The Botin Restaurant Experience

The Botín Experience - Botín restaurant Madrid Spain

A restaurant tour around the world’s oldest restaurant

Situated in the medieval Austrias area of Madrid, Botin restaurant was founded by Frenchman Jean Botín in 1725 and has been in the González family for four generations. The restaurant has been visited by people all over the world from royalty, politicians, writers and Hollywood stars.

Insider’s Madrid is proud to work exclusively with the González family to bring you The Botin Experience; a guided tour of the restaurant, its history, its art and its anecdotes. Following the tour, we will serve you a variety of dishes, The Classics of Botín*, including the house specialty, suckling pig, cooked in the original ovens dating back to 1725. Delicious alternatives are served to our vegetarian guests. When it's time for you to leave, we also have a gift for you to take away to keep as a reminder of your time with us at Botín.

*For more Insider's, behind-the-scenes tours (even a Hemingway tour!), click here. 

  • Price: €75 (vat included) per person for the open small group tour
  • Available: Every day, by reservation only.
  • Meeting place: Outside the restaurant entrance, Calle Cuchilleros 17
    • We recommend arriving a few minutes early. If you are late (we start at 12pm and 7pm on the dot!) please knock on the door and let the Botín staff know you are there to join the tour and they will lead you to the group.
  • Meeting time: 7pm (a 12pm lunchtime tour can also be arranged)
  • Duration: 45-minute tour followed by lunch or dinner
    • As there are many stairs in Botín, please let us know if someone in your group has mobility issues so we can best accomodate you.

Classics of Botin Menu

Can be adapted for vegetarians

  • Suckling pig or lechal lamb
  • Roasted red peppers with cod
  • Manchego cheese
  • Ham and chicken croquettes
  • Scrambled eggs with morcilla – black pudding – and potato
  • Segovian mushrooms sauteed with extra virgen olive oil and garlic
  • Dessert from the menu
  • Coffee
  • Rioja crianza wine and mineral water

Some pictures about Botin Restaurant Experience

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What´s included: The guided tour, a six-course "Classics of Botin" (see menu below), a ceramic gift from Botin per household

  • Side notes:
    • While this is a small group tour, your party will be seated separately.
    • You may choose to sit between the Cellar dining room and the Castillian dining room.
    • Other main dish options are roasted lamb, chicken, hake, cod or vegetables.

* Reserving in under 72 hours? Please send us all your date/time options in the Booking Form.

The Classics of Botin Menu

  • Manchego Cheese
  • Croquetas
  • Mushrooms from Segovia
  • Scrambled eggs with black pudding and potato

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