New Year’s Eve dinners in Barcelona: The best restaurants

Updated Apr 21 2020

Little by little the arrival of New Year’s Eve is coming, and we already know what is happening. So, we need to start to organise ourselves to enjoy this magical night with our loved ones (family, friends, partner). To do this, many of us who already live in Barcelona choose to have dinner at home and, after the bells ring, many laughs and several toasts, we go out to party with friends and with our partner. Even so, it is becoming more and more common, either with our family or with the same group of friends we will later go out with, to have dinner at a restaurant on New Year’s Eve, which automatically makes us ask the following question “Where to dine out?” Fortunately, they are a lot of answers to reach the same objective of each group being able to enjoy their New Year’s Eve dinner in a restaurant that best suits their tastes and needs. There are also many different tourists who decide to welcome the New Year in Barcelona and, if they do not celebrate it in the hotel’s own restaurant, they also choose to look for a good restaurant in the city to enjoy New Year’s Eve, so these dinners usually have a very fun atmosphere.

How to celebrate a New Year’s Eve Dinner in the restaurants of Barcelona?

Usually, restaurants are not open on the evening of 31st December and they celebrate with a simple dinner. However, there is also this possibility, which offers the chance to celebrate the ringing of the 12 bells in a music venue or club that opens its doors before 12am or to go to the official New Year’s Eve party held in the city. So, the options for dining at a restaurant in Barcelona on New Year’s Eve are as follows:

A. Special New Year’s Eve dinner in a restaurant with a final party

Restaurants are decorated exclusively for this event and offer customers a special New Year’s Eve menu (sometimes two or three menus to choose from) at a fixed price, as well as the essential cotillion (the usual festive elements to celebrate New Year’s Eve). Dinner lasts until after midnight to be able to celebrate the 12 bells and, consequently, the arrival of the New Year in the same restaurant. After midnight, a New Year’s Eve party is held in the restaurant, which usually ends before the typical New Year’s Eve parties in the clubs. To celebrate the party, the restaurant’s room is set up as a dance hall or, if the restaurant has one, it is held in a specific dancing area.

B. Special New Year’s Eve dinner at a music venue or club

Several musical venues and clubs that also have a restaurant area, offer interesting offers to enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner. Without a doubt it is an excellent option for fans of the most important clubs and music venues in the city (Shôko, Pacha, Carpe Diem, etc.) and who, consequently, prefer to spend New Year’s Eve dancing in one of these venues. For those who wish, there is also the option of dining elsewhere and only paying for the New Year’s Eve Party held past midnight.

C. Dinner at a bar or restaurant without a New Year’s Eve Party

Several restaurants offer a special dinner on New Year’s Eve but do not organise a final party. On the other hand, some bars also remain open, but do not offer a typical New Year’s Eve dinner. If you intend to go to a venue or club or, why not, go to the official New Year’s Eve party in Barcelona (the pre-show starts at 9.30pm and the party itself at 11.45pm), you will be interested in dining at this latter type of bars or restaurants. After the end of the official celebration show, you can continue the New Year’s Eve party at a music venue or club in Barcelona.

Where to dinner on New Year’s Eve in Barcelona?

Below you will find a number of restaurants and some venues, where you can have dinner on the night of 31st December. You will find a great variety of proposals which are categorised according to the type of dinner they offer (group A, group B or group C) with the name of the restaurant, the address, the price, in some cases the menu and the possibility of obtaining more information or booking online. At the end, a map is shown with the location of the restaurants and venues.

A. New Near’s Eve dinner at the best restaurants

bars and restaurants New Year's Eve in Barcelona

1. Ikibana Restaurant

Restaurant 1: c/ Dr. Fleming, 11.
Restaurant 2: av. del Paral·lel, 148.
Telephone: restaurant 1 (+34 935.481.312) | restaurant 2 (+34 934.244.648) | info@ikibana.com.
Type (of restaurant): Japanese restaurant.
Ideal for: families, couples and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 180€.
Menu / Set Menu: (+info).

2. Torre d’Alta Mar

Address: pg. Joan de Borbó, 88 (In the hills and next to the beach).
Contact: +34 93.221.00.07 | reserves@torredealtamar.com.
Type (of restaurant): Haute cuisine.
Ideal for: couples and families.
Atmosphere: Elegant.
Price: 275€.
Menu / Set Menu: (+info).


3. Fonda Espanya Restaurant

Address: c/ de Sant Pau 9-11 (El Raval).
Contact: +34 93.550.00.10 | fonda@hotelespanya.com.
Type (of restaurant): Traditional cuisine.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 140€.
Menu / Set Menu: (+info).

4. CentOnze Restaurant

Address: c/ de La Rambla, 111.
Contact: +34 93.316.46.60 | restaurante.centonze@lemeridien.com.
Type (of restaurant): Varied Mediterranean cuisine.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 169€.
Menu / Set Menu: +info

5. Salamanca II Restaurant

Address: c/ de Pepe Rubianes, 34 (La Barceloneta).
Contact: +34 93. 221.50.33 | info@restaurantesalamanca.es.
Type (of restaurant): Seafood, fish and paellas.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 106€.
Menu / Set Menu: (+info).

6. Rossini Restaurant

Address: pl. Real, 13 (Barrio Gótico).
Contact: +34 93.343.58.09.
Type (of restaurant): Italian restaurant.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 140€.
Menu / Set Menu: +info

7. Salamanca Restaurant

Address: c/ de Pepe Rubianes, 34 (La Barceloneta).
Contact: +34 93. 221.50.33 | info@restaurantesalamanca.es.
Type (of restaurant): Seafood, fish and paellas.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 106€.
Menu / Set Menu: (+info).

8. My Way Restaurant

Address: c/ de les Heures, 4-10 (Barrio Gótico).
Contact: +34 93.412.52.79.
Type (of restaurant): Mediterranean cuisine.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 140€.
Menu / Set Menu: +info

9. Mussol Restaurant

Restaurant 1: c/ de Casp, 19 (93.301.76.10).
Restaurant 2: c/ de Aragón, 261 (93.487.61.51).
Restaurant 3: av, Diagonal, 611-613 (93.410.13.17).
Restaurant 4: “Les Glòries” shopping centre (93.486.18.20).
Type (of restaurant): Mediterranean cuisine.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 56€.
Menu / Set Menu: (+info).

10. La Botiga Restaurant

Address: c/ de Gandesa, 10.
Contact: +34 93.410.48.47.
Type (of restaurant): Mediterranean cuisine.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 56€.
Menu / Set Menu: +info

11. 1881 Sagardi Restaurant

Address: pl. de Pau Vila, 3 (Views of the port of Barcelona).
Contact: +34 93.221.00.50.
Type (of restaurant): Mediterranean gastronomy.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 120€.
Menu / Set Menu: (+info).

12. Macondo Restaurant

Address: c/ de Córcega 206 (L’Eixample).
Contact: +34 93.488.42.29 | reservas@restaurantemacondo.com.
Type (of restaurant): Caribbean cuisine.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 85€.
Menu / Set Menu: +info

13. L’Eggs

Address: passeig de Gràcia, 116 (Jardinets de Gràcia).
Contact: +34 93.238.48.46.
Type (of restaurant): Varied gastronomy with egg as the main focus.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 99€.
Menu / Set Menu: (+info).

B. New Near’s Eve dinner at the best clubs and Lounge club (with restaurant)

The Best New Year's Eve parties Barcelona Clubs

C. New Year’s Eve Dinners without a Party at the end

1. Bodega Monumental

Address: c/ de la Creu Coberta, 86 (Hostafrancs).
Contact: +34 93.432.41.16 | +34 606.52.85.65.
Type: Mediterranean cuisine.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Normal.
Price: 80€.
Menu: (+info).

2. Pau Claris 190

Address: c/ de Pau Claris, 190 (Eixample).
Contact: +34 93.280.77.66 | info@pauclaris190.com.
Type: (Haute) Mediterranean cuisine.
Ideal for: couples, families and groups of friends.
Atmosphere: Elegant.
Price: 149€.
Menu: (+info).

Barcelona’s Official New Year’s Eve Party Information
Barcelona New Year’s Eve

Pre-show starts: 9.45pm (approximate)
Show starts: 11.30pm (approximate)
Show ends: 12.15am (approximate)
Location: next to Montjuïc Magic Fountain.

More information on New Year’s Eve in Barcelona.

Map of the restaurants that offer New Year’s Eve dinners in Barcelona

Dinner on New Year’s Eve in hotel restaurants

Some of the most important hotels in Barcelona are a big part of New Year’s Eve in the city because, as well as accommodating the different tourists who visit Barcelona during this period, its restaurants usually offer a special New Year’s Eve dinner. This dinner, in some cases is only for hotel guests who want to have dinner and celebrate New Year’s Eve in the same hotel, although on other occasions it is open to everyone, guests or not, who want to celebrate the end of the year in one of these fantastic restaurants owned by TOP hotels in Barcelona.