Top 5 French restaurants in Barcelona

Top 5 French restaurants in Barcelona
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French restaurants in Barcelona are an excellent option to enjoy authentic French cuisine without having to travel to France. The gastronomic fusion between Catalonia and France has given rise to a series of establishments that stand out for their quality and fidelity to traditional recipes. Here are the five most outstanding French restaurants in Barcelona, where you can taste classic dishes without missing anything.

Tour of 5 French restaurants in Barcelona

1. Aparte (2, Lluís el Piadós Street)

We begin our culinary tour at “Aparté”, an authentic French bistro that will transport you to the streets of Paris. Its evocative decoration and its use of products brought directly from France make this place one of the favorites of French people living in Barcelona.

You can’t miss their wine list and cheese boards, although their fame also lies in their vegetarian dishes and tostaditas. Located in El Born, this place will captivate you with its French charm.

2. Chez Cocó (El Eixample, Av. Diagonal, 465)

Renowned for offering the best French-style roast chicken in Barcelona. Upon entering the premises, you will be greeted by the unmistakable kitchen, where the free-range coquelets are cooked. You can choose from a variety of preparations, such as herbed, barbecue or spicy, and accompany it with delicious side dishes such as potatoes, eggplant or mashed sweet potato.

In addition, they offer choices of starters to share and whole pieces of chicken for larger groups. This restaurant is in a privileged location and is a must visit.

3. Les Délices de France (Eixample, 443 Muntaner St.)

This is a reference restaurant in Barcelona when it comes to cheese soufflé and steak tartar, with almost ten different varieties available. Its menu also includes a section of specialties and seasonal dishes. At dinner, they offer two complete menus at affordable prices: an individual menu consisting of a starter, main course and dessert, and a fondue menu for two people.

4. La Dama (El Eixample, Avenida Diagonal, 423)

If you are looking for a taste of French haute cuisine, you can’t miss La Dama . Its decoration and architecture evoke the elegance and glamour of the English gentry of the 80s and 90s. This restaurant is famous for its refined dishes, such as the traditional Sole Meunière and the exquisite Risotto with Shrimp Carpaccio, in addition to its outstanding all-day bar. It is also recognized as an ideal place to celebrate special events with style and glamour.

5. French Restaurants: Caelis (El Born, in Via Laietana, 49)

Our last stop takes us to the ultimate representation of French cuisine in Barcelona. Chef Romain Fornell, originally from Toulouse, presents on his menu signature creations that combine influences from French, Mediterranean and contemporary cuisine.

Since its opening, this restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Star in 2005, thanks to its innovative culinary proposal. In addition to their three tasting menus, they also offer a Caelis menu that includes a starter, main course and dessert.