Green Spot — Barcelona, Spain

A side view of a three story building with a restaurant on the lowest level and doors and small balcony's on the upper two levels.
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Of Barcelona’s many-splendoured culinary delights, good vegetarian menus have been conspicuously absent. Until, that is, the arrival of Green Spot just below the Born and Gothic quarters where En Compania de Lobos, one of the city’s best-known restaurant groups, has tapped the São Paulo-based Isay Weinfeld for the interiors. 

A long oak-lined corridor at the entrance draws the eye inwards past light-washed rooms, arches, a copper-topped bar, and a quietly lush interior garden. Earthy tones dominate as terracotta, raw linen and oak nicely complement vintage table lamps and Zeitraum furniture. 

From behind the glass-walled kitchen, Marcelino Jimenez masterminds a locally-sourced and seasonal vegetarian menu that is anchored with Mediterranean ingredients, but which freestyles through a thoroughly enjoyable mash-up of global cuisine – dolmades stuffed with red quinoa, pakoras, fennel roasted with orange and chilli, egg and kale casseroles, and even Chinese-styled lettuce leaves wrapped around tofu and herbs. 

A long wooden bar with brown chairs and arched doorways.

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A large sitting are with two longs tables, chairs, wall feature made of plants and arched ceilings.

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A restaurant with decorated tables, chairs, square floor tiles, wooden walls, wall lights and an arched roof.

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A restaurant with decorated tables, chairs, wooden walls, glass cabinet built into the wall and a plant feature.

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A restaurant kitchen with a long food preparing counter, wooden walls, wooden ceilings, food serving window and ovens and stoves.

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A restaurant with decorated tables, chairs, arched doorways, wooden walls, square brown floor tiles and plant feature

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A sitting area with large tables, grey sofa's and a plant feature wall.

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ADDRESS

Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 12
Barcelona

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Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.