11 Lunch & Lounges in Barcelona rooftops

1. Restaurante Martínez

Martinez will allow you to enjoy, in the part that overlooks the sea (be it the balconies or the terrace itself), a sensational panorama, with all of Barcelona and the Mediterranean at your feet. The whole restaurant is exterior, although a large part of the structure is under cover; there is interior, of course, but it is not for the guests but for the kitchen and the services. Its motto is ‘Paella, embers and sea’, and materializes in appetizers (anchovies, Russian salad, croquettes, cod fritters, seafood clams, prawns …) and in dishes such as fish soup, casserole lobster and monkfish, the sole, the turbot, the grouper … and the rice dishes (there are a dozen!). They always use fish from Catalan and Galician markets and the vegetables are organic and of proximity. If you go on a Friday afternoon, click on a ‘disc jockey’.

2. Pez Vela

Said Pez Vela responsible that it is a new concept of chiringuito. Let’s see, it is not precarious or planted in the sand, although it is located a few meters from the beach of Barceloneta that is under the Hotel W. That is why diners feel comfortable at their tables. This terrace does not look like Barcelona but rather Miami, with a walk where runners and skaters circulate, a beach shaped like a bay below and the skyline of the Diagonal Mar skyscrapers in the background. Its gastronomic proposal is short but direct, and it revolves around salads, wild fish of the day and rice dishes (for the most carnivorous there is beef steak grilled with natural coal.

3. H10 Cubik

An impressive panoramic view of Barcelona in which the Cathedral and the Gothic Quarter stand out. In the wonderful Atik Terrace, on the eighth floor of the H10 Cubik, you can enjoy your dishes and refreshing cocktails in the bar area during the day. From the afternoon it also opens the restaurant with a menu of avant-garde dishes, such as its succulent Paella or the duck magret marinated with kimchi and orange, lime and mango chutney. This luxury environment, which is completed with the plunge pool and the hammock area, is a perfect place for afterworks, occasionally enlivened by musical performances every Thursday and Friday from June to September at 7:30 p.m.

4. Hotel Mandarín Oriental: Terrat & Mimosa

Terrat is a six star terrace in the Paseo de Gracia. The experience of its views on Paseo de Gracia and its most emblematic buildings of modernism, should be rquired for anyone who can afford it. Bet for an exclusive gastronomic bet with reminiscences of the most remote places of the native Peru of Gastón Acurio, one of the most prominent chefs of the moment. The outdoor experience also becomes unforgettable at sunsets. And if you prefer the most secluded spaces, at the Hotel Mandarin you can enjoy the charming Mimosa Garden. It also has the Catalan cuisine that arouses more interest in Moments, led by the chef Carme Ruscalleda and her son Raül Balam, offering one of the best gastronomic experiences in Barcelona. Ruscalleda has become one of the most famous chefs in the country, and the seven Michelin stars of its restaurants in Spain and Tokyo endorse it.

5. Hotel 1898: La Isabela

The terrace of the Hotel 1898 takes its name from one of the most beautiful islands of the Philippines, La Isabela. From this oasis of calm in the Rambla, you can admire the best skyline of Barcelona at any time of the day, while sunbathing in our Balinese beds, tasting our exquisite signature tapas or enjoying our original cocktails; all this always enlivened with the best music and the atmosphere of the city. The restaurant El Nido is the ideal setting to savor the suggestions of our chef Carles Boronat, with its dishes and tapas made with the freshest products of the Boquería in a wise blend of Mediterranean roots and exotic ingredients.

6. Hotel The Serras: El Sueño de Picasso

The new terrace El Sueño de Picasso of the Hotel The Serras has been selected in 2017 as one of the 25 best terraces in the world for the Travelers’ Awards, being the only one in Spain. It is the same terrace that 120 years ago hosted the first studio of a young Picasso. It is a spectacular terrace overlooking the Mediterranean and the Port of Barcelona, which inspired the artist. The cuisine of Marc Gascons is recognized with a Michelin star, which he obtained after the enormous success of Els Tinars, his family restaurant in Girona. At The Serras, the chef is committed to seasonal dishes with his own signature: fresh, informal cuisine with a Mediterranean personality.

7. Hotel La Florida: Les Terrasses Bar & Lounge

Les Terrasses Bar & Lounge is the poolside bar with the best views over Barcelona. A choice as impressive for the eyes as pleasant for the palate. The ideal place to forget the day to day, breathe fresh air and fall in love again of our city thanks to its privileged location in the Tibidabo mountain and for being an oasis of peace and tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The gastronomic offer is designed by the chef Jordi Delfa.

8. W Hotel Barcelona: Wet Deck

Feel the impulse. Enjoy the outdoors on the terrace, where the perfect cocktails, light meals and small plates, appetizers and tapas are inspired by Barcelona, but with a modern touch. Savor your favorite cocktail while the DJ mixes daring rhythms. Carles Abellán, who won his first Michelin star in 2007 at his restaurant Comerç 24, puts himself in charge of the hotel’s gastronomic offer. Creative, innovative and avant-garde Carles Abellán represents the new paradigm of contemporary cuisine, the reintroduction of forgotten flavors in the form of modern gastronomy, creating a new culinary niche. He has been able to convert the most imaginative concepts of El Bulli where he started and formed, in affordable and playful proposals, while working from the maximum culinary solidity the Catalan tapera and platillera tradition and its projection to the avant-garde.

9. Casa Fuster: Blue View

The hotel has several spaces with its own personality where gastronomy, culture and leisure merge to create a unique experience. Its large modernist terrace with spectacular blue lighting will leave an unforgettable memory if you visit it on a warm summer night. From the terrace you can see many of the city’s landmarks such as the elegant Paseo de Gracia, the Sagrada Familia and the Tibidabo. The Jazz Club is another of the hotel’s highlights because it has featured artists such as Woody Allen, the Yoshina Brothers, Eddy Davis, Conal Fowkes, Doc Scalon Trio, the New Orleans Rag Trio or the Barcelona Swing Serenaders.

10. La Terraza del Hotel Claris

The restaurant run by the chef Aurelio Morales proposes an innovative Mediterranean cuisine based on the best fresh products, with Daniel Hernández at the head of the kitchen. An environment in which to feel at ease, with an elegant, discreet and intimate atmosphere. It also has Mr. Kao restaurant, based and inspired by the golden age of private clubs in Shanghai. It is the first Dim Sum Club of Barcelona and offers a cuisine that combines quality and technique in the preparation of each dish. Classic recipes of Chinese cuisine mixed with Mediterranean ingredients and the use of local products.

11. Hotel Arts: Restaurante Marina

Located on one of the terraces of the hotel, next to the pool, it offers coastal dishes from different parts of the world in fun, original presentations with summer touches. Taste seafood dishes in a gastronomic proposal prepared by our executive chef Antonio Sáez. Also at the Arola restaurant you will find the carefree creativity of its Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola, who plays to fuse a key format of Mediterranean cuisine with the creativity of contemporary cuisine. And at the Enoteca de Paco Pérez you will discover the flavors of the Mediterranean interpreted by him, chef awarded with two Michelin stars. Savor the freshness of the sea fused with the products of the garden and the mountain.