Can Lledo


The food in Catalonia is an exquisite mix of traditional and fusion. The region is home to El Bulli, voted the best restaurant in the world, and many restaurants have adapted this style of cooking. The concept of adventurous food combinations has spread across the region and many restaurants offer dishes that are true taste sensations.

In Catalonia people eat later than the UK. Lunch starts at 2pm and dinner 9pm and can go on until 1am. Restaurants are open earlier if you want to avoid waiting, but be warned you may have an empty restaurant. It is recommended that you make a booking for all restaurants.

Nearest to Can Lledo:

Can Xiquet

Farmhouse chic with extensive menu and cool outdoor dining. Children’s climbing frame too! On the road from Cassa de la Selva to the airport

Tel: +34 972 462 018

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Can Peret

Incredible menu, old castle like farmhouse. On the road from Cassa de la Selva to Girona

Tel: +34 972 462 277

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Mas Canyet

On road from Cassa de la Selva to airport!

Tel: +34 972 463 437

Can Panedes, Llaogostera

On the road to Llagostera.

Tel: +34 972 830 356

La Brasa Grillada

Centre of Cassa de la Selva. Very casual. There are also a few bars serving basic tapas and a pizza restaurant in Cassa de la Selva.

Tel: +34 972 460 003

Cal Carreter and Can Met Viu (Sant Sadurni)

Simple and hearty Catalan cooking - both local favourites.

Cal Carreter Tel: +34 972 641 150
Can Met Viu Tel: +34 616 082 020

L'Alquimista (Monells)

Gorgeous courtyard restaurant tucked away beneath folliage in the Pepa Maca hotel. Impressive menu with some adventurous twists. Small portions but good value. Laid back and fun. Pop in for a beer or a 3 course meal. A little gem..

Address: Calle Vilanova, 11. Monells, 17121
Tel: +34 977 630 362

Hostalet 1701 (Monells)

Hotel restaurant with a bit of style. Hidden roof top dining with a tranquil charm.

Tel: +34 972 639 912

Raku (Corca)

Great creative ‘sharing’ style fusion dishes. Interesting décor and art. Good value.

Open for dinner Tuesday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays.

Tel: +34 972 630 240

Further afield:

Castell D’Emporda (Bisbal)

Breathtaking hill top setting with views across the countryside outside Bisbal.

Tel: +34 972 646 254

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La Placa, Hotel La Placa (Madremagna)

Stunning 14th century house set in the heart of the village of Madremagna. High-quality seasonal cuisine combining tradition with innovation.

Tel: +34 972 490 487

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Papibou (Peratallada)

Sister restaurant to Raku, same concept but bigger dishes. Honey prawns are a must. Closed on Wednesdays.

Tel: +34 972 635 030

Hotel Mas Villalongapetit, Cassa (Cassa)

4* Hotel in completely secluded countryside setting. Fantastic food - a more expensive menu, but worth the money.

Tel: +34 972 461 993

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Restaurant El Fort, Hotel El Fort (Ullastret)

Delicious and creative Iberian cooking in a warm environment. Lovely village location.

Tel: +34 972 757 773

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In Girona:

El Bistrot (Pujada de St Domenec 4)

One of Girona's best restaurants.

Tel: +34 972 218 803

Boira (Pl Independencia 10)

Traditional Catalan cooking with a modern slant in a lovely setting backing onto the river.

Tel: +34 972 217 459

Cal Ros (Cort Reial 9)

This old-fashioned spot under the arches serves some of the city’s finest Catalan fare. Closed Sunday eve and Monday.

Tel: +34 972 219 176

Casa Marieta (Pl Independencia)

One of the oldest restaurants in Girona, with a high-vaulted ceiling, serving traditional food at reasonable prices. Closed Sunday eve and Monday

Tel: +34 972 201 016

El Celler de Can Roca (Ctra Taiala 40, St Gregori)

Twice ranked the No.1 restaurant in the world, El Celler de Can Roca thrives on the endless creativity of the trio of gastronomically talented brothers behind one of the most acclaimed restaurants on the planet. Recommended to book a year in advance. Closed in August.

Tel: +34 972 222 157

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La Creperie Bretonne (Cort Reial 14)

An anarchic warren of small, extravagantly decorated rooms, with an excellent selection of crepes and Breton cider. Closed Sunday.

Tel: +34 972 218 120

El Cul de La Lleona (c/Calderers 8)

Small welcoming joint serving up cuisine combining subtle Moroccan influences with chunky Catalan flavours. Closed Monday.

Tel: +34 972 203 158

Divinum (Gnrl. Fournas, 2)

Catalan fusion restaurant

Tel: +34 872 080 218

Draps (Cort Reial, 2)

Delicious fusion food, "sharing concept", modern décor, reasonably priced.

Tel: +34 872 080 430

La Penyora (c/Nou de Teatre 3)

Very popular little place that offers 2 menus del dia – one for carnivores and one for vegetarians! Closed Tuesday.

Tel: +34 972 218 948

Pol Nord (c/Pedret 120)

One of the most popular and prestigious restaurants on this street, serving Catalan dishes with a creative slant. Closed Sunday.

Tel: +34 972 200 927

Vinil (Carrer Cort Reial, 17 baixos)

Very modern green restaurant in the cobbled streets but don’t be put off by the sparse décor. Great tasting dishes with a twist.

Tel: +34 972 216 440

Zanpanzar (Cort Reial 10-12)

For a drink, there is a great bar with excellent Basque style tapas. For dinner, there is a moderately priced restaurant serves succulent meat and fish dishes.

Tel: +34 972 212 843

Mon Oncle (Carrer Mercaders 13)

Fabulous tapas gem off the tourist path in a little square. Great service, wine, and vegetarian options.

Tel: +34 972 206 314

By the coast:

Tamariu has 4 or 5 restaurants lining the promenade by the sea. Great for a long lunch or dinner. Sa Tuna, Aiguablava and Sa Riera also all have good beachside restaurants.