C/Comerç 24, Barcelona, 08003
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Foodies, Trendiness
Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Comerç 24
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).
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.
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.
I’ve had the odd blip here, but mostly the service is everything you’d expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant.
C/Comerç runs down the easternmost flank of the Sant Pere neighbourhood, just above the Born proper.
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.
For details on Tapas24 and Bravo see the website below.
More information on Comerç 24:
- Price guide:
- Catalan, International
- C/Comerç 24, Barcelona, 08003
- 93 319 2102
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tue-Sat 1.30-3.30pm, 8.30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times