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10 very original restaurants

Gastronomía Gastronomy 07/07/2023

Barcelona undoubtedly has an offer of restaurants for all palates and tastes and in this same blog, you can find ideas to enjoy good gastronomy in our city.

But today we want to go one step further and we have prepared a list of 10 restaurants that are especially original, beyond their letters and menus.


Av. del Marquès de l'Argentera, 27, 08003 Barcelona

This modern musical gastropub, where you can enjoy concerts and other cultural events, accompanied by excellent tapas from all over the world, is located in the magical and musical basement of the DIONISIOS del Born restaurant. You can dance and enjoy live music concerts, performing arts, cultural events, etc. In addition, you will be able to have drinks and taste magnificent Greek tapas (such as souvlakia, lamb skewers) and tapas from all over the world.

Two Pebrots

C. del Doctor Dou, 19, 08001 Barcelona

Original trendy restaurant that serves Mediterranean cuisine with an innovative touch. From the center of Barcelona you can take a gastronomic journey through the culinary tradition of the Mediterranean, discovering ancient recipes from the Roman Empire, Ancient Egypt or Catalonia in the Middle Ages, and the basis of one of the most prestigious cuisines in the world, the kitchen mediterranean.


Carrer Industria 138 - Carrer Córcega 235

La Selva is the Steak House par excellence in Barcelona, a brasserie with top quality products. A jungle space where you can experience a different experience accompanied by delicious dishes.

Specialists in dry-aged meat from Galician blonde, cachena and Friesian cattle from Galicia. Without leaving aside a wide offer in different international courts. Its wonderful setting makes you feel submerged in a tropical jungle with palm leaves, exotic plants, the touch of bamboo, wooden tables and the smell of embers.


C/ d'Aribau, 150, Local B, 08036 Barcelona

Original gastronomic experience in a place inspired by the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and one of the best themed restaurants in Barcelona. Its setting takes you to an underwater fantasy world and the gastronomic experience of dining under the sea is a unique experience. Market cuisine, with modern and international touches and a lot of sea flavor. All this made with products of the highest quality and proximity. Their wonderful cocktails in the bar sector,Sodabus, are also highly recommended .

Forest of Les Fades

Passatge de la Banca, 7 (La Rambla), 08002 Barcelona

Original bar where local and international drinks and dishes are served, with an eclectic decoration and an artificial forest, enchanted with trees, a waterfall and very soft lighting that will immerse you in a fantasy. Ideal for having a coffee, enjoying a delicious cocktail, or having a snack.

Oishii Ramen Street  

In Barcelona there are up to 3 Oishii Ramen Street establishments

  • In the street of Pau Claris, 112
  • In Rda. Sant Pere, 26
  • In Provença street, 205

For lovers of Japanese food, this restaurant chain specializing in ramen and other traditional Asian dishes has the motto "no Ramen, no life". In its premises you feel as if you have landed directly in Japan, with its food stalls and its typical lights in paper lamps.

Each one has a unique decoration and very well set in the Japanese streets. Forget about flights and suitcases and travel to Japan in just a few seconds by visiting one of the Oishii Ramen Street venues.

Dinner at the Observatori Fabra under the stars

Camí de l'Observatori, s/n, 08035

A gastronomic and astronomical proposal to explore space from the Fabra Observatory. During the nights of the summer months (from June 3 to October 2), the Fabra Observatory organizes a unique experience thanks to the fusion of gastronomy, astronomical observation and scientific dissemination. Could there be a better plan than a dinner illuminated by the light of the stars and the planets that observe us from the immensity of the universe in an idyllic space?

Dinner of the senses in Barcelona

Dinner of the senses? And what is that? Well, a very original dinner in Barcelona! It is a dinner with a mentalism show that will take place during the evening and that will leave you speechless. You will get to know the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia and you will enjoy a dinner with a show, one of those that are not forgotten. An original and very fun experience that will also bring you closer to the history of medicine in our country. Reserve your table here!

Samfain Opera

At La Rambla 51 you will find a surprising restaurant that will leave you speechless. It is a simply spectacular restaurant that is part of the Liceu. The place has been created by Franc Aleu, an artist who experiments with spaces mixing art, gastronomy and history. The result is an amazing restaurant that narrates the history of Catalan culture and its gastronomy. Of course, here the menu is inspired by the most traditional Catalan cuisine but with modern touches.

Dans Le Noir

It is another restaurant that makes a difference and that you have surely heard of before. But if we did an article with the most curious restaurants in our city, we couldn't not mention it because curious... it is for a while! And it is that the proposal of this space is completely different from the rest: it invites us to enjoy a dinner with our eyes covered so that, in this way, all our other senses are activated and the gastronomic experience is much more sensorial.