If you like a bit of French…
If you like 5* French food and shabby-chic, bienvenue à BlaBlaBla. Situated between Banco de Espana and Chueca, this is a French Bistro with a twist, the kooky aesthetic making the decor as memorable as the food. And gold star for the funky little bar area that greets you before you enter the restaurant proper – the perfect spot to have a gin and tonic before settling in for the evening.
If music be the food of love…
The menu is extensive with dishes ranging from Foie Gras Salad, Eggs Benedict, Fish and Chips, Giant Calamari, Steak Tartare and Oysters. Prices range from 9 to 19 euros which seems like a pretty fair deal given the ambience, decor, quality of food and service. Be warned though, ladies, if you don’t like steak you may have a job on your hands keeping the boys away from the Chateaubriand. For the non-steak lovers out there, this is a four-inch section of beef tenderloin, one of the most tender cuts of beef going. The sort of bloody treat that turns Western man into primal beast.
Will I like it?
If cosy, cosmopolitan chic is your style, this is a wee treasure. The perfect mix of sophisticated and eclectic, BlaBlaBla has universal charm. Top tip – wrap the evening up with one of the chocolate shots… You won’t be disappointed.
Address: Calle Prim, 13, 28400 Madrid
Tel: 91 523 44 66
Nearest metros: Banco de Espana/Chueca