Castell d'Emporda

Address: Castell d´Empordà s/n, La Bisbal, 17115, Spain
Telephone: 972 64 62 54

- Expensive

4.7

Fine dining in a fairytale medieval castle in the heart of the Costa Brava.

Expect top class Catalan and international cuisine. Not a cheap night out by any means but you get to eat in a castle and this is very much the ‘fine dining’ experience.

Food and drink
4.6
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Service
4.5
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Food and drink
4.6
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Value for money
4.3
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4.2
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Food and drink

There is a mix of classic Catalan and international ingredients and styles – the marinated tuna sashimi, which is a house speciality, is a case in point. I was slightly wary when I first saw it on the menu as the word ‘fusion’ generally causes me to break out in a cold sweat but it was in fact exceptionally delicate and delicious. For mains there are classics like sirloin steak (served with stuffed potato and red pepper coulis), whilst one of my personal favourites is their duck leg with duck liver, onion chutney and Oloroso sherry.

Ambience

It's formal but unstuffy. The restaurant is in the old part of the castle with bare brick walls and original fireplaces and has a rustic, boho feel to it rather than being overly ostentatious. See [node:170959] for a separate review of the hotel.

Service

The service is prompt without being intrusive.

Location

It's on the outskirts of the village of La Bisbal, about half an hour’s drive from Girona and not much further from some of the Costa Brava’s loveliest beaches.

Price advice

Main courses cost from 18.50-29 euros.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Singles
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

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