22 C/Montcada, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08003 , Spain
Tel: +34 93 319 7003
Website: Not supplied
Hours: Monday - Sunday, 12am-4pm and 6.30pm-11.30pm (Closed in August)
Door: Open door
Style: Restaurant bar
Recommended for: Food
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
This bar epitomises the Barcelonan spirit. Enjoy tapas by the plateful and cava by the glassful in the beautiful surroundings: Mediterranean blue-tiled walls, and Spanish antiques aplenty.
El Xampanyet has been run by the same family since the 1930s. It has the feel of an establishment that has taken the best aspects of Spanish food and drink from the past 80 years, and incorporated it into one super menu.
This is a great place to begin a night, grazing on some fresh anchovies in vinegar or impressively fat green olives at the marble tables or zinc bar counter.
We recommend that you take a trip down the narrow, cobbled alley near the Picasso Museum to discover this gem for yourself.