If there is an opening that has caused a stir in Barcelona in recent months, that is certainly Soho House’s. The greasy and always appetizing Chicken Shop y Dirty Burger left many a wealthy hipster wanting to get a member card. In fact, one of the most common conversations in close circles is: “And you, have you become a Soho member yet?” Debates aside, the new hotel has a space for all audiences, in case you want to have a taste of Soho in the absence of an invitation to become a member. This space is called Cecconi’s –the original restaurant is in Mayfair – London, and is also present in Miami, West Hollywood, Istanbul and Berlin.
Modern yet classic, elegant yet casual, this Italian restaurant has several spaces and rooms to enjoy a top-quality menu inspired by Venice. In a matter of weeks it has become hard to book a table despite its size. The menu’s starters feature fried olives with mozzarella and provolone and their magnificent meatballs with tomato sauce and basil, as delicious as the vitello tonato with capers, a dish that is served in many Italian restaurants but nowhere like they do here are at Cecconi’s. Burrata with beets, avocado and pistachio, as well as a small selection of tartares and salads, are perfect choices before the main course: pizzas and pastas. Among the first, which are also available in mini version -pizzetas-, we highlight the simplicity of the pizza with mozzarella, tomato and basil; but also the infallible sophistication of the pizza with black truffle, zucchini flowers and goat cheese. Among the pastas, there are real wonders such as clam chowder, calçots and sea urchin; and the crown jewel: spaghetti with lobster, tomato, chili and basil.
Modern yet classic, elegant yet casual, this Italian restaurant has several spaces and rooms to enjoy a top-quality menu inspired by Venice
Although the menu also has a selection of meats and fish cooked in firewood and coal in ovens where also the pizza is made, we recommend having only Italian dishes. And here we get to the desserts: the lionesas with pistachio ice cream and hot chocolate are pure nirvana, so don’t bother calculating the calories in your body after having one. The sacrifice is worth it!
Although dinner is Cecconi’s culmination, this is an insomniac restaurant by nature. Each morning breakfast is served, offering classic pastries, granola with yogurt and berries, all kinds of eggs and the legendary English breakfast. The lunch menu is somewhat similar to the dinner menu, although in this case it includes a ‘piatto unique’ and ‘menu del giorno’. On weekends also served in case you feel like having your serving of carbohydrates with pedigree.
Dining at Cecconi’s is about 50 euros, depending on the wine. The money is worth it as it includes a visit to Soho House.
- Address: Paseo de Colón, 20
- Timetable: M-T 8:00-00:00 ı F-Sa 8:00-1:00 ı Su 11:00-23:00
- Phone: (+34) 93 220 46 40
- Type: Restaurant
- Website: http://www.cecconisbarcelona.com/es