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–Wed noon–11pm; Thu–Sat noon–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu noon–6.30pm; Fri noon–5.30pm
  • Average price £10.95 (set lunch); £18 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £10.95
  • 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.

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This slick city centre tapas bar is found in a suitably swish setting – on an open-floor terrace surrounded by designer boutiques in an upmarket shopping centre tucked away off Glasgow’s Style Mile. The friendly staff here swear by the classics such as chunky meatballs in rich tomato sauce while the lamb tagine, a North African incursion into Spain, is reasonably tender. Another interesting influence on the menu is heading westwards with chunky grilled halloumi paired with classic Mediterranean flavours of rosemary and lemon. Best of all though is to order a cocktail or a glass of cava from the attractive selection on offer and people-watch. Around and below, Glasgow’s glitterati shop, talk and dine amid the gilded and glossy confines of the open concourse. Either flaunt it like you own it or pretend you’re living the dream, no one will know. Salsa nights occur regularly through the month, offering guests the chance to shake it like Shakira.

  • High point: Stylish setting
  • Low point: Food could use a little flair
  • Notable dish: Pimientos de padron
  • Private dining: Two terraces, 30 and 40
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Spanish 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: 15
  • House wine: £17.95 per bottle