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Gelonch

c/Bailen 56, Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
932658298
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Ranked #264 of 5,605 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $40 - $90
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Eixample
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Tring, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This visit was a 50th birthday pressie and I was really looking forward to it. But it was poor enough for me to bother writing a review and suggesting you think twice before going here. - There were only 3 tables booked the night of our visit, all tourists! - The interior was plain and boring and could have been... More

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Calvia, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I'm still in shock as the food we were presented with bears no relation to the other reviews here? Prawn (with veins still intact) and cabbage? Milk and Orange? Aubergine ice-cream and banana?? The first 3 courses were nothing more than very average and underwhelming snacks, the razor clams were simply cooked in water and had some dubious sauce placed... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We were fortunate to get into Gelonch for dinner on Christmas Day. We opted for the 16 course menu. Wow! The whole experience was fantastic. Each course is innovative and tasty. The chef uses molecular and other creative techniques, and it was just one stunning dish followed by another. Our waitress paired the food very cleverly with wine – we... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We went to many great restaurants in Barcelona, and this one really put a new dimension to how we enjoy food! creative, tasty, delicate, surprises (tasting menu) You must eat here when in Barcelona, the Chef Mr. Robert Gelonch took time during dinner to visit our table and shared a few quick inspirations to how he came up with the... More

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We tried the 10 course menu. Lovely atmosphere and really attentive staff. Food is Michelin star quality without a doubt, some very imaginative food combinations and attention to detail. Well worth a visit.

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Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

In our short visit to Barcelona, a city known for its culinary exquisiteness, we included Gelonch as one of the three dinner destinations. And surely Gelonch exceeded our expectation. I vividly remembered the Shitake broth and the mouthful of Iberian ham. Oh how wonderfully refreshing. No wonder some dark ages monasteries decreed that their monks should eat just for filling... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We chose Gelonch to be the restaurant for our last night in Barcelona. We knew that it was supposed to be somewhat of a good restaurant, but quite honestly had no idea of the cook's background at first. The place itself didn't make much of an impression when we first entered and we have been the first and sole guests... More

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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

What a lovely restaurants in all respects. We had a reservation at 2030 and were sat downstairs. It is only a small restaurant with maybe 20 covers. We decided to have the 'Little Bits of Madness' rather than the tasting menu's. Every course was exemplary. We had TWO rations of Jamon Iberico. I spend a lot of time in Spain... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We had a meal here last Saturday. We couldn't decide whether to go wih either of the tasting menus or a la carte via the little madness offerings. We ended up between 4 of us going for the little bits of madness and had the entire menu bar 2 dishes which in fact worked out cheaper than either of the... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Get here before they raise prices. This was the 2nd best meal we had while visiting Barcelona (the best, and significantly more expensive, was Albert Adria's 41 Degrees). Gelonch is in a strange place in town but it's not particularly far away from the Old Town - a long walk or a short cab ride. We made a reservation using... More

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