There is an outdoor secret place in the centre of Barcelona. A renovated courtyard that hides a calm and welcoming terrace that is adapted to every season of the year. The restaurant Patio is located in Alexandra Barcelona Hotel, between the two main shopping streets of Barcelona, Paseo de Gracia and Rambla Cataluña.The impeccable landscaping with its lush vegetation, in addition to the presence of wood and stone in its interior design, from Borrell Jover Arquitectura studio, make this space a warm and really cosy area where you can enjoy good gastronomy with no hurry. The work involved the refurbishment of the external area of the courtyard in a typical block of Cerdà’s Growth Plan (Eixample) of Barcelona.
In the green space at the back of the premises, large stainless steel planters on iron beams have been accommodated. To merge the landscape, a galvanised torsion wire mesh has been placed over this layer, so plants can creep up to cover all the area. The intermediate green roof has been landscaped with the intensive ZinCo system, specifically designed for green roofs.The latticework is completed with two lower brickwork benches laid in rowlock courses of two different widths, one for the bar and another one for the sundeck. The area closest to the bar contains a brickwork bench with dining tables and a chill-out zone, while the iron pergola shades this space during the summer months.The elements that define the new spaces are the brick walls that form the perimeter. Four different types of bonding have been used. Hand-made bricks in tune with the party wall have been used. The raised pavement is made of Sant Vicenç stone, resting on supports, thus services can run through the cavity. The pergola has been erected with metal profiles and corrugated iron bars so plants can climb over it.The exterior space of Alexandra Barcelona Hotel allows people to enjoy relaxing moments outdoors just in the heart of the city, as the bar area is open every day of the year until 11 pm. A perfect space to hold private events or cultural activities. It is careful landscaping with native plants of the region, besides the pool, makes Patio a haven of peace in full bustle of the city. The terrace also disposes of an exclusive pool and chill out for guests staying at the hotel.PATIO is the suitable place for steak lovers with a large gastronomic offer supervised by the chef and restaurant owner Enrique Valentí, where you can taste from the large proposal of meat from Solomillo Restaurant, a menu of select cheeses and cold cuts plates and seasonal products from La Charcutería, to its creative cocktails.