Food and drink
There is excellent Andalusian and Mediterranean cuisine, both traditional and innovative, on offer. There are always several specials of the day, and they are always worth trying. My last one was squid ink croquettes – wow. On the regular menu you can find a wonderful selection of meat and fish dishes, including grilled lamb kidneys, sea bass in a light cheese sauce and grilled tuna with toasted almonds.
Andalusian paintings, sculptures and pottery abound – nothing is understated here. But it all works and gives you the feeling of a place that was put together with much affection. The bar area is quite buzzy, and the restaurant sections (there are two) are very relaxed and comfortable.
The service is top notch, totally professional. And usually the very affable Manolo Leon is on hand to greet you and offer suggestions.
It is not far from the Parque Maria Luisa, about a half-hour walk from the centre. It's a great lunch option if you've spent the morning at the Plaza de España and the park.
Dinner for two will run to about 40-50 euros per person, including a bottle of wine.
There is a second location, Casa Manolo Leon, in a magnificent 19th-century house near the centre down by the river (Guadalquivir 8, 954 373 735).
- Business travellers
- Chilling out