Eating is no longer just that, but an entire experience in which the recipes that are tasted and the wines that are savored are just as important as the attention (read service) that is received and the environment in which all this takes place.
And it is that when enjoying a meal
, each of the senses comes into play, also the aesthetic one
Hence, the hoteliers strive to offer unique and singular spaces and locate their restaurants in
old chapels, caves or hardware stores
be inspired by circuses of a lifetime;
recreate World War II bunkers, a Japanese market and even a beach in a landlocked city.
Here are 10 examples of it.
The caves of Arrabal
The setting could not be more historic, the Plaza Mayor.
This dining room, by the Galician Yago Suárez, has La Terraza;
La Galería, for an informal proposal, and La Cueva,
made up of private rooms with exposed stone and brick walls.
traditional Spanish cuisine with a traditional touch
, where the king is the product, which they treat with care.
The menu does not lack a wide range of starters to share (from tempura trammel prawns to clams from the estuary), rice dishes, pasta and meat, in particular
its beef tenderloin cachopo with cured meat and goat cheese, winner in 2019 of the national championship
and the one that offers two menus.
Average price: 25 euros.
Plaza Mayor, 23. Tel.: 91 862 94 89.
In Arrogante they bet on Italian cuisine with signature twists.
"Come in and see"... "And eat", could be added to the iconic circus phrase to talk about this dining room which,
like all of the SLVJ group, has a spectacular interior design
On this occasion,
the inspiration comes from the circus
: mirrors, velvets, tent-shaped ceilings from which little horses hang that go up and down like a merry-go-round.
Here, like the other SLVJ venues, there is no lack of
time : up to six shows per night, with
accordionists, opera singers, magicians
and characters inspired by the
At the tables,
classic Italian cuisine with hints of signature and premium products
brought from the transalpine country and also from Spain, with a menu designed by
, the company's executive chef.
The cocktail bar deserves a special mention, from the hands of
(Best Bartender in Spain by the World Class Competition 2019)
Average price: 50-60 euros.
The vertical garden of Bálamo.
In this seafood restaurant in Alcorcón (4,200 m2, that's nothing) one can
enjoy the largest vertical garden in Europe
The macro-space, the work of the prestigious architect
, is not only a commitment to design, but also to
sustainability, since this
offsets part of the carbon footprint
produced by the activity of the premises.
Specialized in the national marine product, its
seafood is famous, in addition to its varied fish proposal
(hake, monkfish, sole, sea bream, San Pedro rooster... depending on the season).
Average price: 30-40 euros.
: Cooperation, 11 (Alcorcón).
Phone: 91 708 70 10.
El Olivar, the main hall of Caluana.
group , opened its doors just four months ago in a
beautiful space with a history
that has had many lives.
It was a dungeon for the Inquisition, a hermitage for Templar meetings,
a chapel attached to the church of Santa Cruz,
the first headquarters of the Stock Exchange (1850)... And, since the end of October, a beautiful restaurant in which they have maintained the chapel and
the mezzanine where the choir used to be
It has several spaces:
El Olivar -
in the chapel redecorated in the style of the Tuscan villas of the Italian Renaissance, but with a modern touch - is the main room;
(on the second floor), a more welcoming and intimate area that has its own bar, and
, in the underground cave, which will soon become the
scoundrel bar . And what can you eat here?
From tartufo carpaccio and squid sandwich to pasta and stews (cheek ragout), passing through risottos, meats and fish.
Average price: 35 euros.
Stock Exchange, 12. Tel.: 689 53 33 49.
Gastronomic restaurant in Corral de la Morería.
CORRAL OF THE MORERIA
the best flamenco tablao in the world
, the house of
Juan Manuel and Armando Del Rey
-founded in 1956 by their parents, Manuel del Rey and the dancer Blanca del Rey- houses the haute cuisine of D
avid García, a Basque chef trained in the kitchens of Martín Berasategui
and that passed through El Bulli and Mugaritz, today almost in a state of grace.
From this small and pretty dining room with exposed brick walls and beautiful photos of the matriarch,
with a Michelin star
, you can't see the stage, but the two tasting menus, delicate and pure flavor, that reach their tables are a spectacle. :
(69 euros) and
Season and Evolution
An obligatory appointment deserves
its spectacular cellar, with a unique collection of sherries, old and very old
And, if you're into revelry, at
Tablao you can enjoy live flamenco
and a more informal culinary proposal, but with the essence of the gastronomic restaurant also designed by the Bilbao chef in the form of three menus (
, 47.90 euros;
63.90 euros and 75.90 euros, respectively.
separate show fee).
: Morería, 17. Tel.: 91 365 11 37.
Leña-Bar, space at street level of the Ferretería restaurant.
It is located in
what used to be the oldest hardware store in the capital
and which in 2015 changed into a restaurant thanks to the work and grace of
(María Antonia Escapa),
who fell in love with the unique space.
It has two areas: L
eña-Bar, at street level and the hardware store itself
, very well restored and preserved, and
on floor -1, which function as conventional dining rooms for lunch and dinner;
yes, surrounded by great
works of art by Dalí, Chillida or Cristina Iglesias
On the tables above and below, a traditional cuisine with first class national product parades.
In addition, they have
El Taller, an exclusive space for events.
Average price: 45 euros.
Atocha, 57. Phone: 91 429 73 61.
The tents of Nômadâ.
Cuisine with Arab roots, Mediterranean crosses, Andalusian inspiration
Cuisine with Arab roots, Mediterranean crosses, Andalusian inspiration
, cocktails, music and live
under a luxury tent in the heart of the Salamanca district.
Included in Galerías Serrano, a project by businessman
, which also integrates the unique Carallo Bar, what do you eat in this space with waterfalls, a
terrace with a bar, hookahs
and sofas? It starts at 4:00 p.m.?
Baba ganoush, six varieties of
charcoal-spiced halal lamb or beef skewers, grilled marinated chops, fish of the day.
Average price: 50 euros.
Serrano, 41. Tel. 630 65 69 61.
Running Sushi in Market is inspired by the Japanese market in Tsukiji (Tokyo).
RUNNING SUSHI IN MARKET
Entering this spectacular 600 m2 venue and
moving to the Tsukiji market -the most famous in Tokyo-
and the street stalls that surround it is all one and that we are almost 11,000 kilometers away.
On the ground floor, there is the
revolving sushi buffet, with tubes on two levels
(below, cold dishes such as makis and uramakis; above, hot dishes such as tempuras, rice dishes and noodles) that run through the 50 tables of the premises and
offer more than 70 different elaborations
at a fixed price.
And, if you prefer to escape from the hustle and bustle of the street, on the upper floor there is another space
inspired by a traditional Japanese house,
sushi menu is served
Price: 13.90 euros (noon from Monday to Friday) and 17.90 euros (nights and weekends).
Monforte de Lemos, 36 (CC La Vaguada).
Phone: 91 063 93 41.
If The Refrescos started their musical career today, they couldn't sing
"Wow, wow! There is no beach here"
, because since June 2021 in Madrid there has been.
At least in this macro local in Alcorcón that, invaded by the
spirit of a beach bar, has a dining room, bar, terrace and beach
(with umbrellas, sun loungers, tables and sand),
although these days of haze it
has been closed.
In terms of gastronomy, an
informal proposal with baos
(thai squid crackling or Iberian pork crackling), pizzas, hamburgers and, for the most carnivorous,
(entrail, chicken, chorizo, picaña, bacon, wild asparagus, red onion and tomato).
Average price: 30 euros
Oslo, 53, X-Madrid Shopping Center (Alcorcón).
Phone: 91 005 34 79.
The space is set in a Japanese refuge, in Yugo The Bunker
YOKE THE BUNKER
offers something in his unique restaurant -one Michelin star- dedicated
to Japanese haute cuisine,
it is a unique and singular experience.
Singular in gastronomy, with an
exclusive and high-end product
aesthetically unique with its two areas: an
, the traditional Japanese tavern, at the top and downstairs,
a bunker decorated as a Japanese refuge
from World War II.
In both the
work , with 14 bites (from sea bass usuzukuri to bone marrow gunkan)
, which includes three more dishes (squid tartare with scallop and caviar and two tacos, one of red prawn with essence of its coral and another of goose foie).
Menus: 135 euros and 175 euros.
San Blas, 4. Tel.: 91 444 90 34.
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