Gran Via de las Cortes Catalanes or Gran Via for short, is one of the most important roads in Barcelona, spanning over 13km across the city. If you take a long drive in Gran Via, you will be able to spot four of the most famous plazas in the city, Plaza de España, Plaza de la Universitat, Plaza de Tetuán, and Plaza de las Glorias Catalanas. You will also find a variety of places to visit, plenty of shops, and a number of great restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat.
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If you are doing business in the city, Palmer Restaurant is the place to go to impress a client. This stylish, modern restaurant is located atop a large skyscraper, offering a fantastic view of the city. As well as an extensive wine and drinks menu, this restaurant offers lobster, steak and a variety of high-end dishes.
This & That co.
This & That co. does exactly what it says on the name. This smaller, more casual restaurant offers a wide range of dishes, priding itself on having an interesting and new take on Spanish cuisine. And if you want some quirky tapas for a relatively cheap price, this definitely is the place to go.
Address: Carrer Amadeu Torner, 41
Casa Varela prides itself on being the small jewel in the area. This relatively unknown restaurant may not look like much from the outside, but the standard and quality of food is absolutely outstanding. The restaurant serves great Mediterranian dishes and for desert, they have a tiramisu to die for!
Address: Carrer Blas Fernández Lirola, 82
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Located inside a shopping center, Pizzeria Sottovoce is a nice pizzeria that will help you fill your belly after a long day of shopping. This no-frills place offers not only pizza, but also pasta dishes and salads.
Fosters Hollywood is an American restaurant also situated in a shopping centre. If you are after some state side classics such as buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks and burgers, this is the place for you. With a Hard Rock Café/TGI Friday’s feel, this restaurant is great for birthdays and other celebrations, especially due to its delicious desert.