Your family holiday to Barcelona is approaching and after discovering the cultural and leisure attractions you'll be looking for good places to eat. Take note of these key addresses for wholesome family time.
Since we are aware that discovery of the local gastronomy is part of the enjoyment of any trip, if Barcelona is your next port of call then you're in luck! Over the last few years, the city has been experiencing a gastronomy boom with a wide variety of culinary offerings and concepts. There is something for all tastes and ages, essential for that family holiday when looking for a restaurant that has something for everyone. Once you have booked your travel tickets, take note of these key addresses for great family time during your stay in Barcelona, a 100% kid-friendly city.
Casa Angela, tapas and paella with views of the Sagrada Familia
On the day you plan to follow Barcelona's Modernist Route, which includes Güell Park, Sant Pau Hospital and the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Don't forget to stop off at Casa Ángela. It's a restaurant serving traditional cuisine, with a relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking views of the church designed by Gaudi. On the menu is an assortment of the best traditional recipes of national gastronomy, to entice both young and old alike. It's all fresh, convenient and at affordable prices. The children can enjoy a menu that always works, such as veal milanese with french fries followed by ice cream.
Plaça Sagrada Família, 13 - 15 - www.casaangelabcn.com
Auto Rosellón, the instagramable establishment of healthy cuisine
Perhaps your stay in the Catalan capital will be an opportunity to develop your teenagers' Creative 2.0 expression. If one of them has a particular gift as a photographer or "influencer", consider reserving a table at restaurant Auto Rosellón, situated in the quarter of the Eixample in Barcelona. Its trendy design makes it one of the city's most precious restaurants. The same goes for the cuisine. The chef proposes Mediterranean inspiration cuisine in the broadest sense of the term, based on local seasonal products; organic for the most part. And in addition to exquisite and healthy cuisine, each dish is an artistic feat of perfect aesthetics, as beautiful as it is delicious and ... homemade! An address not to be missed for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack or dinner; they're always open!
C/ Roselló, 182 – www.autorosellon.com
La Real Hamburguesería, the restaurant that's the talk of the town
We all like a bit of fast food once in a while. But it still has to be tasty. La Real specialises in hamburgers and other fast food specialties from across the world (tequeños, chicken wings, etc.). Here, the king of sandwiches is prepared according to American school recipe, with excellent brioche bread, superior quality meat and top-quality toppings. Classics on the menu include "The Real" (180 grams of meat, cheddar, bacon and creamy cheese au gratin on both sides of the bread) or "Raclette" (180 grams of beef, caramelised onions, arugula, homemade pickles, mushroom tartar and raclette cheese and served at the table on a baking sheet). Enough to fall in love at first sight! All the burgers are served with a generous portion of tasty homemade fries. The most expensive dish currently costs around 10 euros. Enough to satisfy the whole family!
C/ València, 285 - www.larealbcn.com
Casa Varela, the traditional casual dinner
With 35 years of history, Casa Varela sets the standard in the gastronomic world of Barcelona. A family-run restaurant for families. The atmosphere is relaxed and you will discover dishes that are always prepared with the best seasonal ingredients. Specialities include canelloni with duck confit and Iberian ham, "huevos rotos" with Iberian ham, a variety of rice recipes (the ideal option for those who want to share the same dish) and Varela macaroni with tomato sauce and Iberian pluma, a dish that even the youngest children love. Furthermore, the restaurant is located on a square and boasts a large terrace, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Perfect!
Plaça Molina, 4 – www.grupovarela.es
Suís & Bowls, healthy and gourmet cuisine, two in one
It's the ideal establishment for a family meal. This café-restaurant is both spacious and comfortable, situated in the Gràcia quarter and offering an excellent menu every lunchtime as well as a continuous restaurant menu from morning to evening that combines healthy recipes (balanced bowls, salads, various toasts and vegetable creams), as well as dishes more suitable for real gourmets such as pancakes, waffles, home-made pastries and hot snacks such as the croque-monsieur. Satisfaction is guaranteed! The atmosphere is warm, and if there were only one speciality of the house, that's "suís", a thick hot chocolate served in a cup into which cookies are dipped with a spoon.
Travessera de Gràcia, 151 – www.elsuis.com
Ideal Poblenou, ideal indeed
Dog-friendly, family-friendly and more, with dishes suitable for vegans and gluten intolerant people. It's all designed to satisfy hungry guests. The restaurant offers a simple and efficient lunch formula, and convenient dishes such as delicious quiches and many more. Special mention is due for their homemade pies, cakes and other homemade sweets. We sit on wooden chairs and benches furnished with comfortable cushions, perfect for deserved repose after a busy day. Importantly, there is also a playground for children thus allowing parents to take a well-deserved break.
Marià Aguiló, 99
Barcelona Pudding, like a fairy tale
Colourful mushrooms and giant slates! This is not quite the fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland but a splendid fairy-tale coffee shop nonetheless. A place where parents can enjoy a coffee or tea with pastries, while children let their creativity run wild by reading, playing or drawing with whatever is at their disposal. Somewhere they won't want to leave.
C/ de Pau Claris, 90 - www.puddingbarcelona.com