Have you been exploring Montserrat and your hunger snuck up on you? Not to worry, we’re here to serve! That’s why we created the best list of restaurants, bars, and places to eat in and near Montserrat that has ever existed.
The 10 Best Places To Eat And Drink In and Near Montserrat
Montserrat is literally up in the clouds! As you climb the mountain and go above the clouds, this otherworldly monastery will magically appear from the stone itself. As a result, many people want to come and visit, which makes sense. When you have a lot of tourists you are bound to see many tourist trap restaurants, so you need to be careful.
Since nobody likes tourist traps ( myself included) we have asked our local guides to put together a list of their favorite places when they are in this part of town. We hope it helps you take the guesswork out of your decision and focus on enjoying your vacation. Buen Provecho!
€€ | Catalan Cuisine | Hidden Gem
This restaurant is in the little town of Collbattó, which is about a 30 minute ride from the Abbey of Montserrat. Sometimes when I am travelling, I like to go visit little towns to get a super local feel. That is what you will get when you come here.
They are only open for lunch so it is perfect if you have just finished visiting the Abbey of Montserrat. You can go directly with a set menu they have or order a la carte. There is something for everyone here and it will not disappoint.
Hours: 1 PM- 4 PM | Closed Mondays
Restaurant Abat Cisneros
€€€ | Modern Cuisine | Great Atmosphere
This is definitely the best option if you are looking for a nice, sit-down meal. As you walk in, it seems like you are in a cave-like atmosphere which adds to the cool atmosphere.
Lunch will set you back around 35 euros per person including wine. The price vs quality ratio is great and the menu consists of various meat and fish options.
Hours: 1 PM-3:30 PM, 7:45 PM-9:30 PM | Always open
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Bar de la Plaça
€ | Bar | Something for Everyone
This establishment is up on the left hand side of the hill. As the name says it is mainly a bar, but it also serves as a restaurant during the lunch and dinner hours. The menu will sure to make everyone happy as they serve everything. From coffee to sandwiches it is the perfect place for a break during your sightseeing adventure.
€ | Simple & Easy | On the Go
As you can imagine by the name, this is a Cafeteria. It is no frills and to the point. It is also one of the most convenient places to eat when you are in a hurry. There is no reason to sugarcoat it, but the food is decent for what you pay.
I have eaten here and the food honestly isn’t bad. They have a wide array of choices and there is definitely something for everyone. Many people eat here for the convenience, since it is right next to the Abbey of Montserrat.
Hours: 8:45 AM- 5:45 PM | Always open
€€ | Vegan Friendly | Great Atmosphere
So this restaurant is in the town of Monistrol of Montserrat and about 8 miles or a 20 minute car ride from the Monastery. It is by far one of the best restaurants in the area, so if you happen to be coming by car, then this is a great place to sit down for lunch or dinner after leaving the Monastery.
They tend to offer 3-course lunch meals that include wine. While the price varies, the actual price vs quality ratio is quite good. The wine they serve is local and goes perfectly with the food.
Hours: 1 PM-3:30 PM, 8:30 PM-10:30 PM | Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
This restaurant is about a 15 minute drive from the Abbey. It is next to the river and is no frills. I feel that sometimes simple is better when that is the original plan of the owners. That is the case here. When you walk in, you will be greeted with a smile and it will feel like you have gone back in time a bit.
The restaurant is a lunch place and has a simple menu format. They offer you a set menu which costs 13 euros during the week and 15 euros on Saturday or Sunday. This includes their house wine. Enjoy!
Hours: 1 PM-5 PM | Always Open
So this little gem is in a little town called El Bruc which is about 30 minutes from the Abbey. It is located inside a natural reserve and that is part of what makes it special.
Their menu changes daily and they only use fresh, local ingredients. This restaurant is perfect if you are planning to stay the entire day, outside of Barcelona. This way in the morning you visit the abbey, then come here for a 3-hour lunch in the countryside.
Address: C/ Montserrat S/N, 08294 El Bruc,
Hours: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM, 1 PM-3:30PM | Open Saturdays & Sundays
Flor de Sal
€€€ | Creative Cuisine | Warm Atmosphere
This restaurant is in the little town called Esparreguera which is about 25 minute drive from the Abbey. As you walk in, you will be greeted with a big smile and taken to your table.
I call the cuisine creative because you will see that the dishes they create come in many shapes and sizes. But the most important thing is that the food they serve is delicious. You might drive right past this town on your way to the abbey, but if you get a chance to stop, take advantage of it!
Hours: Noon- 4 PM, 8 PM-11 PM | Closed Sundays
Bar L’Era Restaurant
€€ | Meat Restaurant | Locals
This is the perfect place to visit after hiking around the abbey of Montserrat in the morning. It is about 20 minutes from the Abbey itself by car and you will find yourself immersed with the locals.
You come here for meat. That will be usually in the form of chicken or beef. You can have your choice of chicken, ribs or even a perfectly cooked rib-eye on the grill. Whatever you choose, it will be a hearty meal that fills you up. Wash it all down with a bold rioja and your life is complete.
Address: Julia Fuchs, 50, 08294 Montserrat,
Hours: 7 AM- 5 PM | Always Open
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€€ | Vegan Friendly | Mediterranean Cuisine
This hidden gem is in the little town of Monistrol de Montserrat, which is located about 20 minutes from the Abbey of Montserrat. You will be welcomed with open arms and pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food.
The menu consists of various dishes with some meat and some fish. Therefore there will be something for everyone as you enjoy a great meal after visiting the Abbey in the morning.
Hours: 9:30 AM- Noon, 1:30 PM- 5 PM | Always Open