A favourite amongst Barcelona’s art-crowd, Ca L’Isidre is located in the Raval quarter, just a stone’s throw from the Museum of Modern Art. All produce used in the Catalan-French dishes of this delightful, family-run restaurant are fresh and bought locally from the food markets of the city. Original Dali engravings are just some of the pieces adorning the walls of this place so beloved by Spanish royalty; it is rumoured to be frequented by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, as well as being a regular stop for Julio Inglesias whenever he’s in town. Isidre himself will be only too happy to help if you aren’t sure on what wine to order. He boasts a very impressive selection from across the Iberian peninsula and is extremely knowledgeable on everything from their geography to their grapes’ history. Dishes include baby octopus and lamb in truffle sauce (both huge favourites) and Isidre’s daughter, a master pastry chef in her own right, is maker of all the desserts. Original, traditional and of exceptional quality, one can see why Ca L’Isidre appeal to both creative types and the blue-blooded.