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Samarkanda

Address Atocha Station, Plaza Emperador Carlos V; 28012 Madrid
Neighbourhood Atocha | See on map
Metro Atocha [L1]
Telephone +34 91 530 9746
Websitehttp://www.restaurantesamarkanda.com
Price EUR 40
Hours Café: Mon-Sun 13-20

If you harbor highfaluting dreams of trips on the Orient Express, lush tropical environs, and a Louis Vuitton case packed with tissue paper but you’ve woken up in Madrid, then fear not. This stunning little restaurant sits in the Atocha Station (trains, check), and has a terrace café which looks over the station’s botanical garden – we kid you not, it’s for real – with lots of foliage, a babbling brook and even a family of turtles (tropical environs, check). Serving up light lunches including tapas, sandwiches, cocktails and crêpes, you even get to sit on bamboo chairs and feel a little like an old world colonialist for the day. As for the Vuitton luggage; we’d definitely consider murder a viable option.