Sobrino de Botín
Madrid is home to the world’s oldest restaurant, Sobrino de Botín, a wooden-fronted place just off the central Plaza Mayor that dates back to 1725. Unsurprisingly, it is quite a touristy spot, but the atmosphere alone makes it worth a visit. Ernest Hemingway used to write here in the morning before enjoying long lunches with his friends. The speciality is roast suckling pig, so it’s not one for vegetarians, but a romantic destination for carnivores.