5 best restaurants in Seville
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
Taberna Del Alabardero
Set within the hotel of the same name, Taberna Del Alabardero is a top-end restaurant serving classic, high-class Spanish dishes. The elegantly formal 19th-century dining area is set around a picturesque patio and also serves as a training ground for young chefs. Choose a varied four-course lunch menu for just €13.90, enjoying Cordobese soup with quail eggs or beef sirloin, accompanied by fine wines by the glass. If you’re a frequent traveller you’ll also find branches in Madrid and Washington DC.
Calle Zaragoza 20, 41001 Seville
Tel: 00 34 95 4502 721 www.tabernadelalabardero.es
For tapas with the locals
The oldest tapas bar in Seville, El Rinconcillo was opened in 1670 and is run by two brothers. Come here for a taste of history, standing at the downstairs bar and ordering tapas that is noted in chalk on the bar. Must-try dishes include spinach with chickpeas, cod in tomato sauce and Gordales (huge olives). For more formal dining, head to the upstairs dining rooms and sample spicy paprika sausage and sea bass fillet. The place is packed with locals by 2pm so arrive earlier to secure your spot.
Gerona 42, 41003 Seville
Tel: 00 35 95 4223 183 www.elrinconcillo.es
Tel: 00 34 95 4227 211 www.restauranteoriza.com
A taste of the avant-garde
With an elaborate menu created by experienced chefs, Restaurante Oriza offers Basque-Andalusian haute cuisine. Known for the highest quality raw ingredients, it offers seasonal menus including a chef’s set menu for €45, served in a stunning dining room next to the Jardines de Murillo. From ceviche of scallops to loin of lamb confit, dishes are generous and impressive, and there’s also a wine cellar filled with more than 300 Spanish and international wines selected by a dedicated sommelier.
Calle San Fernando 41, 41004 Seville
Set in a striking 17th-century building and established in 1979, Enrique Becerra is a traditional Andalusian eatery adorned with ancient marble columns. Boasting a large wine cellar brimming with local wines (try the rioja), it is one of the city’s best bets for a hearty lunch or dinner. Paella is a long-standing favourite, alongside dishes such as Iberian pork and stuffed calamari. There’s also an extensive tapas menu (prices from €3), offering delights like lamb meatballs and grilled artichokes.
Calle Gamazo 2, 41001 Seville
Tel: 00 34 95 4213 049 www.enriquebecerra.com
Tel: 00 34 954 540 000 www.abantalrestaurante.es
Innovation and imagination
Fully deserving of its Michelin star, Abantal prides itself on a creative spin on traditional Andalusian cuisine. Only the best, freshest ingredients make up dishes such as rare deer loin with prune-chutney-stuffed rigatoni and snapper with leek pudding. There are also seven- and nine-course tasting menus with wine pairings, all served in minimalist surroundings defined by bookcase-style partitions and sleek materials like granite and steel in a venue just 10 minutes from the old town.
Calle Alcalde José de la Bandera 7, Seville