I’ve been wanting to tell you about this spot in Gràcia for years. It is one of my favourite all-round restaurants – equally good for lunch and dinner.
I first experienced La Singular when four dear friends invited me to dinner by way of celebrating my birthday five years ago.
Why the hold up?
It’s such an intimate restaurant, often filled with interesting couples, or equally interesting quartets of colleagues or close friends, that – on the occasions I have had my camera handy – it seemed too damn rude to be taking snaps of the cosy interior and the gorgeous food.
Yes - gorgeous. The food here does taste as good as it looks. The consistent quality of the food here is exceptional given the price. The lunchtime menú del día, two courses plus dessert, bread, a glass of wine or beer, is one of the best in the city.
The lamb dish I once ate here was the best lamb I’ve had in any restaurant. And the venison dish I once tried still lingers in the memory. And the lentil salad I ate recently was incredibly tasty.
The dishes are imaginative re-inventions of classic Catalan combinations, such as spinach and pine nuts, chicken filled croquetas, plus playful, more exotic, dishes which often combine fruits, berries and nuts with duck, venison or other game.
The menu changes regularly according to seasonal availability.
It’s small, there are only ten tables, so you may have to wait at the bar for fifteen minutes or so, but it will be worth it.
La Singular | Restaurants | Menú del día € 10
C/Francisco Giner, 50 | +34932375098
Mon – Fri 13:00 – 16:00 & 20:30 – 23:30, Sat 20:00 – 00:00