I first visited Divinum in its previous incarnation as a more informal but upscale modern tapas restaurant on the c/ de Cort-Reial back in September 2009. The food was terrific and we returned (twice!) on our next trip back to Girona the following year. When we arrived in Girona this November, we retraced our steps to the old location and were heartbroken to discover that in the last 2 years it had been replaced by a different establishment. Imagine my delight, then, when we stumbled across Divinum #2 at its new venue a few streets away!
Our latest visit to Divinum did not disappoint, and if anything the cooking and service has gone from strength the strength. The restaurant is housed in a lovely vaulted room, and the tables are well spaced so the atmosphere is intimate without being crammed in. The service is very professional but warm and friendly at the same time, and whilst I can just about manage to read a menu in Catalan, it put me at ease that the waiter's English was impeccable!
On to the food. On the strength of previous visits, we knew that the food would be good and wanted to try as much as possible, so went for the 35 euro seasonal tasting menu which to my mind provided terrific value for the quality of food provided. After an amuse-bouche of creamy mushroom croquettes, we enjoyed: fig carpaccio with Iberic ham and shavings of foie gras; poached egg with truffled potato puree (one of the unexpected highlights of the meal and so much more tasty than it sounds!); rigatoni with anchovies and wild mushrooms; roasted monkfish with black olive tapenade and cepes; a perfectly cooked venison fillet with artichoke and more mushrooms (you can sense the theme of the seasonal produce here), finished by chocolate brownie with passion fruit sauce and fresh red fruits (again, the dessert description doesn't quite do it justice - more imaginative than it sounds). We were pleasantly surprised at the size of the meat and fish courses - very generous for a tasting menu. Wine was also very reasonably priced for such a good establishment.
Each dish was superbly presented and very tasty indeed. A perfect way to spent 3 hours - I would not hestitate to recommend this restaurant, it is a little gem and one of the reasons I keep returning to Girona! Divinum = divine food indeed.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.