Cuines Santa Caterina – cleaning up.

I would love to find a market restaurant like this in London (Roast is the closest, but the food there just does not do it for me), so we have to go to Barcelona to indulge. On this trip we started with a shared plate of dips – very fresh ingredients, lovely fluffy pita bread.

I followed this with Tuna Tartare and my companion had his usual Catalan sausage with baby beans and fois gras. For dessert I had a quite stunning Crema Catalana, washed down with some fresh fruit juice. We left our plates so clean that the waiter commented rather amusingly that the “cleaner would be pleased”.

For more on this venue, see Cuines Santa Caterina – Grupo Tragaluz goes to the market and the following video.

Marks out of 10 for this visit

Food 7

Service 7

Ambience 7


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Roast – gets a roasting!

My first visit to Roast was just a few days after it opened and I enjoyed the experience, it is a stunning venue, in a lovely building overlooking Borough Market.

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A later visit for Sunday lunch was disappointing, as the food was very ordinary, almost pub quality I would say.

I would not call this a “destination” restaurant, but rather one that you might just go to if you were in the area and wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of the market, personally though if I am in Borough Market I would go to the excellent Tapas Brindisa instead and get in the queue.

Marks out of 10

Food 4.8

Service 4.8

Ambience 6

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