What a great concept for two world-traveled foodies in love with Spain. Vinya Roel is a place where a high quality wine store is combined with a trendier restaurant. The hostess was pleasant. Our booth was lined in horsehair, and she told us our server would be there to take our umbrellas and coats.
Instead, a snooty prick with attitude never took out coats, but immediately and inconveniently rearranged the table runner to double for our booth in case we were messy. He slopped some sparkling water in our glasses - an ounce to start. He poked his electronic ticket beside us for other guests, left our empty plates and bottles on the table even after we pushed them to the edge for him not miss.
Sommelier? Ha! Uncorked the bottle and slung in a taste before dripping wine down the bottle and our glasses. The Maitre'de came to explain the courses, and pushed food explaining that the courses we chose (main courses) were too small.
I had a excellent first course artichoke omelette,my wife some fried calamari that could have been from a frozen bag. Yes, they had a couvert which we did not eat but were charged since we did have the bread. The waiter treated other guests the same reaching across the table to clear our plates. The Maitre'de clearly has no concept of what grams are when it comes to seafood and we used our iPhone to confirm the deception. My wife had two shrimp as her main course with a little garlic butter drizzled on top and my "Alician crab" was an appetizer of bread crumbs and shredded crab - ugh.
Not a smile, not a thank you. A big never again for us and suggestions not to go for others as well. Too many good restaurants inBarcelona to deal with this.
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