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City Bar & Restaurant

Via Laietana, 30, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 95 79 05
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck meatballs” (14 reviews)
“torrija” (2 reviews)
“macaroons” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Laietana, 30, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

City Bar & Restourant has an amazing atmosphere, great service, food was amazing! The lady who served us always gave an important and useful information about the wine also food. In total it was a great choice. It is very posh restaurant. Definitely recommend!

Thank Humay C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed dinner here on our second night in Barcelona. The restaurant was quiet and comfortable, and the service (Erica and Juan) was attentive but not intrusive. We had the cod fritters as an appetizer and especially liked the fresh green olives served with bread....More

Thank Trek580533
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everything was delicious! Creamy cod fritters, succulent duck meatballs, and airy Catalan foam pudding. Even got some complimentary white chocolate cornflake bites at the end!

Thank Sonia W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the dinner tasting menu with wine pairing, and it was beautifully prepared and presented. I highly recommend this fine dining establishment.

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Thank RobnTraci
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food fantastic, atmosphere and staff to match. Tenderloin and ravioli starter were unbelievable. Duck meatballs were nice but came with just a sauce and nothing else maybe missing vegetables. Again staff very good and warming. Decor beautiful!

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel restaurant was really good food, good menu choices with great service, plus as a hotel resident you got 20% of your bill which made it reasonable

Thank 514iang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing meal for my birthday, beautiful interior and set up inside and really good food. I would recommend the pork shoulder and the beef also.

Thank lamaddison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Server Erika made our evening brilliant!, Food was good nothing to blow your socks off but could not get over how attentive and professionalism of the service.

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Thank craiggibson98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my stepdaughter visited Grand Hotel Central and ate at City Bar & Restaurant one evening. The service was excellent: attentive and friendly. Good wine that went aning perfectly with the food, and very staty drinks, all suggested by the waitress. Superb food: I...More

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Thank mimmitoris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easily one of the best food restaurants we've been to in Barcelona. This small but chic restaurant is located very centrally and we were lucky enough to avail ourselves of a 20% discount by booking through TripAdvisor. The place is very quiet and nicely decorated,...More

Thank Andrew-MLT
Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at City Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andrew, Barcelona gastronomic offer is huge and on the top quality side. To be qualified as one of the best top restaurants you have been to makes us very proud. The discount offers an amazing value for the cuisine offered at City Bar &...More

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Questions & Answers
Peggy R
5 July 2018|
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Response from Jaime E | Property representative |
Hi Peggy, Indeed, our group menu includes red and white wine. Our Groups Coordinator would be delighted to help, you can call us on +34 932957900 and will do the rest. We will be very happy to welcome you. Best... More
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15 May 2018|
Response from debbie c | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, although as I'm not vegetarian myself I honestly couldn't say if they have a large range, sorry I couldn't be more helpful :(
3 April 2018|
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Response from drabo2018 | Reviewed this property |
I always think a lovely dinner gets better if you dress nicely as well! There was no special dress code but as we came on Valentine´s evening everybody had done their best to look special :) I am not sure about the prices of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Laietana, 30, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 95 79 05
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City Restaurant is part bistro, part gastropub, serving market-fresh Mediterranean cuisine. Always recognisable, abundant and for everyone. The menu features traditional dishes updated with fresh, local produce of the best possible quality. The food has a classical foundation, with nods to international cuisine and loads of flavour. A warm, comfortable, timeless space with a simple elegance that conveys a much-needed calmness in the heart of the city. At CityBar you'll find the best atmosphere in the city, day or night, and extremely creative cocktails, including the "Mosco y Lola" (with vodka, black pepper and Earl Grey tea), as well as old favourites like the "Old Fashioned" and the "Whisky Sour" A venue in the heart of the city where you can also hold private events, with optional DJ and a wide selection of set menus for groups.
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