When we visited Sagarra, a traditional and large restaurant not far off Barcelona La Rambla, it had plenty of diners but also plenty of empty spaces.
A coldish evening in Barcelona was perhaps not the best time to try ATN, a restaurant just off La Rambla. It was mostly empty and lacked atmosphere.
With only a handful or so of tables, Chez Germaine really packs in the charm, offering autumnal comfort food in what has to be one of the smallest bistros in Paris.
In Barcelona – as in Spain more generally – people eat at different times than in northern Europe or North America. It is rare to take lunch before 14.00 (2pm).
Drawn in by our hunger and the babble of locals, students and older folk alike, we weren’t too sure what to expect. But we found that in the heart of the Latin Quarter/Quartier Latin, Les Pipos is qui…