Estrellas de San Nicolás
Restaurant, European, $$$
Situated on the corner of Albaicin’s best square, ‘The Stars of San Nicolás’ occupies what must be one of the most coveted commercial spaces in Granada. Right at the heart of the old Arabic quarter and boasting, from its top dining terrace, cinematic views of the Alhambra, Estrellas would probably even seduce A. A. Gill, The Sunday Times’ grumpy, verbose food critic. Their menu offers a French, pan-European take on traditional Andalucian fare and the prices reflect the restaurant’s location. You won’t begrudge that, though, as you enjoy an excellent meal overlooking the Alhambra, the walls and towers of which are subtly illuminated by orange footlights at night. As if all this wasn’t romantic enough, a flamenco guitarist – wedged into one corner of the intimate upper terrace – serenades you as you dine.