Barça Tapas and Cava Bar

Barça Tapas and Cava Bar
Princes Square, 48 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3JN
  • Telephone 0141 248 6555
  • Opening times Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu noon–6.30pm; Fri noon–5.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
  • Email
  • Website www.barcatapas.co.uk
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Barça Tapas and Cava Bar

A plush and popular Spanish restaurant situated in Princes Square – Glasgow's designer shopping centre.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Situated on the second floor of the upmarket Princes Square shopping centre in the heart of Glasgow, the recently renovated Barça Tapas and Cava Bar is a great place to grab a quick bite and glass of wine mid-shop. The terrace area allows you to dine (sort of) al fresco and do a spot of people watching. The menu, which underwent an overhaul in 2017, is extensive and thoughtfully put together, with the usual options of gambas pil-pil and patatas bravas alongside more unusual dishes including crispy cod dumplings with pickled samphire, and aioli dip and grilled halloumi marinated in rosemary, cumin and lemon. If tapas doesn’t do it for you, try one of the delicious platters such as the North African platter which includes flatbread, hummus, tahini, spiced yoghurt and a choice of meat skewers. Finish off with the churros and caramel dip. Barça is also a sophisticated spot if you’d rather just have a drink, with over 20 wines served by the glass as well as cocktail masterclasses.

The List's rating
7.2

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Emily Henderson visited Barça Tapas and Cava Bar on 4 February 2019
  • High point: Sophisticated city centre dining
  • Low point: Dining in a shopping centre not for everyone
  • Notable dish: Baked cod dusted with smoked paprika, with butter bean and chorizo broth and crispy fried leek
  • Average price: £12.95 (set lunch); £17 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Two terraces, 30 and 40
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: House/funk/pop
  • Live entertainment: Salsa classes and music nights on some Thu nights
  • Capacity: 175
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 23
  • House wine: £17.95 per bottle