Hotel Arts, one of the two skyscrapers by the Barcelona beach. Here you'll not only find the perhaps most extensive wine list (700 bottles) of Barcelona, but also the amazing cuisine of Chef Paco Perez, who works with quality ingredients and mprphs them into new creations.


Carrer de la Fusina 5
+34 (0)93 319 62 50

A gastrotaverna paradoxically combining wood panelling with a slightly industrial feel, and a place to be seen. It lies in the heart of upmarket Born, right next to the recently renovated Mercat del Born, with Oriol Balaguer’s fêted pastry store La Xocolateria for a neighbour.

Fonda Espana

C/ de Sant Pau 9-13
+34 (0)93 55000 00

Architect Lluis Doménech i Montaner, creator of marvels such as Hospital de Sant Pau and the Palau de la Musica, designed the dining room of Hotel Espana, and it's simply stunning. The kitchen of chef German Espinosa does the location more than justice.


Passeig Isabel II 14
+34 (0)93 319 30 33

‘Seven doors’ give access to as many dining salons, all with a 19th-century feel. Even the waiters, with their long aprons, give the impression of having been there at least a century. The dishes are more than okay: classic Catalan cuisine in generous portions. In a neighbourhood full of tourist traps, it’s a relief to find something as dependable as 7 Portes.


C/ de Corsèga 286
Dret de l’Eixample 
+34 (0)93 237 75 88

Windsor takes up the entire ground floor of the building, divided in separate spaces, some small and private, some bigger and more opulent. During lunch it attracts businessmen, in the evening people who like the waiters’ hands-on approach and the excellent, classic but classy food. Windsor knows how to handle tradition.

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