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Catalunya

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Catalunya has a glass dome encased environment in Fullerton Pavilion boasts a team trained at the world’s top eateries. Both executive chef Alain Devahive Tolosa and restaurant manager Pol Perelló have 12 years of experience working at El Bulli. Catalunya serves the finest cuisine in Singapore.

Daily: 12:00 - 02:00

+65 65340188
+65 65340886
$153 based on 46 submissions
Dinner (11 votes), View/Scenery (10 votes), After Work (8 votes)
The Hungry Bunny

Excellent Spanish and probably the best Spanish restaurant here

For the full review, please go to http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/04/catalunya.html

A tip is to arrive for dinner before the sun sets, the glass enclosure allows for an expansive view to catch the dazzling rays of the setting sun. BUT, the restaurant isn't quite my idea of a date-night spot. With clubby music reverberating off the walls, it was difficult carrying on a decent conversation without having to yell over one another. Catalunya is more of those s***, chill-out cocktail places that would be great for large groups of friends who are comfortable shouting at each other without getting pissed off. 

As for the food, just about every dish was a slamdunk. The food was convivial and full of soul, but ultra refined, with an exquisite finesse I'd never seen in Spanish food. Unsurprisingly, food this good comes at a price, and a hefty one at that. Budget about $150-$200 per person to be satisfactorily sated.

Service was just as excellent. Professional and efficient but without the stuffiness of such fine-dining establishments. I especially loved our smiley upbeat waiter, who took the time to explain every dish, and gave the best recommendations.  

We had:

1) Croquetas de Jamon ($15)- crisp breadcrumbed rolls filled with potato mash, melted cheese and bits of jamon: Aromatic, moist and lipsmackingly good 

2) Calamares ($18): firmer than what we're typically used to, but still tender. 
 
3) Chorizo Y Estrellados ($18)- fluffy scrambled eggs with chorizo and fried potatoes: superb and addictive 
 
4) Lobster Rice ($80): a must-try and insanely delicious. Robust shellfish stock created a complexity that fleeted between the rich and balanced. 
 
5) Grilled Mediterranean Red Prawn ($85): small but boasted an incredible sweetness. These were simply adorned with garlic crisps, olive oil and parsley

6) Grilled Wild Seabass ($45): sparkling fresh and cooked to a moist flaky perfection. The only gripe was that this was overly salted. 

7) New Zealand Txeluton ($155/kg)- a hulking luscious ribeye. 

8) Cocktails here at Catalunya are highly recommended; we got a Jug of their Red Sangria ($127.44), which tempered the sweet fruitiness of the berries with the potency of a robust red wine

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Lobster Rice7 votes
  • Suckling Pig "Segovian Style"7 votes
  • "Torrija" with milk ice cream2 votes
  • Jamon Iberico Croquettes2 votes
  • Patatas Bravas2 votes
  • Avocado Roll1 vote
  • Catalan Veal Ragout1 vote
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Bikini sandwich
13 Jan 2015 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Sunday brunch on 11/1/2015

Went for brunch together with my friends as we never had a Spanish style brunch before. Was looking forward to the bikini sandwiches, paella, salt baked fish, suckling pig but was honestly disappointed with all of it. My friends were having the same decent hopes too that it would be good but disappointed. The bikini sandwhich had ham, cheese and truffle inside but only tasted like truffle And it's like biting into a whole pile of oiled sandwich. The fideua(noodle paella) tasted like the sea but without any seasoning. Didn't even want a 2nd mouthful. The salt baked fish tasted just like intense salt but couldn't taste the fish though we were given the fish meat. The suckling pig tasted alright only but nothing to be raved about. The only good things there are the brioche bread, the omelettes, the cod fish stew, the quiche and their desserts definitely. Service staffs are professional and friendly there. The shows there are refreshing and nice but I wouldn't come back again. One more thing, if you were to put staff to serve guests at the table for a buffet then they should at least know how it's served or will be served.
22 Aug 2014 • 579 reviews • 22 followers

Excellent Spanish and probably the best Spanish restaurant here

For the full review, please go to http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/04/catalunya.html

A tip is to arrive for dinner before the sun sets, the glass enclosure allows for an expansive view to catch the dazzling rays of the setting sun. BUT, the restaurant isn't quite my idea of a date-night spot. With clubby music reverberating off the walls, it was difficult carrying on a decent conversation without having to yell over one another. Catalunya is more of those s***, chill-out cocktail places that would be great for large groups of friends who are comfortable shouting at each other without getting pissed off. 

As for the food, just about every dish was a slamdunk. The food was convivial and full of soul, but ultra refined, with an exquisite finesse I'd never seen in Spanish food. Unsurprisingly, food this good comes at a price, and a hefty one at that. Budget about $150-$200 per person to be satisfactorily sated.

Service was just as excellent. Professional and efficient but without the stuffiness of such fine-dining establishments. I especially loved our smiley upbeat waiter, who took the time to explain every dish, and gave the best recommendations.  

We had:

1) Croquetas de Jamon ($15)- crisp breadcrumbed rolls filled with potato mash, melted cheese and bits of jamon: Aromatic, moist and lipsmackingly good 

2) Calamares ($18): firmer than what we're typically used to, but still tender. 
 
3) Chorizo Y Estrellados ($18)- fluffy scrambled eggs with chorizo and fried potatoes: superb and addictive 
 
4) Lobster Rice ($80): a must-try and insanely delicious. Robust shellfish stock created a complexity that fleeted between the rich and balanced. 
 
5) Grilled Mediterranean Red Prawn ($85): small but boasted an incredible sweetness. These were simply adorned with garlic crisps, olive oil and parsley

6) Grilled Wild Seabass ($45): sparkling fresh and cooked to a moist flaky perfection. The only gripe was that this was overly salted. 

7) New Zealand Txeluton ($155/kg)- a hulking luscious ribeye. 

8) Cocktails here at Catalunya are highly recommended; we got a Jug of their Red Sangria ($127.44), which tempered the sweet fruitiness of the berries with the potency of a robust red wine
09 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

seating strategy

Ask for window seating when you make reservation. The porky taste is rather strong compared to chinese suckling roast. Almost same level like the lecho
27 Jul 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Sunday Brunch Could be Better with More serving of Paella

Went to their Sunday Brunch with 3 other people. Spread was okay. Only get to try a small serving of the Paella, everyone could only manage a small mouthful. Overall food was great but the restaurant could do better by serving more Paella since this is a Spanish restaurant and Paella is the highlight.
08 May 2014 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

Great tapas and drinks

Full review and delicious pics up here: http://ofsogalaxy.blogspot.sg/2014/05/gastronomic.html

I've been to Catalunya 3 times and I manage to leave the place feeling satisfied and happy each time. The ambience is good, service is excellent and the food is fantastic! The mixes there are delightful as well.

The Octopus with Pork Belly Tapas IS THE BEST. Never tasted anything like that in SG!

Recommended for dates and celebrations.