We stayed for 4 days in the wonderful old Born district of Barcelona. The culinary highlight of our visit though was to the Bestiari Restaurant. We were tempted as we love food and the menu looked so interesting and the restaurant was clearly loved by locals with tourists being in short supply in mid-November. My wife decided not to have a starter and I was hoping not to have to share mine as I chose ‘Salmon sashimi with endive, miso sauce, sweet onions and lime’ and she doesn’t like raw fish. However, it really was one of the most amazingly tasting things that I’ve eaten. Of course I then made the ‘mistake’ of enthusing about it, which led to half my starter being ‘confiscated’. I then had perfectly cooked grilled hake that came on top of a bed of luscious sautéed baby broad beans and black chanterelles together with a sophisticated lemongrass coulis that acted as a perfect complement. My wife had cod with a crunchy pistachio crust and green asparagus together with a deep green, velvety and fresh mint pea puree. I do not usually have sweets but I’ve never had a fruit soup and could not resist the chance of trying their citrus and fruit soup infused with basil and presented together with a mandarin sorbet, which was interesting and enjoyable. However, my wife hit the sweet spot this time being intrigued by a very intriguing sounding selection of ice creams, which we found ranged from amazing (Kulfi), Menorcan gin pomade (excellent), mango (excellent),, sesame (excellent) and weird (rose water). The service was first class, with two extremely nice people providing excellent attentive service, a really good atmosphere in a very well decorated / furnished space. We loved it and could recommend it wholeheartedly. The cooking is 1* Michelin standard, as one of the previous reviewer’s indicted, but without the rather fussy service that invariably accompanies Michelin starred restaurants.