For the most part the rumours hold true: there's rarely such a thing as a thirty-minute lunch in Barcelona. Perhaps one of the most celebrated meals of the day, for those who work in typical 'Spanish' offices or for those who have adapted to the Mediterranean way of life, lunchtime can be one of the most relaxing occasions taking anywhere from between 1-2 hours or more, depending on how ‘lax’ your office is. As a result, the city caters itself accordingly with most restaurants offering lunch 'menus del dia' from around 8-12 Euros. This usually includes a three-course meal (starter, main and dessert) as well as a drink and often a glass or half liter of wine. Traditional Catalan and Spanish menus can include a selection of chicken, meat, salad, soup, beans, lentils, pan con tomate (bread with tomato), fish amongst other tapas and main dishes. If you don't feel like eating Spanish cuisine during lunch, then there are plenty of restaurants throughout the city that offer the 'menu', whether it be Japanese, French, Continental or otherwise. It's easy to find a cheap and delicious place to eat between 1 and 4pm, just be sure to show up before it’s too late as many establishments close their kitchens between 4pm-8pm; to enjoy siesta time of course.