Looking for the best restaurant in Barcelona? In the city and beyond, Catalonia has a lot to offer. See our guide to Michelin-starred gastronomic highlights of the region.
2 Michelin stars **
The chef Jordi Cruz brought Àbac its second Michelin star in 2012, and since then it has become the essential haute cuisine spot on the map of the best Barcelona restaurants. Visit Àbac to experience Jordi’s skillful cooking and his sky–high sophisticated cuisine full of respect for traditional Catalan food.
Marine tradition and innovation combined in a two-star seafront restaurant next to the port of Barcelona. Paco Perez, a disciple of Ferran Adrià and other top chefs, masterfully directs the kitchen. Seafood is worth trying there, naturally. The recent refurbishment to highlight the beautiful views gives the place even more prestige.
Les Cols, Olot
Creativity at its fullest combined with Catalan roots. How is that manifested in the cuisine? For example, you can taste a sweet onion from Cruscat volcano or stewed beans from Santa Pau, all locally produced and meticulously selected. Interior design is just amazing: authentic Catalan masia (farmhouse) is a splendid home for a restaurant.
The embassy of Martin Berasategui in Hotel Condes has become one of the essential restaurants of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, where the chef offers the best of his creativity. The tasting menu is a true treat that everyone should be granted once in lifetime, or better, once a year.
3 Michelin stars ***
Sant Pau, Sant Pol de Mar
Located on the quiet Maresme coast, this restaurant keeps drawing the world attention. The chef Carme Ruscalleda, a woman with the most Michelin stars in the world, proposes a fresh, creative cuisine made exclusively from local products. Also, Sant Pol de Mar is a beautiful place for a weekend away, so why wait? BLL Concierge can book your trip, table at the restaurant and prepare a romantic surprise if you wish.
And in my opinion the best is….
EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA, GIRONA
Named the best world restaurant of 2015, El celler de Can Roca is just a 1 hour drive from Barcelona. Brothers Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca define the restaurant’s style as “cooking liberty committed to avant-guard without sacrificing the memory of several generations of ancestors of the family dedicated to feeding people.” Experience the truly emotional cuisine, crafted by the talented trio: the Sweet by Jordi, the Liquid by Josep and the Salty by Joan.