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Most of the comments below were written during the 1990's and early 2000's when restaurant prices were very cheap. They are more expensive now, on a par with UK prices. There are many more that could be on here, just not enough time and space!

Club Tennis (400 yards up the road)

This is a very child friendly restaurant, overlooking the tennis courts, serving good fresh wholesome food at reasonable prices. There is an inside and an outside dining area as well as a bar if you just want Tapas or a drink. It is owned independantly to the Tennis Club, though they share the toilet facilities. It is open from March to the end of November and run by a welcoming husband and wife team. During the season it may be necessary to pop in during the day to reserve a table for dinner in the evening as it could be busy. The main courses and tapas items are the best part of the menu, starters less so. If paying by credit card, advised to pay in euros not £ as better conversion usually.

Restaurant - Bar El Pedro, Pals.

Pedros is situated towards the top of of 'old' Pals so makes a great place for a meal after a bit of early evening shopping
Always a pleasant warm atmosphere with good wholesome food.
Can be very busy so it is often best to book during the season.
Closed Thursdays out of season
You can visit their web site by clicking elpedropals.com


Tel: (972) 63 69 83

Pizzeria niff niff, Platja de Pals.

restaurant, picture of pizza

This is a friendly, fun, pizzeria that is basic, cheap and cheerful.Its been going for every summer for at least the last 30 years. Busy most nights but with a quick table turn. Smallish pizzas but overall it is OK value for money and is a 10 minute walk from the apartment.


Tel: (972) 63 60 66

Vicus. Pals Main Road

Thanks to Judy for recommending this one to us! In a very ordinary location (main road through Pals) this is a restaurant for your birthday or wedding anniversary (not really with the kids). A very contemporary 'gastro' restaurant offering fine food with subtle flavours and unusual dishes. The taster menu is probably best for a first visit to find out what you like. More expensive than the usual tourist restaurants but still good value for the quality on offer (about on par with a high class restaurant in the UK). Open for 2 years as at June 2013, you can't help feeling it would be more suited to any capital city in Europe. We had a great meal and wish them well

Tel:(972) 63 60 88. Enginyer Algarra, 51. 17256 Pals

www.vicusrestaurant.com

Can Dolc, Sant Feliu de Boada.

Situated in a the quiet village of Sant Feliu de Boada this is a lovely traditional restaurant serving good food. Pleasant atmosphere and good value. Turn left off the road towards Toroella signed Peratallada and Palau Sator then turn left in couple of miles. You can dine inside or outside in the square in front of the church.
Tel: (972) 63 50 03

Mas de Torrent

In the village of Torrent, on the road from Pals to La Bisbal, on the right. It is considered one of the best gastronomic establishments in the area. Not cheap! The walls are decorated with a private collection of pictures, a tribute to Picasso. The restaurant is open to non residents who  wish to dine with panoramic views of Pals. The gastronomy is based on products of the Baix Empordà region.
Hotel Mas de Torrent 17123 Torrent. Girona.
Tel.+34 902 550 321 Fax.+34 972 303 293
www.mastorrent.com

Hostal Sa Tuna
Platja Sa Tuna

It took us some time to get round to visiting this lovely restaurant where you can enjoy delicious food in a beautiful setting right by the beach. If going at night don't be put off by the long dark windy road down from Begur. It's worth the journey. Towards the top end of restaurant prices for the area but worth it.
Tel: (972) 62 21 98 or 972 62 41 82

www.hotelsatuna.com

L'Arc Vell, Peratallada.

Attractive setting, large portions. Beans, battered courgettes, onion rings, chips etc. as side orders - only order one for 2 - 4 persons. Different menu to many, garlic steak (beefsteak) chicken are popular dishes. A must visit on a nice evening if you can sit in the outside area.

Tel: (972) 63 40 00 or 972 63 40 80

www.restaurant-arcvell.com

Gran Muralla (Chinese Restaurant) , Playa de Pals

In walking distance of the apartment, this is one of few Chinese restaurants in the area. It is on the way into Platja (Playa) de Pals on the left. Pleasant 'conservatory style' environment. More comfortable restaurant at the back of the building used more out of season. Makes a change from local cuisine. Prices and style as you would find in a Chinese in U.K.
Tel: 972 636 103

Restaurant Rotisseria Can Padres, Pals.

restaurant, image of pig on spit Situated by the roundabout on the road form Pals to Platja de Pals this is a very popular spot for spit Roast Chicken. Ideal for a family meal and very competitively priced
Tel:(972) 63 61 48

El Raco De L'Era Palau-Sator

A more modern exterior with traditional Catalan restaurant inside. A menu with more choice than many. Good food at very reasonable prices. May not look as traditional or attractive outside as some in Palau Sator but the food is up with the best.
Tel: (972) 63 42 25

Restaurant Can Bach. Sant Feliu de Boada.

Not to be confused with Can Bech at Fontanilles. 1 mile up the road towards Peratallada turn left down a long cart track. Very traditional farmhouse/barn restaurant. Good value. In the day time visit the Vins Can Bach next door. Take a bottle to fill up with brandy from the barrel, and sample some of the liqueurs!

Tel: (972) 19 60 80

Sa Punta, Platja de Pals

A 5 minute drive from the apartment - the restaurant is well signposted. The food and wine are excellent. Towards the top of the local price range, but worth it especially if celebrating.

Les Voltes, Callella de Palafrugell

Lovely sea front restaurant in Calella de Palafrugell. Slightly more expensive than average (location) but a very pleasant environment with good food. Ideal for a long leisurely late lunch
Tel: (972) 615 548 lesvoltes@telefonica.net

Can Ruben, Pals.

On the main road form Pals to Toroella just a couple of hundred yards from the large roundabout at Pals. Very low prices for good food in simple surroundings.Very much a local's lunchtime restaurant. Can be OK for cheap family meal.

Restaurant Bonay, Peratallada.

Excellent first floor restaurant with a better wine selection than most. There are many restaurants in Peratallada. Based on recent visits this one is one of the best. If you like game you'll like this. You can visit their web site by clicking here
Tel: (972) 63 40 34

Restaurant Sala Gran, Llofriu on outskirts of Palafrugell.

On the main road with large car park the Sala Gran is very attractive and offers fine food & wine. More formal than some with good service. Not always open these days.
Tel: (972) 30 16 38

El Boirinot, Peratallada.

Traditional Catalan cuisine in traditional surroundings. specializing in 'carn a la brasa'. Another of Peratallada's good restaurants.
Tel: (972) 63 40 84

Mas Comangau, Begur.

A beautiful setting overlooking the countryside around Palafrugell from the hill by Begur. Good food in pleasant traditional surroundings. Reasonably priced.
Tel: (972) 62 32 10

Sol Blanc. Pals.

On the main road near Pals (near the large roundabout in the direction of Toroella on the left) this is an attractive setting in a traditional Catalan farm house style building. Regional cuisine with a warm ambience. More for celebration than family meal.
Tel: (972) 66 73 65

Can Joan, Sant Feliu de Boada.

Better than first appearances. The main restaurant can sometimes look empty from outside. However there is an attractive terrace at the back where most people choose to dine, so do not be put off by first impressions. On our last vist the food was good and the service very attentive. Situated at the back of the small village away from the road.
Tel: (972) 63 43 13

El Rovell de Begur

Situated in the centre of Begur, open every day, with set meals and a la carte. In summer you can eat out on the terrace. Specialties - grilled vegetables, snails and barbecued meats.
Placa Pella i Forgass, 4
Tel. 972 62 45 44

Rodondo.

On the promeade at Tamariu. Cheap and cheerful with good wholesome food. Great for sardines and toasted tomato bread. Ideal for a light late lunch after a morning on the beach. Similar to Es Dofi
Psg.del Mar, 20

Bonavista. Pals

Typical mediterranian food specialising in Grilled Meat 'a la brassa'. Open all year with a terrace for dining in summer.
c/Muralla, 5 Pals Tel 972 688 144
Tel 972 66 81 44

Les Coques del Psss...

On the main 'placa' in Peratallada. Pleasant vibrant atmosphere appealing to a younger clientele. Good food at reasonable prices.
Tel: 972 63 50 14 lescoques@ya.com

El Pati, Peratallada.

There can't be many more delightful settings for dining outside than this one. A garden terrace with lemon and orange trees is the setting for good food under the stars. Slightly higher priced than many. Found just on the entrance to Peratallada if you have parked in the top car park by the 'moat'

Sa Torre, Palau Sator.

On the entrance to Palau Sator this small traditional restaurant has a pleasant ambience. The food is typical of the region and as with most of the restaurants is reasonably priced
Tel: (972) 63 41 18

Restaurant El Romaní, Platja de Pals

Only minutes from the apartment on the main road to Masos de Pals. Great for chicken on the spit or grilled meats cooked on a wood fire.

L'Arc. Palafrugell

Off the main square up a side road. Unpretentious pizzeria and restaurant. Great French onion soup. Don't forget your cash when you go here - they don't accept credit cards. I nearly ended up washing up!

Mirador. Next to Gerona Airport

If you are arriving late and want a meal before progressing to the apartment this is a surprisingly good restaurant with reasonable inexpensive food down a dusty track next to the entrance to the airport. It’s also quite good if you’ve arrived at the airport too early on your return and just fancy a drink or coffee.

Can Bech, Fontanilles.

Turn left from the road to Toroella just before the petrol station. Worth finding - it is a bit different but the food can be rather rich. Sophisticated menu & in a charming environment. Slightly higher prices than some of the local restaurants but still reasonable. (Do not confuse with Can Bach at Sant Feliu.)
Tel: (972) 75 93 17

La Paissa D'En Cardina,Pizzeria, Peratallada.

A bit different from the other restaurants in Peratallada. It has a full traditional menu as well as being a Pizzeria. Good if the adults want a 3 course meal and the kids want a pizza.
Tel: (972) 63 47 08

Castell d'Emporda, La Bisball

Wow! Worth finding. Had a wonderful Easter sunday lunch outside in the courtyard restaurant in the sunshine overlooking beautiful countryside. Great food, great service, great wines in a splendid setting. You will probably need to book.
Allow 120euros for 2 @ 2010 prices

Tel: +34 972 646 254
Fax+34 972 645 550


email: info@castelldemporda.com
www.castelldemporda.com

Restaurant Rostei. Begur .

Specialising in seafood this restaurant offers something a littel different. Portions on the small size and not cheap but makes a change from some of the more meat orintated establishments. Non fish dishes also served

Tel 972 62 27 04

www.restaurantrostei.com

Fonda Caner. Begur.

More contemporary decor and stylish. Rather different to the traditional wine cellar / farmhouse type of dining room in many restaurants of the area. Good food and a reasonably priced menu.

Tel +34 972 62 23 91

www.fondacaner.com

Los Caracoles, Barcelona.

If you are visiting Barcelona there are 1000's of restaurants to choose from but this one has real character and good food at reasonable prices. Just off the corner (towards the Med and away from the Ramblas) of the Placa Real.
Calle Escudellers.

Tel: +34 93 302 31 85
Fax: +34 93 302 07 43

La Pizzetta, Begur.

Don't be put off by the long flight of stairs down to this very pleasant pizzeria. Close to the village square and church. Conservatory style restaurant where you would have to book at the height of the season. They do a great french onion soup.
Tel: (972) 62 38 84

www.lapizzeta.com Ventura Sabater, 2-4. 17255 Begur

Es Dofi, Tamariu.

Lots of restaurants and bars to choose from in Tamariu, however at lunchtime Es Dofi makes a perfect place to take a break from the beach. Good simple food at reasonable prices. Tomato bread, omlette and salad with a glass of wine - just the thing for a snack.

Tel: (972) 62 00 43

Mar Blau. Pals Beach

Better than it looks from outside. Quite a large restaurant serving good food. Outside beach side dining as well as a spacious restaurant inside.

Tel: (972) 63 60 79

SOL I MAR, Pals Beach.

Next door to Mar Blau. On the corner by Pals beach. Both a snack bar and full restaurant, so depending on the occasion you have the choice. Simple surroundings but good food lunch and evenings

Mas Pastor, Corca.

Attractive Farmhouse style restaurant on the road from Girona to La Bisbal just outside Corca. Ideal if wanting a restaurant going to or coming from the Airport.
Tel; (972) 63 04 52

Les Acacies. Aiguablava

Down by the beach, an ideal place for a leisurely lunch on a hot sunny day. Great for grilled sardines. Good simple food.

Can Sago, Palau Sator.

Picturesque setting where you can dine inside or outside. Traditional building and traditional Catalan food. Yet again prices that are reasonable making for a good value meal
Tel: (972) 63 41 66

Mas Pou, Palau-Sator.

Lovely restaurant with very good food and the name usually intrigues the kids. Medium price range and big portions often with appetizers on the house. Seems to be open all year round
Tel: (972) 56 90 27

Un Poc de Tot
Begur

Romantic setting in a garden courtyard with patio heaters and individual table lamps. Middle range prices. Good for grilled food. A few freebies and sharing starters adds a nice touch.

You can also eat inside but outside is more attractive


Tel; (972) 623 505

Restaurant Culleretes
Barcelona

One of the oldest restaurants in Barcelona. Very traditional and reasonably priced. With tiled walls and murals along with a very traditional menu we really like this one. Most of the serving staff are female and not 'in the first flush of youth'. It does not open until 9pm and often there is a queue outside up to half an hour before opening but it's worth waiting for. Similar 'olde worlde' restaurant as Las Caracoles but more reasonably priced

Quintana, 5 Tel: 93 317 64 85 Just city side (as opposed to sea side) of Placa Real parallel with Ramblas

La Riera, Peratallada.

Very traditional elegant setting. Great food at a reasonable price. All the restaurants in Peratallada are good but on our last vist this was excellent. It is situated at the bottom of the main square in Peratallada. Placa de Les Voltres,3
Tel: (972) 63 41 42


El Trull d'en Francesc. Boadella d'Emporda.

This restaurant is about 40 miles from the apartment so is too far for an evening out. If you are however north west of Figueres it is worth finding your way to this restaurant. You will need a map as it is way out in the countryside on a road to nowhere. Mid range prices - still very reasonable by U.K. standards and good value. You may need to book.

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