Planning a special evening with your other half in Barcelona and want to spend it somewhere spectacular? These seven romantic restaurants in the city are perfect for those special occasions, whether it’s your first date, fifth date or 20 year anniversary! From amazing views atop Barcelona’s mountains to intimate hideouts within the Gothic Quarter, these snug spots are the perfect place to get lost in the moment.
1. Torre d’Alta Mar
Located atop of the cable car tower by Port Vell, this ambient, A La Carte restaurant specialises in fine Spanish seafood with a tasty Romanian twist. With its dimly lit rooms and panoramic views over the city, you’ll be hard-pushed to find another restaurant in Barcelona with better views than Torre d’Alta Mar. Its ‘dining amongst the stars’ setting makes it the ultimate restaurant for a romantic date night… but maybe it’s best to check your date isn’t afraid of heights first!
Address: Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 88, 08023 Barcelona
2. Restaurant Pla
The intimate interior of El Pla is what makes it one of the top romantic restaurants in Barcelona. Situated within the winding alleyways of the Gothic Quarter, in the heart of Barcelona, this restaurant is renowned for its impeccable service, elegant décor and carefully prepared cuisine. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seafood lover or a vegetarian, El Pla’s diverse menu has all aspects covered.
Address: Carrer de Bellafila, 5 08002 Barcelona
3. Indochine Ly Leap
If your ideal romantic evening consists of Asian cuisine, Indochine Ly Leap on Carrer Mutaner is the place to be. Its Asian-inspired tapas experiments with rich flavours from across the continent and is one of few places in Barcelona for an authentic Asian-dining experience. Its jungle-like setting, with tables suspended over water like islands, is what makes this restaurant the ideal spot for a romantic escape in the city.
Address: Carrer de Muntaner, 82, 08011 Barcelona
Specialising in fish and seafood, Abrassame is a fantastic restaurant located in the dome of Las Arenas in Barcelona. The magnificent terrace offers spectacular views over the city, adding a romantic experience to your meal out. This large restaurant offers a sophisticated and romantic atmosphere with candles and soft lighting, perfect for a dinner for two. The menu includes selected meats, rice dishes, burgers and seafood. The quality, the taste and the service are excellent and the presentation is unique. Indulge in a delicious meal with a view of Tibidabo mountain towering above the city.
Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373 – 385, 08015 Barcelona
Tickets is perhaps one of the most famous restaurants in Barcelona as it was formed by world-renowned chefs Ferran and Albert Adrià after their huge success with El Bulli. The interior of the restaurant combines the very best of Catalonia with a 1950s Broadway scene. Their tapas are known to be some of the best around, with each dish offering a different taste-sensation, making Tickets a must-experience romantic restaurant in Barcelona. You’ll have to reserve your table a month or so in advance, but it’s well worth it!
Address: Av. del Paraŀlel, 164, 08015 Barcelona
6. Elsa y Fred
This elegant restaurant is located in the old town of Barcelona in the El Born neighbourhood. Its interior provides the perfect setting for a romantic evening in the city, with its antique-style décor, cosy lighting and always friendly customer service. Elsa y Fred is the go-to spot in Barcelona for coffee first thing in the morning or a tasty tapas lunch or dinner. For an intimate evening, dine at Elsa y Fred on Tuesday nights when you can enjoy your dinner in the company of a live jazz musician. Besides dinner, we recommend checking out their delicious weekend brunch and lunch menu of the day.
Address: Carrer del Rec Comtal, 11, 08003 Barcelona
L’Orangerie offers the complete Romantic package with its amazing views over the city and fine local cuisine, making it the ultimate romantic restaurant in Barcelona. Located in the Collserola hills near Tibidabo, in the 5 star Gran Hotel La Florida, this restaurant is perfect for those special occasions. Choose between their A La Carte menu, tasting menu or on Sundays enjoy a gourmet buffet-brunch for two – with a view!
Address: Carretera de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, 83, 08035 Barcelona