Barcelona Restaurant Reviews, Bite-sized Reviews

Salt Restaurant and Beach Club

July 21, 2015

Burgers and cocktails beside the beach at Barcelona’s W Hotel. 

Bite-Sized Review: Salt Restaurant and Beach Club

There’s no shortage of good places to eat in and around the 5* W Hotel. Bravo 24 offers outstanding tapas and traditional Catalan cuisine, while the beachfront Pez Vela serves rice and seafood in a laid-back, beachfront setting. Salt Restaurant and Beach club also opts for an upmarket but dressed-down xiringuito vibe by limiting its menu to starters, burgers and desserts and letting the location take centre stage.

Salt outside 1

The inside of the restaurant is vast and, unless there’s bad weather or an event being hosted, mainly empty. The action takes place on a terrace dominated by a long bar, which overlooks the hotel’s private beach. There’s also a lounge on the beach itself, where you can get sand between your toes as you watch the sea, with a roster of resident DJs.

Salt terrace

It’s not, as you’d expect, cheap. Starters range from €9-€14, burgers from €15-€19. The specialist cocktails and gin & tonics cost €12-€14. What you get, however, is very good. A peach salad, attractively presented, with creamy goat’s cheese, dark salad leaves and dehydrated berries.

Salad Salt

A fresh and zingy ceviche, nicely balanced, with ripe avocado and quality prawns.

Ceviche Salt

The ‘Beef Worshipper’ burger was more of a beef agnostic. The burger, taken as a whole, was good but there simply wasn’t enough meat in the middle of it, especially for the price. The same couldn’t be said of the ‘Salt Icon’ burger, which takes a more-is-more approach and doubles the patties, adds bacon, onion rings, the works. It’s actually very, very good. Potatoes are crispy, condiments and ketchups are from Wilkins & Sons, the bread is top quality… no complaints.

Salt Icon

We skipped dessert and went onto drinks. My G&T went down with the sun, and as the music pounded (top marks to the playlist compiler) we reflected that it’s worth paying a burger premium to enjoy the location.

Salt G&T



Salt is exactly as advertised: Quality burgers and cocktails, in a spectacular spot, with good service and a relaxed beach-side atmosphere. If that’s what you’re looking for, Salt is highly recommended.

Salt Restaurant and Beach Club, Hotel W, Passeig Mare Nostrum 19-21, 08039, Barcelona; Tel. (34) 93 295 2819; Metro Barceloneta

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