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Child-Friendly Restaurants in the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava has undoubtedly one of the best restaurant scenes in the whole of Spain, not least because it boasts what many critics view as the world´s best restaurant el Bulli in Roses. This isn´t included in our list, as you may have to re-mortgage your property to go! However, we have listed some of the most family-friendly reataurants on the Costa Brava, all of which should not disappoint.

  • Restaurant La Galiota - Cadaqués

    Recommended by Angela Schweizer

    Dozens of surrealist paintings, including some by Dalí, adorn the walls of this award-winning restaurant in beautiful Cadaqués. On a sloping street below the cathedral, the restaurant has a downstairs sitting room and a dining room converted from what was the private house of the Riberas sisters. The menu includes salads, a variety of rice dishes and its speciality is fish, Dalís favourite dish however was the cheese soufflé and chicken with apples.
    Calle Narcis Monturiol 9 – 17488 Cadaqués (+34) 972258187

    Comments:
    Children are welcome. The restaurant is only open from mid June to mid September.

  • Restaurant Aradi - Platja dAro

    Recommended by Angela Schweizer

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    Restaurant Aradi is one of the oldest in Platja dAro’s town centre, located 100m from the beach. Run by  the Comas family, it is one of the most renowned restaurants in Platja d’Aro, with seasonal dishes of local and Catalan specialities.
    Avda. Cavall Bernat, 78 - 17250 Platja dAro (+34) 972817376 info@restaurantaradi.com www.restaurantaradi.com  

    Comments:

    There is a terrace which is good for families with buggies. High chairs are available and the restaurant offers changing faciliites

  • Restaurant Aigua Blava - Begur

    Recommended by Angela Schweizer

    Restaurant Aigua Blava, situated in the 4 star Hotel Aigua Blava, mixes traditional Catalan dishes with more creative and seasonal cuisine. The restaurant is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Costa Brava.
    Playa de Fornells s/n  Begur (+34) 972622058 hotelaiguablava@aiguablava.com www.aiguablava.com

    Comments:
    The restaurant is one of the areas most popular so if you wish to get a sea view table in the restaurant and you are in the area, you should get there early but better to book a table first. Highchairs are available as is a special children menu. In the toilet is a little space which can be used as changing facilities. Price in the restaurant a la Carte is between 51-75 euros

  • Restaurant Hotel Empordá - Figueres

    Recommended by Angela Schweizer

    Restaurant Hotel Empordá is one of the region´s most famous. Offering dishes based on traditional local recipes, you can choose between several types of set menus or a wide variety of different dishes. Interesting combination of modern Catalan and French cuisine, and the cheeseboard certainly has a French air about it, both in scope and in varieties!
    Avda Salvador Dalí 170, 17600 Figueres (+34) 972500562 hotelemporda@hotelemporda.com www.hotelemporda.com

    Comments:
    The restaurant offers special children menus and highchairs. Ideal place to celebrate with a larger group, from 8 people upwards the service includes specialized menus, entertainment and supervision for the kids (!) and much more. Prices moderate to high.

  • Mas Pou - Palau Sator

    Recommended by Sarah Reed

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    Very busy typical catalan restaurant. Friendly and efficient service. Garden with PLAY AREA ! (+34) 972634125 Plaça de la Mota, 4
    17256 Palau-sator Baix Empordà - Girona www.maspou.com

  • Pistachio - Peratallada

    Recommended by Sarah Reed

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    Pistachio, C/Riera 4, Peratallada, 17113 Girona.
    972 634292 or 620 050067
    www.facebook.com/pistachio.peratallada

    Comments:
    2" had a lovely sunday roast and a great rhubarb crumble at Pistachio for 10 euros. They also do Friday night fish and chips and dessert for 9.50 euros. Saturday alternate nights Soup, Pie and Pud 12 euros or curry night 12 euros. They do BBQs in summer outside and have garden/grass for kids. Run by a very friendly couple Aurea and Said" (ANON)