Girona Restaurants

Michelin starred or mentioned

You don't need me to know about the

Celler de Can Roca 3*,

 one of the best restaurants in the world at the moment, but perhaps you didn't know that the Roca brothers also have a restaurant called


in the Palau de Bellavista Hotel. The main advantage being, you might be able to get a table.

Another pair of much-acclaimed related restaurants are

Massana 1*



, the first of 25 years standing and the second a new enterprise by Sr Massana and his wife. All of these restaurants are in walking distance from the apartment.


Hotel Meliá

(near, but not such a nice walk), also has a highly recommended restaurant, as does the Carlemany Hotel, with its'

Pati Verd.

Cal Ros

is not to be sneezed at either, having been around for donkeys years.

Favourites old and new

El Bistrot

 has to be seen because it's an institution in Girona but i wouldn't bother with the so-called rustic pizzas - you can eat that at home. You can just go for a coffee to see inside but it's pleasant for a slowish lunch and also if you're on your own. A rather romantic place is

La Poma,

though rather over-priced, for the hole in the wall that it is. Nearby is


 more brash and with a terrace, but we had a perfectly acceptable meal.


 is what they call here 'catering' (pronounced 'kattering'). The food is prepared off-site as far as i can tell, but it's a good place for lunch between museums or a, 'i'm too fagged out to bother much' evening meal. Some of the dishes are really good, others not so much, i like the atmosphere and the decor. 

I haven't personal experience of the following new young things on the block but they look alright and have good reviews -



La Calendula

 had great reviews,





Arros i Peix.

These last are 12-14 euros for a lunch, which is quite high so be demanding. Recently we tried


just off c/Migdia again, near the apartment, and their 'menu' is about 11€ and the 3 courses were very acceptable, in a clean, efficient, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Planet Liza and Manel

Where do


go? Summer evening on a terrace,

Cull de la Lleona


Jardins de la Merce

(you have to be patient....they have a bit of 'attitude' here, but equally, generosity - looking after friends' luggage for example, while we saw the sights). I previously recommended

Mon Oncle

, but they've lost the plot, too slow, too hippy by half, and that nice waitress isn't there anymore...

We like

Can Manolos

, Dali and Gala had their wedding reception here.

La Font

nearby used to be lovely outside in Summer, but we haven't been for too long to say what it's like now.

La Bretonne

is the best for a great salad and crêpe and

Dolce Vita

for a family spaghetti/pizza night.


in the Rambla also used to be good for pasta and pizzas, upstairs. downstairs is tapas. 

La Boira

in Plaça Independencia has a good restaurant upstairs and downstairs is a haven for a beer and tapas break after shopping and meeting up.

Not to be forgotten are the cocktail bars and restaurants in


which is a hike, so get a taxi. There's a night club there as well. 

Gran Muralla, 

c/Francesc Eiximenis

and C/ de la Creu near the apartment are the Chinese restaurants we know. Japanese restaurants are a bit of a let down in Girona, although the takeaway suchi near the apartment in c/Migdia, is good but pricey.

Cheap and cheerful


 is Girona's fast food chain, found near the cinema, in Plaça Independencia, Near Sant Felix/Feliu Church and near the apartment in C/Migdia. Hamburgers and hotdogs but also salads and sandwiches and the atmonsphere is much nicer than MacDonalds - more like a cafe with terrace. The original one is in c/Jaume I near the post office and has tables outside. 

La Tagliatella

 is a pizza/pasta chain where the huge portions are used to justify the rather high prices, but it is tasty and speedy. It's in C/Santa Clara.

 They also do a normal very cheap catalan lunch menu and you can sit and read the paper in peace (well, it's not exactly quiet, but you have to tune out). Just on the corner of Juli Garreta is


whose speciality is to serve half rations of a starter and a main on one plate! Bit strange, but quite good and the menu is varied. It's also a very popular cafe and place to plug in your wifi thingies...