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Carpe Diem

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Crtra El Perello-Rasquera Km 8,5, El Perello, Spain
+34 678 47 77 00
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Brookwood, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rural restaurant, in a lovely setting. Outside is a small zoo! Birds, Llamas, ponies, tortoise etc. Inside the restaurant is extravagantly & eccentricly decorated. Somehow this actually works and feels very welcoming. Food is nice, but not exceptional. Nibbles are on the house, but all fried in taste. Many of the meats are exotic, for example Crocodile..surely frozen. I would... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

unusual, eclectic different and welcoming but what do you expect with a zoo in the back garden Brilliant owner, friendly, caring, charming, genuine and witty. food can be variable but usually above average. Weekday menu limited but really good value. Wine can be average. so very different to the traditional Spanish restaurant and so worth a visit, especially to get... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

First visited for Sunday lunch, travelling an hour to get there. Superb, food, service, everything. Décor very eclectic in a lovely way, Been a couple of times since for weekday lunches and another one in a week. Always worth the travel time. If you are in this area you can't miss this experience. Off the beaten track but very easy... More 

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Chesterfield
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stayed for a week in the owners magnificent villa, also called Carpe Diem, and had two meals in his restaurant, which has a ZOO! Wonderful experience and equally wonderful food. Both the villa and restaurant are out of this world.

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Essex, England
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice and would thoroughly recommend. Menu cheaper lunch times but Sunday menu exceptional need to try x

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Thank Brian B
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A restaurant quite rare. Hard to describe, much to see both inside and outside. The food was great, the wine likewise. Service was outstanding. The Carpe Diem istedenfor well worth a visit.

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Thank Gro S
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

While visiting our friends in Spain they took us to this amazing restaurant. One they had visited often with guests from abroad and local friends. Off the beaten track, down a windy track, not that obvious at all, but then you walk inside and find this most uniquely decorated space, everywhere you look something quirky, unusual, pretty, remarkable. We had... More 

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Thank Maggie C
tarragona Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We have visited this restaurant several times since we have lived here and each time has been enjoyable. The ambience is something to experience and makes the visit special.

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OXFORD UK
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

We had heard about Carpe Diem for years and never been. We had heard it was no longer good quality or value, but thought we would try for Sunday lunch for Janet's birthday. What a treat, Dick the patron greeted us and steered us to a table overlooking the garden area. We enjoyed our complimentary Kir Royale and amuse bouche.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Chose Carpe Diem to celebrate a birthday and wow, what a place to celebrate! It's quite a drive from anywhere, and tucked away down a country lane. It's like a giant finca really with a lake, and a collection of birds, animals and pets outside to see. Inside, the dining room is flamboyant and artistic, very different from most places.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, International, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crtra El Perello-Rasquera Km 8,5, El Perello, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Tarragona  >  Terres de l'Ebre  >  El Perello
  • Phone Number: +34 678 47 77 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?