Chef and owner Antoni Serra from Barcelona, inherited the culinary roots of the Iberian Peninsula. His philosophy and approach to food is about creating simple, traditional, raw flavours. His agricultural engineering background coupled with time working in viticulture and as a head chef means he is passionate about paddock to plate dining. La Despensa in Neutral Bay is an expression of what Antoni loves most about his favourite tapas restaurants and wine bars in Barcelona.
We bring you the spirit of your favourite tapas restaurant from the streets of Barcelona to the neighbourhood of Neutral Bay. The quality on the plate comes from the quality of the ingredients and the simplicity of our favourite Spanish and Catalan recipes.
All of our food is shared and paired with our hand selected wines brought direct by the Chef from a range of small family owned vineyards in Catalonia from regions including Priorat DOQ, Terra Alta DO, Alella DO, Empordà DO, Penedès DO. Take a look below at some of the images from our wine maker friends in Catalonia!
Please note that we will be closed from 23rd December 2018 until 28th January 2019. We're taking our new baby home to Barcelona for Christmas to meet the family! We look forward to welcoming you back to La Despensa on Tuesday 29th January. Have a safe and relaxing Christmas and New Year!