Castell d'Emporda

Price guide: Expensive

Castell d´Empordà s/n, La Bisbal, Girona, 17115

Price guide: Expensive

By Eddi Fiegel, your Costa Brava expert

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#4 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Costa Brava
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Singles, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Castell d'Emporda

Fine dining in a fairytale medieval castle in the heart of the Costa Brava.

Expect top class Catalan and international cuisine. Not a cheap night out by any means but you get to eat in a castle and this is very much the ‘fine dining’ experience.

Food and drink: 

There is a mix of classic Catalan and international ingredients and styles – the marinated tuna sashimi, which is a house speciality, is a case in point. I was slightly wary when I first saw it on the menu as the word ‘fusion’ generally causes me to break out in a cold sweat but it was in fact exceptionally delicate and delicious. For mains there are classics like sirloin steak (served with stuffed potato and red pepper coulis), whilst one of my personal favourites is their duck leg with duck liver, onion chutney and Oloroso sherry.

Ambience: 

It's formal but unstuffy. The restaurant is in the old part of the castle with bare brick walls and original fireplaces and has a rustic, boho feel to it rather than being overly ostentatious. See Castell d’Empordà for a separate review of the hotel.

Service: 

The service is prompt without being intrusive.

Location: 

It's on the outskirts of the village of La Bisbal, about half an hour’s drive from Girona and not much further from some of the Costa Brava’s loveliest beaches.

Price advice: 

Main courses cost from 18.50-29 euros.

More information on Castell d'Emporda:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Catalan, Fusion, Modern, Seafood, Spanish
Address:
Castell d´Empordà s/n, La Bisbal, Girona, 17115
Telephone:
972 64 62 54
Website:
http://www.castelldemporda.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 1–3pm, 8–10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

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