Buffet brunch at Les Delicies
I've been wishing for a good brunch buffet in Barcelona for a while now. A good buffet is difficult to come across, so when I was invited to try the Sunday brunch buffet at Les Delicies I was over the moon (especially when I saw pictures from it, wow!).
Les Delicies is located in Hotel Catalonia Passeig de Gracia, on Gran Via. The hotel is lovely inside (the pool looks very inviting!) and so is the space where brunch is held. There is a patio terrace too, but save that for cooler weather though.
The very friendly and professional staff greeted us and showed us around the buffet. There is a showcooking station where you can order your omelet (plenty of varieties to choose from), and lots and LOTS of mouthwatering food to choose from. You can also order small, beautifully presented items off a menu if you wish: a mini hamburger or Eggs Benedict, or perhaps a mushroom quinotto.
The food on display is plentiful and I want to try absolutely everything. There are cheeses, cured meats, two different types of smoked, marinated salmon (SO good), bagels filled with cream cheese and salmon, bacon and caramelized onion quiche, salads....
One station I particularly loved because it's so local: a hot station with mussels in a herb sauce (so tasty!), and another with small octopus in a very, very flavorful sauce. Next to it there were grilled meats, sausages and vegetables with romesco sauce on the side. In addition to this there was a station for making your own pan con tomate. I love this local touch to the brunch!
You won't be thirsty either, I can tell you. In addition to the usual drinks you also get a welcome drink (cava, mimosa or bellini), or you can have freshly pressed fruit juices or cute cold-pressed detox juices.
Let's talk about desserts though. Plenty of choices as you can imagine. My attention was caught by the donuts filled with jam and ricotta, carrot cake, tarta de Santiago, crepes, waffles (I had mine with chantilly and Nocilla..!), chocolate mousse, croissants, a gorgeous Crema Catalana tartlet...
The brunch at Les Delicies exceeded any expectation I had. I like the location, the friendliness of the staff, the variety and the price. 29€ (reduced price for kids) is an excellent price for everything that's on offer. Go check it out, and stay for hours!
Brunch at Les Delicies
Sundays 12.30 - 16.00
Hotel Catalonia Passeig de Gracia
Gran via de les Corts Catalanes 644