Our favourite

Restaurants & Bars


Torre Nova does not have its own restaurant, but all apartments offer a fully equipped kitchen, so that you can cook to your own liking. You can also pick up food in the village or order pizza, see the page 'Amenities in the village and the region'.

In our village you will find a few simple restaurants and in the immediate vicinity we have listed a number of excellent restaurants for you. There is an extensive choice in Igualada, Vilafranca del Penedès and of course Barcelona.

Spain has a lunch culture and people often eat out at noon (which is at 1.30 pm ;). Almost all restaurants in our region have a daily three-course lunch menu (ask for the 'menú del día'). Including drinks and cheap (€10 - €20), much cheaper than in the tourist areas.

On weekends and evenings you usually order a la carte. In the evening, most restaurants in our region are not always open for dinner, usually at the end of the week. We have always added the opening days and evenings and also if reservations are necessary or advisable. Of course you can dine every night in Igualada and places like Barcelona and Sitges.

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Meal times in Spain are different than you are used to in Northern Europe:

  • breakfast from 8.30 - 10.30 am
  • lunch time from 1:30 – 4 pm
  • dinner from 8.30 – 11.30 pm

In our village you can visit La Mozarella earlier in the evening (from 8 pm). But no one will be surprised if you enter a restaurant at 10.30 pm. Babies and children are more than welcome in all restaurants in Spain. If your baby starts crying, everyone will come to comfort ;) Spaniards are cheerful people, when it is busy it can sometimes get loud.

A lot of meat and fish is eaten. You often eat salad or vegetables in Spain as a starter. The main course therefore often contains less vegetables / garnish than you are possibly used to.

Below you will find all our favorite addresses in the village, the immediate vicinity, Igualada, Vilafranca del Penedès and Barcelona. We have indicated at each restaurant whether it is wise to make a reservation (recommended in any case at the weekend). You can pay everywhere with your credit or debit card with pin code.

Restaurants and bars

In our village La Torre de Claramunt

For take-away or delivery, see the page Facilities in our village and the region 

Tots a Taula Torresport (150 m)

Tots a Taula Torresport is a simple village restaurant, next to the castle and the village pool. You can eat outside on the terrace or inside in the air-conditioned area. Nice view at the pool and the castle. You can have lunch here from Monday to Sunday afternoon from 1 - 3 pm. A lunch menu costs  appr. € 12 pp from Monday to Friday (three courses with drinks, excluding coffee). On Friday and Saturday evening, Tots a Taula is also open in the evening from 9 pm and a la carte dishes are reserved: tapas to share and individual starters, main courses and desserts. You can book via whatsapp on tel. +34 603 522 274. Leave the gate, turn left towards the shops, follow the street straight ahead towards the castle, after 100 meters you will reach a small square, pass the gate in front of you and at the back left you will find the restaurant (with the arches).

La Mozzarella (formerly Cal Tito) (50 m)

A simple village restaurant that serves sandwiches, tapas and pizzas. They also have delicious Italian ice cream. Also take-away. It is an outdoor restaurant with picnic tables. Cheap and delicious Spanish chaos, but you eat well. The menu can be found below. Advantage is that you can eat here from 8 pm, earlier than the usual dinner time in Spain, ideal for parents with small children. Open all day, closed on Mondays. Reservation is not necessary. Leave the gate to the left towards the shops, after 50 meters you will see the restaurant before you at the corner.

In the immediate vicinity (within 15 min)

Castell d'Orpí (15 minutes drive - Google maps)

Our absolute number one: you should not miss this lunch restaurant ! We often say 'if you're doing something on Torre Nova, go here for lunch'. Be sure to book a few days in advance or even before your arrival, because the restaurant is very popular with the locals! Run by the Catalan Urgell family. High-quality, honest Catalan cuisine in a beautifully situated medieval castle.

Weekday menu price approx. € 19 for 3 courses including drinks (a surcharge applies for some dishes). At the weekend lunch is a la carte and slightly more expensive, but still cheap for what you get by Northern European standards. The cook Juli and his son Alex rule the kitchen and mother Pepita serves. Try the entrecote (barely fits on your plate), the lamb from the oven ('espattla de xai'), BBQ lamb chops ('xai a la brasa'), 'botifarra a la brasa' (delicious spiced BBQ Catalan sausage, specialty of the region) or the 'pollo a la brasa' (half BBQ chicken). There is a daily menu with several choices. Excellent local wines (like the delicious Can Feixes white or red). Lunch from Monday to Sunday (1.30 pm – 4 pm). Closed on Wednesday and in the evening. Book via whatsapp/phone number +34 619 74 54 98 or phone +34 938 080 021. Chef Alex speaks English. Carrer Sant Miquel 3, Orpi.

Mas dels Vinvencs - La Pobla de Claramunt (10 minutes drive - Google maps)

Excellent lunch restaurant in a beautiful 17th century Catalan farmhouse. Daily menu from Tuesday to Friday lunch approximately € 20 from Tuesday to Sunday also a la carte. Reservations required at weekends: tel. +34 938 086 011 or via this  form. Here you will find the website.

Barri dels Vivencs 1, La Pobla de Claramunt.

Vinyanova (20 minutes drive - Google maps

Beautifully located restaurant at the foot of Montserrat mountain. Lovely outdoor terrace and beautiful views at the olive groves. Wide choice of daily menus. Perfect for lunch after visiting Montserrat in the morning. Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. In July and August from Monday to Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm and in the evening from Wednesday to Sunday from 8 pm to midnight. Reservations recommended, which can also be done online. English is spoken. Tel. +34 937448604. Here you will find the website with the menu.

Masia Vinya Nova sin numero, El Bruc Residencial. Take the C-15 towards Igualada and then the A2 towards Barcelona and take exit 572. Turn right and follow the signs 'Vinyanova restaurant' for about 3 km (pay attention!) through the olive groves.

Cal Frare (20 minutes drive - Google maps)

Excellent traditional Catalan restaurant in a beautiful farmhouse near Montserrat. Open for lunch Monday to Sunday, dinner Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations necessary at weekends and evenings: tel. +34938356093. Here you will find the website.

Afores, s/n, 08251 Maians.

In Igualada (15 min)

In Igualada there is a wide choice for good food. The prices are very reasonable, because it is not a touristic city. Most restaurants also serve vegetarian dishes. For vegetarian restaurants see 'In Igualada - vegetarian restaurants'.

Park in Parking de la Creu (Passeig de les Cabres 16, Igualada - Google maps) or the car park at Plaça Cal Font (Google maps) and use Google maps to walk to the restaurants.


Recommended! Excellent restaurant with special tapas. Located on the cozy central square of Igualada. In the summer you can eat outside on the large terrace. Open from Tuesday to Sunday for lunch from 1 pm to 4 pm and for dinner from Wednesday to Satrurday from 19.00 pm to 11:00 pm. Plaça Sant Miquel 3, Igualada. Reservations recommended:  +34 938 045 493 or whatsapp +34 660 572 980. Google maps

El Passadís

Recommended! Excellent restaurant located on the cozy central square of Igualada. In the summer you can eat outside on the large terrace. Open from Thurdsday to Monday for lunch from 1 to 4 pm and dinner from Thursday to Saturday form 8 to 12 pm. Reservations recommended: whatsapp +34 646 563 106. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Placa de l'Ajuntament 7, Igualada. Google maps

Wine bar Es Moss

On the same square as El Passadis, next to the town hall you will find Enoteca Es Moss, a cozy wine bar and the perfect place for a drink in the late afternoon or evening. You can also eat delicious tapas, unlike many Spanish restaurants, early (afternoon and evening). Here you will find the facebookpage. Plaça de l'Ajuntament 20, Igualada. Google maps.  

Somia Truites

Recommended! Trendy restaurant with a 'rising star' top chef and very special dishes. The daily menu costs around €15, a la carte at weekends and in the evenings. The restaurant is located in a former tannery and has a modern industrial look. Opening hours: lunch Monday to Saturday 13 - 16 pm and dinner 20 - 12 pm. Dinner Tuesday to Saturday 8 pm – 11 pm. Reservation recommended, necessary at weekends: Phone  +34 938 036 626 Here you will find the website. Carrer del Sol 19, Igualada. Google maps.


Recommended! Open all evenings. Excellent restaurant with varied cuisine: tapas and local dishes, but also an extensive choice of sushi. Open for lunch from Friday to Sunday form 13 to 16 pm and for dinner from Monday to Sunday from 8 - 12 pm. Book by phone. +34 938034660 - Carrer Sant Magí 58, Igualada (google maps), close to parking Cal Font at Plaça Cal Font (Google maps).

Asador El Mesón del Abuelo

Real Spanish grill restaurant and the best meat restaurant in Igualada. If you are a meat lover, then you've come to the right place. Delicious solomillos or share the giant chuletón (see photo). Located outside the center and no outdoor terrace, but delicious food and local Spanish ambience. Open for lunch from Monday to Sunday from 1 pm - 4 pm. Dinner from Thursday to Saturday from 6 pm to 11:30 pm. Closed Sunday evening. Reservation recommended:+34 938 04 33 51. Here you will find the website. Avenida Dr. Pasteur, 45. Igualada. Google maps.

El Caprici

Excellent restaurant (meat, fish, tapas) with daily lunch menu and a la carte. Cozy outdoor dining on the terrace located in the alley right next to the Plaza del Ajuntament. Open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm and for dinner from Thursday to Saturday from 8:30 pm to midnight. Reservation recommended whatsapp +34 621 241 961 or via reserves@elcaprici.com. Carrer Sant Roc 21 in Igualada. Google maps.

El Jardi

Excellent Catalan restaurant, no outside terrace but quality food. Open for lunch on Mondays and Wednesday to Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Dinner from Thursday to Saturday from 8 pm to midnight. (Monday – Friday lunch menu, Saturday and Sunday a la carte). Dinner from Thursday to Saturday from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Reservation recommended: phone +34 938 031 864. Here you will find the website. Rambla Sant Isidre 12, Igualada. Google maps.


In Igualada - vegetarian (15 min)

Park in Parking de la Creu (Passeig de les Cabres 16, Igualada - Google maps) or the car park at Plaça Cal Font (Google maps) and use Google maps to walk to the restaurants.

Cor Verd

Excellent vegetarian restaurant. Lunch from Mon - Sat 12 noon - 3.45 pm. Dinner from Thu - Sat 8 pm - 11:30 pm. Closed on Sundays. Reservation via phone/whatsapp Tel. +34 645 787 654. Avenida Països Catalans 99, Igualada. Google maps.

El Bindu

Excellent vegetarian restaurant. Lunch from Thu - Sun 12pm - 3.30pm. Dinner Fri - Sat 21:00 - 24:00. Closed Monday to Wednesday. Reservation via tel./whatsapp. +34 937 776 071. Rambla de Sant Ferran 42, Igualada. Google maps.

In Vilafranca del Penedès (25 min)

Follow the C-15 to Vilafranca del Penedès and take the center exit. Park in the Rambla de Nostra Senyora car park (Google maps) and use Google maps to walk to the restaurant (1 to 5 minutes).

La Fábrica

La Fabrica is located in a former pasta factory and offers Calan cuisine, pizza, pasta and sushi of excellent quality. Lunch from Monday to Saturday from 13:00 – 15:30. Dinner from Wednesday to Saturday 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Closed on Sundays. Website. Reservation recommended: phone +34 938 171 538. Carrer Hermenegild Clascar 4, Vilafranca del Penedès. Google maps.

El Cigró d’Or

Exclusive Catalan restaurant. Lunch from Monday to Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm - menu of approximately € 15 and € 30 pp (Saturday and Sunday also a la carte). Dinner on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm, a la carte and 'menu degustación', approximately €40 pp. Reservation necessary: phone +34 938 905 609 of via www.elcigrodor.com. Plaça Vall del Castell 17, Vilafranca del Penedès. Google maps.


Excellent restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine. Open from Tuesday to Sunday: lunch 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm and dinner 8.30 pm - 11.30 pm. Website. Reservation recommended: phone +34 938 915 386. Rambla de Nostre Senyora 41, Vilafranca del Penedès. Google maps.



Barcelona has many restaurants. Better not to eat or drink directly in the vicinity of tourist highlights, such as on the Ramblas or next to the Sagrada Famila. A better idea is to go a few streets away, it is often much cheaper and better. Here are our top 10 recommendations in Barcelona (in no particular order). For the more exclusive restaurants it is necessary to book in advance.

  1. Arcano (mediterranean)
  2. Bar del Pla (tapas in el Born)
  3. Flax & Kale (vegetarian)
  4. Cachitos (tapas)
  5. El Nacional (food court)
  6. Botafumeiro (exclusive)
  7. Barceloneta (exclusive)
  8. Petra (traditioneel Catalan)
  9. Cocina Hermanos Torres (exclusive)
  10. ABAC (3 Michelin stars)

Need a quick lunch in Barcelona? On Plaza Catalunya in department store El Corte Ingles department store you will find the Mercat Gastro on the 9th floor. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of Barcelona.

restaurant ABAC by master chef Jordi Cruz (3 Michelin stars)

Botafumeiro - Barcelona´s most exclusive fish restaurant 


Dining in Barcelona with an little something extra

Dinner with stars in Barcelona

From June to October you can enjoy a unique dinner under the stars at the Observatori Fabra on the Tibidabo beg. In addition to a delicious dinner, you get a tour and you can look into the universe with the telescope of the observatory. Choose from a large number of menus and a great experience. You will find all information here. 

Medieval dinner and spectacle in Barcelona

In Barcelona you can enjoy a medieval spectacle all year round with a delicious dinner in Barcelona. A knight fight, Arab dancers, fireworks show and juggling, an evening to remember. You will find all information here.