SINCE 1869

Authentic Catalan cuisine prepared with passion and dedication by 5 generations of the Gaig family

For more than 150 years and five generations, the Gaig family from Barcelona has occupied a prestigious position in Spain's culinary scene, with a significant impact on Catalan cuisine.

In 1869 the first generation of Gaig chefs and restaurateurs established our culinary presence in Barcelona: Taberna d'en Gaig. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to preserving and showcasing Catalonia's rich culinary heritage, passing our culinary expertise from one generation to another and creating a legacy of culinary excellence.

Antonia Borras Gaig Restaurant
Antonia Borràs & Andreu Gaig

1st generation, founders

1869 – 1940

Frederic Gaig and Borras Gaig Restaurant
Frederic Gaig & Carolina Folguera

2nd generation

1907 – 1940

Maria Framis Gaig Restaurant
Josep Gaig & Maria Framis

3rd generation

1941 – 1974

Chef Carles Gaig Takes Over Small Committee
Carles Gaig & Fina Navarro

4th generation

1975 – present

Nuria Gibert Gaig Restaurant Singapore
Nuria Gibert

5th generation

2006 – present

Marc Madina Gibert
Marc Madina Gibert

6th generation

growing up!



Carrying the torch of this beloved legacy is chef Carles Gaig, current patriarch and 4th generation of our family, together with his wife, Fina Navarro, and his daughter, Núria Gibert.

Growing up surrounded by the aromas and techniques that define Catalan cuisine, Carles developed a deep appreciation for the culinary traditions of the region. In 1989 he took a bold step by transforming our century-old restaurant, Taberna de'n Gaig, into Restaurant Gaig, marking an important turning point in the culinary evolution of our family. This transformation earned him a coveted Michelin star in 1993, cementing his reputation as a culinary master.

Chef Carles has been continuously awarded for his culinary career by the coveted Spanish institutions. Among many, he received the National Award for Best Cook from the Real Academia de Gastronomia (1999), the Award for the Preservation of Catalan Cultural Heritage from Los Premios Nadal de Gastronomia (2008), the Liftetime Career recognition from the Catalan Academy of Gastronomy (2013).


Gaig Restaurants

From 1869 to the present

Gaig's Tavern

East. 1869 | Barcelona

The first Gaig family restaurant, established by the first generation of the family and continued to the fourth generation

Gaig Restaurant

East. 1975 | Barcelona

Chef Carles Gaig changed the century-old Taberna d'en Gaig to Restaurant Gaig


Michelin star since 1993

2004: Best Restaurant of the Year by the Catalan Academy of Gastronomy

Fonda Gaig

East. 2008 | Barcelona

Chef Carles Gaig and Fina Navarro open a new family concept.

Gate Gaig

East. 2008 | Barcelona

Chef Carles Gaig and Fina Navarro have opened a new restaurant at Barcelona International Airport, designed by Ricardo Bofill


“World's Best Airport Restaurant” by

La Ventana Restaurant by Gaig

East. 2015 | singapore

The Gaig family ventured internationally, the La Ventana restaurant in Singapore being the first international consulting project.

Gaig Restaurant Singapore

East. 2017 | singapore

The Gaig family decided to open their own international outpost

Gaig at Home

East. 2017 | Barcelona

The Gaig family introduced Gaig a Casa, a unique concept offering take-out options, lunchtime tastings and private events with live cooking.

Gaig Restaurant Barcelona

East. 2019 | Barcelona

Gaig a Casa was expanded to Restaurant Gaig in Sarrià.

Gaig Petit Comitè Barcelona

2021 | Barcelona

Carles Gaig took over Petit Comité, a beloved Catalan restaurant in the heart of Barcelona's Eixample.


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Opening of the 1st Gaig Restaurant: Gaig's Tavern

Andreu Gaig i Torelló and Antonia Borràs, great-grandparents of chef Carles, open La Taberna d'en Gaig in the Horta district of Barcelona, laying the foundations of their culinary legacy.


Frederic Gaig takes over Gaig's Tavern

Andreu Gaig died in 1907. His son, Frederic Gaig i Borràs, took the reins. Alongside his widowed mother, Frederic infused new energy into the establishment. He expanded the premises, acquiring more land, and Hostal Can Gaig was born.


Antònia Borràs and Marí died

In 1940, at the age of 86, Antònia Borràs i Marí, founder of Gaig's Tavern, he died.


Josep Gaig & Maria Framis take over Gaig's Tavern

After the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), Frederic's son, Josep Gaig i Folguera, married to Maria Framis i Gibert, gave the restaurant a new push, with the entrepreneurial spirit inherited from his ancestors.


Gaig's Tavern flourishes

Extension works are carried out, the kitchen service is organized and the guest rooms are maintained, thus opening a new stage in accordance with the new system of life of the country that is emerging from a nightmare.


Carles Gaig takes over Gaig's Tavern

Encouraged by the memory of its ancestors and with the strength of its youth, the restaurant experienced the most important impulse of its century-long trajectory.


La Taberna de'n Gaig becomes Restaurant Gaig


Michelin star

Restaurant Gaig is awarded a Michelin star and will keep it for almost 30 years.


Award for the best chef

Carles Gaig receives the National Award for Best Chef from the Royal Academy of Gastronomy


Best restaurant of the year

Best Restaurant of the Year by the Catalan Academy of Gastronomy. Restaurant Gaig is moving to Hotel Cram


Restaurant La Cúpula

Chef Carles starts advising La Cupula Restaurant at Atlantis Bahia Real (Fuerteventura)


Fina Navarro: Prize for the best dressed table

Fina Navarro receives the prize for the best Dressed Table of Lo Mejor de la Gastronomy at the Gastronomic Days of Sant Sebastià


Culinary Institute of America

Chef Carles teaches at the Culinary Institute of America


World Gourmet Summit Singapore

Chef Carles presents at the World Gourmet Summit Singapore


Inauguration of Fonda Gaig

La Fonda Gaig opens in Barcelona


Carles Gaig: Prize for the Preservation of Catalan Cultural Heritage

Prize for the Preservation of Catalan Cultural Heritage from the Christmas Gastronomy Awards


Porta Gaig opens

Porta Gaig at Barcelona International Airport


The best airport restaurant in the world

Porta Gaig at Barcelona International Airport is awarded "World's Best Airport Restaurant" by


Chef Carles is a professor at Harvard

Chef Carles teaches at Harvard (Culinary & Science program)


Merger of Gaig and Fonda Gaig

Fusion of Gaig and Fonda Gaig at Restaurant Gaig


Carles Gaig: recognition of his professional career

Carles Gaig receives recognition from the Catalan Academy of Gastronomy for his professional career


La Ventana Restaurant opens

Open the La Ventana restaurant in Singapore, advice


Launch of "Gaig a casa".

Gaig a Casa is launched, a unique takeaway and delivery concept


Gaig Singapore restaurant opens

The restaurant Gaig Singapore opens, led by the 5th generation of our family, Nuria Gibert, and chef Martí Carlos Martínez.


Barcelona International Airport

F&B advice begins at Barcelona airport by Carles Gaig


Petit Comitè Barcelona

Chef Carles takes over Petit Comité in Barcelona