Comerç 24

Price guide: Expensive

C/Comerç 24, Barcelona, 08003

Price guide: Expensive

Comerç 24

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#13 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Foodies, Trendiness

Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Comerç 24

Michelin-starred creativity in nouvelle-sized portions.

Chef Carles Abellan trained under Ferran Adrià, and his restaurant has become the favoured spot for anyone who failed to get a table at El Bulli (ie, almost everyone who tried). Somewhat erroneously it shares a similar reputation for wildly avant-garde creations and cooking methods, but in truth I’ve never had anything particularly experimental here. It is certainly creative, however, and its success has given rise to a number of offshoots (see also Tapas24 and the Bravo restaurant at the W Hotel).

Food and drink: 

It’s known as a tapas restaurant, which is a little bit misleading – basically what you get are small portions to share. Signature dishes include the ‘Kinder egg’ (which comes in its shell, and is lined with truffle) and the ‘Pizza sashimi’ – delicate little things on a paper-thin crust.

Ambience: 

It goes for a steely-grey industrial chic look, leavened with blasts of yellow and red and a vast, vaguely homoerotic photo on one wall.

Service: 

I’ve had the odd blip here, but mostly the service is everything you’d expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Location: 

C/Comerç runs down the easternmost flank of the Sant Pere neighbourhood, just above the Born proper.

Price advice: 

There is a Festival Menu, with a selection of ‘tapas’, for 62 euros. If you go à la carte you’ll probably spend a little less, but not much.

Other useful branches: 

For details on Tapas24 and Bravo see the website below. 

More information on Comerç 24:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Catalan, International
Address:
C/Comerç 24, Barcelona, 08003
Telephone:
93 319 2102
Website:
http://www.comerc24.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sat 1.30-3.30pm, 8.30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Comerç 24? Would you recommended it?