The Library

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Firstly, it's inside a 19th Century palace. How often can you say you're boozing it up in a palace after all? But we discover what they're doing behind the bar, and we’re sold on this speakeasy-style spot.

We're talking homemade reductions, infused spirits and garnishes, all prepared in their kitchen by the talented Ramón Parra and his team. Take their Alonso Martinez, a spin on the classic: it comes with a vermouth jelly-stuffed olive - aka a party in our mouth. Their Dry Martini is killer too. Turn to the staff in lab coats for pretty much any of your cocktail needs. They also do booze-free amazingly well; you're welcome, mums-to-be.

Located inside the INNSIDE Madrid Génova, the Kenzo-designed interiors are elegant yet cosy, with a soundtrack of jazz played on vinyl; this is a strong contender for our favourite Madrid hangout.

www.melia.com/en/hotels/spain/madrid/innside-madrid-genova/restaurants

12/02/2015

ADDRESS

Paseo de Recoletos, 20-22, 28001 Madrid, Spain Tel: +34 91 206 2160

OPENING HOURS

Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00
Sunday closed

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