Salad with figs, feta cheese and a mint vinaigrette
La Singular is one of my favourite restaurants for both lunch and dinner.
Here are several sound reasons why:
Price for lunch:
For the menú diari [menú del día], which includes bread and wine, or beer, or water, you’ll pay 10,50€.
Price for dinner:
- Starters and first courses cost between 2,50€ and 6€.
- Mains cost between 7,50€ — 15€.
- A good bottle of Montsant wine will cost you 15€.
- A very good bottle of Priorat will will cost 22€.
- The fixed-price lunch menu offers a choice of 4 first courses, 3 or 4 second courses and 3 or 4 desserts.
- An extensive à la carte menu is available in the evening,
Ingredients, preparation and presentation are all reliably excellent. I have never had a duff plate here.
The food offered here is playfully inventive, joyfully combining meat, fish and cheese with fresh seasonal fruits, berries, herbs, dried fruits, nuts and veggies to produce wonderfully balanced, flavoursome dishes. Delicious.
Polite and businesslike. Timing very good; attentive without being intrusive. English can be spoken.
It is not possible to reserve a table for lunch.
Thoughtfully lit, tastefully decorated, intimate, cosy, squeezed space with a very comfortable noise level.
As you walk into the dining-room you’ll pass the small kitchen and see dishes being prepared.
Excellent. Probably the best value lunch in the city.
Over the years I’ve dined here well more than twenty times. Since January this year I’ve dined here eleven times.
A few months ago I was here in the company of an accomplished English chef with more than 40 years’ experience.
“Rabbit with chocolate? That ain’t gonna work.” But it does.
“Duck with banana, passion fruit and pistachios… are you serious? Get outta here.” It shouldn’t work — but it does.
Without exception, every person I have taken here, including two chefs, a sous chef, a cook and a caterer, have all been more than a little impressed by the food here.
This isn’t some geeky, hipster bunch of wannabes throwing together wacky combos for the sake of it — more a sincere, playful attempt to please, entertain and satisfy — and it does.
At the heart of Vila de Gràcia, just around the corner from the Ajuntament (Town Hall), a minute stroll from Plaça de la Vila (Town Hall square).
Open on Mondays. Closed on Sundays. Closed for lunch on Saturdays.
Restaurante La Singular website: HERE
Carrer Francisco Giner, 50
Call: (+34) 93 237 5098