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“Good but overrated”
Review of CLASSIC GOTIC - CLOSED

CLASSIC GOTIC
Price range: US$0 - US$86
Cuisines: Contemporary
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Oslo, Norway
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good but overrated”
Reviewed 22 May 2009

This restaurant is in my view overrated. The food is good but not more than that. They have a very limited selection of wines. Good service and fairly low prices.

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English first
Cornwall
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Faultless”
Reviewed 21 April 2009

Along with 15 others we celebrated our silver wedding anniversary at the Classic Gotic and I really don't know where to begin with my praise, we couldn't have hoped for a better meal. The absolutely first class food, (we had the 8 course taster menu) the intimacy of the private dining room and the attitude of the friendly, keen to please staff combined to give us a night we'll never forget.

I wouldn't hesitate to book a table there again.

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1 Thank Shaznpete
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
457 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Barca without a star”
Reviewed 20 April 2009

For a restaurant to cope with a party of 17 diners all at once and to produce such superb food with such fantastic service is wonderful.

This is undoubtedly the best restaurant I have used in Cataluña except the Michelin starred places like El Bulli El Celler de can Roca etc.

Highly recommended

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Reading, UK
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
Reviewed 12 March 2009

We ate here a couple of nights back and had a great meal, and would highly recommend this place.

Inside its nice but dangerously close to not with its garish bright orange plaster stripped back to the original brickwork in patches and covered with Christmas tree lights, with piped in MTV on a large screen in the bar which would probably put off more elderly diners or those wanting a more romantic experience.

We opted for the surprise menu (or degustacion menu as they called it tonight) - eu40. The reason it is called the surprise menu is that you will be surprised how you managed to eat so much.

Starting off you have about 10 tapes like plates with things like, deep fried olives, camembert in strawberry sauce, pepper in cheese sauce, and a lovely ball of carpaccio wrapped around a sweet physalis and served on a spoon of balsamic vinegar, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face! Following this we had 5 more courses, firstly a creamy risotto wrapped in pasta and served with a hazelnut sauce, then langoustine with a pepper sauce, next grilled fish with raspberry sauce. The meat dish was the chef's secret mystery meat dish though Marco, our waiter, did assure us it was not the classic Catalan dish of roast cat - seemed like pork, rabbit and something else with a fish like texture but it was nice; perhaps it was the last diners who dared to complain? Lastly for dessert strawberry surprise, a frozen strawberry mousse baked in filo pastry with slices of sweet strawberries and a touch of strawberry sauce.

All in all very good and excellent value though perhaps just a little too much food :) Only downsides were that the Cava we ordered had not been chilled so we had to have another, and some of the plates were chipped.

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1 Thank kumachan
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Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 17 February 2009

We have just returned from a long weekend in Barcelona & sampled Classic Gotic on Sunday (15/02/09) evening. It was very quiet when we arrived at aproximately 10.30pm but it is out of season & a Sunday night & didn't dampen our experience. As previous reviewers mentioned, we were given a "welcome cocktail" which was like a sparkling pineapple / fruit juice - it was lovely & a really nice touch. To start with we had tomato bread & a complimentary portion of hot breaded olives. We then had the terriaki chicken skewers which were absolutely fabulous - i cant praise this dish & all the individual flavours enough. It really was delious. The portion wasn't huge so those with a bigger appetite may have to order a side dish, but it was certainly more than adequate for me. My dining companion had veal which was really tasty & again, full of flavour. Desert was a chocolate mousse - very light in texture but really really good & i enjoyed a strawberry cheesecake. The deserts are small & are brought up to the table on a tray for you to see before you pick. The only difficulty was deciding what to have! We also had a lovely bottle of wine which was very well priced. Complimentary shots of liquer were also provided.

The waiting staff were very efficient. Our waiter was extremely helpful & friendly without being over bearing & we enjoyed a drink & a chat at the bar with him after our delicious meal.

Would definetly recommend this resturaunt to anyone who enjoys & appreciates fine food.

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