Aside from the burgeoning international cuisine scene in Madrid, further good news for gastronomes is that several of the country’s top chefs have established flagship restaurants in the capital.

Sergi Arola has set up his Gastro at c/Zurbano 31 t913 102 169, wsergiarola.es; mAlonso Martínez. This Michelin-starred restaurant offers a constantly changing range of fixed courses on a set menu ranging from €95–160.

Ramón Freixa’s exquisite creations are showcased at Freixa Madrid in the Selenza Hotel.

Óscar Velasco runs the Michelin-starred Santceloni in the Hotel Hespería Paseo de la Castellana 57 (t912 108 840, wrestaurantesantceloni.com; mGregorio Marañon), with stunning, but hugely expensive menus at €132 and €165.

Ángel Palacios is head chef at La Broche at the Hotel Miguel Ángel (c/Miguel Ángel 29 t913 993 437, wlabroche.com; mGregorio Marañon), which provides a more accessible set of options ranging from the lunchtime-only Ejecutive menú at €28 to the taster menu at €80 and the Gran Festival at €108.

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