Food and drinks around the Eixample Dreta....
C/Pau Claris, 192
Just a stone’s throw from El Palauet Living Barcelona you’ll find Bar Mut, one of the best tapas bars in the city. If you don’t believe me just ask Robert De Niro. Yes, you read correctly, Robert De Niro is a big fan of Bar Mut and even wanted to create a copy of the restaurant in New York. Bar Mut deals in high quality tapas dishes, from carpacchio of sea urchin to grilled foie gras with cherries, this restaurant delights with the quality of the ingredients and the creative yet traditional combinations. This can all be washed down with a glass or two from their extensive wine list. Bar Mut is always busy so make sure to book a table and why not whisper in your waiter’s ear to see if he can put you on the list for Mutis? We explain below why this is one of the best ideas you’ll have in Barcelona…
Mutis is a secret, though perhaps slightly less of one now I’m writing a blog post about it.This is Bar Mut’s exclusive cocktail bar, half private members club, half speakeasy, and always oh so fashionable. Just around the corner from Bar Mut, on the first floor of a typical residential building in the Eixample, you’ll find Mutis, but only if you’re on the list of course. After list checking, knocking at the door of what looks like someone’s flat and being ushered through an unassuming hallway you enter a world of beautiful people, exquisite décor and some of the best cocktails in the city. Mingle with the good, the great, and most importantly, the interesting of Barcelona life whilst enjoying live music in surroundings reminiscent of the Jazz Age.
C/ Diputació 269
One of renowned Barcelona chef, Carles Abellan’s babies, Tapas 24 is the little sister of his Michelin starred tapas restaurant Comerç 24 in the El Born neighbourhood of the city. Their concept is to focus on traditional tapas, the kind that have been popular in the bars and restaurants in Barcelona for generations mixed with simpler versions of their favourite dishes from Comerç 24. This gives an eclectic mix from patatas bravas and croquetas to the Mc Foie burger or the delicious bread, chocolate and salt dessert. Add to the food a relaxed atmosphere, a non-stop kitchen and a central location make Tapas 24 the perfect choice for the peckish. Go, you won’t regret it.
Passeig de Sant Joan, 82
Not long opened, Granja Petitbo is one of the growing number of trendy ‘gastrobars’ in Barcelona offering everything from breakfast and brunch to set lunch menus, coffee and cake and Gin and tonics to round off the day. The focus here is on fresh food, locally sourced. The cakes are homemade, the smoothies made from seasonal fruit and vegetables in front of your very eyes and the bread baked daily. Housed in a converted dairy, the atmosphere is relaxed and you will still find yourself chatting and whiling away the day here hours after you finished your delicious meal.