restaurants / Spanish

Lonely Planet review

This Madrid landmark (since 1839) is an elegant treasure trove of takeaway gourmet tapas downstairs, while the six upstairs dining areas are the upmarket preserve of traditional Madrid dishes with an occasional hint of French influence. House specialities include cocido a la madrileña (€35.50), pheasant and wild duck in an orange perfume. The quality and service are unimpeachable. A favourite haunt of royalty in the 19th century, Lhardy has drawn the great and good of Madrid ever since.