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“Doesn't worth what we paid!”
Review of Apat - CLOSED

Apat
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We've been there for a degustation menu combined with several wines, wine-pairing. The wines were fabolous, magnificient choice and served in a "in crescendo" way that allows you to discover a single new thing in the next one. Service was poor, just two people to serve all the floor, around 50-60 covers were attended. We were kind of pushed to finish and get over the next step, and sometimes we had to wait too long. I think with one more person serving would be much better. Food... We didn't get any top dish, but we hadn't had a disaster tho. Presentation could be improved. The room was cold, all black and too much light. 55 €/each without coffee and spirits of the house.

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Thank Sheila D
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We had booked our table at Apat way ahead because of the new years eve. However when we arrived we were seated at the table next to the kitchen door all the way in the back. We were not very happy but there was nothing they could do they said. After my partner was hit by the door (staff walking in and out) several times we were given another table in the front. After this unfortunate start we had a beautiful evening and were pleasantly surprised by the food which was lovely and had some unusual flavor combinations that really worked. The atmosphere of the restaurant is a bit austere (all grey and no frills) but the food is worth a try. (we had a set menu because of New Years Eve)

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Thank dvangalen
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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

The food was cooked reasonably well. But the room itself, all grey anf black, lacked life and energy. Realy odd.

1  Thank Nathan S
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We could not get into the restaurant we wanted to go to (it was full, but the hotel had said there was no need to reserve a table), but the pleasant owner recommended we try Apat instead, and it was the best decision we made in our 3 days in Barcelona. The lights in the entry are exceedingly bright, but once inside the restaurant itself, the lighting is subdued and comforting. The waiter spoke little English, but the menus were in English and the owner was very helpful. We had pasta stuffed with mushrooms and grouse, homemade Spanish omelette, baked red beans with mushrooms and pork, then salmon with delicious sweet tomatoes - all part of the really, truly delicious 'tasting menu'. The wine was a local one, which went perfectly with our food, and we finished the evening having chocolate cake, with whisky and toffee. Thank goodness the restaurant we had wanted to go to was full ( we went the next night and it was not nearly so good). I really, really recommend Apat's 'Tasting Menu', it is full of adventurous local flavours and is extremely reasonably priced. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank steviecee
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed a 7 course meal expertly paired with regional wines for a total of 45 euro per person. While I can't remember the wines. The food was as follows.

Peach and Tomato gaspacho with marinated tuna and smoked cheese
Marinated fresh sardines with fresh fig salad
Suffed pecorino ravioli with fresh tomato and sage
Fish pudding with sesame vinagrette and crunchy pasta
Squid and prawns in black rice with wild mushrooms
Roasted Monkfish with black olive tapenade
Roasted Iberic ham with curry rice and apple raisons

Passion fruit cake with bitter chocolate and orange soup.

The wine was plentiful and delicious and well paired.

The service was crisp (attend earlier than 10pm if you plan to get the tasting menu)

the only surprise was they they said it included 5 wines: 2 red, 2 white and 1 sweet. but they actually pour a different with each course and started us with CAVA.
Bravo.

I will definitely return.

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Thank tfizzle
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