With its warm, welcoming culture and party-ready vibes, Barcelona is the perfect place for your next gathering!
Spanish and Catalan cultures both place a huge emphasis on getting together with the people who matter most. Throw in some seriously spectacular food, and you’ve got all the makings of a fabulous shindig none of your guests will soon forget. These restaurants for groups in Barcelona will set the scene for a perfect get-together, whether it be an extended family reunion or a vivacious party with friends.
Its name (Swedish for “heat”) says it all: Hetta is a place where passion and excellent cuisine come together for a warm, inviting experience at one of the best restaurants for groups in Barcelona. Run by a team of four international chefs, Hetta is all about transparency—from the spacious open kitchen down to the menu that goes into elaborate detail about the cooking method and temperature of each dish. Their emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients and ecological food puts them on the healthier side, too, so you can feel good about what you’re eating. Just don’t forget to order plenty of bottles of local wines to share as you enjoy your meal—because life is all about balance.
You’d never guess it from the boisterous modern ambiance, but the space that is now Casa Rafols has quite the fascinating history. A onetime hardware store (in 1911!)-turned-clandestine jazz bar during the Spanish Civil War-turned-thriving contemporary restaurant, the space has remarkably stayed true to its humble, traditional roots since day one. Today, it’s one of the most popular restaurants for groups in Barcelona, with several gorgeous private event spaces and a special menu of handpicked, top-quality dishes just for groups.
Restaurant Sergi de Meià
Catalan chef Sergi de Meià boasts quite the impressive resume. After growing up in his family’s restaurant’s kitchens, he went on to culinary school in Barcelona and has worked around the globe, even going on to become the head chef at Barcelona wine temple Monvinic for six years. Now, his eponymous restaurant is considered a reference for exquisite modern Catalan fare. The understatedly elegant space provides a beautiful setting for parties where you want to impress without looking like you’re trying too hard—it’s a gorgeous restaurant that simultaneously gives off the feeling of dining in the home of a close friend.
Market-fresh artisanal tapas (including plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options) flawlessly blending the best of Asturian and Mediterranean cuisines. Dozens of excellent wines available by the glass, and nearly a hundred more by the bottle. A sleek bar serving up signature cocktails. And all of this in a beautiful contemporary space complete with exposed brick and low lighting. What’s not to love about Llamber? The stylish restaurant is more than just a place to eat—it’s somewhere to be experienced, preferably when surrounded by all the people who matter most.
Traditional Catalan cuisine
Llar de Foc
When you step into Llar de Foc, it’ll almost feel as if you’ve been whisked away to the idyllic Catalan countryside. The exposed beams and farmhouse decor are reminiscent of a rustic rural tavern—not a restaurant in the heart of busy Barcelona. The welcoming, friendly staff and homecooked Catalan delicacies will make everyone in your group feel at home right away. Sit down, get comfortable, and dig into a feast of farm-to-table goodness that will keep everyone lingering around the table for hours.
A timeless classic in a neighborhood full of great eats (Gracia, if you’re wondering), Cal Boter keeps things simple—and that’s just the way we like it. With fabulous traditional Catalan food served at fair prices, it’s one of the best restaurants for groups in Barcelona when it comes to value for money. Its classic, bistro-style interior and quick, efficient service (despite the packed-to-the-rafters dining room) have helped this neighborhood favorite win the hearts of locals and visitors alike.
If you’re looking for great restaurants for groups in Barcelona, chances are you have something to celebrate. And a celebration is good reason to go all out on some truly exquisite food, like the unbelievable steaks at Casa Paloma. From tartars prepared to order with painstaking attention to detail right in front of you, to grilled-to-perfection handpicked cuts of the highest quality beef, this place is a true carnivore’s paradise. Check out their group menus for an excellent variety of their top dishes that will leave everyone talking about the meal long after the last plate has been cleared.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Spanish food? We bet it’s paella. While not native to Barcelona, paella is still ubiquitous throughout the city, and the large pans it’s traditionally prepared and served in make the classic rice dish perfect for sharing with a group. If simple, delicious paella is what you’re after, you can’t get much better than Nou Ramonet. Following in the footsteps of its successful sister restaurants, this newer locale in the quaint Barceloneta neighborhood uses top-quality fresh, local ingredients to ensure that every bite will blow you away.
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Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.