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Abac

Abac

Abac

Abac

Address Avenida Tibidabo 7; 08022 Barcelona
Metro Avinguda Tibidabo [FGC]
Telephone +34 93 319 6600
Website http://www.abacbarcelona.com/
Price EUR 80-100 plus wine à la carte. Tasting menu at around EUR 125.
Hours Tues-Sat 13:30-16, 20-23

Plenty of drama for the city's top restaurant of late, with the departure of busy chef Xavier Pellicer who apparently also used the kitchen - and its supplies - for his catering business. Oops. However, with Jordi Cruz - the youngest Spanish chef ever to have been awarded a Michelin star - having taken over the reins, the restaurant's well-deserved stellar reputation and its two stars have been recovered.

The restaurant is now located in a moneyed uptown neighbourhood at the foot of the hills, housed in the former American embassy, and although we liked its former location smack in the middle of the El Born shopping district, a more appropriate base from which to advocate its classic cuisine and dishes like the suckling pig with mango tatin or the bamboo-steamed foie gras.

The owners have also taken advantage of the additional space to add fifteen luxurious hotel rooms for those who have overindulged on the gastronomic delicacies. Enquire about special dinner-hotel packages.