Suquet de l'Almirall

Address: Passeig Joan de Borbó 65, Barcelona, 08003, Spain
Telephone: 93 221 62 33

- Expensive

4.6

A dapper seafood restaurant in the maritime quarter.

The kilometre-long boulevard Passeig Joan de Borbó is one long strip of so-so seafood restaurants, most of the sort that display laminated photos of the food and have waiters touting for business on the pavement, but Suquet de l’Almirall is an honourable exception.

Food and drink
4.7
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Food and drink
4.7
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
4.7
90%
Location
4.7
90%

Food and drink

The menu is steeped in Catalan tradition: monkfish with ‘burnt’ garlic; suquet (a fish and potato stew, here made with cod) and wild boar stew, but is also a beacon of creativity along this stretch, with daily-changing specials such as lentil salad with smoked sardine or sea bass with cardoons, turnip and ham.

Ambience

Its bright, colourful dining room has housed many of the great and the good, some of whom have left doodles and notes, now framed on the walls.

Service

Old school and deft.

Location

Towards the end of the main drag leading up to the beach, overlooking the yachts in the Port Vell.

Price advice

Only prime produce is used at Suquet, so don’t expect to come away with much change from 50 euros a head.

Recommended for

  • Mature travellers
  • Relaxation

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