Christmas dinner in Barcelona: not a sprout in sight!
Article updated 20 December, 2017.
If you're lucky enough to be in Barcelona over Christmas, there are plenty of treats in store! Read on for our selection of restaurants offering special festive menus!
Many of Barcelona’s restaurants stay open over Christmas, offering a special festive menu on the evening of 24th December. For a seasonal treat in a sophisticated atmosphere, a top hotel is a go-to option for a night to remember! Christmas meals don’t come cheap, but you get a lot for your money. Read on for a hand-picked selection of establishments offering Christmas specials.
Christmas menus: luxury hotels
Located on the Passeig de Gràcia, the restaurant at the prestigious Hotel Majestic is sure to please.
The Christmas Eve menu from 2017 (served from 8pm – 10.30pm) features a selection of sophisticated dishes, red and white wine and bubbles (Cava) for 95 euros/head.
- Click here to book your table at the Majestic via thefork.com
The CentOnze at Le Méridien
This hotel restaurant also offers a special dinner menu on 24th December, priced at 69 euros.
The restaurant at Catalonia Rambla offers a Christmas menu for 65 euros including drinks.Click here to book your table at Pelai via thefork.com
Christmas meals in restaurants and bistros around Barcelona
The list below is a non-exhaustive selection of venues offering special Christmas menus in Barcelona. We haven’t been able to test all of the restaurants on this list yet, but to help you choose, we have selected the ones that had the best rating in The Fork and we have ranked them from the highest price to the lowest.
Oria, on the Passeig de Gràcia, has the very best ratings. The Christmas menu, served on 24th December, is priced at 120 euros (exclusing drinks).
- Agust offers a menu at €90 (excluding drinks). Click here to book
- Café Kafka, menu at €65. Click here to book
- Cachaca, menu at €50. Click here to book
- Casa Nova, menu at €35. Click here to book
- Hint: as you might expect, booking is pretty much essential!
A Catalan Christmas
If you live in Barcelona, or if you’re renting an apartment over the festive period, why not adopt the local customs for your Christmas meal?
Forget the turkey… and the sprouts!
Traditional features of the Catalan Christmas meal include stuffed chicken and sopa de galets, a warming soup featuring pasta, meat and vegetables. Pudding-wise, expect turron (soft or hard nougat) and neules (long tubular wafer biscuits), all washed down with Cava, served in rounded coupe glasses.
On the feast of Sant Esteve (St Stephen – he of Good King Wenceslas fame – 26th December), the menu features cannelons, often stuffed with leftovers from the Christmas meal.
One thing’s for certain – you’ll save big by staying in for your meal, and a Catalan-style Christmas is a fun new experience!
Want to get in the festive spirit? Try the Christmas markets…
See this article for more details.
Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Bon Nadal!
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