Seville will forever be special to me, after all, it’s where Dan and I got engaged. But it also served up some of the best food I’ve ever had.
I’m a huge fan of tapas; a little bit of everything has got to be the best way to eat, right? And having now sampled true and authentic Andalusian small plates at some of the best and some of the most hidden gems in the South of Spain, I just can’t find anywhere that quite compares.
So if you’re lucky enough to be heading out to the beautiful city of Seville this summer, firstly, be prepared to never find tapas appealing in the UK ever again. And secondly, make sure you book yourself in for these 3 best restaurants in Seville during your stay…
1.Best Breakfast in Seville: Filo.
A highly rated breakfast and brunch spot, Filo. is tucked away behind the stunning building of the city. It has a bare wall, mismatch furniture, hipster kind of vibe throughout the tiny venue.
Specialising in sandwiches and championing healthy superfoods, Filo’s menu matched it’s interior. Light, earthy and really, really cool.
I had the Nordic breakfast bagel; smoked salmon, cream cheese and rocket. There’s various other dishes, including Eggs Benedict and Royal, as well as muesli with a range of toppings and even traditional Andalusian tostada – you’ll see this everywhere, it’s a breakfast staple; toasted bread topped with a tomato puree, oil and occasionally Iberico ham. All breakfasts are served as standard with a coffee or your choice and an orange juice. And for less than 8 euros, you’re all set for a day of exploring.
There’s a good vegan/veggie offering with a tempting smoothie menu, too. But, only seating about 16 people at any one time, it’s best to get there early to secure your spot.
Address: Calle Hernando Colón, 19, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
2. Best Lunch Restuarant in Seville: La Azotea
Possibly my favourite place of our whole trip, La Azotea can be enjoyed any time of day, but we popped in for an incredible lunch.
One thing to remember as a foodie in Seville is that they eat their meals quite late. Breakfast is a truly lazy affair and is usually served past 12.00pm. Lunch service tends not to start until around 2.00pm and you won’t get a table for your evening meal until at least 8.30pm.
You absolutely must, without any hesitation, get the chorizo sharing platter from La Azotea. It’s the best chorizo we’ve ever had. So thick and meaty, I was honestly reluctant to let Dan get his hands on his half.
For the main, I had the cod confit with potatoes and a spicy sausage. It was rich and laced with garlic, but balanced with spice. It wasn’t overly filling; the portion was just right although I could have easily nailed four of them.
Dan got the Mini Roast Beef Burger. Served in a novelty fast food burger box, it was thick slices of roast beef, rather than a patty, served with cheese in between a brioche bun.
Despite it being lunchtime, the food was just too good. We went all out with a third course. A melt in the middle chocolate fondant for Dan and a deconstructed mango cheesecake for me.
100% one of the best restaurants in Seville.
Address: Calle Zaragoza, 5c, 41001 Sevilla, Spain
3. Best Dinner Restaurant in Seville: Ena by Carles Abellan
If you’re feeling fancy and want to treat yourself to some of the most creative and indulgent tapas in Seville, Ena by Carles Abellan is the only choice.
We ate here on the night we got engaged. I knew I wanted somewhere special, so whilst profusely crying I scoured the internet for the best possible place to dine (whilst also periodically checking my ring finger to ensure it was all real). This place came up time and time again and it absolutely didn’t fail us.
Attached to the insanely beautiful, 5* Hotel Alfonso XIII, Ena is the brainchild of celebrated Spanish chef Carles Albellan and merges Catalonian and Andalusian cuisines.
It’s an expensive do, don’t get me wrong. But if you appreciate good food, and especially bloody good tapas, you’ve got to pay it a visit.
The outdoor area is gorgeous too. It’s not uncomfortably posh, it’s luxurious but still really calm and informal, it’s an utterly relaxing setting.
Address: Hotel Alfonso XIII, San Fernando 2 41004, Seville
So there you have it, the best restaurants in Seville for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s at least one of your days exploring the Andalusian capital, sorted.
Do you need some more Seville tips? Leave a comment or drop me a tweet over at @ProperScrummy.
Lots of love, LB x