Restaurant Gut

A hidden gem for difficult diners; healthy, gluten-free, vegan , veggie, pescatarian and carnivores all welcome.

WHERE: Carrer del Perill 13, 08012 Barcelona.

METRO: Diagonal.

THE DEAL: A stylish setting serving quality, organic and veggie friendly food.

THE FOOD: Organic mediterranean and Asian fusion food served in a pristine white setting. If you are veggie or gluten-free this place makes life easy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But this isn’t typical vegetarian dining. Dishes are inventive and unusual (but still taste great). For instance watermelon and strawberry gazpacho is truly delicious; sweet and refreshing at the same time. Cod salad with orange, baby broad beans, nori and olives sauce makes another lovely, light starter. Vegetable gyoza dumplings are bites of joy ;the dipping sauce is salty, the dumpling dough is thin and crispy and stuffed with fresh veggie filling. The wine list also has many organic options. A clean, fresh white matches well with pretty much everything. For mains you can keep it veggie with a bowl of comforting vegan pad-thai consisting of rice noodles, soy beans, kale and cashew nuts or a plain but health-giving wok of vegetables that comes with lightly fried breaded tofu. Meat-eaters are also catered for. Tender, fragrant Kerala-style chicken curry is topped with a cooling mango and raita yoghurt sauce. Juicy beef tataki is sliced fine with miso sauce and cassava chips is a nice twist on ‘steak frites’. The shrimp, feta and nectarine with Japanese vinaigrette is delicate and balanced. Expect warm and timely service to help you navigate the menu. Big appetites should order a meaty dish or one of the burgers (veggie or meat) to ensure they leave full and satisfied. Desserts are not so creative (think chocolate brownie) but they will still satisfy a sweet tooth.

THE PRICE: Watermelon gazpacho €7, Vegetable gyozas €7.5, Pad-thai €11.9, Wok of vegetables €8.7, Kerala-style chicken curry €11.8, Beef Tataki €14.9, Shrimp & feta €14.5. Brownie €4.8. Glass of wine €3.2. Lunchtime is particularly good value with a €13 menu that gets you three courses, tea, coffee, water, bread and a wine or beer.

PAY BY: €ash and card.  

BEST FOR: A group of people with a mix of dietary demands. This is sophisticated food for vegans, veggies, gluten-free and carnivores alike.

El Gut