Following the previous night’s decadance I recently wrote about. A simpler (and more austere) night was the order of the day. A quick search on (the Glaswegian OpenTable) led to a booking at Barca Tapas and Cava bar. £9.95 for two courses including a glass of wine would get anyone’s attention (pre-theatre timings).

Granted, we augmented this with some extra bread (and extra booze),  but three of us ate and drank well for £60 in the end, which is terrific value. Even more so when you consider that the portion sizes were reasonable, the options both authentic and esoteric (I had a chorizo pakora for a starter for example) as well as very flavourful.

Service is the same bonnie Scot I have referred to previously which just makes the place; I have previously discussed how sometimes the authenticity of a tapas bar can be measured by the laissez-faire attitude of the staff (the extent of which depends on whether or not there’s an el classico match on), however, what we have here seems to be a decent fusion of decent food and good service.

Barca Tapas is on the second floor in a shopping centre (Princes Square), which makes it interesting. The balcony on which it is situated affords you a perfect vantage for people watching. That, and there’s a Le Crueset shop in there too……. thankfully the great value of Barca can negate the inevitable extravagence that such a shop will illicit.

The Essentials
Restaurant NameBarca Tapas and Cava Bar
VistedApril 2014
Price Range£20 a head (Dinner Offer)
WebsiteBarca Tapas and Cava Bar
Phone0141 248 6555
Address2nd Floor, Princes Square, 48 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3JN


Barca Tapas (and Cava bar)
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