The Marina location for OneOcean is matched by a delectable menu
See and be seen at one of the most beautiful restaurants in Barcelona
Membership certainly has its privileges. I’ve been a member of OneOcean Club since it opened a few years ago, and the Salamanca Group made it one of the top destinations for the super yacht crowd in Europe. They’ve lured an impressive list of billionaires to moor their yachts in the marina, and the opening of OneOcean Club provided a culinary anchor to the overall experience.
The Salamanca Group sold their shares last year, and the new ownership group ushered in a few changes. I’ll say those changes have upped what already was a terrific experience.
Aaron Castillo is now managing the front end of OneOcean Club, and let’s just say the service, which was exemplary before, has gone several steps higher!
The decor at OneOcean remains unchanged, and is one of the most relaxing and visually enjoyable spots in the city. Vegetation mixed with brass, and complementary textile patterns in blue (and orange on the bar side), plus the white facade which filters out just enough sunlight while providing privacy to the yachts, makes it place you just want to sink into and stay for awhile.
The new menu? Let’s just say it was wow for me. The red mullet ceviche had just the right flavour of lemon and herbs to compliment the fish. The beef wellington is OUT OF THIS WORLD. The quality of the oysters is top. And the paella? Let’s just say that while paella is not my favourite dish, I adored the texture, the flavours and the prawns on their Parellada.
What really struck me is how the fact OneOcean club could actually charge a big premium on the menu, simply for its location, and the fact it’s a members only experience, but they have not. Meat entrees in the 30€ range, fresh fish for under €30, and a fair pricing on all their starters and appetisers.
The wine list? It’s is a great medley of critically acclaimed Spanish wines from Priorat, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and other regions. I adored the Vinyes Domenech red we had with dinner. If you’re a sparkling fan, you’ll LOVE the list of cavas and champagnes, and one thing overlooked is their great list of sherries.
My fave of the experience? The grilled octopus with scarlet shrimp foam. To die for. DIE!
If you’re a member, and you haven’t been back for awhile, it’s time to take a break from Soho House and head back to OneOcean Club for a lunch or dinner. If you’ve never experience OneOcean Club, you’ll need to find a member amongst your friends to recommend you for membership. There’s no cost, but you do need to be referred by another member. You can always email me 😉
OneOcean is on my list of places for my regular Barcelona rotation. Thanks to Aaron and the rest of the team for a regal and luxurious dining experience! I’ll see you there very soon!