Tapioles 53

Price guide: Expensive

C/Tapioles 53, Barcelona, 08004

Price guide: Expensive

Tapioles 53

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#15 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:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Foodies, Relaxation

Best for Dining alone - Expert review of Tapioles 53

Tiny ‘members-only’ dining club off the beaten track.

Australian chef Sarah Stothart won so much praise for her cooking at home (and I speak as one of the privileged few to experience it) that she set up a small restaurant to do it on a professional basis. It still has a homely feel, but with restaurant standards.

Food and drink: 

Sarah cooks according to what looks good in the market that day, so it’s hard to predict what might be on the menu, but her spinach and goat’s cheese gnocchi has become a signature dish, and I’ve also had great Moroccan food there, as well as scrumptious desserts (don’t miss the ginger and mascarpone cheesecake, if it’s on offer). To become a ‘member’, simply sign the book.

Ambience: 

There are only six tables, in a cosy and fetching little dining room adorned with paintings by Sarah’s brother Ben.

Service: 

Sarah will sit down and discuss the menu with you, and although the choices are limited, she’ll make every effort to accommodate any needs or whims.

Location: 

Takes a little bit of effort to find, down a residential Poble Sec street, but is worth the effort.

Price advice: 

There are two menus available, depending how hungry you are – one for 38 euros and one for 58 euros, plus wine.

More information on Tapioles 53:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
International
Address:
C/Tapioles 53, Barcelona, 08004
Telephone:
93 329 22 38
Website:
http://www.tapioles53.com
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sat 9-11.30pm. Closed in August.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

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