El Fumet de Letamendi antigua Casa Julia, Barcelona
This well-known Eixample restaurant, formerly known as ‘Casa Julia’, now goes by the name of Fumet de Letamendi. ‘Fumet’ is in fact the Spanish word for the fish stock which is used in the preparation of paella and which gives the rice its depth of flavour. The restaurant is famous for its rice dishes and there are eight different kinds to choose from, including fish, seafood, meat, lobster and vegetable options. The traditional dining room is complete with white table cloths, wooden chairs and authentic tiled walls, although there are certain modern touches which save it from being too fussy.