Bistro Levante a cosy restaurant located in one of Barcelona’s oldest neighbourhoods, Gotico.
The square Placeta Manuel Ribe is a still hideaway, which is protected by the narrow and winding streets of Barcelona’s old Jewish quarters. Even though it’s just a stone throw from busy La Rambla and the famous cathedral it’s a calm haven.
AT FIRST SIGHT
Bistrot Levante is an excellent addition to Placeta Manuel Ribe with their eastern Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Already we could find the gems Satan coffee corner for a cup of speciality coffee, La Alcoba Azul for a glass of wine or a cup of tea at Caj Chai.
The locale of Bistro Levante is modern and clean with round marble top tables, green plants, low hanging lights and with ample windows, which makes the dining area swim in gorgeous natural light.
Their menus are short (lunch/dinner), and you know I’m a fan of short menus! The dishes prepared by chef Nick Hosea feel healthy and hearty, they majority of plates are suitable for vegetarians.
In the dishes we find middle eastern flavours of creamy hummus, Shakshuka, Lebanese bread with Za’tar and the spice Sumac sprinkled over then poached eggs.
Bistrot Levante, Restaurant, Gotico
DISHES TRIED AND TESTED
We visited Bistrot Levante for a bite and a coffee. We shared rye bread topped with smoked mackerel, celeric, cucumber, horseradish, dill and cream fraiche, 10€, and poached eggs served with toasted chickpeas, spelt, feta, hummus and Lebanese bread 9€.
The smoked mackerel on rye took the prize, the combination of flavours was spot on. So wort repeating.
OTHER BUSINESSES BY THE BISTROT LEVANTE GUYS
Locals and visitors looking for relaxing breakfast, lunch or dinner away from the typical tapas
Placeta de Manuel Ribé, 1, 08002 Barcelona
Wednesday to Friday 17h – 00.00h
Saturday and Sunday 10.30h – 01.00h
Monday and Tuesday closed
+34 938 582 679