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Satisfy your British food cravings in Barcelona

Written by Garry Gallon

Walk down any street of restaurants in Barcelona and it is clear to see that the city is positively full of global culinary delights, from excellent Catalan and Spanish food, to delicious world cuisine. However, the British community in Barcelona sometimes feels the urge to have a little taste of home. This may seem hard: when was the last time you remember seeing a traditional British-themed restaurant or supermarket? But rest assured: if you are prepared to jump on the metro and follow our advice, you can enjoy a delicious roast beef dinner or buy yourself that coveted tin of Baked Beans, all without leaving the city

Related article: The best Irish bars in Barcelona

Proper British Meals

Miss your weekend treat of a good old fashioned English Breakfast with all the trimmings? Fear not! You can find a delicious option at Flaherty´s Irish Pub that has been dubbed the best in Barcelona! 

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If your British food cravings hit later in the day and you have a taste for the traditional seaside treat, you can find one of the British classics at Fish and Chips Shop, a charming takeaway shop near the Rocafort metro station.

And if on Sunday you find yourself craving a plate of proper, tender roast beef with all the trappings, there is only one place to go: The Philharmonic pub restaurant in Eixample.

Kitchen Cupboard Staples

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Photo by DavidMartynHunt via Visualhunt

The first and foremost step in the process of stocking your Barcelona cupboards with your favorite British food is to pay a visit to A Taste Of Home, a well-known British supermarket in the Sant Antoni neighborhood. The friendly, Scottish-owned establishment stocks everything you could want from home, like Cadbury’s chocolate, Bisto Gravy, Marmite and even proper English Cheddar Cheese! They also have a variety of English language books and newspapers for sale.

Related Article: The best beers to buy from supermarkets in Barcelona


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Photo by Sheep purple via Visualhunt

There is actually a fairly high chance of finding your favorite drink from back home in your local Barcelona corner shop. Many stock a selection of imported British beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Scotsmen craving a can of Irn Bru, a sugary fizzy drink uniquely popular in the land of kilts and haggis, can find it in shops around Plaza CatalunyaBritish beers are also beginning to have a larger presence on Spanish supermarket shelves. Big supermarkets like Alcampo now regularly stock a wide and varied range of ales and stouts, so you never need to miss the taste of home ever again!

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About the author

Garry Gallon

A Scotsman living in Barcelona who loves the culture of the city, and finding out about what it has to offer.

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