Comerç 24

Address: C/Comerç 24, Barcelona, 08003, Spain
Telephone: 93 319 2102

- Expensive

4.5

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 [node:168625] and the Bravo restaurant at the [node:124623]).

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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.

Branches

For details on Tapas24 and Bravo see the website below. 

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Foodies
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