In the Plaza Mayor of Besalu, or Freedom Square, there is a medieval building from the 13th and 14th centuries. Nowadays, this building hosts a restaurant, which was really surprising for me because I thought it was the Papal Curia. Many years ago, it was home to the courthouse and the royal court. Now, you can taste delicious dishes like prawn carpaccio, duck with pears, pig's feet, or grilled meats, as well as the ever favourite desserts like Catalan cream. At that moment, I thought of my daughter and how much she likes the famous cream. The wines served are white or red from the famous Peralada Cellar and the extra brut sparkling wine from the same winery is really amazing.
The owner was very attentive, but the menu wasn't that varied. There was lots of market fish, a marinated tuna to die for, and formidable anchovies. Generally, we ate very well for a reasonable price. Recommended.
In the middle of the historic area, this popular restaurant calls attention with its exterior decor. It has a daily menu, which isn't bad, but nothing special. The Inlay, the sausage and the Catalan cream could be ingredients of the typical local cuisine. It's located right next to the church of Sant Vicenç, and is fairly easy to find. It also has a small terrace outside, for those who prefer the fresh air.
We happened upon this place and it was really a great success. The pizzas were delicious and so were the dumplings. The daily specials were also good. I can't comment on the desserts because we couldn't eat anything else because we were so full. It's a good alternative in Besalú. We had two large pizzas, two dumplings and three soft drinks for €30.
This restaurant surprised us with its original medieval architecture. The property is on the shore of the river Fluvia, in a house built in the early 18th century with four floors and a terrace. It's a family-run business in the old town with several beautiful dining rooms overlooking the river.