The atmosphere at this tiny restaurant, which, at the time of our visit, is ranked #1 of roughly 7,000 restaurants in Barcelona on the UK version of Tripadvisor, is very pleasant, welcoming, and all-round friendly. It felt more like a supper club than a restaurant.
We were immediately asked to say hi to the chef in the kitchen and it was there that the first three amuse-bouches were served, while the chef explained the tasting menu of the day, a bit about how he will prepare each course, and a warm offer to come back to the kitchen anytime during or after the meal.
We did enjoy the food which consisted of about 15, mostly tiny portions, but we felt that it was a bit too experimental for our liking, with one course featuring ‘stones’, all of which looked very similar, five of which were baby potatoes glazed with some presumably egg-white-based, hardened liquid the consistency of sugar icing but without the sweetness, the others being actual stones.
The price of €70 per person, not including the wine or service, was way too high in our view, even though we do concede that all the ingredients were of the best quality, as far as we could tell, and clearly a small place like this will not get any major discounts from suppliers.
All the best to the chef, who seemed like a really nice, knowledgeable, and very skilled professional, but we’re not going to be back to this restaurant. Following a recommendation from a local, we will most likely be back to this part of town, though, the area next to Sants train station, in particular to Plaça d’Osca, a square close to the station where some of the best tapas bars are supposed to be (and a market).