The meagre eating options at Camp Nou are no longer limited to botifarra sausage sandwiches – the FC Barcelona stadium has just seen the opening of Roma 2009, a restaurant open to the public that functions as a complement to the Camp Nou Experience tour. It’s managed by signature catering company Singularis, with advisory roles taken by the Iglesias brothers, the owners of some of Barcelona’s most acclaimed eateries, namely Rías de Galicia, Cañota and Espai Kru.
Located in the upper tiers of the grandstand, Roma 2009 is open from 10am to 6pm on the days that tours are available – the only exceptions are match days, when it will be used instead for VIP hospitality.
The menu combines innovation and tradition: from Palamós prawns and oysters to tartares and ceviches, all created to order in an open kitchen at the bar. Among the mains, a highlight is the black monkfish stew with prawns and clams from the Galician town of Carril.