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“If you want to throw your money, then that's your restaurant.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Drolma

Drolma
Paseo de Gracia 68 (Hotel Majestic), 08008 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
93-496-7710
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Ranked #2,763 of 6,373 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Eixample
Barcelona
1 review
“If you want to throw your money, then that's your restaurant.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

Food is nice, and it's also in the center of the city, but it's not as good as they make you pay. Probably paying half of the price would still be very expensive. In Barcelona there are plenty of much better restaurants with half of pretensions.

We had two starters, two main courses, no desserts, the cheapest wine that was offered and a small dish with 4 pieces of cheese. And all was good until we asked for the bill. 400€ that means more than 580USD. And with some charges that were not nice, like 49€ for two complete cheese rations (we ordered less than half of one ration) or 2 bottles of water after drinking 2 glasses (they decided to open 2 bottles for us. The first one was still full at the end. Obviously without asking). That kind of things made me feel cheated.
I DO NOT recommend this restaurant.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“I expected so much of Spanish cuisine and especially of Drolma”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2009

Last week we have been to Drolma. What a disappointing experience...At arrival no one is there to accept the coats, just wait in the hall. The interior decoration is average, but whatever. The personel speaks average to weak english...can live with it (in Catalunia)...
BUT than it starts...people are allowed to smoke in the restaurant, so everywhere you have this terrible smell of cigarettes. Food was weak !!! We ate à la Carte for 400 euros ! WEAK WEAK WEAK ...can not call it anything else. Not enough clear tastes, to salty, ...I wonder why we all get attracted by this restaurant because it does not deserve this. If I can just save one couple of loosing their money there this will have helped.

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    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The biggest rip off and the food is horrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

Having returned from a trip to Barcelona in August 2009, we had the worst restaurant experience. We travel all over the world and eat at the finest restaurants, so when we planned our trip to Barcelona, we decided to try the one michelin star drolma restaurant at the majestic hotel. It was the most expensive meal we ever had. My husband, son and I opted for the 5 course tasting menu. We each began with a glass of champagne, and my husband had one glass of wine. The service was rushed, done in one hour, the food was mediocre and some inedible- a lobster undercooked, meat overcooked, the flan soupy, bread offered once, bottled water refilled without asking ( they charged us $75.00 for the water )....the service haughty.......and the bill for three was $900.00 and had the nerve to add on an additional 7 % which when questioned they could not answer and ultimately when we got our final bill at the majestic, the 7 % magically disappeared.

I don't know how to contact michelin, but this place doesn't even deserve one corner of a star......ughhhhh.

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    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place to get drunk...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2009

Great place to get drunk with friends.

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Vermont
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“Not up to par”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2009

Our recent dinner at Drolma was extraordinarily disappointing. If they spent as much time on the food as they did on the pompous presentation, the meal would have been wonderful. Massive silver serving trays couldn't make up for the very average cuisine. My wife and I had many terrific meals during our week in Barcelona, but Drolma's performance was, for a highly touted restaurant, inexcusably mediocre. The seafood we enjoyed at Rias de Galicia was far superior to Drolma's, at half the price.

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    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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