When entering, you walk through a long hall lined in dark oak panelling, past an atrium filled with plants and light, and into the main room of the restaurant, which is spacious and modern. Think wooden tables lit with desk lamps and surrounded by low sofas and Eames-style chairs. This vegetarian restaurant is a must go when visiting the area of Barceloneta.
The Green Spot
Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 12
At the end of March we flew off to sunny Barcelona. A city of my heart. The atmosphere, the weather, the food, the combination of city and beach, the many cool places to eat, drink and shop; I truly love it. Hotel Brummell invited us as their guests for a weekend and this made me happy as a kid.
You take a metro to Poble Sec where you walk up the road towards the hotel which is located in front of Monjuic, the green gem of the city which offers a botanical garden, museums and last but not least, a stunning view over the entire city. The hotel is an urban oasis created by friends. The staff is extremely friendly. It’s like one big family who hosts you and will take care of you.
The reception has a collection of design items you can buy in their store next door and items collected in Sri Lanka by the owner, Christian Schallert . The lobby shows the newest exhibition from one of the upcoming artists in the area, Egle Zvirblyte. The restaurant named Brummell Kitchen is managed by the ‘’culinary geniuses’’ of Palo Cortao, a Southern Spanish restaurant down the street. The delicious Catalan dishes can be enjoyed inside the dining area or in the beautiful outdoor patio where travellers and locals come together. I immediately felt in love with the combination of materials and colors. The enormous wooden doors are an eye-catcher. The marble tables combined with the plates and the natural light from above are a piece of art.
Brummell encourages guests to explore Barcelona, for example by providing a welcome guide with many cool places to go, but also providing you with reasons to spend some quality time in the hotel. From the patio you can take the stairs to the sauna and the swimming pool. After having a rich breakfast, and believe me you will eat three times as much as you are used to, you can take a dive, digest and enjoy the calm. To get completely zen, you can join a yoga session hosted by Veronica Blume in the yoga studio called The Garage. Which for the records, it’s free for guests!
Nou de la Rambla, 174
Few things in life give you that indescribable feeling such as the first bite we had of burrata combined to beetroot avocado and pistachio.
After having an amazing time at Cecconi’s Berlin last November, we had to visit Cecconi’s again, this time in Barcelona during the citytrip we had four weeks ago.
The restaurant is located in the lively neighborhood of Barri Gotic. Charming ambience, neat interiors, classic that blend with modern and of course a perfectly balanced combination of italian dishes make of this venue a top notch place where to spend a special evening in Barcelona. The most remarkable area is surely the bar where, surrounded by waiters dressed in smart white suits, you can sip one of their signature drinks, inspired to the classic italian aperitivo cocktails, sitting on retrò padded red leather stool. The velvet sofas combined with the marble floor and the glass roof give this restaurant a unique romantic and chic identity.
Rumor has it you have to to try a Sunday brunch…added in our to-do list for next time in sunny Catalunya.
Na een geweldige tijd te hebben gehad bij Cecconi’s in Berlijn vorig jaar november,
Moest en zouden we het keten in Barcelona bezoeken.
Het restaurant is gelegen in de levendige wijk Barri Gotic. Het heeft een charmante ambiance, prachtig klassiek Italiaans interieur en natuurlijk een perfect gebalanceerde combinatie van Italiaanse gerechten. De perfecte plek om een speciale avond in Barcelona door te brengen.
Wat direct opvalt is de bar, omringd door obers die allen strak in een wit pak gekleed zijn en de rood lederen krukken. De fluwelen banken gecombineerd met de marmeren vloer en het glazen dak geven dit restaurant een romantische en chique uitstraling.
De manager vertelde ons over de uitgebreide brunch op zondagen. Iets wat we tijdens ons volgende tripje zeker zullen uitproberen!
Passeig de Colom, 20