Food and drink
A really excellent range of tapas runs from goat’s cheese salad to cod croquettes and a T-bone steak. Try the torrijas for pudding – a kind of local take on bread and butter pudding. The wine list is good and reasonably priced.
The Tallers are modern, airy spaces, and all have tables outside. The most picturesque of the terraces is this central one, in Plaça Sant Josep Oriol.
The service tends to be the only aspect of the chain that attracts complaint, and I’ve had a few bad-tempered waiters in the various branches, but then again I’ve had a few good ones, too. It’s difficult to generalise in an operation of this size.
A stone’s throw from the cathedral, this branch is on a quiet square in the heart of the medieval Barri Gòtic labyrinth.
You can eat well here for 20-25 euros a head including wine.
There are other branches at C/Argenteria 51 in Born, Rambla de Catalunya 49-51, Eixample and C/Comtal 28 in Barri Gòtic.
- Families with teenagers
- First-time travellers
- No fuss