|Address||Passatge de Pere Calders 6; 08015 Barcelona
off Parlament between Viladomat and Comte Borrell
|Neighbourhood||Sant Antoni | See on map|
|Metro||Poble Sec [L3], Sant Antoni [L2]|
|Telephone||+34 93 348 5530|
|Price||Lunch menu EUR 18 with drink. Dinner menu EUR 35 plus drinks.|
|Hours||Wed-Thur 13-24. Fri 13-02:30. Sat 12-02:30. Sun 12-24.|
Led by the insanely popular brunch venue Federal Café, this particular corner of Sant Antoni has long been a magnet for foodies and trendy thirty-somethings and this little hotspot has only amplified the pull. Set in a converted garage space, Lando sports spartan yet charming, good looks, a just-right buzz and a more than decent cuisine.
Bernard Benbassat, a French chef who has made quite a name for himself in macrobiotic circles, has been consulted for advice. The inspiration is global – tempura, ceviche and raviolis all feature regularly – but things are kept simple. It’s light and relatively uncomplicated cooking that focuses on seasonal ingredients, mostly local and organic.
Set three-course menus are offered for lunch and dinner, each with a couple of alternatives for starters, mains and desserts, and both changed weekly. Those with a bigger appetite can top up with dishes from the all-day wall menu, which can be ordered at the bar and on the outdoor terrace, too. On weekends, there are also brunch-friendly egg dishes and baked goods available.
Although tucked away in a quiet alleyway, the place gets busy and reservations are advisable. However, as bookings are taken for the inside tables only, it’s usually possible to hustle a spot outside or at the bar. And as drinks service continues until close (the kitchen shuts down around eleven), you can turn this outing into a proper night out.