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Ramses

Ramses

Ramses

Address Plaza de la Independencia 4; 28001 Madrid
Neighbourhood Recoletos | See on map
Metro Retiro [L2]
Telephone +34 91 435 1666
Website http://www.ramseslife.com
Hours Daily 08-02:30
Price EUR 60

Ramses – quite the imposing, Egyptian name. Well, either that or visions of something akin to Vegas’ Luxor – and with Philippe Starck at the design reins, it wouldn’t be surprising. Weird then that, whilst this is obviously one of the hottest tickets in town, it doesn’t seem to take its namesake too seriously. Sure, there are the usual quirky touches including rocking chairs, furry stools, huge candelabra and an homage to the humble Oscar statuette, but full-on riches of the Kings – no. The main foodie action is in the lavish Bistro (three week waiting lists are the norm), though you’ll get snackier options in Petit which overlook the cocktail bar, with a basement club for those in the mood to continue the night into the wee hours.