There are still some old school restaurants here and there, places that don’t pay attention to modernity and that highlight tradition as their strong point. This is the case of Belvedere, one of Barcelona’s best kept secrets, a cocktail restaurant hidden in one the city’s passages that has not changed since it was first opened 30 years ago. Besides the food, traditional mantelpieces and sofas and a comfy terrace make of Belvedere a must. The menu is conventional yet appetizing.
Among the specialties are Fideuá with Bogavante, Hare Stew with Lentils or Bourguignon Stew. For starters, we recommend Zuchinni Millfeullie with a Brandade of Seasonal Mushrooms and the Ox Carpaccio with Parmesan Cheese and Argmagnac Truffles. The fish and meat section is classic but well thought: Monkfish & King Prawns with Fine Herbs Brochette, Steak Tartare and Alcántara Partridge are good choices. As for desserts, we strongly recommend the Orange Brulée with Marron Glacé and the Warm Berry Soup with Vanilla Ice cream. Prices start at 40 Eur. And then, after your meal, Belvedere offers a long list of cocktails made with premium spirits and the savoir fair of traditional cocktail making.
Going to Belvedere is a truly safe bet!
- Address: Passatge Mercader, 13 Barcelona