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Fonda Xesc

Pl. Roser 1 E | Gombrèn, 17531 Girona, Spain
972 73 04 04
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Ranked #11 of 359 Restaurants in Girona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Sitges, Spain
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263 reviews 263 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My wife and I have a weakness for restaurants that have been bestowed a star or two. In Catalunya that means something because the Catalans take their food really seriously. This place is just amazing. Tucked away in the tiny village of Gombrén is the unpretentious Fonda Xesc. We took a degustacion weekend to include 2 dinners, bed and breakfast.... More

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Torroella de Montgri, Spain
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

it is a very nice place with wonderful views. the food is good and expensive. I expected more and didn't achieve the level.

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Algarve, Portugal
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198 reviews 198 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

How did we got there? - By a narrow road, full of curves and that seemed never ending. We found an ample space, light and elegant, decorated with modernity. We ate the tasting menu, the food was up to its Michelin star. Signature cuisine without being too bold, with local produce. Wines with very good value for money.

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Caversham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Recently spent two nights with half- board here, with lunch rather than dinner as it was mid-week and found it to be remarkably good value with memorable food. Excellent breakfasts and superlative lunches with the most amazing combinations of tastes and flavours with a strong emphasis on local ingredients The menu was different each day and the wine was also... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We spent two nights, the Fonda's gastronomic weekend, and were delighted in every way: a simple room looking down on Gombren's tiny Plaça, good breakfasts and wonderful, inventive dinners, and above all, the warmth and kindness of Meritxall and Francesc who were generous with their time and advice. Not to forget their three delightful small boys!

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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We too were tempted by the gourmet weekend package - they only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday. The rooms are fairly plain and functional but given the rates include a spectacular breakfast fair value. As Gombrèn is pretty remote (and in a pristine mountain setting) this does give an alternative to driving home since the real point of... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We discovered this little gem thriugh trip advisor and looking through the Fonda's website confirmed that it sounded like our kind of place. We booked a gastronomic weekend for the middle of a two week tour of Catalonia and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. The rooms are simple but clean and comfortable but... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

115 km form Barcelona, 95 km from Girona ... but it's worth the travel. Very nice landscape, why not a morning walk before lunch? Cuisine is honest, not sophisticated and simple, but balancing very well tradition and innovation, preserving the primary taste of produce. High quality local produce. Two years ago they won their first Michelin star, absolutely well deserved.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

A Fonda translates as "inn" and this small hotel certainly has the warmth and character that you would associate with the best of Inns. It wears it's michelin star very lightly and presents fabolous food, focusing on local produce and specialities - while also entertaining the more "specialised" tastes of our young kids. The owners kindly arranged a babysitter for... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

This is a family restaurant and hotel in the hamlet of Gombren in the Pyrenees near Ripoll. The hotel part has good basic rooms and is well kept. The small bar area is basic and the lounge and terrace adequate. The restaurant is the crowning glory. We booked the two night (Fri and Sat) package with one Fonda menu and... More

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