Written by Tamara Hussain on 07.05.18

As winter finally melted away, Restaurant Les Pyrénées, a Spanish restaurant serving traditional Basque and Catalan dishes, celebrated their 15th year in a prime spot in beautiful Old Montreal. The entire restaurant was closed for this private event on April 19th, 2018. Upon arrival, they took our coats and handed each one of us a glass of champagne. What a great start to the night!

Private Event

Les Pyrénées itself is not huge but feels cozy and perfect for a date night or a 5à7 (happy hour). It’s trendy but not too fancy. A full bar sits at the back of the restaurant, with elegant bathrooms and a coat check area. The seating area has communal style tables, with booths and tables alike. The service was impeccable, with champagne and wine overflowing in our glasses.

Girl pouring champagne

We were first served delicious tapas, which included Spanish omelette, cod fritters, and chorizo stuffed dates.What’s cool is that while we enjoyed our glasses of champagnes and hors d’oeuvre, they had a huge paella being cooked from scratch in front of us. The smell was exquisite!


Once seated for dinner, we were served bite-sized ceviche (amazing), along with a tomato gazpacho shooter to start. For our mains, we had the choice between Paella and slow-cooked lamb. The presentation of the paella was a showstopper for sure, and the flavour of the saffron rice mixing in with the seafood was decadent.The lamb was cooked to perfection so we were happy we got to try both!

Paella and slow-cooked lamb mains

We ended the night with interesting dessert choices, one featuring strawberries and pink peppercorns, while the other was an orange gateau. When we left, the vibe of the place was very much still happening. You can tell this spot is a popular choice on St-Paul Street, which explains their 15 years of success! If you’re looking for a cute Spanish restaurant in Old Montreal, look no further than Les Pyrénées.


320 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal, QC H2Y 2A3
(514) 842-5566

Photos by Tamara Hussain (@therealmtlfoodie). Featured image courtesy of Les Pyrénées.

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