Restaurant El Rebost de la Plana, Barcelona: Menu del Dia fit for a King

El Rebost de la Plana restaurant in Gracia, Barcelona
El Rebost de la Plana restaurant in Gracia, Barcelona

What’s the deal?

Here at GustoGuides, we strive every day to be more like our food idol (Henry VIII, obviously), allthough we do tend to find that our budget limits the number of roasts we can have in any one day.  Ditto on the roasted swan, boar’s head and peacock meat.  But don’t feel too bad for our thwarted ambitions.  It turns out that Barcelona’s Restaurante El Rebost de la Plana provides the next best thing: a kingly Menu del Dia (three courses, bread and wine) on a pauper’s budget (€11).  Although the waiting staff don’t take too kindly to being called ‘wench’.  Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Situated at the quiet end of Placa Trilla in the Gracia neighbourhood of Barcelona, El Rebost is always busy at lunchtime with local families and businesspeople alike, and it is worth either turning up early or booking ahead to be sure of getting a table.  As well as a la carte dishes and menu del dia (available for lunch and, unusually, for dinner too), there is a Plato Combinado del dia (e.g. croquetas, eggs, chips and salad) at €8.50.

Habas Verdes at El Rebost
Habas verdes at El Rebost

Our bill

2 Menus del dia:

 

Habas Verdes (green beans cooked with chorizo and pork belly)

Butifarra a la brasa con patatas fritas (that’s sausage and chips to the rest of us)

1 lemon mousse

1 coffee

1 beer

1 Coca Cola

Total: €22

Butifarra a la brasa, El Rebost, Barcelona
Butifarra a la brasa, El Rebost

The staff


Nice.  Just like we said, don’t call them wenches.  Even if you actually are Henry VIII.

Pudding time at El Rebost, Barcelona
Pudding time at El Rebost, Barcelona

Best bits

Unhurried kind of place, good food and that marker of quality in Spanish bars: lots of elderly people getting themselves fed.

Not so sure


Wish the weather had been good enough to enjoy the Rebost’s lovely internal patio.

Internal courtyard dining room at El Rebost, Barcelona
Internal courtyard dining room at El Rebost, Barcelona

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