Sobrino de Botín founded in 1725 is the oldest restaurant continuously operating in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The artist Francisco de Goya worked in Cafe Botin as a waiter while waiting to get accepted into the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The restaurant is mentioned in an Ernest Hemingway novel and the book Fortunata y Jacinta by Benito Pérez Galdós (published 1886-1887).
Pierce Brosnan ate there with his mother while visiting Madrid back in 2016. 007 Travelers followed Mr. Brosnan’s footsteps and dined here also. Pirita ate “Salmón Ahumado”, Mika ate Veal escalope “Escalope de Ternera”. We drank a half bottle of red wine (Vino Tinto de la Casa) and Agua Mineral, and we had also desserts “Tarta Botin” and “Crema Catalana”. This is the restaurant that can be highly recommended to all who are searching wonderful food in Madrid. The staff is really friendly and dinner was just perfect!
|“Escalope de Ternera”|
|Pierce Brosnan and his mother May SmithPhoto: Getty Images|
|Pierce in front of Restaurant Botin
3 March 2016
Photo: Getty Images