The world's oldest restaurant (with a signed Norris McWhirter certificate to prove it) is still coming up with the goods after nearly 300 years. For all its popularity as a tourist destination, its nooks and crannies add up to an atmospheric – if cramped – dining spot. Botín turns out great roasts, including that old Spanish favourite, 'cochinillo' (suckling pig). The 'cordero' (lamb) is also superb, as are the house-named 'almejas' (clams). And, yes, seeing as you asked, Hemingway did come here.
|Venue name:||El Sobrino de Botín|
|Opening hours:||Daily 1pm-4pm, 8pm-midnight|
|Transport:||Sol (M: L1,L2,L3)|
|Price:||Main courses €10-€22. Set meal €35|
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Last night we just GOT KICKED OUT OF BOTIN restaurant! After we booked our table 2 weeks in advance specially for our trip to Madrid....WE GOT KICKED OUT!!!!
After we arrived at the restaurant we ordered a bottle of rose and then wanted just some dessert as we had our booking at 11pm and were stuffed with amazing food from all over the city. But guess what? as soon as we asked for the dessert menu the waiter actually FLIPPED OUT and said it was IMPOSSIBLE not to have dinner! We then justified ourselves that no one mentioned anything about being mandatory to have dinner when we booked our table but then he said he will talk to the manager. 2 min after, while we were feeling humiliated as everyone was starring at us, he came back and TOLD US TO LEAVE as we couldn't have only a bottle of wine and some dessert. He actually remained still next to us and told us over and over again that this is not a bar and we shouldn't have come here if we weren't going to order dinner and so on.
WE HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HUMILIATED!!!!!!!!
This is outrageous! I COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING ABOUT BEING MANDATORY TO HAVE DINNER ON THE WEBSITE AND NO ONE HAS EVER TOLD ME NOR MY BOYFRIEND ANYTHING ABOUT THIS!
Even if this is the house rule, you SHOULD NOT (!!!!!!!) treat your guests like they're garbage!
THIS IS THE WORST PLACE I HAVE EVER BEEN TO!!