City Bar & Restaurant - Grand Hotel Central 5*

Via Laietana, 30 08003 Barcelona Spain Map
Average price €40.00
9,3 /10
1951 reviews
724 reviews

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Special offers and Menus

Special offers are only available by booking online with TheFork.
You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.
Events

-20% off the "à la carte" menu!

Set menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

Menus

New Year's Menu €190.00

Price per person. Drinks included. 31/12 diner.

You will be asked for a deposit of 100% directly from the restaurant to confirm this reservation.

This menu includes: Welcome drink + Starters + Main course + Dessert + Other + Cellar

  • Welcome drink
    • Christmas Good Vibes cocktail * by Manel Vehí
  • Starters
    • Peach Bellini
    • Glazed mini apple with foie gras
    • Iberian cronut served with caviar
    • Suquet style oyster (in fish sauce)
    • Parmesan sablé with assorted smoked savouries
  • Main course
    • Organic egg with truffled Mahón cheese emulsion
    • Grilled scallops with citrics fruits, razor clams in vermouth and olive oil pearls
    • Double-cooked grouper, Boletus confit and cream haricot beans
    • Baby lamb with cream morel mushroom cannelloni
  • Dessert
    • Chocolate 2019
    • Christmas petit four
  • Other
    • Bread, coffee, still & sparkling water
  • Cellar
    • White: Quinta Apolonia 2016, Belondrade (Verdejo) DO Rueda
    • Red: Pétalos del Bierzo, Desc. J. Palacios 2015 (Alicante Bouschet) DO Bierzo
    • Champagne: Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Maison Veuve Clicquot (Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay) A.O.C Champagne

* Option available: New Year’s Eve menu + 2 Premium Longdrinks or 2 Signature Cocktails by Manel Vehí (210 euros)

Christmas Menu €110.00

Price per person. Drinks included. 25/12 lunch.

You will be asked for a deposit of 100.00% directly from the restaurant to confirm this reservation.

This menu includes: Welcome drink + Appetizers + Main Course + Main course to choose + Dessert + Others + Cellar

  • Welcome drink
    • Christmas Good Vibes cocktail * by Manel Vehí
  • Appetizers
    • Peach Bellini
    • Iberian cronut served with caviar
    • Suquet style oyster (in fish sauce)
  • Main Course
    • Christmas pasta broth with galets pasta shells
    • “Carn d’olla” Catalan beef stew with chickpeas
  • Main course to choose
    • Fish casserole with crayfish
    • Roast truffled poularde a-la Catalan
  • Dessert
    • Christmas log
    • Christmas petit four
  • Others
    • Bread, coffee, still & sparkling water
  • Cellar
    • White: Acustic Blanc, (Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Garnacha gris, Xarel-lo) DO Montsant
    • Red: Can Feixes “Negre Tradició 2008”, Finca Can Feixes (Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot) DO Penedès
    • Cava: Huguet “Cava Reserva” 2009, Finca Can Feixes (Parellada, Macabeo and Pinot Noir) DO Cava

*Kids menu available (<12 years old)

Christmas Menu €125.00

Price per person. Drinks included. 24/12 diner.

You will be asked for a deposit of 100% directly from the restaurant to confirm this reservation.

This menu includes: Welcome Drink + Starters + Main Course + Dessert + Other + Cellar

  • Welcome Drink
    • Christmas Good Vibes cocktail * by Manel Vehí
  • Starters
    • Peach Bellini
    • Iberian cronut served with caviar
    • Suquet style oyster (in fish sauce)
  • Main Course
    • Roast lobster served with winter garden vegetables and crispy corn
    • Almond encrusted sole, cabbage confit and scallions-a-la pil pil
    • Charcoal cooked acorn magret with truffled millefeuille and quail egg yolks
  • Dessert
    • Poire Belle Helene, Tonka bean and white chocolate cream
    • Christmas petit four
  • Other
    • Bread, coffee, still & sparkling water
  • Cellar
    • White: Quinta Apolonia 2016, Belondrade (Verdejo) DO Rueda
    • Red: Pétalos del Bierzo 2015, Desc. J. Palacios (Alicante Bouschet) DOC Bierzo
    • Champagne: Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Maison Veuve Clicquot (Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay) A.O.C Champagne

*Kids menu available (<12 years old)

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€40.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant City Bar & Restaurant - Grand Hotel Central 5*

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Metro Jaume I (L4)
  • Car park SABA Catedral

Opening time

Meal time:
12.30pm to 4pm / 8.00pm to 11.00pm (from sunday to wednesday)
12.30pm to 4pm / 8.00pm to 11.30pm (from thursday to saturday)

City Bar is open from 12pm to 1am, you can enjoy the slow food menu, beverages and cocktails by Manel Vehí.

Services

Excellent
9,3 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
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  • 9
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  • 8
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  • 7
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  • < 7
    104
Food
9,1
Service
9,5
Setting
9,3
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
196/1951 reviews
Wong K.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Oct 2018
Excellent service and delicious food! What a good start to our Barcelona trip!
John E.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Oct 2018
Food and service were excellent...room and ambience lovely!
Byung-il H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Oct 2018
nice service and nice cook.
Noémie M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Sep 2018
We were there for a special occasion on our vacation and found the place really beautiful and romantic. The service was seriously a 15/10, i felt bad because the plate I receive was not what I’ve imagined and didnt really liked it. I still didnt want to change it but they kindly insisted to bring me another plate for my satisfaction. They are also serving you a welcome cocktail and some little sweet bites at the end, clean the table for bread crumbs, etc. Everything you would expect from a excellent restaurant. They offer to take picture of us for our special moment and were seriously super kind and attentive. They even called the rooftop bar to see if they could have a spot for us. d just recommand to read the menu well and ask question to be sure to like what you order but at this point its really just a matter of personnal taste in food. Thank you so much!
Liz O.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Sep 2018
Proper fine dining - food was amazing!
Joe D.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 14 Sep 2018
Only one knock is the hard chairs are not comfortable at all and although most places in Barcelona like modern furniture, the outside chairs are really uncomfortable after about 30 minutes. Great service and attentive.
Melinda E.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Sep 2018
Enjoyed a lovely lunch with great service from Victor & Melanie. After spending a number of days lunching in fabulous hole-in-the wall tapas bars seated on backless bar stools, we were ready for a change of pace. It was nice to have a reservation, sit in a well-lit room with air conditioning & comfortable seating, and be pampered with great service and delicious food (there were a few sharing dishes available, but primarily true appetizers & mains). Reservations for lunch we’re easy to get last minute...but I would recommend proper attire (at least polo shirt/dress shorts for the guys). There was also a slightly more casual lounge area attached...not sure if menu is the same.
Steve C.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Sep 2018
Excellent food, a 20% discount was a welcome bonus and the service from Juan impeccable.
Alice C.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 30 Aug 2018
Recomendo!
GLORIA M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Aug 2018
Todo ideal!!!! Volveremos
Ryoko H.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
4
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 20 Aug 2018
The service is top notch. Very attentive and caring stuff we had good rest there. It's nice place to stop by to have a rest and drink with great service. But food was average so we were disappointed.
Cristina B.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Aug 2018
Fantastico servicio y atencion
Table of David H.
Conqueror
(6 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Aug 2018
We were initially disappointed not to be in the restaurant area but instead were seated in the bar - my fault for booking late. However the food and service were great.
The menu is imaginative and the dishes well presented. With the Fork 20% discount it was a good value meal.
Juan, the maitre, was extremely engaging; he oversaw the operation with good control, humour and enthusiasm.
This is our third visit to Barcelona in 12 months and our third meal at the City Bar & Restaurant. It has always delivered.
Sharon M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
We were initially disappointed to be seated in the bar rather than restaurant - but that was our fault for booking late..The bar is not so intimate - the restaurant is mostly tables for 2 whereas the bar had family groups - but it is still elegant.
The food and the service were excellent. The menu is creative and choosing was a challenge: we really loved the duck meat balls and the ravioli with artichoke, blue cheese and apple. And the mango rice dessert was a joy.
Our waitress (Areeka?) was friendly and attentive but the real credit goes to Juan, the maitre; he was very engaging and organised with control, humour and efficiency.
An excellent meal and with the 20% Fork discount good value.
This is our third visit to Barcelona in the last 12 months and our third meal at City Bar & Restaurant. It consistently delivers.
Alasdair C.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 15 Aug 2018
Food was generally good. Service was very good - our waitress (Erika) was friendly, attentive and helpful.
Ester C.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Aug 2018
Massa llarga la espera entre plat i plat
Pete M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 12 Aug 2018
Food very good. Limited wine list. Odd for 5 star restaurant. Staff very attentive and great. Ambience not great but Sunday evening so perhaps that.
Marc D.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 12 Aug 2018
Good food, amazing cocktails and great service. Special mention to waitress Eva who made us felt at ease but also demonstrated great professionalism. Highly recommended.
Marc G.
Foodie
(48 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Aug 2018
Really nice food in a quiet and cozy atmosphere, compared with the heat of the street. We had a nice meal and service was really kind and dedicated.
Joseph B.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 10 Aug 2018
This was a solid lunch choice. We were the only ones in the small restaurant and took advantage of a 30% discount. This restaurant does not connect you to the vibe of Barcelona, but it is very close to the Barcelona Cathedral. Service was great--waiter answered all questions graciously and they brought us a gratis appertif and then chocolate at the end of the meal.
Roy H.
Foodie
(18 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Aug 2018
Great food and an even better service!
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