TÊT and Elephant, Crocodile, Monkey
Housed inside Hotel Casa Bonay, these two restaurants essentially operate as pop-ups, with TÊT open during lunchtime and Elephant, Crocodile, Monkey for dinner. TÊT serves up fresh Vietnamese barbecue, a welcome break for anyone who has been in the city for a while and can’t face another three-course Catalan menu while Elephant, Monkey Crocodile focus on Mediterranean food with an Asian twist. There is an exposed brick wall and the restaurant’s narrow shape with wood panelling gives it the feel of a vintage train carriage. (Hotel owner Inés Miró-Sans says the design was inspired by Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited.)
Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, 700
- +34 9354 58050
Need to Book
Not at lunchtime, but it’s advised for dinner.
Iced tea by day, Mediterranean wine by night.
Vietnamese spring rolls with pork and langoustine, a shot of pho and the barbecued meat or vegetable choice, served with jasmine rice. At dinner go for simple broccoli with flaked almonds and sherry vinaigrette, barbecued duck with fresh tomatoes and dried parsnips, cauliflower and blue cheese pie and wasabi beef.