Food and drink
Like most restaurants on this stretch of the coast, there’s an emphasis on super-fresh fish with a good choice of squid, turbot, sea-bass, monkfish, sardines and cuttlefish, as well as steak, burger and pasta options.
Specialities for starters include the mixed grilled vegetables, which may sound simple but is an exquisite selection of peppers, onions, carrots, aubergines, mini corn on the cobs and asparagus, elegantly presented alongside some delicious Romesco sauce. For main, the grilled sardines are plump, buttery soft and exceptionally seasoned. If like me, you have a weakness for chocolate, don’t leave without trying the ‘chocolate stones’ for pudding. They arrive looking like a mini-Stonehenge in chocolate and are pure, indulgence – intensely rich without being too sweet. One serving is easily enough for two!
In the evening, it's wonderfully romantic with candlelit tables, set comfortably apart from each other, and at lunchtime, a shady haven from the sun. Diners tend to be a mix of holidaying couples and families and locals who know their food.
The staff are professional but super-friendly. Owner Oscar is very much a hands-on host.
The garden (and [node:170106]) are set amidst the pines two minutes behind the gravelly cove of Aiguafreda. In the cooler months, there’s a small, elegant dining room inside.
Main courses average between 10 euros and 20 euros. Lunch or dinner for two with wine costs 70–100 euros.
- Mature travellers
- Sporty types
- Escaping the crowds
- Chilling out