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“WOW!”
Review of Les Cols

Les Cols
Ranked #11 of 103 Restaurants in Olot
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed November 17, 2012

The entire experience at this place is a big WOW! We entered on a weekday afternoon to an
otherwise empty, gigantic, monastic-looking place, greeted warmly by a handsome young man who guided us through the restaurant and then down through the grounds for a glimpse of the "banquet" area - all plastic and enormously austere. I liked the way the plastic allowed the
natural surroundings to enter the "scene" - my husband was less enamoured but still impresssed.
The interior of the restaurant is a trip! Austere beyond desription - all metal and more metal but very interesting and clearly much thought out. Again, even though it is a bit cold (and the day was actually quite cold as well),I liked it for the most part. The only part of the design that really needs reconsideration are the chairs - they are metal with two triangular pillows for the seat that are not fitted and so do not comfortably accomodate a long sit, which is what you want to do with this food! And sit (less comfortably than we would have liked) for nearly 3 hours, the only diners there that day, we did!
The food - well, what the chef does with food is, is....truly extraordinary! I think it is THE "sexiest" food I've ever eaten (and, as I've mentioned before, I've eaten with some of the "best"!) We each had one of the two provided menus and it was great to be able to share some of the different offerings that we would have otherwise missed. It is not inexpensive - we paid nearly $300 U.S. for the two of us, but it was very much worth it! If there is anything "negative" I can say about this temple (other than the "seats"), it is that a little less would be better. We left feeling so "stuffed" because we couldn't pass up any of the offerings so, perhaps, a few fewer offerings would be desireable since it is IMPOSSIBLE to pass up even the magnificent bread, even when you know you should!

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Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Bizarre experience: eating in an empty two star restaurant in the middle of the holiday season, with all staff hovering around the four of us. That crisis Spain for you. I never had a 12 plus course ovegetarian menu in a restaurant at this level and I must say it was very impressive. Simplicity, purity, refinement, minimal intervention are the key words here. The 'main' course was a simple grilled salad - the pure audacity of it. It worked. Brilliant experience overall.

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Thank IveMarx
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

The restaurant really lived up to its two Michelin stars. The menu was interesting and memorable, fancy without being ridiculous. It is also extremely reasonably priced. There are two set menus, one vegetarian, one with meat and fish.

Service could have been a tiny bit friendlier in parts (smile, lady on door!), but was a great evening. I would not be surprised to see them with three stars soon.

Thank sjpoyser
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Great food, atmosphere and staff. We even had a post meal tour of the kitchen. We loved the garden appetizers and then the beautiful dining room. Do check the website as you can see photos of both the restaurant and the new banquet facilities which are over the top. Great wines, we had the tasting menu, many courses and all wonderful. We sat at the long table in the middle of the room, the chairs are an art work themselves but don't let the staff see you rolling down to visit your friend. Great memorable experience at a wonderful, unique place.

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Thank westford
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

nice dinner,good price/quality, very nice rose champagne as apero, all good! not top top as you may expect may be more new ingredients / recepies but it was good, it all depends on what you are used to !...but if you like design and something else then you have to sleep here...although it is already getting a little ''used'' the concept is fantastic (not for people who want the classisal style and high bedding etc...).....

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Thank simone_wim
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