We’ve moved the Husk studio a few times to be sure, but we don’t think we’ll ever move further than a couple of minutes drive from Kingsland/Morningside. It’s an epic central location, it has our fave cafe Crave, strong community vibes and basically, we’re too spoilt by the quality food that Kingsland offers. Barcelona is such a place. What the space lacks in originality (white walls, wooden floors and black leather seats), they make up for authenticity in their food. Nothing flashy - just homey, warm, comfort food.
We feasted on a bit of everything; potato bravas with a paprika tomato paste, two flavours of paella, snapper carpaccio, old-school croquetas and pork ribs, served on a bed of potato hay that reminded us of childhood. Try the beef tartar if you’re feeling brave, but if you prefer something on the cooked spectrum try 'the Fileton’ - an Awakanui blue steak served with roasted piquillo peppers that worked a charm with our meat-lovers. The meal ended with warm churros in a shot-glass of melted chocolate (no surprises here, it is what it is) and a pleasantly refreshing strawberry and mint number with mango sorbet.
We loved that Barcelona delivers what many eateries trade in with “exotic”, insta-worthy gimmicks: honest Spanish flavours, just as they should be.
Louise said "Service a bit laggy and waiter hard to understand. However food delicious, fresh and tasty and the spot in the sun just lovely. Great Spanish wine list. Would be great to see these guys thrive."
Katie said "Many surprises, loved the pork ribs and paella — will come again!"
Mel said "My favourite was the churros with chocolate sauce and strawberries in some amazeballs marinade."
Joe said "Service was a bit slow, but food was fun."
Rebecca said "Loved all the tapas and the flavours were just right! Would recommend."