REVIEW: Disfrutar Restaurant, Barcelona – A Meal At One Of The World’s Best Restaurants

Elderflower amber at Disfrutar Restaurant, Barcelona

With two Michelin stars and rated one of the top 10 best restaurants in the world, a meal at Disfrutar Barcelona is like nothing you’ve experienced before. After one of the best meals of my life, I couldn’t wait to return!

It’s pretty rare I return to a city and want to eat at exactly the same restaurant I went to to before. With so many places to explore, why wouldn’t you try somewhere new? But when I had a trip to Barcelona confirmed, there was only one place on my mind. Disfrutar Barcelona. 

Disfrutar Restaurant Barcelona
Disfrutar Restaurant Barcelona

Opened at the end of 2014 by Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas, three head chefs at Ferran Adria’s former-best-restaurant-in-the-world elBulli, it was a restaurant pretty much guaranteed to produce great food. I described my first visit as an evening of magic and theatre. But with expectations sky high – how would it fare on my return?

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REVIEW: Devour Barcelona Food Tours, Spain

Barcelona tapas

This food tour of Barcelona promises the best tapas, Catalan cuisine and a trip to a very special market. 

The history and culture of a place is best told through its cuisine.

Food is at the heart of every community and is heavily influenced by surroundings and situations. So, when I was invited to take a food tour of a Barcelona neighbourhood that I didn’t know… I couldn’t resist!

Devour Barcelona Food Tours, the sister company to the already successful Madrid Food Tour was set up in September. It took the organisers months to research the Gràcia area and find the best eateries to showcase what the neighbourhood is all about.

Wanderlust Chloe Devour Barcelona Food Tour 17I met tour guide Renee on Passeig de Gràcia on a cold but sunny February morning. She was a young American girl with a huge passion for history, architecture, Catalan culture, and most of all –food! Over the next four hours she guided me through the streets to a variety of cafes and restaurants.

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Visiting Pasteleria Escribà – Barcelona’s Most Famous Patisserie


Find out all about visiting Pasteleria Escribà – Barcelona’s most famous patisserie.

Dating back well over 100 years, Pasteleria Escribà is the most famous patisserie in Barcelona. With stores on Las Ramblas and Gran Via, it is a cake shop with a difference. Christian Escribà and his team are famed for creating awe-inspiring sugary masterpieces.

Over the years they’ve made exploding cakes, signature red lip truffles, sugar jewellery, chocolate walls, edible landscapes, and more. Nothing is impossible! When I spent the morning at their home on Gran Via, I felt like I was entering Willy Wonka’s famous factory, and I didn’t even have a golden ticket!

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REVIEW: Hotel Primero Primera, Barcelona, Spain

Time to check out Hotel Primero Primera in Barcelona, Spain.

As small boutique hotels go, Primero Primera is pretty special. When visiting Barcelona, most people want to be bang in the centre of the action, but sometimes it’s nice not to be caught up in the hustle and bustle! This hotel is located in one of the upmarket suburbs of Barcelona, close to the fashionable Sarrià district. It sits on a suburban street, lined with apartment blocks. It’s not an area littered with shops and restaurants, but in some ways that is part of this hotel’s charm. Since re-opening in 2012, it has shot up the Trip Advisor reviews, currently 3rd of all the hotels in Barcelona.

Wanderlust Chloe Hotel Primero Primera Barcelona 09

Wanderlust Chloe Hotel Primero Primera Barcelona 10

It prides itself on being a family run hotel – the Perez Sala family have owned the building since 1955 and still live on one floor. The rest of the building has been converted into 30 luxurious hotel rooms and suites. Reception is smart and inviting with a grand staircase ascending from it.

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REVIEW: Hotel Cram, Barcelona, Spain

A stay at Hotel Cram in the Eixample area of Barcelona is a luxurious, stylish experience. Don’t be fooled by the grand facade dating back to the late 1890s, the rest of this hotel is über contemporary.