After slow life and slow food, comes a new concept: the slow restaurant. A place where checking your watch is forbidden and everything, absolutely everything, is about the food. A total experience that in the Costa Brava has one name: Grop. This L'Escala restaurant features Med cooking and local products (the fish is from Roses and L'Escala, the meat from farms across the Empordà), and dishes that range from 'patates braves' (fried potatoes served with a spicy sauce) to tuna tataki. Our favourites include the cod with apple and caramelised onion, the 'salmorejo' (a chilled tomato soup that's similar to gazpacho but of a thicker consistency) with pieces of cured ham and boiled egg, and, in particular, the home-made desserts created by chef Stephane Vidal and which change each season. They also have menus for coeliacs and vegans. So forget about time, head to Grop and enjoy the food, the landscape and the small terrace.