If you travel to Barcelona on business, you are a stone’s throw away from what may be the best culinary experience of your life, with 22 Michelin Star restaurants at your fingertips. In this sense, in Empirance we take you beyond the eateries located within the MWC and we offer you the opportunity to know the cuisine that is at the forefront of the international avant-garde.
Tasting the proposals of some of the world's most awarded chefs, such as Martín Berasategui, Carme Ruscalleda, Jordi Cruz, Albert Adrià and the Torres Brothers, to name but a few, is not easy -especially if you intend to do it on certain dates such as the MWC and on short notice- if there is no well-connected concierge service. In Empirance we have the most privileged contacts with the restaurant managers to save you efforts and long waits that can take several months.
Enjoy a luxury dining experience is possible even if you have little time for transfers, as some of the best proposals are less than 1 km from the fairgrounds. If you feel like opting for one of these restaurants, please contact us as soon as possible, as these are some of the most coveted restaurants during the days of the MWC.
550 m away from the fairgrounds
This is the first restaurant that Albert Adrià opened in Barcelona (brother of the world-renowned Ferran Adrià, who ruled the Bulli that was considered the best restaurant in the world on several occasions). Its proposal has as main objective to adapt the traditional tapas to the Mediterranean high cuisine. Creativity stands out both in its premises (set as if it were a theater or show room) and in its menu, with dishes that combine different flavors and textures.
350 m away from the fairgrounds
If you want to be transported around the world without leaving Barcelona, this establishment offers you an eclectic culinary journey with the Adrià brothers and the union of two iconic gastronomic cultures around the world: Peruvian and Japanese. It offers a tasting menu prepared with the cutting-edge culinary techniques that characterize this clan of chefs that will surprise guests.
650 m away from the fairgrounds
Only seven months after its inauguration, this establishment was nominated for “Revelation Restaurant”, and four years later it earned a Michelin Star and a Sun in the Repsol Guide. His chef Jordi Artal has created a gastronomic experience where he manages to modernize Catalan cuisine with a proposal of dishes made with local products that will allow you to enjoy a culinary journey in the five senses, as his name refers.
Taste a selection of the best local and international specialties inside a modernist architectural jewel like the Hotel Casa Fuster or on a terrace with spectacular views like the Hotel W is possible on the occasion of your assistance to the MWC. In Empirance we have a careful relationship with the best restaurants run by Michelin-starred chefs.
The last three chefs of El Bulli, Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch, are committed to a culinary experience of up to 30 Mediterranean-based dishes that have creative touches that the guest can see live thanks to its fully open kitchen integrated in a Mediterranean-style decoration, with white as the main color, inspired by fishing villages on the Catalan coast.Book See the menu
The most successful Spanish chef in history (with more than a dozen restaurants worldwide) has one of its gastronomic embassies in Barcelona, the first in the city awarded with 3 Michelin Stars. In the Lasarte restaurant, located in the Monument Hotel, Martin Berasategui offers its Catalan version of Basque cuisine, valued for offering delicacies from the sea and the mountains, with fantastic meats, fish and vegetables, with a truly Mediterranean touch.Book See the menu
If what you want is to taste the essence of traditional Catalan cuisine, Panot is an ideal choice. Located in the emblematic Hotel Casa Fuster, a modernist monument designed by Gaudí's contemporaries, this establishment awards the fresh and seasonal product the leading role of all creations, by the renowned Catalan chef and TV presenter Marc Ribas, which are supported by an exhaustive investigation of the roots of Catalan cuisine.Book See the menu
Located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, on the most exclusive avenue in Barcelona (Passeig de Gràcia), this restaurant is run by the prestigious chef Carme Ruscalleda, who has come to treasure 7 Michelin Stars. Together with her son Raül Balam, she has created an exclusive space to live, as the name suggests, memorable moments with gastronomy as a common thread. Their proposal stands out for classics of popular Catalan cuisine, with exponents such as broth rice, fricandó (meat in sauce) or cannelloni, with a touch of avant-garde.Book See the menu
Can you imagine not knowing what you will taste or see until you arrive at the restaurant and let Albert Adrià -from El Bulli team as his brother Ferran Adrià- surprise you? Due to the strict policy of pictures and content sharing on social media during the experience, his gastronomic proposal is a well-kept secret that very few can solve. You must settle for knowing that it is about 7 gastronomic moments and 4 hours of travel through the senses, the result of Adrià's reinvention of the way we go to a restaurant, which you will rarely have another opportunity to live.Book See the menu
With 3 Michelin Stars, the ABaC is located in a small and exquisite boutique hotel with the same name and offers world-class Catalan cuisine by the prestigious chef and also TV host and celebrity Jordi Cruz, passionate of tradition and creativity in the kitchen to achieve balanced dishes but with marked flavors, and especially of quality product. One of this restaurant's great attractions is its spectacular winery, with more than 1800 references, which include a range from small proximity producers to Argentine and Californian wines.Book See the menu
Located on the E floor of the Hotel W, overlooking the sea, La Barra de Carles Abellán offers a great gastronomic proposal based on the high seafood cuisine (fish and seafood of the highest quality, traditional seafood stews and also some meat option). The place, as the name implies, is a bar that surrounds a central island. At the bottom of the premises, you can see two huge screens, which show the chefs preparing the dishes live.Book See the menu
The only thing that can improve the experience in a Michelin-starred restaurant is not having to transfer to be able to continue pampering us with a spa experience or find everything arranged in the room for the next day. That is why at Empirance we offer our clients combined hotel experiences in which most of Barcelona's luxury restaurants are located, customizing every detail just for you, depending on your tastes and interests.
If you already have a booking in another hotel, do not hesitate to ask us for information: we can make the arrangements to make the change at the minimum cost.
Moving from the MWC site to the hotel, restaurants, nightclubs, etc., making the most of your valuable time, it is much easier with private transport service with luxury vehicles and 24/7 professional driver who knows the fastest routes and the places of interest of the city so that you arrive in the shortest possible time wherever you want in a comfortable and safe way.
Regardless of the flight, you are traveling on, thanks to our agreements with the main airlines we offer you an upgrade in the services associated with your ticket at no additional cost, with VIP services such as internet, gourmet meals, bed service, shower, personalized attention, and exclusive leisure, among others, that will allow you to enjoy a personalized and unique flight experience.
We have a selection of the most exclusive venues for companies and executives who want to take advantage of their assistance to MWC to hold meetings in Barcelona, such as product launches, anniversaries, retirement and team-building activities, to name but a few. Access the most exclusive venues from hidden rooms in historical places of the city to emblematic castles.
If you want to extend your stay in Barcelona after the MWC, please ask us for information: our strategic agreements with hotels, airlines and other hospitality partners and tour operators allow us to offer you the best conditions, with discounts and exclusive gifts. Escape to the Costa Brava, Madrid, the Basque Country or Andalusia and relax in exclusive hotels, enjoying the best gastronomic proposals in Spain.