Food and drink
Lhardy specialises in French and Madrilenian dishes, and is reputed to serve the best cocido madrileno in the city. Also on the menu are pheasant in grape juice, braised partridge with shallots, roast beef, turbut with mushrooms and sea bass with fennel.
Grand, formal and French, but in a good way. You might well spot a leading politician, writer or actor on the neighbouring tables. It's a good choice for a special occasion, if you like the whole starched tablecloth vibe.
Near the Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Santa Ana.
Starters are 10-20 euros. Mains 30-40 euros. For three courses and wine, it'll probably cost you around 70 euros a head.
- Business travellers
- Celebrity spotting
- Special occasions