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Fonda Xesc

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Pl. Roser 1, 17531 Gombren, Spain
972 73 04 04
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Definitely worth the short trip from Barcelona

We had a very unique experience: A tour outside the village with the chef to look for herbs, two hours cooking class and unforgettable dinner. . (it worth every cent and no doubt we will come again ( and again)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Moshe L
Ramat Gan, Israel
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very unique experience: A tour outside the village with the chef to look for herbs, two hours cooking class and unforgettable dinner. . (it worth every cent and no doubt we will come again ( and again)

Thank Moshe L
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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218 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We took an endless taxing road to get to this restaurant and it was well worth it. It is located in a very small town. The restaurant overlooks the valley and the mountains. The food was very creative and interesting. This was one of the best meals of our trip.

Thank Jarb46
Barcelona, Spain
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Lovely little restaurant with welcoming and efficient staff - situated within the La Fonda hotel in the remote village of Gombren tucked away high in the Pyrenean hills - just an hour and half drive from the town of Figueras with stunning views. The choice ranged from 25€ a la carte for a main course or 75€ for a tasting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Never ending winding road from Andorra to Spain finally ended and we found ourselves in a beautiful valley. We left Andorra after breakfast and the time was getting around three. So we starred looking for a place to have lunch. For a while nothing was around that caught the eye. And then in a little village we spotted a hotel... More 

Thank Yan B
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and the hosts of this little gem are really lovely, nothing was too much trouble, they made us feel very welcome! The rooms are quite basic but this was not a problem for us as we expected they would be and the main reason for our visit was the award winning restaurant which was... More 

Thank Tess W
Sitges, Spain
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379 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 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 

1 Thank Steve B
Torroella de Montgri, Spain
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

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

Thank Albertcq
Algarve, Portugal
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337 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 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.

2 Thank MEAFaro
Caversham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

2 Thank Christine L
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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!

1 Thank vcdarty

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. Roser 1, 17531 Gombren, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Gombren
  • Phone Number: 972 73 04 04

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  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

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