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Restaurants in Seville

As the heart and soul of Andalusia, Seville has an abundance of Spanish restaurants, recognised for their authentic, local fare. However, the city’s gastronomic scene is diverse. From traditional Andalusian taverns to modish fusion cuisine, take your pick from Seville’s versatile kitchen.

The Seville restaurants below have been hand-picked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over €40)
Moderate (€15 to €40)
Cheap (up to €15)
These Seville restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one, including half a bottle of house wine or equivalent. Spanish VAT (IVA) of 7% is included in all menu prices. A 5% tip is customary.

Expensive

Abantal

Cuisine: Spanish

This sleek, contemporary Michelin-starred restaurant stays true to Andalusian chef Julio Fernández's culinary heritage but also adds adventurous, creative touches. Menu highlights include marinated iberian pork shoulder with truffled pumpkin cream, mushroom, lime and grapefruit; desserts could include a goat cheese semifreddo, black truffle, carob bean and apple. The seven course tasting menu comes highly recommended.

Address: , Alcalde José de la Bandera 7-9, Seville,
Telephone: +34 954 540 000.
Website: http://www.abantalrestaurante.es

Egaña Oriza

Cuisine: Basque

As one of Seville's finest and most exclusive restaurants, Egaña Oriza serves smartly-presented Basque cuisine. Blending classic and contemporary fare, this restaurant has gained a loyal following thanks to the ingenious creations of its head chef. Situated in a beautiful glass house, the restaurant is designed with modern touches and an elegant flair. In summer, the terrace makes for some idyllic alfresco dining.

Address: , Calle San Fernando 41, Seville,
Telephone: +34 95 422 7254.
Website: http://www.restauranteoriza.com

El Giraldillo

Cuisine: Spanish

While El Giraldillo might not be located in the Giralda tower itself, it prides itself on having the best view of the tower in the city. Known amongst the locals as the perfect date night setting, El Giraldillo’s winning recipe is not just its prime location in front of the city’s most important monument but also its inpalpable seductive ambiance. By night, its terrace shimmers under the rays of the golden-lit Giralda. Dishing up delectable Andalusia fare, El Giraldillo gives new meaning to hedonistic dining.

Address: , Plaza Virgen de los Reyes 2, Seville, 41004 Seville
Telephone: (95) 421 4525.

Moderate

Bar Europa

Cuisine: Catalan and Andalusian

Perched at the crossroads of the Plaza del Pan and Calle Alcaicería, this tapas bar has been a timeless favourite since its opening in 1925, and is widely considered to be one of the best tapas bars in Andalusia. Its head chef creates an innovative fusion of Catalan and Andalusian cuisine, resulting in original and flavourful tapas and raciones (platters of medium portions). Don't miss trying the manchego cheese with caramelized Granny Smith apples.

Address: , Calle Siete Revueltas 35, Seville, 41004 Seville
Telephone: +34 95 421 7908.

Corral del Agua

Cuisine: Andalusian

For a taste of Sevillano flavours and flair, Corral del Agua whips up the best in town against the backdrop of a leafy, Eden-like garden and rustic, country-style interior. Within the converted 18th-century house, bohemian decoration and paintings create an amorous setting while outdoors, a marble fountain and an ancient well add dreamy touches to the verdant open-roofed patio. The menu features traditional Sevillan cuisine such as Andalusia-style oxtail, salmorejo (cold soup) and beef steak cooked with brandy.

Address: , Callejón del Agua 6, Seville,
Telephone: +34 95 422 4841
Website: http://www.corraldelagua.es

Ovejas Negras

Cuisine: Modern Spanish

Nowhere is Seville is the city’s tapas revolution more evident than here, a small and trendy bar decorated with old fashioned cans of tinned soup and boxes of tea. It’s so popular that people are practically falling out of the doorway. Chalk your name up on the blackboard as soon as you arrive, so you don’t have to stand around too long, but even if you do it will be worth the wait. Expect modern fusion tapas such as mini burgers, small woks of stir-fry, crisply salmon and desserts served in small glass jars.

Address: , Calle Hernando Colon 8, Seville,
Telephone: +34 95 512 3811.
Website: http://www.ovejasnegrastapas.com

Cheap

Bodega Antonio Romero

Cuisine:

Splashed in fresh paint and furnished with polished teak, the tapas bar/restaurant exudes a chirpy yet classic look. A representation of modern Andalusian taverns, Bodega Antonio Romero boasts a melange of old and new – both in design and food. Its extensive menu of tapas is impressive, among which standouts include morcilla de higado (liver blood pudding) and buñuelos de coliflor (deep-fried cauliflower fritters).

Address: , Calle Antonio Díaz 19, Seville, 41001 Seville
Telephone: +34 95 422 3939.
Website: http://www.bodeguitaantonioromero.com

Casa Carmelo

Cuisine: Andalusian

There is no other establishment that says Seville more than Casa Carmelo. A charismatic cafeteria/restaurant in the Santa Cruz district, Casa Carmelo is a perfect spot to reminisce about the past. Its walls are covered completely with old photos and paintings, while shelves are packed with antique televisions and fans. Walk down memory lane with Casa Carmelo’s gregarious owner as he amuses you with his childhood stories. Its delectable menu of tapas is not exactly extensive but prices are very affordable.

Address: , Calle Gloria 6, Seville, 41004 Seville
Telephone: (95) 422 5332.

La Moneda

Cuisine: Spanish seafood

It may not look like much from the outside, but this small tapas bar-cum-restaurant serves some of the best seafood in the city. It’s a particular favourite with locals and run by friendly staff that are happy to recommend dishes and explain what’s on offer. Particularly good are the sole, sea bream and razor clams.

Address: , Calle Almirantazgo 4, Seville,
Telephone: +34 95 422 3642.
Website: http://www.restaurantelamoneda.es/home.html
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Corral del Rey

Set on a narrow street in the old town, this stylish boutique hotel is set in a 17th century palacio. The rooms are set in two buildings around a central courtyard and furnished in antiques with Moroccan touches. If you don't treat yourself to the suite with two terraces and a private plunge pool, the rooftop garden has a pool too. Downstairs, there's a tapas bar. The hotel arranges insightful tours of the city too.

Hotel Abril

Located along Calle San Jerónimo Hernández, one of the main shopping streets of Seville, Hotel Abril is a humble bolthole with reasonably good prices. Rooms are spacious and clean, with homely decor; some have windows opening into the lobby but they are quieter than those opening onto the street. For those keeping to a tight budget, free coffee and tea is available throughout the day. A hearty breakfast buffet is also available for an extra fee. All rooms are en suite and come with free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.

YH Giralda

A former house of the abbots, the YH Giralda is a perennially popular option for young couples seeking affordable comfort. The 2-star hotel is just metres away from the Giralda, in the midst of tapas bars and shops. The tastefully-furnished rooms are small but comfortable and are all en suite. Ask for the patio-facing rooms as they are quieter than those overlooking the streets.

Hotel Boutique Elvira Plaza

This small boutique hotel - there are only nine rooms, two of them suites - is set in a charming pedestrianised square in Santa Cruz, the former Jewish district. Although the rooms are on the small size, they are light and stylish. A roof terrace looks out onto the city, and there are plenty of restaurants nearby.

Hotel Alfonso XIII

If you're looking to splurge, the Hotel Alfonso XIII is arguably one of the most prestigious hotels in Seville. Converted from a neo-Moorish palace, the hotel pays homage to Spain's past. Huge chandeliers, opulent fabrics and an exotic ambiance make it the preferred choice of the rich and famous, including foreign royalties, members of the government and celebrities. The hotel's cocktail bar is ideal for pre-prandial drinks by the pool, followed by dinner at San Fernando Restaurant or its venerable tapas lounge.

EME Catedral Hotel

Stylish and chic, the EME Catedral Hotel stands out for its juxtaposition of avant garde and rustic. Rooms are tastefully decorated with modish touches while the bricked walls and vaulted ceilings take on a rugged appearance. The rooftop swimming pool and terrace bar have spectacular views of the Cathedral, and dining options include a rustic Italian restaurant. The hotel also features glass floors that reveal Roman ruins under the hotel.