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Pl. Roser 1, 17531 Gombren, Spain
972 73 04 04
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Gombren
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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Barcelona, Spain
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 12, 2014

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 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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 

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Sitges, Spain
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292 reviews 292 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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240 reviews 240 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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Address: Pl. Roser 1, 17531 Gombren, Spain
Phone Number: 972 73 04 04
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Gombren

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