Sula Madrid

restaurants / Spanish

Lonely Planet review

A gastronomic temple that combines stellar cooking with clean-lined sophistication, Sula Madrid – a superstylish tapas bar, top-notch restaurant and ham-and-champagne tasting centre all rolled into one – is one of our favourite top-end restaurants in Madrid and we're not the only one - when master chef Ferran Adrià was asked to nominate his favourite restaurant, he chose Sula. The kitchen, its seasonal menu and the extensive wine list is overseen by wunderkind Quique Dacosta (voted Spain’s best chef in 2005) and there's a leaning towards Navarran cuisine, the finest jamón (ham) and creative twists on old staples. Design touches added by Amaya Arzuaga help to make this one of Madrid’s coolest, black-clad spaces. Despite the clientele, there’s nothing snooty about the atmosphere, especially at lunchtime when the menú del día is a great way to sample what all the fuss is about.