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“Lovely Setting”

Restaurant Curia Reial SL.
Ranked #8 of 29 Restaurants in Besalu
Price range: US$21 - US$41
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Enjoyed a lovely meal here in early autumn so Besalu was quiet but very nice. We sat on the terrace out the back overlooking the river and old bridge. Great service, food and wine, this restaurant is kinda of tucked away and doesn't look much from the outside but we were glad we found it.

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Thank MollieEire
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

After wandering around the town on a Wednesday night looking for somewhere to eat we happened on this place and we are really glad we did.You enter through a quirky bar area which leads through to a very nice large dinning area that I imagine has great views in daylight hours.We were warmly greeted on arrival and service remained excellent throughout our stay.We choose the 27 Euro menu which was three courses plus wine and water included.All courses were very well prepared and presented and the lamb dish was as good as it gets .All in all this was good food,at good prices,in a fab setting with great service.

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Thank Gordon10
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

As a bunch of cyclists needing reliably nutritious (but local) grub at the end of a day in the saddle, Curia Reial was a delight. You might initially get put off when you peer down through the front door and see plastic tables (this is just the bar), but the dining area is in a separate new-build veranda out the back. It was dark when we were there, but it will have great views of the bridge. Re previous reviews, it seems to open for food about 20.30.
We went for the fixed menu (c.€27?) which allowed a sensible choice and included wine and water. One of our party (a well-seasoned traveller) described the lamb with figs as the best he'd ever had. Furthermore, the place seems to be run by a husband & wife team, and they clearly care about looking after you. When we returned 2 nights later we were again spoiled by attentive and friendly service. Really couldn't fault it.

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Thank Tim G
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Reading some of the reviews I was surprised by the negative comments. We had not booked but were quickly seated in a lovely outside patio area with a pleasing view of the bridge. Service was just right: friendly and courteous. There was a very good value set menu with several choices for each course. Food was flavoursome and fresh. In particular the hake and rice dishes were very enjoyable. Note that Spanish rice dishes are mainly a paella type rice with a limited amount of meat or fish but this one was really enjoyable. Perfectly acceptable wine was included in the cost. The restaurant was quite busy and diners seemed to be enjoying their experience at the restaurant. We passed a lovely two hours eating good food in very pleasant surroundings. We would certainly return.

Thank JandrewStamford
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

On sitting down, we weren't offered menus. My Spanish is not good and the waiter asked us what we wanted. Difficult to know if you haven't seen the menu. A group of people also sat down, waited and left again as they hadn't been regarded. There is a good area for sitting on street level where we entered , and ,on going to the toilet, a whole restaurant was discovered facing onto the river. It's a lovely setting. Oh yes, the toilets, full of flies. The food was lovely - we had patates braves and drinks. Followed by coffees. Waited for the bill. Two waiters in that area a bit too interested in phones and chatting to each other to gain our attention. I decided to go down to the bar to pay. Of course I didn't have the list of food so had to wait for upstairs to bring it down. More waiting. Maybe it was the heat, but I feel the staff are missing a trick in this establishment. Managers take note?

Thank MajRoadTrip
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