Via Laietana 49, Barcelona, Spain
Sauc Barcelona Reviews
Great food in the centre of town Oct 18, 2013
We had booked a table for lunch at Sauc restaurant for 1.30. We arrived about ten minutes early assuming we could just walk in and get a table at the restaurant. But when we arrived at the hotel and asked for the direction to the restaurant at the ground floor of the Ohla Hotel we were told the restaurant wasn’t open yet - but not to worry if we had a reservation for 1.30 it would certainly open for that time. I guess we were just not quite accustomed to Spanish eating times yet - for us 1.30 is pretty late for lunch but down here it is considered unusually early so not many locals will be out that early.
Since the restaurant isn’t open we decide to go outside for a quick walk around the area enjoying the nice sunny weather and then come back in about ten minutes - hopefully finding the restaurant open so we can get our lunch.
About ten minutes later we arrive back at the hotel and walk to the restaurant on the first floor. Fortunately the restaurant is now open and we are the first guest to arrive so we get to choose which ever table we would like. We go for a quite looking table secluded in a corner which is the only one next to a window facing the outside - all other windows just face down to the ground floor of the hotel.
The restaurant is located in the hotel and according the webpage it is a new location. But when I asked the waiter when they had relocated to this hotel he said it was about 2 years ago - so I assume they don’t update their webpage on a daily basis. At least the menu and prices on the webpage is kept up to date so there were no nasty surprises when we saw the menu.
We decide to go for their special business lunch which consist of three courses plus desert and include free water, bread and coffee for €37. Before the first dish arrives we get a little snack consisting of a couple of olives and olive jelly. Then the first dish arrives I get a nice roast beef. The taste and presentation of the food is excellent and despite there is only one waiter working this afternoon the service is reasonably quick and we don’t have to wait too long between the individual courses.
Second course consist of mushroom with a poached egg which is nicely seasoned and very tasty. Then it is time for the main course pork belly with salad. Finally we finish off with a dessert - the presentation of this is a bit fancier than the other dishes which just came nicely presented on the plate. The dessert is some sort of cream covered with chocolate. It comes in on a plate and then hot caramel sauce is poured on top of it partly melting the chocolate cover. The taste is simply delicious.
We leave the restaurant full and very satisfied with an excellent lunch well worth the price.
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