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“A nice suprice”

La Barca Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar
Ranked #1 of 64 Restaurants in Helensburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: La Barca Spanish Tapas And Wine Bar is officially Scotland's Best Mediterranean Restaurant three years running. You can find three tapas from £9.95 daily till 6pm. This multi award winning restaurant offers vibrant, authentic taste of Spain in luxurious, colourful and cosy surroundings. La Barca boasts a boat shaped bar, beautiful harbour scene mural and a generously stocked feature wine cellar. Relax in the luxurious surroundings and enjoy delicious tapas and paellas prepared by Spanish chefs and served by friendly, attentive staff. La Barca is the sister restaurant to the town's highly reputable Riverbank Bar and Restaurant nearby and is run by the same husband and wife team. It serves a traditional Scottish breakfast menu 9-11.45a.m during the week and from 10am sunday.Check out the board for their list of local suppliers including eggs and sausages from their local farm and butccher. Not just a place to eat, La Barca is perfect for a glass of wine, cocktail or coffee. Tapas served daily from 12noon to 10pm with 3 tapas from £9.95. Hasta Luego x
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2 reviews
“A nice suprice”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Without an inviting exterior we were supriced to get really good food and superb service from friendly staff.

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10 reviews
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“Great food,great service, perfect with kids!”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

A lot of vegetarian option, very good quality. Kids menu with many option for a change. Great desserts : loved the Creme Catalane.

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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“Great food, lovely surroundings, friendly staff!”
Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

It was with great anticipation that my wife Susan and I decided to try La Barca's new breakfast menu, and we weren't disappointed. Our choices of scrambled egg on toast, and French toast with bacon and maple syrup were both delicious. Two quite generous portions, lovely crispy bacon, and delightful coffee to accompany them. Really welcoming staff, and also had a nice chat with friendly owner Milan, who we were pleased to pass our compliments on to, for yet another tasty visit to one of Helensburgh's top eateries!

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Sth Yorkshire
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23 reviews
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“Very deserving of the accolade”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a lovely lunch here on a Sunday. A lovely restaurant & very beautifully finished. The food was excellent & generous portions. It's been voted the Best Mediterranean Restaurant in Scotland and I'd say it's very deserving of the accolade.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
“ruby wedding anniversary”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

the best tapas ever, sauces are outstanding and the service second to none staff are very freindy and attentive

Visited August 2014
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