842 restaurants in Spain
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Madrazo 137, Barcelona, 08021 [Map]
Artkuisine is the culmination of Chef Remy Lefebvre's gastronomic quest to deliver quality food, prepared expertly and served in a stylish, modernistic ambience. Located in Barcelona's Madrazo district, this trendy restaurant is quite close to the Galvany market and has been rated as an exciting neo bistro by patrons and critics alike.
Remy is intense and passionate about the culinary feats that he performs in his kitchen, turning out Mediterranean cuisine in a decidedly French atmosphere. Crisp white linen, pale off white walls, soft fabric covered chairs and minimalist paintings add to the allure, helping you to relax while you enjoy a flavoursome meal.
The amuse bouche is exquisite, a slab of foie cooked at low temperature, sprinkled with sable Breton crumbs and topped with apple and rhubarb compote, and sets the tone for the ensuing courses. Sardine fillets, spit-roasted and served with a ring of quince compote and guacamole, with saffron mustard on the side, are elegantly rendered and make an excellent starter.
The main course of pan fried scallops in a cauliflower puree with a fondue of vegetables, cava and pistachios is delicious, while the oxtail braised with porcini mushrooms and black pepper, served with a cocoa and banana compote is a most unusual combination, layering different textures in a unique cocktail of flavours. The experimentation continues favourably with a melange of monkfish, pepper, fennel and apricot.
For dessert, the tarte tatin, generously topped with a swirl of cinnamon ice cream is a blissful ode to the sweet tooth, bringing you a true taste of this Gallic delight. Wines for the discerning drinker are aplenty, and there are over seventy choices to select from, featuring reds and whites from Spain as well as cavas and champagnes.
The gentle jazz notes form a serene backdrop to your dining experience and Artkuisine, with its uber chic décor, gourmet cuisine and its fabulous range of wines has indeed become iconic for those in search of a fulfilling gastronomic experience.
Carretera Cadiz - KM 178, Marbella, 29600 [Map]
The Marbella Club hotel, that old stomping ground of the rich and famous, is just minutes away from Villa Tiberio, probably the reason why many celebrities that are found there, dining in the luxurious restaurant or probably the splendid garden.
Nearly two decades ago, there was just a decrepit house overgrown with weeds, in this same location. It took the vision and passion of Sandro Morelli to bring it to its present splendour. With the azure pool glinting in the warm sun, the neatly trimmed shrubs surrounding it, the fragrant arbour that leads to the restaurant, al fresco seems to be the preferred mode of dining for patrons.
In this gorgeous setting, almost fairytale like in its lush splendour, guests are treated like royalty as they sit down to a wonderful meal. The cuisine is not limited to one country but favours a more cosmopolitan approach with flavours from the Mediterranean interspersed with those from Italy and Spain.
The gastronomic journey at Villa Tiberio starts with scallops and jumbo prawns in a cream and brandy sauce, thinly sliced beef with avocados and lemon dressing, or pancakes filled with spinach, fresh salmon and cheese au gratin. As a prelude, these dishes are excellent, and provide a fresh burst of enthusiasm for what follows.
The homemade pasta, with a variety of rich sauces, are tempting and you could try the pappardelle alla Sandro, flat noodles with generous chunks of lobster and tomato for a delicious main course. The other variations, with cream, caviar and smoked salmon, are equally enticing, while risottos and lasagnes are prepared with care and skill, leaving no room for dissatisfaction.
Affirmed meat lovers will find the fillet of beef with Madeira wine, foie gras and truffle to be a generous display of culinary excellence, while the pan fried veal, with fresh peppers, black olives and capers holds its own ground. The duck baked with orange and Curacao liqueur, the crispy roast suckling pig and baby lamb braised in Barola wine are signature dishes at Villa Tiberio, that have led to repeated success with customers.
The wine list is extensive and covers three thousand bottles of the best Spanish, French and Italian wines. Sandro Morelli is a connoisseur of fine wines and vintages and the 1938 Chateau Margaux, Petrus or the 1894 Chateau Haut Brion in his bodega are proof enough.
While Marbella attracts the usual crowd of jet setters and glamorous personalities for its white sands and beaches, Villa Tiberio is one destination everyone makes a point to visit.
Casanova 212, Barcelona, 08036 [Map]
From haute cuisine and fine Spanish fare to tempting tapas and fresh seafood, Barcelona offers something special for all those who take their food considerably more seriously than most, and the city's countless culinary havens never fail to delight those who appreciate the fine art of cooking.
Colibri is one of those warm and inviting destinations that helps bring joy to the act of dining, making it much more satisfying and exciting than just providing nourishment to the body. The restaurant is comfortable, spacious and quiet, qualities that many restaurants in today's day and age are deficient in. You could spend the first few minutes of your time just relaxing in the calmness of its lovely dining spaces.
Chef and owner Caesar Pastor and his sister Remedios serve deliciously creative European food accompanied by a masterful list of two hundred outstanding wines, from Spain and the rest of the world. The standards are always consistent, helping Colibri to blossom into one of the city's best and most preferred dining destinations.
Among starters, there is grilled octopus with mashed potatoes, yellow pepper and tender garlic; morel mushrooms, egg and cream of poached liver, jumbo prawns fried with nuts and a delightful crab and chickpea ravioli with tomato sauce and fresh papaya, all paving the way for the main dishes.
A Mediterranean twist to most choices at Colibri is very appealing and clearly evident in mains such as a wonderfully cured Spanish loin of tuna that comes to the table with aubergine and mustard with caramelised Sharon fruit; scallops, rice and tomato confit with butifarra, a typical Catalan spiced pork sausage, or Morro, cod with vegetables and green tomato jam.
Meats appear with roast duckling, green asparagus sauce and soft cocoa puree; fillet of beef with apple, duck liver and rosemary sauce, and baked lamb with onions and potatoes.
Desserts are to die for; an almond and nougat confection, called turrón, a great Spanish speciality, is served with chocolate and Sichuan pepper; mango, vanilla and mascarpone cream with caramel syrup and merlot, and pineapple, syrup of vanilla and ice cream of fresh cheese with crackers of black sesame lend a gracious end to a meal.
C-Cards 2, Hotel Club S'Illot, Cala Moreya, 07687 [Map]
There's something irresistible about a sea front hotel; maybe it is the fact that you can glimpse the rolling sea in all its elements by just parting the curtains or stepping onto the terrace, or probably because you are drawn to the tart ocean air that blows with such alacrity. The reasons are plenty and a visit to the Hotel Club S'Illot in Mallorca could reaffirm some of them and invent many others as a result of staying in this elegant and charming place.
Club S'Illot has fifty five rooms, fitted out with all the facilities that you would expect in a three star hotel, while the nearby golf courses are sure to bring in the enthusiasts. For the discerning gastronome, however, their restaurant Albacora is a splendid excuse to go there and the gourmet food does not fail to please.
This beautiful restaurant boasts of French inspired Mediterranean dishes, with touches of Asian as well as modern molecular cuisine. The blend of all these different tastes leaves a lasting impression. For starters, you could choose the octopus carpaccio with pig's trotters, vine tomatoes and parmesan or maybe the terrine of red tuna with confit of mango and black pepper doughnut.
If you have a fondness for soups and other warm appetisers, the watercress foam with a fresh goat's cheese sorbet or the lobster ravioli on a bed of broad beans with orange and black olives are right on target. For the main course, you could opt for the stuffed oxtail, black salsify and pine nut sauce or the fillet of John Dory with fennel bulb and a risotto of red beetroot. Fusion dishes such as chicken breast in red curry with basmati rice and green beans or the tuna tartare with cream of avocado are appealing and score points for novelty.
Don't skip dessert because some of their homemade creations are simply too good to pass up. Whether it is the delightful lemon crêpes with strawberry salad and chocolate ice cream; the more unusual Catalan cream with rosemary and honey with tonka beans or the intriguing suspension of fruits in sangria with an orange blossom sorbet. The wine list has a judicious selection of Spanish and other quality wines from Mallorca that will complement every aspect of your meal.
The Albacora, with its wonderfully muted red walls, low intimate lighting and clean sparkling white linens, is an oasis of comfort for the discerning guest who likes to eat in a calm and soothing ambience. On pleasant days, you could dine on the terrace that offers a picturesque view of the brilliant blue sea, the pristine white sands and beach enthusiasts out for a tan in the sun.
Pº Maritimo, Avda. de la Fontilla, Edif. Larycorte, Marbella, 29600 [Map]
'What's in a name?' is a popular phrase from Shakespeare's lyrical tale of star-crossed lovers, but at Garum there is so much to that name, which literally means a traditional method of preparing an ancient Roman fish sauce, believed to have originated from the historic settlement of Boloña on the southern Spanish shores. Despite all the years that have passed, the ruins of this town are still present and so is the memorable flavour of its ingenious recipe.
Step inside and you will find a room that is elegantly dressed with artistically designed nooks, strategic lighting and a dining area with a conservatory-like appearance. Who doesn't like a glimpse of sunshine on a languid summer day? Not only do they have a large terrace but its pleasing vistas take in uninhibited views of the Mediterranean beyond, and you may just have to be quick off the mark to get a spot.
The European theme is hard to avoid on the menu, with dishes such as cold gazpacho with ratatouille, herb oil and balsamic vinegar, and foie gras vienetta with white chocolate and chilli toffee sauce. Starters like soto ajam - lemongrass soup served on cold garnish of chicken, celery, glass noodles, dried onion, tomato and quail's egg - exhibit some real innovation.
The kitchen's ambitious style is even more evident in the mains with salmon baked in the oven and served with Mexican bean salad and lime tequila 'milkshake'; marinated king prawns, semi peeled and served with a coconut orange soup and fried spiced rice, and rack of lamb with a German style potato, vegetable pancake and mint garlic jam. Pasta lovers will find solace in the scrumptious chicken fillet lasagne with tarragon cream cheese served with fresh tagliatelle and green asparagus.
Desserts have been innovatively christened 'health kick', dark chocolate crème brûlée with an orange cointreau salad or the 'highland fling' of scotch whiskey and saffron poached pears and cream. Little members of the family can choose between rosada, a white fish, with chips; chicken or pasta bolognaise. The cellar offers an eclectic selection of Spanish wines produced in small, select vineyards.
The team at Garum, inspired by the namesake method of cooking, aim to create a memorable dining experience that will linger in their guests' memories for a long time by creating an array of cosmopolitan, inspired cuisine that continually challenge both the eye and the taste buds.
Jose Ortega y Gasset, 40, Madrid, 28006 [Map]
Manuel Dominguez Limeres has always believed in preserving the richness of Spain's classic cuisine. In his endeavour to put his beliefs into practice, he has introduced the people of Madrid to the wondrous flavours of traditional Galician cuisine through Combarro and Sanxenxo, two of his popular restaurants.
An impressive arched entrance welcomes customers to Sanxenxo's modern interior with attractive antiques, Galician paintings and soothing music, which helps to make the atmosphere warm and intimate. They have a shellfish tank - filled specially with water brought from Pontevedra in Galicia - from which you can select spider crabs, lobsters and other products of the sea, all kept in optimum conditions.
The chefs at Sanxenxo create seafood, fish and meat dishes that have carefully been passed down from one generation to the next. Fresh produce from the Northern coast of Galicia is at the heart of all their cooking, and the menu offers oysters, crabs, scallops, crayfish, hake and turbot all cooked or grilled to perfection. You could linger over some excellent tapas and wine in the stylish bar before heading to any of the dining areas for a meal.
Consider starting off a meal with some spicy seafood soup, shrimps in garlic, sea crabs or freshwater crayfish from the river before going in for the specialities such as the oven baked wild turbot on a bed of potatoes, cod empanadas - a kind of pasty - Galician hake, octopus, salted sea bass, red mullet with fries and vegetables, or the exotic lamprey. Those who prefer meat could sample juicy chops of sucking lamb or veal, partridge pie, cured pork with greens as well as a range of steaks.
Carefully selected wines from France, plus from Spain, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Penedès and Galicia's own Godello, ensure customers always get to taste the best of drink as well as food. Finally, if you're wondering what their desserts are, a mousse of yoghurt in crystals of honey, aromatic yarrow and raspberry, or Santiago tarts seem just perfect to end a meal at Sanxenxo.
Read's Hotel & Restaurant, Santa María, 07230 [Map]
Situated at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountains and surrounded by twenty thousand square metres of landscaped gardens and its own vineyard, Reads Hotel is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The house dates back to the 16th century and underwent a metamorphosis over a span of seven years to become the luxury hotel it is today. The building's origins are evident in the exposed brick walls, floor and oak beams but there are also a number of design aspects that set this hotel apart, like the conservatory bar with its glass ceiling, tented in delicate muslin.
The bedrooms exude a sense of freshness and vitality and each of them are uniquely designed. All the suites have their own terrace but the Princess suite is a luxurious affair with its three balconies. What appeals most is the cosy and homely atmosphere that prevails, a welcome change from the usual flashy and purpose-built rooms.
On a balmy summer afternoon, there is no better place to be in than the garden at Reads. Enjoy walking through the sprawling acres of lush greenery, wander through the vineyard to see how the grapes are coming on or ask the waiter to place a sun bed under a tree so you can watch the sunset and then retire to Browns Bar for a glass of wine.
The décor of the Bacchus restaurant sets the tone with magnificent stone arches and walls covered with brilliant frescoes. In such genteel surroundings, you cannot help but notice why the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star. Chef and Director Mark Fosh, with over twenty years of experience at the highest level, has created an enviable reputation for Reads throughout Europe. Watching the man at work is a sheer delight as he blends traditional French and modern Mediterranean with Asian minimalism.
The sight of salt cod with aloe vera jelly and a warm fresh pea and lemongrass soup, and smoked rice with almond flowers and chlorophyll of fresh herbs should come as no surprise. Winter is usually considered a lean time of the year but at the Reads kitchen it's boom time for foie gras, truffles, root vegetables and exotic fruits. Feast on the loin of venison with a smoked sweet corn puree, mushroom soil and beetroot syrup or passion fruit and Yerba Mate Royal with chocolate crème chiboust and eucalyptus ice cream. The three tasting menus represent the essence of the Bacchus cooking style and the dishes are proportioned accordingly to adapt to the six, eight and ten course format. The a la carte also runs parallel to their two and three course set menus.
Whether it's for a conference, a special occasion, a honeymoon or simply a totally reaxing, sybaritic holiday, Reads is the perfect choice with its plethora of gastronomic delights and blissful atmosphere.
C/ Rio Verde Alto S/N, Marbella, 29600 [Map]
Set in a pristine country house, amidst an avocado plantation, Finca Besaya ensures that guests dine in the lap of luxury. Its cosy, rustic interior, embellished with original paintings as well as traditional antiquities, makes for a unique setting. The terrace, a charming spot, overlooks the farm and benefits from a magnificent view; the seating arrangement and soft lighting set the tone for a quiet conversation with your companion or idle chatter with friends. The bar is comfortably furnished with sofas that make you feel thoroughly at home while you browse through the menu and enjoy your drink.
There are three main dining areas, the first being on the ground floor, which has an enormous fireplace, and then upstairs where you can choose from either 'the blue room' or 'the library', both of which are filled with old books.
Founded by Francis Butler, a stage and screen personality, this highly individual Marbella restaurant started as a room in his house and gradually expanded. Now in new hands with an exciting menu, it continues to attract a theatrical and vivacious crowd.
The fixed price three course carte du jour offers creative Mediterranean dishes. Main course delicacies - such as fried sea bass, quinoa risotto and champagne sauce; pan-fried turbot, polenta, asparagus and mushroom jus, and the house speciality of vanilla flavoured lobster with confit of carrots - take gastronomes on an exciting journey. But, not before starters such as beef carpaccio, rocket leaves, shaved parmesan and basil oil, and terrine of foie gras, spiced bread and apple chutney have extended you a warm welcome. To bid adieu, a range of sweets led by lime mousse with basil and strawberry sauce and chocolate praline and crème anglaise queue up to be chosen.
This is just a sampling of the bill of fare; for others the draw could be the grilled duck breast with ginger sauce, and chicken skewers. Those who enjoy salads may opt for one of avocado, carrots, endive, palm hearts, tomato, lettuce, orange, smoked duck breast and yoghurt with lemon sauce.
After dining you can dance the night away to the classic tunes played at La Finca Besaya. The glorious location, the ambience, the food and service by five star staff make this attractive place well worth a visit.
Carrer Balmes 165, Barcelona, 08008 [Map]
When you think about it, Gamvik is rather an unusual name and despite the refreshing Catalan cuisine they offer in their Carrer Balmes restaurant in Barcelona, it does not have Spanish or Mediterranean origins. On enquiring of the polite staff, we discovered that it is the namesake of an exotic little fishing village in Norway where owner Robert Serna spent many of his childhood holidays. However, there is nothing Norwegian about the menu, as you will discover, at this charming establishment whose ever increasing popularity has propelled it into the realms of the must visit restaurants in the city.
The colour scheme, a simple combination of greys and reds, creates a soothing and calm ambience and a general feeling of comfort and the plush dining area is a welcome respite from the crowded streets. They also have two separate rooms that are more suitable for private parties and other intimate occasions.
Sample the duck liver with mandarins for an unusual experience where the tart citrusy sweetness evens out the gamey flavour while the carpaccio of cod with tomato coulis, or artichoke hearts with foie and ceps, are some of the other delicious fare that will surely entice you. Pig's trotters with wild mushrooms, or the prawns from Costa Brava are regional Catalan fare with a light Mediterranean touch.
Do save room for the desserts, and try light, airy soufflés and coulants, a kind of fudge cake, with hot molten chocolate oozing out of them. The house specialty, Gamvik eggs with chocolate and rum infused foam are spectacular treats and warrant a repeat visit for those with a sweet tooth.
The extensive wine list is inclined towards Spain although there are quite a few classical and good quality wines from other countries, as well as a wide range of cava and champagne to choose from. Gamvik's proximity to shopping areas adds to its allure and helps round off a most satisfying culinary experience.
Carrer De La Vinagrella S/N, Arabella Sheraton, Palma de Mallorca, 07013 [Map]
This venue offers customers an experience of luxurious comfort with its brilliant location, interior and the fare on offer. The Arabella Golf Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca, strives to keep alive the tradition of the mansions of Spanish nobility, and its sand-hued walls, terracotta coloured roofs, wood beam ceilings and intimate lighting greet you elegantly.
The options for activity for the guests are many. For serious golfers, three of Europe's finest courses, the Son Vida, Son Muntaner and Son Quint are located next to the hotel, and fitness enthusiasts can achieve that perfect forehand on the three tennis courts by day or under floodlights. Those who prefer a quieter time can bronze their bodies by any of the swimming pools while sampling a fruit punch and reading the latest bestseller. And mountain bikes are available for those who feel like exercising more energetically.
Whatever you choose, you can't help but admire the beauty of the spot with its setting in a uniquely styled garden and enjoy exploring the gastronomic opportunities presented by Plat D'Or.
The one Michelin Star award-winning gourmet restaurant, with its marble floors, exotic columns and romantic atmosphere on the outdoor terrace, serves innovative Mediterranean cuisine and blends the traditional with the modern. You can dine there and appreciate the fine views over the pool area and golf course.
Chef Rafael Sánchez and the team whip up innovative culinary creations, all topped with a generous sprinkling of extravagance. The wine menu is continually updated to ensure that the best vintages are always on offer, while a sommelier is on hand to provide expert advice on the characteristics of each wine. The private salon, S'Estaca, is available for festive dinners with up to twenty-five guests.
Expect to find dishes such as queen scallops, shaved smoked duck, roast peppers and a mandarin and mint dressing; salad of native lobster with potato in rosemary confit, caramelized citrus fruits, salad leaves and a lemon and coconut sauce, and latte macchiato of yoghurt and pomegranate with sweet pastries.
Visitors wanting to enjoy a drink could try the delicious cocktails served at the Bar El Portico. Their other culinary alternative is Restaurant Flame, where you can try an extensive range of delightful food including authentic Spanish tapas, barbeques, snacks and other specialities.
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