Cecconi’s — Barcelona, Spain
As the saying goes: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. So successful is Nick Jones’ Soho House formula, that reintroducing the same brands of much-loved restaurants, spas and cinemas in each new location, is a no-brainer.
The latest to surface, is a Barcelona outpost of the brand’s Italian restaurant, Cecconi’s. Located on the ground floor of the members’ club, the public restaurant, dressed by the in-house team Soho House Design is, on the surface, immediately recognisable for its signature striped floor. But on closer inspection, it becomes apparent the interiors are peppered with classic Catalan references, including bespoke concrete mosaics inspired by traditional Spanish tiles and terracotta vaulted ceilings that are part of the original heritage-listed 19th-century building.
The food of course is classic Cecconi’s, with an array of fail-safe northern Italian offerings from the perfectly crisp veal Milanese to prosciutto San Daniele served with rocket and creamy burrata.
We suggest heading to the central courtyard where, under a retractable roof, house-made pizzas are churned out quick as a flash from the tiled pizza oven.