Tried, tested and very highly recommended!
I’ve been meaning to share this with you for quite a few months now and somehow never quite managed to get this up until now! The place in question is Le Pop – which is at home in the Le Méridien, located right on La Rambla – Barcelona’s most popular street. Now it might seem like a pretty obvious choice but boy, is it a good one!
On this evening in question, after a busy day exploring the sights of Barcelona, we made our way over to Le Pop, barely on time for our 9pm reservation.
On arrival, we were greeted by the mixologist, who very quickly welcomed us with a series of colourful and even more delicious cocktails.
We couldn’t figure out what we wanted and so just told him stuff we liked and he went about creating something based on our somewhat vague preferences. (For example, I was going through a whole ‘passion fuit’ phase at the time and he ran with that and came back with an amazing passion fruit cocktail).
I really wanna try to remember the name of all the cocktails we had but as it’d been months since we visited, I can’t remember it all so it appears you’re gonna have to head over there to try it all. 😉 One thing I do remember very well is how delicious it all was!
Seeing as the cocktails were pretty amazing here, we decided to stick around for dinner at the in-house restaurant CentOnze. The four of us ordered different starters to share – traditional Catalonian dish of Pa amb tomàquet (bread, olive oil and tomato sauce), scallops, jamón serrano (ham), beef with chimichurri sauce and patatas bravas (potatoes).
I don’t know if the cocktails added to this 😉 but ever single one of these dishes was absolutely delicious. You could barely hear anything on the table for all the “Mmmmmm”s, “Yummmmm”s and “Ooooohhhh”s going across the entire table.
We then moved on to broths, salads and pate…
…paired with red wine (though I did sneak in another bubbly cocktail while we were at it).
…before moving on to the absolutely delicious lamb (and beef for Georgia), slathered in the most amazing sauce (which I absolutely refuse to share 😀 )! If there’s one thing that this place knows as well as its cocktails, its wholesome delicious food! *licks lips*(I’m already hungry just looking back at this).
For dessert, we went for a combination of crumble, some deconstructed cheesecakes and a chocolate delight with a red berries sorbet…
…finishing off the evening with lots more cocktails before heading out for a night of dancing in the city. It was Saturday night after all and a boogie seemed like almost a civic duty in a city as fun as Barcelona!
Hopefully, you can now see why I highly recommend a visit to Le Pop in Barcelona when you visit this amazing city. It’s such a brilliant bar and is the perfect place to start a night in the city!
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