The philosophy behind this wildly popular chain of restaurants involves swish, elegant surroundings, a sophisticated menu and dirt-cheap pricing. And yes, it's all that. What are less palatable are the dour, inexperienced waitresses and the production-line cooking. This doesn't matter so much with starters like rocket and feta salad, or puddings like fruit carpaccio with soured yoghurt, and strawberry tiramisu with cocoa ice-cream, but it does begin to grate when your steak (wine reduction, wild mushrooms) has been spot-cooked in a microwave.
|Venue name:||La Gloria de Montera|
Caballero de Gracia, 10
|Opening hours:||Daily 1pm-4pm and 8.30pm-11.45pm|
|Transport:||Gran Vía (M: L1, L5)|
|Price:||Main courses €6-€9.50.|