Tapioles 53

Address: C/Tapioles 53, Barcelona, 08004, Spain
Telephone: 93 329 22 38

- Expensive

4.5

Tiny ‘members-only’ dining club off the beaten track.

Australian chef Sarah Stothart won so much praise for her cooking at home (and I speak as one of the privileged few to experience it) that she set up a small restaurant to do it on a professional basis. It still has a homely feel, but with restaurant standards.

Food and drink
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Service
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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Food and drink

Sarah cooks according to what looks good in the market that day, so it’s hard to predict what might be on the menu, but her spinach and goat’s cheese gnocchi has become a signature dish, and I’ve also had great Moroccan food there, as well as scrumptious desserts (don’t miss the ginger and mascarpone cheesecake, if it’s on offer). To become a ‘member’, simply sign the book.

Ambience

There are only six tables, in a cosy and fetching little dining room adorned with paintings by Sarah’s brother Ben.

Service

Sarah will sit down and discuss the menu with you, and although the choices are limited, she’ll make every effort to accommodate any needs or whims.

Location

Takes a little bit of effort to find, down a residential Poble Sec street, but is worth the effort.

Price advice

There are two menus available, depending how hungry you are – one for 38 euros and one for 58 euros, plus wine.

Recommended for

  • Foodies
  • Relaxation

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