Bite-sized Barcelona: La Taverna del Clínic

The first in my new category of bite-sized Barcelona restaurant reviews is, appropriately enough, a tapas restaurant. Well, almost. La Taverna del Clínica, (C/ Rossello 155, +34 93 410 4221) is so-called because it looks out onto the Hospital del Clinic in the left Eixample area of Barcelona. I’ve been back to La Taverna many times over… Read more »

Animal welfare: a new priority for Spanish shoppers?

Animal welfare in food production’s a difficult subject for me. On one hand it’s something I feel quite strongly about (it’s the reason I was a vegetarian for 4 years) but on the other I know it can make me a ponficating bore, and a hypocritical one at that. I’m guilty of not asking questions… Read more »

Barcelona Guiri Business Drink Monthly Meet-up// July 18th 7 – 9pm sponsored by Metropolitan Magazine

*** Barcelona Guiri Business Drink/ sponsored by Metropolitan Magazine (see our add in this month´s Metropolitan Magazine) Location: Biergarten Princesa Sofia Hotel Wednesday July 18th 19:00 – 21:00 We are happy to announce a Barcelona Networking Special Event for July´s Guiri Business drink. We invite you to join us at the Biergarten at the Princesa… Read more »

Lluís de les Moles

The area around Plaça Catalunya is something of a gastronomic desert. The vast majority of restaurants exist only to take money from the hordes of tourists that pour incessantly out of the underground train and metro station like water from a broken mains pipe. These disorientated souls stand confused and blinking in front of El… Read more »

Barcelona Guiri Business Drink Monthly Meet-up// May 9th 7 – 9pm

*** Barcelona Guiri Business Drink/ sponsored by Metropolitan Magazine and supported by Bodega Jean Leon (see our add in this month´s Metropolitan Magazine) MEAM, el Museu Europeu d’Art Modern de Barcelona Wednesday May 9th 19:00 – 21:00 We are happy to announce a Barcelona Networking Special Event for May´s Guiri Business drink. We invite you… Read more »

Guiri Business Drink Monthly Meet-up// April 11th 7 – 9pm// Barcelona & Madrid

**Barcelona Guiri Business Drink/ sponsored by Metropolitan Magazine (See our advert in this month´s Metropolitan Magazine) 7 Sins Lounge (www.7sinsbar.com/ ) April 11th 19:00- 21:00 Entrance to the business drink is 10€ – FREE for LinkedIn Guiri Business group members. As always, 1st drink free and 7 Sins Lounge will be offering us some free… Read more »

Another one bites the dust — El Racó Del Sikkim

Yesterday I noticed that El Racó Del Sikkim, somewhere I’ve revisted quite a few times, is no more. In its place is a generic-looking “barbecue” bar whose main selling point seems to be that the food comes on heated stone plates. I’ll check it out but it’s sad that we’ve lost one of the few… Read more »

La Yaya Amelia

One day in late January I headed out to try a new restaurant only to have second thoughts upon arriving at the place. The menu, and the food I could see through the window, looked bland and uninspiring. My friend Dan was running slightly late so we agreed to head in each other’s general direction… Read more »

Tumbleweeds

I know the blog’s been quiet of late. I appreciate the comments and concerned enquiries but don’t worry, it’ll be attended to soon. This isn’t the kind of writing that pays the bills so it has to drop down my list of priorities from time to time. I have been to a few restaurants of… Read more »

Guiri Business Drink Monthly Meet-up// February 15th // Barcelona//sponsored by Metropolitan Mag

February 15th (19:00 – 21:00) Our monthly meet-ups will continue at our exciting new location 7 Sins Lounge. 7 Sins Lounge Bar (www.7sinsbar.com/ ) Great location that is own by one or our Guiri members and run by a staff of enthusiastic people that are looking forward to hosting our group. A little more intimate… Read more »