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Gresca. Bistron­omy pi­o­neer in snog-yer-face-off tastes n’ tex­tures in a sliver of B&B Italia meets in­dus­trial cool. Provença, 230 / Eix­am­ple / M: Di­ag­o­nal / 93 451 6193 / closed Sat din­ner & Sun / gresca.net

El Mi­rador De La Venta. Lurvers se­cure your slot rápido at one of only seven prized ta­bles in an old hill­side villa with stag­ger city out­look. La Venta below is sans view. Pl Dr An­dreu / Tibid­abo / M: Tibid­abo / 93 212 6455 / closed Sun din­ner / restau­ran­telaventa.com / and don’t miss a pre or post nip at Mer­beyé next door / 93 417 9279 / till 3am daily / mer­b­eye.net

Hisop. The sparse white-linen can­vas lets Oriol Ivern’s small plates of big, Mich-star’d flavours do the talk­ing. Ma­ri­mon, 9 / Eix­am­ple / M: Di­ag­o­nal / lunch & din­ner Mon-fri, din­ner Sat / hisop.net

Speakeasy. An un­marked green door hides a merry din­ing cel­lar, where pro­hi­bi­tion is def­i­nitely not on the menu. Aribau, 162 / Eix­am­ple / M: Di­ag­o­nal / 93 217 5080 / lunch Mon-fri, din­ner Mon-sat / speakeasy-bcn.com

Pe­tit Comitè. Re­mort­gage the house for dainty morsels in hunky sur­rounds. Two-tops for pri­vacy, counter for buzz. Con­cep­ció, 13 / Eix­am­ple / M: Di­ag­o­nal / 93 550 0620 / lunch & din­ner Mon-sat / pe­tit­comite.cat

Casa Paloma. Too much tapas makes Juan a dull boy, so opt in­stead for a juicy fat steak at this busy-sty­ley brasserie. Casanova, 209 / Turó Parc / M: Hos­pi­tal Clínic / 93 200 8296 / lunch & din­ner daily / cas­apaloma.es

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