Party Earth Review An upscale venue with a hip attitude, Dostrece is a restaurant by day and a relaxed cocktail bar by night. Elegantly set tables and a smart color scheme offer a comfortable yet sophisticated dining experience in the naturally-lit salon on the ground floor, where well-dressed patrons nibble on citrus salads or crispy salmon ... more
Carrer del Carme, 40
Party Earth Review Combining Irish hospitality and a little Spanish charm, Milk Bar & Bistro is an elegant spot with vintage décor, festive cocktails, and a hearty menu sure to please anyone tired of tapas. Run by an Irish couple who made their way to Barcelona via San Francisco, the classy and cozy space is filled with Victorian-style sofas ... more
Reviewed by Sam S.
"My Take: Let’s be honest, you aren’t in Barcelona to go to Irish pubs. You’re here to eat tapas, drink sangria, and hit the beach. But sometimes when ..." more
Plaza Joaquim Xirau
Party Earth Review The younger sister to Milk Bar & Bistro, a hip spot in Barrí Gòtic, Marmalade is run by the same people, but her youth cultivates a larger and considerably swankier environment. The bright logo out front contrasts with the dim interior, where plush leather sofas, long rows of blood-orange banquettes, and fine, tufted chairs ... more
Carrer de la Riera Alta, 4-6
Brunch is perhaps the perfect meal. Early enough in the day to still rationalize eating breakfast, late enough to justify that towering burger, or perhaps precariously perched during that magical hour where bacon, eggs, and a burger can all share the same plate. Despite the hours that Barcelona tends to operate under, the tradition of brunch has managed to transcend the Spanish lifestyle and buck the trend of eating at absurdly late times. With “menu del dias” at quality restaurants all over town, brunch in Barcelona comes in many shapes and sizes and is sure to be delicious as well as easy on the wallet.
“Menu del dia” or “menu of the day” is a popular afternoon option that many restaurants and cafés offer their hungry patrons. Typically a starter, entrée, and drink are offered at a discounted price. Luckily, there are a variety of restaurants that do this such as the Mexican staple Rosa Negra or the 50’s American style diner Bernie’s Diner. Still, for a more traditional brunch, head to Flahery’s Irish Pub for an English breakfast or pie.
If Spanish or Catalan food is too much to pass up, Oviso is one of the best options in Barcelona for brunch. A centrally located restaurant and bar that serves authentic and tasty food at incredible prices; it’s certainly one of the best places to grab a bite during the late morning and early afternoon.