The Mimolet Restaurant, Girona is located in the historic old part of this town in northeast Catalonia, Spain. Steps away from the Basilica of Sant Feliu, it is a convenient place to have a rest while taking in the sights of the old buildings in this area. For a small town, Girona clearly punches above its weight when it comes to restaurants. In addition to culinary superstar El Celler de Can Roca that we wrote about in our previous post, there is a wide choice for all budgets and styles of dining in Girona. Mimolet Restaurant’s impressive 4.5 score on TripAdvisor made it an early entrant on our shortlist of the best restaurants to try in Girona.
Don’t judge a book by its cover. The exterior of Mimolet restaurant, Girona is very plain. In fact its facade looks industrial. The side view is its better angle as the big windows provide a glimpse of what lies inside. The interior of the restaurant is a totally different story. The modern and elegant interior was a nice cool respite from the sunny outdoors as we stepped inside. The restaurant’s staff were friendly and fluent in English.
There was a five course lunch menu that looked interesting. It costs 35 € including water, bread and VAT. Two other add-ons were available – snacks and cocktail (5 €) and wine pairing (13.90 €). By Singapore standards these prices are downright reasonable. We took the snacks option and ordered wines by the glass (also very reasonably priced).
Here is a picture of the Mimolet lunch menu. We are afraid the print is quite faint, but fear not as the menu is posted on their website. It changes monthly and this one will be out of date anyway not long after this story gets posted on The Ordinary Patrons.
Here are pictures of the cocktails and snacks that were served. The drinks were light and refreshing. The snacks were small but tasty.
From past experience we have discovered that you can’t go far wrong with the white wines from Spain. Here is a picture of the white wine section of the wine list. We ordered a couple of them by the glass, costing about 3.7 € each.
The Mimolet Starters
Between the two of us, we managed to try four of the six starters available. They were all great with the egg and mushroom dishes being the most memorable ones.
The Fish Dishes
We had the hake with spinach, peppered chickpeas and lemongrass thai sauce and the scorpionfish rice with green asparagus. The hake was clean and fresh tasting. Combining it with chickpeas was a new and successful combination. The fish rice was great – paella style rice with pieces of crunchy fish skins. We asked for less salt for our dishes as we noticed from earlier meals that the food here, especially rice dishes tend to be heavily flavoured. The less salt version was perfect for us.
The meat dishes
We had the duck breast and white asparagus with orange and aniseed herbs and lamb with grilled peppers and “rosemary chimichurri” The duck had a rather chewy texture. We preferred the lamb which came with three kinds of sauces.
Compared to the preceding food, the desserts were quite simple and straightforward.
Some cookies brought our lunch at Mimolet Restaurant, Girona to a final and enjoyable end. We think that the 35 euro menu was a great way to have lunch at this historic city in the Costa Brava region.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Pou Rodó 12
Telephone: 972 29 79 73
Mobile: 630 977 646
Lunch from 1pm to 3.30 pm
Dinner from 8pm to 10.30 pm
Weekends and the evening before public holidays to 4pm and 11pm