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Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona
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Via Veneto

C/ Ganduxer, 10 | +34 932007244 |

Distance from hotel: 3.1km

SANT GERVASI. A stalwart of luxury Barcelona dining, Via Veneto opened in 1967 and remains a restaurant of the highest quality. Belle –epoque interiors create an atmosphere of fine European dining and the menu blends tradition Catalan flavours with modern, avant garde techniques. The restaurant has held a Michelin star since 1975 and with its exception wine cellar, impeccable service and illustrious clientele, it remains one of the best restaurants in the city.


C/ Mallorca, 259 | +34 934453242 |

Distance from hotel: 5.1km

EIXAMPLE. The only restaurant in the city to hold three Michelin stars, Lasarte, with chef Martín Berasategui at the helm, has become a point of restaurant in the culinary world. Using traditional ingredients such as Iberian pork, scallops and clams and adding their creative magic, Lasarte has brought their unique, three star culinary experience to the heart of Barcelona.


Avinguda Diagonal, 640 | +34 934059444 |

Distance from hotel: 2.6km

LES CORTS. A five minute taxi ride from the hotel is Negro Rojo, a stylish Japanese fusion restaurant by Grupo Tragaluz. Upstairs is ‘Negro’ with international cuisine and a contemporary laid back atmosphere which hosts Djs and drinks on Friday and Saturday nights. Downstairs ‘Rojo’ pays homage to a traditional Japanese tavern albeit with sleek, modern décor.


Avinguda del Paraŀlel, 164 |

Distance from hotel: 4.6km

EIXAMPLE. His brother may have brought the world the now closed El Bullí, but Albert Adrià has built something new in on Avenida Parallel. Tickets restaurant, which opened to great interest in 2011, is less of a restaurant and more of a tapas bar, encouraging diners to try and wide range of dishes and flavours. The unique science based cooking the Adrià’s are known for takes centre stage at the Michelin starred Tickets yet the playful interiors with its knowing nod to the areas theatrical past creates a more relaxed dining experience focused on flavours and fun.

Pez Vela

Passeig del Mare Nostrum, 19 – 21 | +34 932216317 |

Distance from hotel: 8.9km

LA BARCELONETA. A trip to Barcelona wouldn’t be complete without trying a paella near the beachfront, and there’s no place better than Pez Vela. Serving a range of rich paellas and rich dishes with views over the sea, Pez Vela also offers fresh fish and seafood on the grill, tapas to share and a range of salads and vegetarian options. Add to that an extensive cocktail and drinks menu and you have the perfect Barceloneta restaurant.


 Carretera de Miramar, 38 | +34 931066052 |

Distance from hotel: 6.5km

Martinez perches on the edge of Montjuic, looking down on the city and port below. This position lends itself to incredible views but you may find it hard to take your eyes off the food. Fresh fish and seafood grilled to perfection, barbecued meat, oysters from the Norman coast and perfectly cooked paellas are just some of the dishes on offer at this al fresco restaurant. An extensive wine list washes the delicious food down nicely, and after dinner why not stay and try one of Martinez’s cocktails as you watch the sun set over Barcelona.