Ariana Díaz Celma

Escudellers street is not exactly an attractive street, but at least one can find a good restaurant. In the midst of such an bleak vista, there is a place on number 8 called Grill Room, established in 1902 and decorated back then by Ricard de Campany following the modernist style of the period.

Today, the genius Lázaro Rosa Violán has renovated it to add a more contemporary air but at the same time keeping its essence. Vestiges of the early 20th century can still be appreciated on its wood-paneled façade and stained glass windows and also in the sideboards and ceramic counters inside. But what kind of food do they serve?

As its own name indicates, it specializes in grilled meats to be enjoyed in the typical atmosphere of early 20th century Catalan bourgeoisie. The menu is so well assorted one could eat as many times as there are tables in the restaurant without repeating course. The menu starts with a Cold & Hot Tapas section including Andalusia-style Calamari with Two Sauces and Potato Chips with Anchovie Filets and Espinaler Sauce. The Startets section features more international dishes, including Guacamole and Hummus with Assorted Bread, along with salads and pasta. The Meat section contains Sirloin Beef Steak with Padrón Pepper or the Japanese-style Hamburger made with Soy-Marinated Meat and White Tofu; Sunny-Side-Ups with Iberian Ham or Warm Sandwiches with Bio Bread. To wash down their delicious dishes, try their ‘xampú’, a sparkling wine similar to cava. There is a white variant made with xarel·lo and macabeu grapes and a rosé variant with Garnacha grapes. A meal per person starts at 25 EUR. Grill Room serves set lunch menus for 9,95 EUR.


  • Address: C/Escudellers. 8