From the moment you step into the Mandarin Oriental Ritz in Madrid, you know you’ve arrived at a truly special place. With a slice of tarta de Santiago in one hand and a sense of anticipation in the air, you quickly realize that this hotel is heaven on earth and has more to offer than just luxurious accommodations. It’s an extraordinary culinary destination that will delight your senses and leave you craving more.
Location and Suites
The hotel is situated in the heart of Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art. The Mandarin Oriental Ritz boasts a beautiful location surrounded by the iconic Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, and Reina Sofia Museums. You will find yourself lost in the vibrant art scene as you explore masterpieces from various periods. The hotel’s luxurious suites provide the perfect haven to unwind and indulge.
Led by the renowned chef Quique Dacosta, the Mandarin Oriental Ritz’s five restaurants and bars showcase a symphony of culinary delights, each with its own distinct character and ambiance. Whether you choose to visit one of the restaurants or all of them is your decision, but visiting the lavish Alfonso XIII room and experiencing Deessa, the hotel’s signature two-Michelin-starred restaurant, should be at the top of your list. With its elegant décor and attention to detail, Deessa offers an amazing dining experience. Chef Quique Dacosta’s masterful creations merge technique, tradition, and innovation, resulting in a menu that will leave you asking for more. Don’t forget to try the Tomates Frescos y Lomo De Atún con Pilpil de Tomates Secos y Tomates Pasificados, where the plated tomatoes in their fresh, dried, and jelly-fied forms will dazzle your taste buds. From crème brûléed pork to a coffee maker-made soup and a decadent chocolate and hazelnut flan, every dish at Deessa is a work of art.
Palm Court and El Jardin del Ritz
If you are in the mood to taste something traditional and get a glimpse into the Ritz’s palatial cuisine, Palm Court is the perfect place for you. This all-day dining venue not only offers delectable dishes but also treats you to a beautiful setting under a crystal canopy ceiling. If you’re looking for a picturesque setting and a touch of playfulness, head to El Jardín del Ritz. This charming garden-view restaurant will remind you of a picnic in Versailles, transporting you to a world of natural beauty. You will have a delightful selection of delicious dishes, from croquettes to paella, and let the ambiance transport you to a serene oasis.