I’m lucky enough that I get to travel a lot with my job – I’ve been to some of the most amazing places in the world but there’s nothing quite like returning to somewhere. I’ve always said that Barcelona is somewhere I could easily see myself living (Ok, I say that about everywhere I go!) because of it’s chilled out atmosphere and overly green landscape. Yes, I’m a country girl at heart!
The last few times I’ve visited the city I’ve been so bowled over by the amazing hotels (see here, here and here) that I don’t feel like I really explore what’s around me. This month I did – mainly because me and a group of girlfriends were pretty lost more of the time but it was a great excuse to look around. A big part of any trip I go on is the food – I’m a massive foodie and Barcelona does not disappoint.
Here are some of my favourite eateries…
LA CREMA CANELA
Sat on the edge of the Placa Reial square, this is a bustling restaurant where locals and tourists in the know hang out for some authentic grub. The decor is warm and cosy and the prices cannot be argued with.
Under the same management as La Crema Canela, The Market is a little more…special thanks to its high ceilings and grand decor. However, you’d feel right at home whether you’re in jeans and heels or a LBD. The prices are shockingly low considering you can enjoy delicious tapas, a main meal and dessert for under £30.
Ok, yes it is a nightclub but during the daylight hours Opium is highly underrated. Although it’s a little pricier, it’s terrace is a total sun trap, even on the cooler days. Chilled out dance music softly plays in the background while you get stuck into their amazing paella whilst you watch the beach volleyball.