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“Extremely impressive New Year's Eve meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gilda by Belgious

Gilda by Belgious
Carrer Ample 38, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)
+34 933 10 34 92
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Ranked #95 of 6,427 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $17 - $35
Cuisines: Belgian, Mediterranean, South American, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: El Barri Gòtic
Description: Welcome to Gilda by Belgious! Dedicated to the fading art of good service and fine, flavorful food at a good price, we seek out the freshest, quality ingredients to ensure your experience is of the highest calibre from beginning (our delectable gourmet tapas) to end (our mouth watering house-made deserts)! Since we are part of Belgious, don't be surprised to discover that some of our dishes come with wasabi, ginger, curry or even cannabis ice-cream ! Our kitchen opens every evening from 18:30 till midnight (even later during weekends), meaning you can even walk in at 23:45 and still enjoy dinner with us. If you would like to try our gastronomy at noon, we do open the restaurant -prior reservation- for private groups as of 15 guests (Ideal for celebrations or company related luncheons).
Durham, United Kingdom
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“Extremely impressive New Year's Eve meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend reserved this restaurant online in advance for NYE after reading the great reviews and we are so glad we did! At first we thought it sounded too pricey at €85 each but for the quality and quantity of food it was well worth it! The food was exceptionally tastey and the staff were very knowledgeable on what they were serving. The staff were also very efficient, friendly and organised. We particularly enjoyed the seabass, lamb and steak but every course was amazing! We were so full by the end of the night. Party favours were also handed out to everyone and the atmosphere was really good. Wish we were returning next year! I would definately recommend this for anyone visiting Barcelona looking for high quality food in a cosy atmosphere with great service!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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belgobarcelona, Propietario at Gilda by Belgious, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for having been at our restaurant on New Years Eve. I'm glad you confirm to our staff that both service as quality of food was perfect. Actually, several guests that night repeated a few days after in order to try our standard menu and they were equally delighted.

Kind regards

Michel
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Food with a Twist”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

When is the last time you ate pea soup with shrimp ice cream? Or chicken with ginger ice cream? Or salmon with mustard ice cream?
All actually worked very well and the Belgian waffle finished it off nicely.
The service could have been a bit more attentive, but it did not ruin the experience. Recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Amazing food and great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

We came here for my birthday on a short trip to Barcelona after reading good reviews on trip advisor. This was by far the best meal we had whilst out there! The food was incredible, we had selections from the tapas menu and enjoyed all of it- would particularly recommend the meatballs, patatas bravas and the beef stew on bread. We were made to feel very welcome by the owner and staff and felt they made an extra effort because it was my birthday. Definitely would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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“Amazing Dining Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

We are staying in the local neighborhood and decided to try Gilda based on Trip Advisor ratings. We were a bit skeptical not having spoken to anyone directly about their dining experience at Gilda. Boy were we pleasantly surprised! The food and overall dining experience were simply incredible. The pea soup with shrimp ice cream was a perfect combination. It was followed by a curry chicken with ginger ice cream which we found also complimented our grilled tuna equally as well. We topped it all off with the waffle and ice cream along with an amazing chocolate mousse that was like drinking a fine french champagne. We spoke briefly with the owner and he was very engaging and knowledgeable. You can tell why the food is of the highest quality based on his commitment to excellence and knowledge of what diners enjoy.
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND this restaurant, its one of the best dining experiences we've had anywhere we've traveled.

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“Surprise... Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Passed by Gilda on a rainy Saturday evening at about 20.00 and remembered the name from checking Trip Advisor. I popped in and found refugee from the realy realy bad weather.
At first i was a bit dissapointed because the menu did not sound very spanish/Catalan to me. At the second glance i found lots of interesting dishes, sounded so good i could not decide. The Owner, a very friendly guy from belguim, strongly recommended the
shrimp on curry icecream. OK ... you twisted my arm. THANKS a LOT dear Gila Owner,for this suggestion and your hospitality. It was soooo goood. The spicy fried Shrimp was the perfect match to the melting ice cream and the flavor was just wonderfull. A little sweet with the oriental touch. For main course i choose the Stew with frech fries (hey this is Belgium, dont leave without fries) The stew was very good and the strange combination of a stew with fries was not bad at all. I will definitely go again when comming back to wonderful barcelona and the very very good food and friendly staff of GILDA.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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