Av. Atlântica, 4240
Sofitel Rio Palace
22079-900 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
tel: 55 21 25251232
fax: 55 21 25251200
NileGuide Expert tip:
When calling to make your reservation at Le Pre Catalan, ask for a table with views over the beach. The immense windows take in spectacular vistas over Copacabana.
It occupies a lofty location on the top floor of the Sofitel Rio hotel, but Le Pre Catalan is far more than just a hotel restaurant. French chef Roland Villard has won countless awards for his finely-crafted dishes, and Le Pre Catalan is widely considered to be among the best restaurants in Rio. Villard keeps things interesting by changing the menu fortnightly, and those who really want to indulge might want to try the taster menu, which costs around R$200, or choose one of the fixed-price set menus which range in price from R$170 for three courses to R$220 for a staggering 10 courses.