The Champañeria – A match made in heaven
If you know anything about food and wine, then you’ll know that the best food matching with something light and bubbly is something nice and greasy. There is no better place in Barcelona to discover this than the Champagneria. As one of the oldest bars in the city it is a real experience stepping back into old Catalunya for a few hours and emerging later on, several stone heavier and considerably drunker.
it is a real experience stepping back into old Catalunya for a few hours and emerging later on, several stone heavier and considerably drunker
The food is delicious and will have you dribbling at the counter while you wait for the sweaty barman to catch your eye. Each plate also leaves you feeling well lined with deep fried oil, and the delightful bubbles from the proper Catalan Cava are the only remedy to set you up for the second round.
This is the eating-drinking process to conform to as a Champagneria client. Pick your plate. Then select your Cava from the three different options – cheap not so cheap, and pink. Chow down, drink and repeat.
The Stripped Back taste bud tingling top picks are; the croquetas, the well fried chorizo and the pork and cheese roll. Too good.
Décor is rustic in the true sense of the word. The jamon lining the back of the bar may well have been there since the place opened and the old fashioned Catalan menu on the dusty back wall just ties the whole look together. As with any great Spanish tapas establishment, all rubbish goes on the floor. The quantity of rubbish on this floor alone, is then surely testament to the greatness of the Champagneria.
SBT says dine on: The croquetas, chorizo, and pork & cheese roll
SBT says wine on: Cava all night long baby.
Phone: 933 10 08 39