OK, I know that's a stupid title, but I wanted something catchy!! Especially since there's no way I could have come up with a title as good as the food at La Barca's. I happened to be in Helensburgh for a week or so and dinners on night 1 and night 2 at other, traditional, places had the makings of a long week. Mostly traditional UK meals at those places. Night 3 changed all of that. La Barca brought a world class quality to an otherwise mundane week. We had 4 dishes - the Vegetable Paella, the Meat Paella, Pork, and Fish. All were great. And 4 dishes were more than enough for the two of us. I feel bad we didn't order 5 items to split between us so this way we could have sampled even more dishes!!
La Barca is well deserving of all of the other kudos that folks have bestowed upon them. We didn't have a reservation but they had space and they had some time before the next scheduled party so they were able to accomodate us, which shows thet they're there to please, not just walk around with their noses in the air.
Don't do what we did and go elsewhere when you get to Helensburgh. Go to La barca and then wonder why everybody else isn't as good.
The Sangria was good. The prices are very reasonable.
You won't be disappointed.
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