Category Archives: Barcelona Bars and Restaurants

Cantoni del Poble 9

I woke up feeling remarkably good (it must have been the warm Catalan sunshine streaming through the window) and called Nookie to arrange lunch in Poblenou. We had nowhere specific in mind, so walked to the Rambla de Poblenou (a … Continue reading

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Bodega Fermin

On leaving La Mar Salada, Oli insisted on going for a beer. We didn’t have to walk far, as just round the corner is Bodega Fermin, an old fashioned bar which sells craft beer – a booming industry in Barcelona. … Continue reading

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La Mar Salada April 2017

I pinched myself again – no I wasn’t dreaming. I was sitting in La Mar Salada, next to the port in Barceloneta. The sun was warm and so bright that the waiter cranked out the the parasol so we could … Continue reading

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Can Ramonet

I went for a posh lunch today, with Oli in Barceloneta. It was raining, but for once the weather forecast was right and by the time we arrived (we’d normally walk, but a bus was more appropriate in rain) it … Continue reading

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La Carmanyola

I was in Poblenou again today for lunch with friends. We went a couple of streets off the beaten track and main Rambla de Poblenou to La Carmanyola (Catalan for the Lunchbox). It’s somewhat unassuming but known locally for good … Continue reading

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A Catalan Wedding

After several days of eating, drinking and celebrating, Jonas and Silvia’s wedding day finally arrived. It was a civil wedding, but they’d booked a spectacular venue – The Consell de Cent (Consejo de Ciento), the Council of the Hundred. Not … Continue reading

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El Museu de l’Embotit

After lunch at Le Cinquante Huit, I did some work in Poblenou, before returning to Oli’s flat in the Raval. I barely had time for a cup of tea before it was time to go out again and meet the … Continue reading

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