Food and drink
Stylish, contemporary versions of classic Catalan cooking are the main fare here and the menus del dia (menus of the day) are exceptionally good value. On my last visit I had a deliciously soft and crumbly salad of lightly grilled goat’s cheese with pine nuts, raisins, apple, carrot, watercress and escarole lettuce to start, followed by spinach canellonis. The canellonis were essentially more or less what you’d get in France, Italy or Spain - cannelloni gratin with a rich béchamel sauce - but what I really like here is the way they add raisins and pine nuts to the spinach – a variation on the classic Catalan dish, espinacs a la Catalana. If, like me, you have a weakness for chocolate, don’t miss the chocolate mousse – it's seriously rich without being too heavy or sweet. Perfect.
It's busy but laid back and usually full of lunching locals as well as the odd tourist.
It's friendly and reasonably efficient. Whenever I’ve been I’ve overheard the waitresses speaking good English to other guests and doing their best to explain the menu in various languages when necessary.
It's on the edge of a steep flight of stone stairs in the old town, not far from the cathedral.
There are lunchtime menus del día for 14 euros on weekdays and 20 euros at weekends.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
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