Best Menu De Dia All Day and excellent wines
Posted on 11 / 30 / 2008
A restaurant empathising healthy eating and living in the Raval. Ideal for those enjoying good tasting food and wine. The food isn't too nouveau but it is flavoursome and filling.
Going with the all day menu [3 course meal] is good value for money and you won't leave hungry so don't forget to ask.
Excellent for couples and business meetings for those with kosher/ vegetarian/ vegan diets. The wine sets it apart from other biological restaurants.
Low lit in the evenings with candles. The wood decor gives this low/mid range restaurant a good touch of class.
Food and Quality:
Thought is given to presentation of the starters and main meal. We ordered salad with goats cheese and I ordered some pumpkin and leek soup. It was sweet and creamy, although not too hot [contents].
A big portion 2 cm thick cheese arrived with the salad that is an ample starter for two people.
For seconds I ordered the toasted fajita and salad. Although as a main dish I would not have been full, the starter, a shared salad, makes sure the gap in your stomach is filled.
Their organic bread ought to come with the starters. We were not charged for it, possibly as it was a menu meal?
This is a bit tardy later on in the evening. Most of the serving staff are serving the more tranquil back-end of the restaurant. If you come in from off the street await service at the reception. There's a few magazines to read. however, we ought to have been acknowledged.
We had to remind the staff for bread, oil, salt and pepper for the starters.
The staff had a basic understanding of the dishes but a poor one of the wine. Luckily my dining partner and I know our wine regions.
Later the service was slower and better organisation [or more staff] would have been appropriate.
Change had to be asked for and the bill calculated by the maitre'd..
Great food, location and atmosphere. service was not bad, but with subtle improvement it would make this restaurant highly competitive.
The organic red wines around the 15 euro per bottle region are worth the investment.
I would recommend this restaurants highly to vegetarians! Great portions and the starters are not stingy. For veges, heath freaks and vegans there's no surprises.
C/ Pintor Fortuny 25, 08001 Barcelona
Reservations: 667 042 313
very big portions, excellent wine, excellent location near a bodgea
slow service, bad reservations