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“Unforgetable experience”
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Ranked #100 of 9,594 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $54 - $160
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Eixample
Description: The culinary style of Chef Romain Fornell and his team is contemporary cuisine, reinterpreting tradition and vanguard in his own creations. He is known for his daring, passion and balance. Caelis is a restaurant with tasting menus (we have two options). Plus, at midday from Wednesday to Saturday, we offer a lunch menu (Caelis Menu - €39 VAT included) that changes weekly. The restaurant has two separate spaces: on one side, the dining room with space for up to 24 guests at tables of varying sizes. On the other, an open kitchen with a horseshoe-shaped bar and stools where 12 more guests can watch everything that goes on behind the scenes. (When making your booking, let us know if you prefer to sit at the bar in front of the kitchen or a table in the dining room so we can take this into account. However, we cannot guarantee your seating location until we know exactly how many diners we will have for that service and their requirements. Romain Fornell opened Caelis in 2004 and earned a Michelin star the very next year. In 2014, Caelis was named one of the Gold Standard Restaurants 2014 by Condé Nast Traveler. In 2017, Caelis moved to Hotel Ohla Barcelona. The move is also a turning point in the restaurant's culinary offering and this new era will be more contemporary and less classical.
Darwin, Australia
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“Unforgetable experience”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was our first visit in Barcelona and I literaly felt in love with Caelis.
We ordered the "Festival menu". We didn't know what wine to order for so many dishes so we asked the somelier to choose some glasses of wines for us to match with food (1 glass for 2 dishes), we were really curious about discovering some local wines... And we can tell that she really knows well about the dishes and the wines as it matched perfectly and we even had a bit of history of each of them!
We enjoyed the food from the appetizer to dessert, the service was not to fast nor to slow and the staff very professional.
Well I just wish you to have the opportunity to go there and to enjoy as much as we did..

  • Visited April 2013
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“Sometimes great things happen”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

I don't know why (I guess it is just because it is a five-star hotel) but they barely don't promote their 39€-lunch menu every wednesday to saturday (all included). It is simply a must to go there, there is no way you will regret it. You would be paying 80/90€ for that very same meal in any other one-michelin-star restaurant in the world.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Can't say anything bad”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Service couldn't be better by very friendly waiters. The room beautiful, the food every dish perfect. Deserves a star maybe even too. And cigars downstairs what's better then that

  • Visited August 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
“A personal service”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

This restaurant was stumbling distance for my wife and I while we were staying in El Palace hotel. We took the recommendation of the concierge to book as soon as we had arrived to ensure our table.

We need not have worried as Barcelona and AC Milan were playing so we thought it might be quiet but turned out we had an exclusive private dining.

The service from our six front of house staff was fantastic and the food was innovative and delicious.

Visited March 2013
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Ghent, Belgium
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“Restaurant Caelis surfpasses excellence”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

This restaurant Caelis must be one of the best restaurants of Barcelona. A well deserved Michelin Star. The best most delicious and interesting food one can find anywhere. The restaurant is charming and the service efficient. I have dined here on a number of occasions and the fabulous quality has been consistent. It's quite and you can easily go for business or pleasure. The food is amazing and it charms all your senses. I highly recommend this restaurant for their excellent food and friendly experienced staff. it is a real treat to eat in the restaurant Caelis.

  • Visited May 2013
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