Barcelona is a great destination to visit in the autumn months. The weather can still be a gentle 20-25 degrees and if you are lucky you can still enjoy a dip in the pool or sea. The iconic W Barcelona is the ultimate beach destination to stay in this city, it is located where the beach meets the harbour. It is also a great destination to eat whether you are staying at this hotel or not. We are reviewing the Wave Restaurant Barcelona which is a mid-priced restaurant on the ground floor of the W Barcelona.
Chilled Out Atmosphere
The atmosphere is a kind of Ibiza style chill out, with tunes carefully chosen by the DJ. Before dinner we joined the bar for a few drinks and also had a look outside to enjoy the views over the gentle curving beach and the skyline of Barcelona. This is a great area for the trendy and hip to hang out before venturing out into the nightlife that Barcelona has to offer.
The Wave Restaurant
The restaurant is similar to the bar area in that it is a place to be seen, it offers a casual ambience to enjoy anything from healthy and light meals to more delicate and sophisticated Mediterranean style food. Mainly created with local market products the menu has classic tapas, antipasti, seafood, Arab flavours and Lebanese specialities. This is a menu that caters for both local and international clients.
Starter 1 Mixed Tapas
The whole menu looked very tempting but we set out to start with the mixed Spanish tapas which is advertised as a dish to share. It comes with the following tapas:
- Meatballs and cuttlefish, a typical Catalan dish which is a combination of mar i muntanya (sea and mountain);
- Russian salad;
- “Bomba” Barceloneta;
- Iberian pork and apple brochette;
- Sardines with grilled vegetables;
- Pa amb tomaquet – tomato bread.
Overall a nice mix of different tasty tapas from different areas of Spain.
As a wine we chose the 2011 J.Palacios Petalos del Bierzo with the Mencia grape, it has a fresh floral cherry flavour. This wine comes from the northwestern corner of Castilla y León, almost on the eastern border of Galicia.
Starter 2 – Pata Negra – Pa Amb Tomaquet
Main Course – Lobster Rolls
Although this is part of the starter menu we decided to have the lobster rolls as our main as this is another nice dish to share. This is more an Asian style dish as the lobster roll comes with papaya salad and chilli sauce. This is a very refreshing and slightly spicy combination which work well.
Deserts Tapas Style
We never went for a full main meal, after all, we ate before, so we finished it off with desert tapas style. Which consisted of:
- Tahitian vanilla parfait – €7
- Creme Catalan – the creme brulee from Catalunya – €6
- Cocoa savarin with mascarpone chees – €6
- Chocolate bliss – double chocolate chunk brownie with spicy chocolate sorbet. – €7
- Apple and cinnamon tatin – €6
We finished off with a Cafe Con Leche with some complimentary chocolates.
The setting of the W Barcelona and the Wave restaurant is fantastic and I can imagine on warm summer nights eating outside, with the views of the beach and the Barcelona skyline is an amazing experience. Inside the restaurant is beautifully decorated with bar area close by, here you can enjoy great food in a relaxed chilled out atmosphere. The food was prepared well and gave us a good taste of Spain with some welcome additions from elsewhere.
- Website: Wave Restaurant Barcelona
- Address: Located at W Barcelona, Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents 1, Barcelona, Spain
- Phone: (+34) 932 952 637