Sarrià

A consumer paradise full of posh shops, homes and restaurants

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Sarrià was its own independent town until 1921, when it was gobbled up by Barcelona and became the city's new uptown area, not only for its geographical location but also for its more posh homes, shops and restaurants.

Restaurants in Sarrià

Les Truites

  • Price band: 1/4
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Juan Antonio Miró is an omelette guru: He opened this restaurant in 1985, and from the outset he focused on omelettes: You can try simple culinary works of art here such as caviar, crab or smoked salmon omelettes. And there’s omelettes for

  1. 22, Reus, 08022
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Las Delicias de Francia

  • Price band: 2/4
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This was one of the first French restaurants to open in Barcelona. And all those years later, it is well worth revisiting, especially for their unforgettable soufflés and perfect steak tartar.

  1. 443, Muntaner, 08021
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Casa Paloma

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

A good gourmet selection featuring three types of Argentinean-style meat cut.

  1. 209, Casanova, 08021
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Gouthier

  • Price band: 2/4
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A small corner of French flavours and memories, where the most exquisite palates return to sample the finest oysters from Normandy. This is how Ainaud Thierry, the owner, describes them: "They are from the Atlantic, and that means they’re fatter,

  1. 8, Mañé i Flaquer, 08017
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Vivanda

  • Price band: 3/4

Thanks to chef Jordi Vilà, this little restaurant with so much history behind it has once again become a benchmark of fine cuisine, with a menu featuring top-quality tapas and dishes at affordable prices. It’s hard to make you mind up about

  1. 134, Major de Sarrià, 08017
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Bars in Sarrià

Mirablau

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It doesn't get any more uptown than this, geographically and socially. Located at the top of Tibidabo, this small bar is packed with the high rollers of Barcelona, from local footballers living on the hill to international entrepreneurs on the

  1. Manuel Arnús, 2, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08035
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Canalla

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A delicious double option: downstairs there's the tapas bar, with temptations such as patatas bravas, Galician octopus and cuttlefish with meatballs, while upstairs you'll find the restaurant, which serves succulent fish and entrecots. The terrace

  1. Major de Sarrià, 110, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08017
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Twist

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I feel like going to Twist one night and using the cheesy line "What is a girl like you doing in a place like this?” on them, because the location of this cocktail bar is a mystery on a par with the Holy Trinity. It really shouldn’t be here, one

  1. Rafael Batlle, 11, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08017
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Gimlet

On quiet nights, this discreet little wood-panelled cocktail bar, its long mahogany counter burnished by the same well-clad elbows for years, has something of an Edward Hopper feel. Friday and Saturday nights are an altogether different proposition,

  1. Santaló, 46, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08021
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Bar Monterrey

People who don’t live in Sarrià can’t stand the Monterrey. Basically because it stops them from describing it as an elitist, bourgeois district that’s full of posh restaurants and patisseries where you wonder if you’re going to need a

  1. Major de Sarrià, 68, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08017
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What to see & do in Sarrià

CosmoCaixa

Said to be the biggest science museum in Europe, CosmoCaixa doesn't, perhaps, make the best use of its space. A glass-enclosed spiral ramp runs down an impressive six floors, but actually represents quite a long walk to reach the main collection

  1. Isaac Newton, 26, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi
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Monestir de Pedralbes

In 1326, the widowed Queen Elisenda of Montcada used her inheritance to buy this land and build a convent for the Poor Clare order of nuns, which she soon joined. The result is a jewel of Gothic architecture; an understated single-nave church with

  1. Baixada del Monestir, 9, 08034
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Fundació Privada Foto Colectania

This private foundation is dedicated to the promotion of the photography of major Spanish and Portuguese photographers from the 1950s to the present. It also has an extensive library of Spanish and Portuguese photography books.

  1. Julián Romea, 6, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08006
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Casa Orlandai

Casa Orlandai is a cultural centre in Sarrià run by locals and other neighbourhood entities. The place was created as a response to the desire for more cultural events in the area and encourages innovation, art, and peaceful coexistence. Its

  1. 23, Jaume Piquet, 08017
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Finca Güell

Finca Güell was yet another commission that Antoni Gaudí received from his patron Eusebi Güell. The project was to remodel the mansion originally designed by architect Joan Martorell and build an enclosing wall around it, just like

  1. 7, Avenida Pedralbes, 08034
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Shopping in Sarrià

RooM

A chuch pew, wooden drawers, modernist tiles, rope, chalk goats heads, natural flowers, florescent light that changes colour and felt cushions. The eclectic interior of RooM, an open project by Anaid Kupuri and Maria Roch, is a cover for creativity

  1. 112, Laforja, 08021
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Misha

In this little shop just off Avenida Diagonal and Via Augusta you will find urban, feminine clothes from such well-travelled brands as the French Sessùn or the Belgian Bellerose, Temps de Cérises and Des Petits Hauts.

  1. 2, Comte de Salvatierra
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Le Monde de Sophie

Le Monde de Sophie is a shop with a Parisian air that sells stylish clothes imbued with romance. Dress yourself up in names like Sugar Hill, Traffic People, Pepa Loves, Kling and Dí Que Sí. Treat yourself to a touch of glamour to perfectly

  1. Santaló, 58, Sant Gervasi
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Sayan

This beautiful locale in Sant Gervasi – where white walls and tiled floors dominate – is the base of operations for Sayan. The Balinese influence is undeniable: silks, embroidery and colours abound, and there's even more to admire in the display

  1. Madrazo, 129, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi
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Nightlife in Sarrià

BeCool

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The latest from Berlin's minimal electro scene reaches Barcelona via this uptown concert hall. After the live shows by local rock stars or international indie success stories, a packed and music-loving crowd throbs to sophisticated electronica and

  1. Pl. Joan Llongueras, 5, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08021
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Otto Zutz

Otto Zutz should have been great. Located away from the maddening crowds of the old quarter in a three-floor former textile factory that oozes character, the initial concept held potential in abundance. But it got lost somewhere amongst the

  1. Lincoln, 15, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08006
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Sutton

The Sutton is a gigantic ballroom as they were some time ago, complete with carpeting, marble columns, spectacular women and guys wearing brand names on their back. For those who want to dress up and get polished, go out and make heads turn.

  1. Tuset, 13, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08006
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Universal

One of the few clubs in Barcelona that caters to an older, well-dressed crowd, Universal doesn't charge admission, but the drink prices are pretty steep. Upstairs is a chill-out area, complete with aquatic slide projections, while downstairs sports

  1. Marià Cubí, 182, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08021
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Jazz Room

  • Rated as: 5/5
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This is a club where you can really let yourself go, especially during the dance session The Boiler.

  1. Vallmajor, 33, Sant Gervasi, 08021
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