Food & Recipes

theLOOKes Foodie…. Balmes/Rosselló!


Last week, whilst thinking of a good place to eat in the centre to watch the England – Chile game, I remembered this restaurant from my days living on Rambla Catalunya – Balmes/Rosselló. A comfortable restaurant next to Provenca metro serving up a selection of dishes from tapas, salads and meats to delicious pizza’s.

La semana pasada, mientras pensaba en un buen lugar para cenar en el centro para ver el partido de Inglaterra – Chile, me acordé de este restaurante de mis días viviendo en la Rambla Catalunya – Balmes / Rosselló. Un cómodo restaurante al lado del metro Provença, sirviendo una selección de platos de tapas, ensaladas, carnes y unas pizzas deliciosas.


We started off with some catalan comfort food – Pan con tomate, acompanied by a plate of Bravas – We noted they weren’t as good as the ones we tried in La Burg, but still very yummy.

Empezamos con un poco de catalán “comfort food” – Pan con tomate, acompañado de un plato de Bravas – Hemos tomado nota de que no estaban tan buenas como las que probamos en La Burg, pero aun asi, muy sabrosas.

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Offering a wide selection of dishes on their starters menu like nachos with guacamole, fondue and muscles, I went for “huevos con foie” (eggs, chips and Foie), one of my favourite dishes which I trey to order wherever I see it on the menu. A hearty portion for a very good price, with the eggs being cooked just right, soaking the chips with the yolk.

Ofreciendo una amplia selección de platos en su menú de entrantes como nachos con guacamole, fondue y mejillones, me decidí por unos huevos con foie –  uno de mis platos favoritos. Una porción completa por un buen precio. 


On their seconds menu there was, again, a lot to choose from – meats and fish to pizza’s. A lover of a good Pizza Pie, Arthur went for ham and mushroom – very good, moist and with a perfect combination of ingredients, acompanied by the essential Spicy Oil.

De segundo plato también ofrecen mucha variedad para elegir – carnes y pescados y pizza. Un amante de una buena Pizza Pie, Arthur pidió una de jamón y champiñones – muy bueno y con una perfecta combinación de ingredientes.


And I had a steak with chips, potatoes and vegetables – perfectly cooked!

Para mi, un filete con patatas fritas y verduras – preparado perfectamente! 

I realise at this point it may look as though I have a thing for potatoes, as I have ordered them with every course – this is not the case, completely coincidental, but very good all the same!


I highly recommend this spot for a relaxed meal for two in the centre of town. Price-Portion is very good, the service is friendly and the food is also very good!

Recomiendo este restaurante para una comida tranquila para dos personas en el centro de la ciudad. Precio-porción es muy buena, el servicio es amable y la comida también esta muy buena! 


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