Plaça Miquel Santaló s/n
T: +34 972 21 12 12
Índigo is a modern tapas bar of stunning blue and violet interiors, located on the ground floor of the four-star Charlemagne Hotel in Girona. First impressions upon entering the restaurant are those of a well-designed space with it’s terrace overlooking a sunny plaza. An ambience perfectly suitable for business lunches and evening bar scene.
The menu befits its ‘lounge’ atmosphere, serving exceptional Catalan tapas with Mediterranean and French influences. These are notable in their fresh and colorful vegetable salads, well-chosen cheeses, and in the excellent quality and elaborate presentation of their primary fish and meat courses.
The mixture of colors, flavors and textures are some of Índigo’s main appeals. It’s dishes are meticulously designed and detailed, starting with their exquisite home baked bread, which I dare say is one of the best I’ve had in all my culinary adventures.
After getting your first impression of the place, you may start savoring the food. I began with a summer salad packed with lettuce, fresh raspberries, pomegranate, green apple, parmesan, mozzarella and goat cheese, pistachios and fresh raspberry. A feast for the eyes as well as the palette, this risky mix confirmed that Indigo is as much about fun as it is about eating.
As a second course I opted for something light: a fresh Tataki-style fish platter. The course included two separate dishes: a fresh salmon fillet with ginger and salt followed by fresh cod fillets lightly marinated with lemon, peas and beans. The ration is perfect for two or as a shared appetizer among a group.
The main course arrived slowly, as quality cuisine always does, but the wait was worthwhile: in came a beef steak herbed on its outside while perfectly juicy on its inside. The steak was complemented with fried onions and roasted peppers, detailed with vegetable tempura. Over-all a very creative dish, slightly spicy and very well presented. In two words: a delicacy.
Finally – coffee and dessert. My espresso came along a sweets platter called “Gourmand”, which will surely provide you with energy for the rest of your itinerary in Girona.
Índigo is a restaurant that provides a perfect alternative for either a noon snack, a full lunch, or an evening outing, with its selection of modern tapas, elaborate dishes and cocktails. The estimated price for two people can be between 60 and 70 €; a fair price for its value!
Girona is the capitol city of the northern province of Catalonia, also called Girona. Located between the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava and the seductive nature of the Pyrenees, this province offers it all and can be visited all year round.
The best way to start your trip in this region is by visiting the city itself and strolling through the enchanting narrow alleyways of its old quarter. Crossing over the river Onyar, on one of the bridges that lead into the old city, you will enter into a beautiful place carrying the stories from over two thousand years of history. In 2015, this magical town was even used as the set for filming the popular series “The Game of Thrones”!
How to get there
Bus: Daily bus services take you to Girona from Barcelona, Barcelona airport and the Girona airport. The bus company is Sagales. Consult the website for the timetables.
- From Barcelona buses leave the Estació del Nord de Autobuses in Barcelona. The fare is € 14.50 and the journey takes around an hour and a half.
Train: Daily trains leave the Barcelona-Sants train station to Girona. The fast train (AVE) takes fourty minutes and the fare is €16.20. Check the timetable at Renfe.com.
Car: The drive from Barcelona takes around an hour and a half. The highway toll is € 4.85.
Where to sleep
Girona offers a variety of sleeping accommodations fit for all budgets. You can find simple hostels starting from €30 a night for a double room to luxurious five star hotels for €250 a night. It is best to look for a hotel close to the old city as that is the most interesting part of Girona.
We highly recommend the Casa Cundaro Apartments located in the heart of the Jewish Call of Girona. These apartments offer the comfort of the 21st century in authentic buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries.
The restaurant is open: Monday to Thursday from 12:00 to 2:00am.
Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00am .
Kitchen service hours are from 13:30 to 16:00 and from 20:30 to 23:00pm.