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“Terrific food, friendly owners”
Review of Korpilombolo

Korpilombolo
Ranked #7 of 165 Restaurants in L'Escala
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $53
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Terrific food, friendly owners”
Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Hidden in the maze of narrow streets above the seafront in L'Escala, Korpilombolo doesn't look particularly special until the moment you sit down and cast your eye over the menu.
It's a fairly modest bill of fare, but so well-prepared and beautifully served that you soon forget that you're eating what is essentially a Catalan nouvelle-cuisine tapas.
Croquettes laced with chorizo may not sound anything special, but these little pellets of wonder are simply amazing. The salad with a dusting of crisp Italian ham was crisp and refreshing. And what seems ridiculous - a hamburger with bearnaise sauce - turns out to be a very rare, seared-at-the-edges delight that's beautifully ground and shaped, with a whipped bearnaise that's so light you can't believe it's related to the thick, gloopy sauces you've become used to elsewhere.
Desserts are equally interesting: chocolates dusted with salt? It works! Wines are very well selected and not at all badly priced. A full meal for two with a bottle will set you back 35 euros a head, and you will hopefully feel as well-fed as if you'd had a six-course blowout.
Korpilombolo is the sort of place you want to remember and share with friends. Try it.

Visited February 2014
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“A New Year's Eve Feast”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Went as 3 couples to L'Escala to sample a Catalunyan New Year. A friend who lives locally organised the meal, and we were eventually a group of 14. Everything was excellent - many interesting, delicious courses and unlimited (very good) wine for 70 euros per head. Pau and Annette were excellent hosts and we really enjoyed ourselves.

  • Visited December 2013
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L Escala, Spain
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Fun menu, lots of tasting dishes. Hot squid, avocado ice cream, tuna wasabi, duck ham, cannelloni truffle, to name a few great ones. Desserts also great including cheese with truffle honey. Nice people. Great value for excellent quality food.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Best in Catalonia !”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Guaranteed a return visit. Relaxed atmosphere,friendly people,very tasty individual local dishes of superb quality and not overpriced. A really worthwhile experience. Thank you to Pau and Annette for introducing us to a memorable experience .......worthy of a Michelin Star .

  • Visited September 2012
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Nazeing, Essex, UK
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Fine restaurant. Decor is modern and to our taste. We ate at lunch time and had the three course Menu with wine, bread and water which is really good value at !5.5 Euros. The menu offers several choices for each course. The food was excellent and presented well. Unfortunately we were leaving next day otherwise we would have eaten here several times.

  • Visited September 2012
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