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“Service was appauling. Cold room and very dissapointed.”

Restaurant Barcelonas
Ranked #2,948 of 9,704 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: "Barcelonas" the gastronomic restaurant of the Gran Hotel La Florida 5*GL, that also offers the best views of Barcelona. Our Chef, Iván Tarragó, has prepared a careful selection of Catalan cuisine dishes based on products of proximity. Our cellar offers an excellent wine selection.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Service was appauling. Cold room and very dissapointed.”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

I took my partner to Barcelona for his birthday and was told if I wanted a romantic meal with a view to go to this restaurant. I emailed to book 2 months before our trip and followed up my email 4 times to confirm our booking, that we could have the taster menu and that it was my partner special birthday meal so could they put a candle or sparkler on the desert. I did get 1 reply saying it was OK and they would do so. I paid 30euros for a taxi there (the views were the best bit!). On arrival a girl told us to go and sit outside the restaurant and somebody would be with us. 20 minutes later we had to walk into the restaurant and get somebodies attention. Nobody had even told them we were there. The hotel was lovely but had no atmosphere and was very cold. We were shown our seats and the mayhem started. We had 3 waiters in 3 minutes come over to give us a menu, all of them in different languages. They could not find an English one. Nobody introduced themselves or asked us if we wanted a drink! When we finally got the menu there was no taster menu and when I asked for one, he looked at me gone out and said he wasn't sure where it was. I then explained I had book 2 months ago and informed them in advance this is what we wanted! We then got the taster menu. The food was nice but not outstanding and it cost me £200. We were extremely rushed, we hadn't finished eating one course before the next was there, then to top it off at the end they bought a cake and candle out to the table next to us who look bewildered but accepted it! I was disgusted! I didn't even complain because nobody there seemed to have any authority or care. Then another 35euros taxi home! I was so upset that my 'surprise meal' was so terrible. The restaurant was dead and it was absolutely freezing. I had to eat with my coat on! I would not recommend this nor would I ever re-visit. It really let the hotel down.

  • Visited March 2013
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Niederkruechten, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not great”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

My girlfriend and I arrived at the Hotel Gran Florida late in the evening and due to the hotel's location had little choice but to eat in L'Orangerie. As the restaurant is located within a 5 star hotel and is by no means cheap I was expecting to be wowed by the food. This did not happen. The menu is limited and the food is uninspiring. In the winter months it is too cold to sit outside so the only real appeal of the restaurant - the view over Barcelona - is limited to about 5 tables. There are much better restaurants in Barcelona at half the price.

  • Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“As I was on business the food had already been chosen hence the average mark.”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Breakfast was good, a massive range of different choices. Didn't like the fatty bacon (but not a problem just chose something else)

Visited November 2012
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Thank Sheila R
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Naples, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
363 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant in the hotel la gran Florida”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

A tasty cuisine and nice service. The food was good with a local flair and the value was good. A nice wine selection.

Visited September 2012
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Vedbaek, Denmark
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“A table with a view”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Do go there and do book a table at the terrace. They start dinner at 830pm. Do come early and have drinks at the hotel's terrace cause the view is in fact a bit better there - but both spectacular. And the food is exquisite.

Visited August 2012
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