MADRID, SPAIN. This cute, small restaurant is well priced and serves good, home made food. It has a bohemian vibe, and seems equally great as a bar. The chef is from England, and he works with two Spanish friends, so the food is eclectic with a Spanish twist. The chef, Scott Preston, previously worked as head chef in two London restaurants.
I ordered the menu of the day, which cost 10,50 euros (13,00 euros on the weekend). My first course was chicken pate, which was one of the best I have ever tasted. I then ordered couscous with vegetables. This came with yogurt and pomegranates on top, creating a beautiful presentation. It was really tasty, and I felt healthy after (despite the large portion). For desert I got an apple cake, which was a little disappointing because of its blandness. This meal also came with a drink and bread. I have heard their slow roasted pork is really good. I really enjoyed the inclusion of vegetables in the meal, a little different from traditional Spanish cuisine (with its lack of many vegetables).
The restaurant is small, so I suggest making reservations. The design is eclectic, with assorted designer objects placed around. I really enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere, and the waiter made me feel like I was in his house (which felt really nice). Large windows let a lot of light in, improving the atmosphere further. The clientele seemed to be a mix of Spanish and foreigners.
Wi-fi is free. It is located in Lavapies, a great neighborhood for people watching. This neighborhood is a mixing pot for the immigrants and foreigners of Madrid.
Calle del Amparo, 82
Tel. +34 911 276 606
Metro Stations: Lavapiés, Embajadores
Hours: Tue to Thur 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri to Sat 12:00 pm – 12:30 am
Sun 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm