If you’re hungry for a warm-weather holiday destination that’s absolutely filled to the brim with renowned restaurants offering a whole host of delicious dishes, you need look no further than sunny, sandy, savoury Calella. This Spanish paradise is ideally located in the Costa Brava. It sits right on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, meaning its seafood is out of this world and its eateries often serve fresh catches of the day. Meat and veg sourced from the mountains nearby are also common culinary inclusions.
Calella’s restaurants are incredibly diverse, making it a good spot for anyone looking for a variety of different places to eat. Whether you’re looking for somewhere trendy and relaxed or somewhere boisterous and rowdy, you’ll be sure to find an eatery to suit your liking. All sorts of tastes are catered to as well, be it cautious eaters who like to stick to English pub food or foreign feasters who want to try traditional Spanish tapas – or even see what an Italian meal is like in Spain!
Read on for some of the area’s best restaurants.
If you’re feeling a little homesick while in Calella, you need only to pop into Gringo Joes to feel like you’re back in the UK. The venue itself has an accurate British pub atmosphere, complete with dark wooden walls and tellies playing live sports matches. Whether you’re craving a pint or a full English, you’ll be able to find it here.
Restaurante Molina Campos
Restaurante Molina Campos gives a whole new meaning to the word ‘tapas’. This restaurant serves traditional Spanish fare with a twist – the chef has come up with some truly ingenious variations. It is incredibly budget-friendly here and, with a menu that is always changing, you can guarantee that each visit will be truly unique.
For a taste of Spain and Italy, have a meal at Tropical Filo. This restaurant serves foods from both of the aforementioned countries, such as tapas, paella, homemade panna cotta and traditional Italian dishes.
Macanudo – Sabor Argentino
Want to trade Spain for Argentina for an evening? Your best bet is Macanudo – Sabor Argentino, located just off Calella’s central shopping strip. Here you can try traditional Argentinian dishes such as empanadas (pasties stuffed with meat) and steak fillets flavoured with unusual spices.
Head down to Capriccio Freddo after your meal for a tasty treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. This ice creamery is known for its truly unique flavours and free samples – which is a good thing, because you’ll likely want to try citrus and celery ice cream before you commit to ordering a scoop.
All the best evenings end at Papas Bar. You can scarf down some typically English dishes before starting on the drinks and enjoying entertainment that can range from dancing to midnight bingo. There’s no better place for a lively night out – and if you want to make new friends, the staff are known for their incredibly friendly dispositions.
Where to Stay
Summer Hotel – Despite its name, this fantastic hotel is lovely no matter the season. Foodies will be pleased to know that it features a modern bar as well as a buffet restaurant that serves international and Spanish food for when you don’t want to go far for a meal. However, it’s also only ten minutes from the town centre by foot should you want to go further afield for a snack.
Hotel Volga – This hotel also features a bar and a buffet restaurant that specialises in Spanish and international dishes. However, Hotel Volga steps it up a notch with its show-cooking area. Other onsite amenities include a sunbathing terrace, a swimming pool and a beach club.
How to Get There
Getting from England to Calella is a fairly simple journey, especially when you book your onward travel through Shuttle Direct. The flight from any of the many London airports to Barcelona Airport (BCN) takes about two hours – so bring a snack! Once you land, you can hop in an airport transfer and be at your accommodation in just over an hour.
To ensure your journey from Barcelona Airport to Calella goes as smoothly as possible, I always recommend pre-booking your transfer with Shuttle Direct ahead of time. Their services never fail to impress me – there really is no better transport company if you’re looking for an efficient, reliable ride with a friendly driver.
- UK to BCN Flight Time: 2 hours
- BCN to Calella Distance: 74 kilometres
- Shuttle Direct Transfer Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
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