The Best British Restaurants in Barcelona
One of the most exciting things about traveling is trying new things and getting to know the local culture and habits. Food is usually a difficult matter to get right. Walking around an unknown city and finding the right place to eat can be quite exhausting and challenging, especially when it comes to foreign cuisine. When you’ve been away from home for some days, maybe it’s time to go back to basics and try to feel like home with a British meal. Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city and there are plenty of options.
In our list of the top British restaurants in the Catalan capital we have everything, from restaurants to Burger joints, Irish pubs and trendy British-inspired cuisine. Some of our options have takeaway, while others are mostly fast food. Enjoy!
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British restaurants in Barcelona you need to try
Where is it? Carrer de Mallorca, 204
You’ll be in l’Eixample district, but it’ll feel like you’re in the heart of London. One of the best English pubs in Barcelona offers from morning to evening a full British experience. Surrounded by typical pub decorations, you can try the full English breakfast served with bacon, eggs, sausage, hash brown, baked beans, tomato and toast to start the day. For dinner or for lunch, the best steak pie and bangers ‘n mash in town. Not only food, but also live music and televised sport events are to find in The Philarmonic.
The fish & chips shop Eixample
Where is it? Carrer de Rocafort, 70
If British cuisine is known for a specific dish, it’s got to be fish and chips. This franchise’s restaurants are cozy, chic and well located. The one in Rocafort street is right in between Catalunya square and Espanya square, two of the central points in the city. The traditional fish and chips can be found, as well as one with a twist: the veggie fish and chips with avocado. British dishes mixed with traditional Spanish tapas and some popular tartars are available at the restaurant.
Obama English pub
Where is it? Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 603
He’s no longer the president of the United States of America, but Barack Obama is still a sensation. The name can be confusing, but Obama is one of the most popular English pubs in Barcelona. Even though the food is not the first thing to be outlined at Obama, there’s a wide range of options: from salads, sandwiches, burgers, pulled pork or pork ribs to Spanish tapas, pasta or pizza, even apple pie. Their British sea-salt chips with a cocktail like a whisky sour are a great combination if you prefer to go for a drink. The best thing about this place, apart from the food, is the atmosphere, with live music in the evening.
Dunnes Irish Bar
Where is it? Via Laietana, 19
Dunne’s is one of the most typical Irish pubs you will find in Barcelona. Located in this crowded avenue, Dunne’s offers beer and tapas, among other specialties. You can taste real Irish dishes such as Irish Porridge, scrambled eggs, baked potatoes and their famous breakfast Butty, composed of toasted bread, bacon, Irish sausages and cheddar cheese. The perfect to have breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The Pie Shoppe
Where is it? Padua 87
As its name indicates, this is a traditional British pies restaurant.They take pride in using only natural homemade sweets with seasonal ingredients, which you can combine with a wide variety of sodas, coffee and salads. If we have to pick one recommendation, try the traditional Haggis Scotch Egg with pickles and whisky sauce, a Scottish deliciousness. You can order whole pies and they deliver to home too.
Fish and Chips Shop Raval
Where is it? Carrer Peracamps 7
It shouldn’t surprise anybody that a list of British restaurants in Barcelona has several fish & chips shops. This is one of the most popular dishes in Great Britain, both for fancy restaurants and fast food joints. Fish and Chips Shop Raval is the second type, but don’t underestimate it for that reason: their fish and chips are delicious. You can also add tartar or mango sauce on your fish, enjoy yams with curry or salty chocolate. Try it!
International Soul Food
Where is it? Carrer Freixures 8
Great Britain has been for centuries a diverse society, composed of different cultures. Nowadays they are part of the British culture, including their food. In International Soul Food you find British, Indian, Pakistani and the type of dishes you could have in any London neighborhood. You can eat it there or better, take it home or outside and eat it while enjoying the Barcelona atmosphere. Don’t forget to try their wonderful Chicken Tikka Masala.
The Wild Rover Irish Pub Barcelona
Where is it? Carrer de Santa Mónica 2
They define themselves as a “proper Irish Pub” and they definitely are, because they have everything: British sports on the TV, 30 different British beers and a tempting menu with a variety of British dishes. They serve Irish breakfast composed by Irish sausages, grilled mushrooms, bacon, baked bean and roasted tomatoes. They also have fish and chips, BBQ ribs and their delicious Black Angus Burgers, our pick of the restaurant. And musical shows on weekends, another great reason for paying them a visit.