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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.
Ikra Restaurant – Where Russian & Spanish food is paired
It isn’t everyday that you get the opportunity to pair Spanish cuisine with Russian dishes but that is exactly what happens at Ikra. Set up with the intention to introduce locals to Russian food and located on Carrer de Roger Llúria in the Eixample district, you get the essence of an elegant yet down to earth restaurant. The interior design is minimalist and simple with neat little touches such as the plywood bar, colourful cushions and white tiled walls. The space is flexible allowing them to convert it to host their popular jazz nights, afterwork events and football screening – where locals can socialise.
The restaurant effortlessly blends the area at the back by the bar with the restaurant seamlessly, there are no Russian or Spanish references throughout the restaurant other than the selective offering in the menu. We were keen to try the borsch soup – a traditional beetroot soup with slithers of veal and a dollop of creme fraïche. Secondly we tried the golubtsy, a dish that consists of steamed meat in cabbage leafs and this was delicious. Sad to say, we didn’t have space for much more, however the little piece of the Russian pastry syrniki that we delved into, was quite something. This place is great for afterwork drinks or a simple spot for lunch or dinner. If you have Russian friends that are visiting and want to slowly immerse into the cuisine, they can do so here – Ikra is like a soft introduction to Spanish cuisine in Barcelona whilst offering staple Russian dishes. A worthy place to visit.