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Most Romantic Restaurants in Barcelona ~ Cupid’s Guide

Last updated on February 14, 2017

Whether you’re escaping to Barcelona for a romantic weekend or you’re a long-term resident in search of that all important Valentine’s day restaurant, this is your inside guide. From candlelit Asian fusion fare to Michelin-starred Catalan cuisine, here are the most romantic restaurants in Barcelona.

Antigua Restaurante ~ Seductive Mediterranean Dining in the Zona Alta

Antigua Restaurante Romance in BarcelonaA throw back to the ritz and glitz of the roaring ’20s, this resplendent space combines opulent chandeliers, plush fabrics and moody lighting to achieve warmth and intimacy. The contemporary Mediterranean dishes – excellent meat and fish choices – are simple yet refined, like little plated works of art, and the wine list is particularly well considered.

Average price per person: €30
Carrer de Mariano Cubi, 59, 08006 Barcelona

Pla ~ Contemporary Catalan Cuisine in the Gothic Quarter

Pla Restaurant Gotico BarcelonaA modern classic within Barcelona’s gastro scene, Pla is one of those places that can simply do no wrong. The historic locale boasts vaulted ceilings and exposed brickwork that simmers in crackling candlelight, and contemporary art work keeps it fresh and interesting. The same can be said for the menu, where classic Catalan dishes are elevated with creative twists – a perfect balance between old and new. If you can get a table here, you’re onto a winner.

Average price per person: €40
Carrer Bellafila, 5, 08002 

Thai Barcelona Royal Cuisine ~ Gourmet Thai Dining in Eixample

Thai Barcelona Royal CuisineGilded Buddha statues, tropical plants and exquisite carpentry come together to create an oasis of peace and tranquility in the city’s chic Eixample barrio. Traditional tasting menus will satisfy even the most discerning of Thai cuisine aficionados, whilst modern touches create a unique dining experience. If you’re looking for romance but have had your fill of Spanish cuisine, this is the place for you.

Average price per person: €40
Carrer Bellafila, 5, 08002 

7 Portes ~ Sensational Seafood by the Sea

7 Portes Seafood And Paella Restaurant BarcelonaOne of the oldest restaurants in Barcelona, this vast space is packed with original relics and is brought to life with the chatter of old-school waiters and a live pianist. The menu is ardently faithful to the recipes of yesteryear, with proper paella feasts and seafood so seductive that you’re sure to be overwhelmed with a sense of romance. Dine on the terrace under the arches for a double dose of alfresco romance.

Average price per person: €35-€40
Passeig Isabel II 14, 08003 

Moments ~ Michelin-Starred Magic on Passeig de Gràcia

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Restaurant Michelin-star moments barcelonaSituated in the palatial Mandarin Oriental Hotel, just a stone’s throw away from a number of Gaudi’s most iconic buildings, dining in Barcelona doesn’t get any more romantic than this. Moments has garnered two Michelin stars for its innovative Catalan cuisine, which is served in an immaculate and sophisticated setting. Both the a la carte and tasting menus are sure to transport you to culinary nirvana and the rooftop cocktail terrace is the perfect place to ignite a flame of passion.

See my full review of Moments here.

Average price per person: €100-€200
Passeig de Gràcia, 38, 08007 

romantic Hotels in Barcelona for couples

Revel in the Romance with a Valentine’s Hotel Stay

If you’re coming to Barcelona for a romantic Valentine’s trip, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for special Valentine’s day hotel packages. HCC Hotels offer a special Valentine’s package, for example, with complimentary cava, chocolates, breakfast and late checkout.

In need of something a little bit more affordable? Check out my favourite “everyday” restaurants and tapas bars in Barcelona

More Romantic Restaurants in Barcelona

Koy Shunka ~ Michelin-starred sushi in the centre of Barcelona

L’Orangerie at the five-star Hotel Florida ~ Sweeping views of Barcelona and exclusive dining

Sensi ~ Sensual Spanish tapas in the centre of Barcelona

Famen ~ Exceptional Spanish cuisine in a romantic setting

L’Oucomballa ~ Jazz-fuelled dining in the Gothic Quarter

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