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The first chefs at Time Out Market Barcelona have just been announced

Time Out Market is coming to Barcelona – and will open on Port Vell this summer

Ricard Martín
Grace Beard
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Ricard Martín
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Grace Beard

As one of Europe’s most popular destinations for food and culture, it’s about time Barcelona got a Time Out Market

That’s right – this summer, the city’s best chefs, restaurants and bars will come together under one roof. Pair all that with some very cool cultural experiences, and you have Barcelona’s most hotly-anticipated opening. 

The market will be on Port Vell, on the upper floor of the Maremagnum shopping centre. Expect views over the sea, the city and the marina, plus fourteen kitchens, a full-service restaurant, four bars (two indoor and two outdoor), an event space, and even a podcast studio. 

People eating
Photograph: Time Out Market Montreal

In exciting news, we can now reveal the first five chefs on the Time Out Market Barcelona line-up.

A Michelin restaurant with views of the Mediterranean

First up is esteemed chef Fran López, who has two Michelin stars for Xerta in Barcelona ​​and for Villa Retiro in Tarragona. At only 25 years old, López, born in L’Aldea (Tarragona) and trained in Barcelona and Paris under the tutelage of Alain Ducasse, became the fourth-youngest chef in the world to receive a Michelin star in 2009. He’ll bring his contemporary fine dining creations to the market, with dishes full of flavours from the Ebro region. 

Photo: Xerta Xerta

The two hottest new chefs in Barcelona

BaLó had a big year in 2023. The restaurant, co-owned by Lena Maria Grané (from Barcelona) and Ricky Smith (from London), won big at the Time Out Barcelona Food and Drink Awards. And now the award-winning chefs will bring their modern Mediterranean cuisine to the market. 

Baló (Les Corts)
Scott Chasserot Baló (Les Corts)

All the meat on the grill 

Darvaza, one of the best meat restaurants in Barcelona, ​​ensures a firey, haute-cuisine experience in which every dish is grilled, smoked or flamed. 

Photo: Darvaza Darvaza

Rice with a twist

Can Ros serves traditional rice dishes with a creative touch – and most importantly, with a spectacular quality-price ratio (this is where Barcelonans go when they want to eat well without spending a fortune). Most of the fish and seafood is bought daily at the Barceloneta fish market a few meters away.

Can Ros
© Ivan Moreno Can Ros

Market cuisine

In addition to the fourteen kitchens, Time Out Market Barcelona will have a full-service restaurant – Casa Amàlia, which will serve up traditional yet innovative Catalan cuisine.

Sílvia Nuri, director of the market, says: ‘everything is local and indigenous. It is not just about culinary and cultural experiences, we want Time Out Market to be a meeting point for the people of Barcelona: we want to rediscover the port and turn it into a space where we can reconnect with each other and enjoy everything we love about our city.’

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Plus: this is the exact date Time Out Market Porto will open its doors

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