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Restaurant El Convent in Barcelona. Calle Jerusalem
Restaurant El Convent in Barcelona. Calle Jerusalem

Restaurant name: EL Convent
Restaurant address:
Calle Jerusalem, 3
08001 Barcelona, España.

Tel:  +34 93 317 1052

Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3) - (about 10 minutes walk to the restaurant) - a few minutes walk from the Ramblas

Reviewer's Name: Michaela Eyley
Country: United Kingdom
Review Submitted: 29 April 2005

Restaurant type: Spanish/Catalan
Restaurant rating: Excellent
Service: Good
Price: Cheap (< €9.00) - ( Editor's note: every Barcelona restaurant discounts their prices for "menu del dia" = "menu of the day" but during evening hours prices will be higher)
Ambiance: Traditional Spanish/Catalan

Review of El Convent

We went to eat there in the early afternoon and chose "Menu de Dia", which only came to €8.00 per person (plus IVA, I believe). This included a three-course-meal, 1/4 litre of wine and a basket of bread.

Service was a little slow but friendly and the food was excellent.

I had the Gazpacho, which was gorgeous, and my husband went for tortilla with ham and cheese. Very unusual for us to see a tortilla used as a substitute for bread and served as a type of sandwich.

Main course was Salmon for me and chicken in garlic for my husband all very tasty and filling.

As postres we chose chocolate cake and lemon cake - very yummy .I think it was the best sit-down meal we had during our stay in Barcelona.

The atmosphere was homely but elegant, and the restaurant was full of antique wooden furniture. Quite a big restaurant that caters for large parties etc, but it does not look it, until you venture out further from the bar area.

Highly recommended, although I cannot comment on the normal menu (i.e not the menu del dia). The food was fresh though.

Additional Tips

My husband and I found this little gem near the market, i.e. if you go all the way to the back of La Boqueria, you get to a small square with walls full of graffiti. Turn left at the back entrance of the market, and a few metres on the right you find El Convent.

Editors note: Thanks Michaela for this wonderful restaurant review. I wish that others could send in such a review with all the details of the restaurant like you did.

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