French food in Barcelona: What are the best French restaurants in Barcelona?
If you are missing a bit of a French taste in Barcelona, you’re at the right place! This blog post will offer you a diverse selection of French restaurants, bakeries and creperies in Barcelona. Are you also curious about the difference between Cava and Champagne? Dive into our French blog post.
French restaurants in Barcelona
Cava VS Champagne
Although there is a similar method used to make both alcohols, let’s not get the two mixed up. People might think that Cava is a cheaper version of champagne, but we are here to get rid of that notion. Cava is made the same way that champagne is produced, but with different grapes.
These two types of drinks come from very different terrains due to the fact that there is not as much sun in France so champagne is more difficult to produce there. Cava is also much lighter and easier to drink than champagne due to the added sugars to smooth it out.
Two glasses of champagne and you can’t drink anymore, as it’s too heavy on the stomach. This is because the climate in Champagne is harsh which makes the grapes more acidic, and so the winemakers are forced to add sweet wine to smooth over the acidity.
French restaurants in Barcelona: Breakfast & Pastries
Pastisseria Mervier Canal
When writing a blog about French restaurants in Barcelona, we have to mention the Pastisseria Canal Bakery. They won for the third time this year the Best Artisan Butter Croissant in Barcelona. How cool is that? Definitely highly recommended! And they also have croissants filled with crema catalana, chocolate, hazelnut or coffee. That sounds delicious right?
You probably know that France is known for their crepes, but have you heard of the crepes of Krampus? If you haven’t, I would definitely make a reservation. Krampus is a local restaurant just a little further into town and is located in the Gracia neighbourhood. They have different types of crepes and the crepes are gluten-free. How nice!
French restaurants in Barcelona: Lunch & dinner
La Dama Restaurant
At La Dama restaurant, not only is the food amazing but also the building is insane. La Dama restaurant is located in Casa Sayrach and the owner of the building Manuel Sayrach was able to collaborate with his son Gabriel Borrel on the design of the building. Besides the building being exquisite, the food is also one to talk about. This menu is French inspired with great quality but a little more pricey. The menu has great options for sharing (the grilled octopus is definitely worth trying). Tip: take a look at their website, the drawing is amazing.
Restaurant Chez Coco
Chez Coco is also a restaurant that’s worth trying. It’s an elaborate brasserie where the chicken dish is their specialty and they also have great appetizers as well. The food is mostly for sharing but you can also order side dishes in addition to the chicken. They have a very beautiful terrace to sit outside and enjoy food and drinks with friends and family. For dessert don’t miss out on the chocolate coco, it is heavenly.
En aparté is located in born near the Sante Pere de Puelles. People call it “a little piece of France in Barcelona”. They have a warm atmosphere for any time of day. So if you are looking for traditional french dinner and wine this is the place to be. The sommelier has a lot of knowledge about which wines to pair with your meal, so don’t be afraid to ask him for recommendations! The homemade desserts that they serve are also amazing. Go check it out!