El Atril

Address: C/Carders 23, Barcelona, 08003, Spain
Telephone: 93 310 12 20

- Mid-range

4.3

Australian-run bistro with tables on a lively square.

Barcelona could do with a few more places like El Atril, which gets most things right – atmosphere, music, waiters and, most importantly, flavoursome but unpretentious food. There’s live music on Sunday nights.

Food and drink
4.2
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Food and drink
4.2
90%
Value for money
4.1
90%
Ambience
4.4
90%
Location
4.3
90%

Food and drink

The menu changes frequently, but a few dishes are perennials: my favourite is the mussels cooked in Belgian beer with shoestring fries, but you’ll also find kangaroo, red curry with prawns and a long list of tapas.

Ambience

The small, stone-walled dining room is cool and atmospherically lit, and there are tables outside on the Plaça Sant Cugat.

Service

The waiters are young and very charming.

Location

In the heart of the Sant Pere neighbourhood, to the north of the Born.

Price advice

Mains range from about 10-18 euros, or there’s a lunchtime menu for 10.80 euros.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Live entertainment

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