Technically the popular venues known as El Nacional is not just one restaurant, but five. Occupying a stylishly renovated former garage, this multi-purpose locale has fast become one of the places to be seen in Barcelona. The two central bars are a great place to start off with a glass of local cava and a selection of cured meats and speciality preserved seafood. But the place to really impress your guests is at La Braseria. This is one of the few places in Barcelona where you’ll find quality-aged beef cooked in a charcoal fired oven. In other words, it serves one of the best steaks in town. When the meal is over and the time comes for an after-dinner drink, head over to the stylish cocktail bar for a cheeky night-cap.