Gaudeamus Cafe

Address: Calle Tribulete 14, Edificio Escuelas Pias, Madrid, 28012, Spain
Telephone: 91 528 2594

- Mid-range

4

Views over the old town from a fabulous roof terrace.

Gaudeamus is on the roof of the Open University, an 18th-century building that was virtually destroyed in the Civil War but has been rebuilt in spectacular style. You get in through the main door and go up in the lift; there is no dedicated entrance, so it is a bit difficult to find. Although there is an indoor area, it is all about the terrace here, so only recommended for good weather unless you happen to be passing. It's become very popular and they now operate two sittings for dinner. It's a really lovely spot to eat on a summer's night.  

Food and drink
4
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Service
4
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Food and drink
4
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Value for money
3.9
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Ambience
4.8
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Location
4
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Food and drink

Tuna carpaccio, Iberian pork with foie and sauteed lychees, and aubergines and courgettes with rosemary honey are a few of the dishes here. There are two fixed price menus, if you want to make things easier for yourself. There's also hummus, tabbouleh and various salads.

Ambience

Lively yet laidback.

Service

Waiting staff are friendly, but often rushed off their feet, so service is a bit slapdash sometimes.

Location

The traditional neighbourhood of Lavapies is now home to many nationalities, with lots of new restaurants and bars.

Price advice

The set menus are 26 euros or 33 euros with wine. The carpaccio is 16.40 euros and the Iberian pork is 18.60 euros. Most of the other dishes are between 9 and 15 euros.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • People watching
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Trendiness

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