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Lhardy

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Carrera San Jeronimo 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 22 22 07
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13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 15:30
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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173 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A young fyood blogger friend recommended Lhardy among several other places in Madrid. In retrospect, we realise he must have meant the place in the Mercado de San Miguel. However, we happened by the old restaurant on Carrera de San Jerónimo and went in for lunch. It was an interesting experience in every respect, not to mention a throwback to... More 

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Thank rsitman
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Following a friend's recommendation we arrived for a Saturday evening meal and were not disappointed by its charming nineteenth century elegance. However the food was rather underwhelming, apart from the Octopus Brandade which was tasty, and the service just a bit too stiff and formal. It is also quite expensive, which might explain why during the two hours we were... More 

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Thank peterjohnbowers
Casa L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Lhardy, responded to this review

We are thankful for letting us know your opinion. Our nineteenth century restaurant has a great variety of dishes and specialties, one of them is a traditional dish called "Cocido Madrileño" and others like duck and "Callos" prepared with prime quality ingredients and cooking for long period of time. We apologise for any inconvenient in your visit. More 

Globe
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has potential, but unfortunately it is currently past it's prime. Kitchen needs a facelift - food pretends to be gourmet but isn't. Should keep it traditional and simple.

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Thank arieye99
Casa L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Lhardy, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us your review. Lhardy is a centenary restaurant, traditional spanish dishes and also different options as fish, duck and meat prepared in a special way for all guests. Please accept our apologies. More 

California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I am Spanish and every single time I come to Madrid I go to the san miguel market. I think that the quality of the market overall is going down, pushed by the tourism and crowds. But Lhardy's stand was possible the worst food experience I have had in years. We got the sea urchin, which was mainly potato, and... More 

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Thank leondalai
Casa L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Lhardy, responded to this review

Thanks you for letting us know your opinion. We are sorry for your bad experience. More 

Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Note that this review is for the old restaurant upstairs, not the place in Mercado de San Miguel or the downstairs shop. There is a confusion in the ratinq as the reviews include everyhing under the Lhardy name. The upscale restaurant and the shop in Mercado are completely different eateries for different type of clients. The old restaurant is wonderfully... More 

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Thank lou L
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Tried the Lhardy location in Mercado de San Miguel for a quick snack and I would say they have a very interesting selection of Tapas that are not traditional Spanish. Definitely worth a peek.

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I chose Lhardy based on a recommendation in Lonely Planet and also other reviews. While we knew it was going to be pricey, and as it was our last evening in Madrid before heading home, we decided that a great meal would be worth the price. What a DISAPPOINTMENT. The decor is certainly reflective of the era.... More 

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Como, Italy
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I had a great dinner at Lhardy, gazpacho,"Bacalao" with garlic sauce and as dessert a surprise, made with ice cream, that I shared with my mom because was very big. The waiter was very kind, nice and friendly and the service was fast, maybe also because the restaurant wasn't crowded at all. The bill was quite high, but we ate... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The food is not fresh but not really bad itself. The problem is the woman who works there - extremely impolite and not helpful at all. I bought some things that she had put in the microwave for a few seconds but were still cold when I took the first bite. Went back there and asked her to heat it... More 

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Manipulative. Overpriced. Bad. I ordered 3 items as a crowd of people pressed to order. The server (an older, skinnier woman) added on two more of the same item (goat cheese croquette) while quickly saying "I recommend these too". Without even waiting for my permission they were whisked into the microwave. It wasn't until I counted my change I realized... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:30
Monday
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera San Jeronimo 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 22 22 07

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Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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