You already know from the article about the Fairmont hotel in Barcelona that I love the design of the lobby. There the hotel offers their B24 restaurant. If you’re not familiar, it has a very modern design with lots of comfortable seating and beautiful hanging light fixtures.
The menu focuses on mostly local cuisine such as tapas. They also offer a very wide selection of alcoholic beverages for your enjoyment. To start off the meal, of course I had to enjoy the Iberian ham. This is the typical Spanish ham that came accompanied with toast that had mashed tomatoes on top. You can’t go wrong with this combination! To enjoy alongside the ham, I also enjoyed a glass of cava and a cheese plate. All were great and a fantastic way to get the evening started.
Moving forward, it was time to get to the larger items. For the next round, I went with the king prawns with avocado. This was basically a dish with prawns and guacamole. I like both of these things separate and I didn’t realize they went together so well until this meal. Great pairing. I also put in an order for their tuna tartar with a seasonal salad. I’ve had lots of tuna tartar, especially in Asia, and it always had a very specific taste. For this tuna tartar, I was surprised with the different way they seasoned the dish. It had a more sweet and tangy flavor which was enjoyable and especially good with the crackers that came along with it.
Just wait, there’s more! For mains, I went with the rice that had shrimp, calamari, ribs and sausages in it as well as an order of octopus. These dishes were also spot on and I really enjoyed the octopus. It had a sauce on top that had paprika, which was just superb. For these, I switched over to a red wine also from Spain, called Conde de San Cristobal.
I was getting full but I couldn’t say no to a sweet Sherry and a few desserts. For this, I went with chocolate cake with nuts and lemon pie. The lemon pie had a very strong intense flavor, but quite enjoyable.
I really loved the ambiance at the hotel and it really contributed to a fantastic evening at the B24 restaurant. The staff treated me well and were enjoyable to dine alongside. The food was a lot better than expected and I would definitely eat everything again. Therefore, if you find yourself at the Fairmont hotel in Barcelona, don’t shy away from eating a meal at there B24 restaurant!
Av. Diagonal, 661-671, Barcelona, Spain 08028
Phone: + 34 933 644 040