There are many nice restaurants on Barcelona's attractive Ample Street, but Safra 18 may just be the pick of the bunch. A restored dairy parlour, the interior is a mix of medieval bricks and bright modern art, which has thankfully retained the charismatic, wooden double doors where once the cows were led in. Nowadays you won't find any livestock, but rather tourists from France, Italy, Germany, Russia and beyond who have heard about the restaurant's excellent reputation for Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a loyal crowd of locals, including many respected theatre performers and even Barcelona's former Mayor, Jordi Hereu. In addition to delicious risottos and French dishes, the menu boasts a number of Catalan classics updated for modern taste, like the Trinxat entrée, a vegetable, bacon and sausage mix from the Pyrenees. There are also a range of tempting Catalan desserts and a wine list of Catalan and Spanish greats, including of course Cava, the region's delicious take on Champagne. Head to our restaurants directory for a full list of places to eat in Barcelona.
What a great find this was.
reviewed by Ken Fox from United Kingdom on Jun.29.2015
We celebrated my stepson's wedding at safra 18 the food was excellent. Eight of us attended the restaurant and what an excellent choice the bride and groom made on picking this place to celebrate after their wedding. highly recommended as the home made Mediterranean food was absolutely fantastic and so reasonably priced . We had the set 3 courses which gave you a choice of three starters , main meals and dessert and the portions were quite large compared to other restaurants.
reviewed by anita from United Kingdom on Oct.13.2013
I liked everything about this restaurant starting with the service and the beautiful decoration and of course the food which was exquisite. We had many great meals in Barcelona but this was probably the best, especially for the money. I started with a spinach pancake and then had Catalan style chicken... both were excellent, as was the wine. If i was coming back to Catalonia then Safra 18 would be one of the first places I would like to revisit
reviewed by Kiki from Germany on Sep.12.2011
Very nice ambiance, excellent food and careful service. The best meal we had in Barcelona
reviewed by Dominique from France on Jun.03.2011