Ni Hao – great food, and Maeve gets a compliment

As you may or may not know, I am a quarter Chinese. It has essentially no cultural impact on my life, except that my mother and I like to get offended when they make microwaves with the buttons which simply say "Chinese" on them as a reheat option ("Chinese" what? Food? People? New Year?). But no … Continue reading Ni Hao – great food, and Maeve gets a compliment

Meat, Chueca

Oooh, Madrid loves a suggestive bar and restaurant name (I'm looking at you, Bar Cock and Maderfaker). Chueca joins in the sauciness with burger bar Meat (there's another one in Chamberí, too). Looking like the equivalent to Wannaburger (RIP Edinburgh Queensferry Street), I suggested it to Ruairidh and Markus for another weekday evening repast. The decor is … Continue reading Meat, Chueca

Mastropiero, Malasaña: pizza, anchovies, and an existential crisis

Inspired by a review in Naked Madrid, and finding ourselves in Malasaña of a weekday evening, Ruairidh, Markus and I decided on trying out an artisan pizza restaurant. (Markus appeared in my first blog under the sobriquet WasZurHölle - we met studying in Edinburgh and were in Granada at the same time as well. He now works … Continue reading Mastropiero, Malasaña: pizza, anchovies, and an existential crisis

Saporem, Chueca: on Instagram straight flexin’

Welcome to the first in a series of slapdash, shambling, slipshod restaurant and bar reviews I've decided to include in my blog. We'll start with the most recent meal I went out for, on Sunday evening. Chueca is a great area to go eating and bevving (if you can avoid just going to La Lateral … Continue reading Saporem, Chueca: on Instagram straight flexin’