We run 2 tours every day. At 12:45pm followed by lunch at 1:30pm and at 6:30pm followed by dinner at 7:15pm.
Yes, the tour is run in English. We have the capacity to run the tour in Spanish but the default language is English.
The tour takes you to all 4 dining room floors, including into the cellar and to see the original oven from 1725. You learn the history of the restaurant and anecdotes from celebrities such as Hemingway who frequented the restaurant. The tour lasts approximately 50 minutes.
We welcome and encourage solo diners! Our tour opens with a minimum of 2 people so, if there are no other bookings already scheduled for your desired date, we will ask you for all of your availability and do our best to accommodate you.
The tour is a small group tour with a minimum of 2 people and maximum of 12 people.
The Botin Restaurant has a number of stairs and no elevator. The tour takes you up and down 4 different flights of stairs to reach the 4 dining rooms. The guide can adjust the pace slightly but if you have severe mobility difficulties, the tour may not be suitable.
You can go directly inside to find the guide and group if you arrive late and do not see the guide outside. Please note that, even if you arrive late and miss some of the tour, or the tour in its entirety, the cost is the same (78 euros per person).
Yes. Unless you say on your booking form that you are willing to share a table for the meal. *Sharing a table increases your chances of securing a booking (particularly if you are booking within a month of your desired reservation date).
No. The restaurant does not guarantee seating in a specific dining room. However, if you tell your guide at the conclusion of the tour where you would like to sit, he or she will do their best to get you seated there for the meal.
When submitting the booking form, please mention this is a birthday celebration so we can ask for a candle to come with your dessert. We usually serve an assortment of the Botin desserts but alternatively, you can request the Tarta Botin (a vanilla cream and meringue cake) and a candle instead.
No. The tour must be in conjunction with the fixed menu.
The tour and meal are included in the cost of 78 euros and are paid to the waiter at the end of the meal.
Unless a prepaid tour has been arranged for you, payment is made via cash or by card to the waiter at the end of the meal.
Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard, American Express & JCB
Yes. If you wish to pay in advance and give a gift, let us know and we can arrange payment by credit card before the date of the meal. We can also send a gift certificate attachment that you can give to the person if you wish.
While tipping is appreciated, it is not expected. If you would like to tip the guide, please do so before he or she leaves before the meal service begins. If you would like to tip the waiter, please do so at the conclusion of the meal. Please note the guide can only be tipped in cash.
Yes. All courses that contain meat can be substituted with vegetarian options. Typical substitutes are mixed grilled vegetables, Spanish omelette with potatoes, green salad, and gazpacho chilled tomato soup.
Please mention your allergy in your booking submission and ALSO to your guide and waiter at the conclusion of the tour when you are seated at the table as a reminder.
Courses that contain whatever you are unable to eat can be substituted with other dishes. Once you are seated, this can be arranged with your guide and waiter.
Unless you have a dietary restriction that you have informed us about in your booking, the only course that can be changed is the scrambled eggs with the morcilla blood sausage (this can be substituted with scrambled eggs and asparagus) and, for the main course, you can order roasted lamb instead of suckling pig.
The fixed menu is a lot of food (!) so we do not recommend ordering additional courses. But, if you wish to order something extra, there is no problem. Please note though that you will have to pay the additional cost of the item.
The fixed meal comes with about the equivalent of a half of a bottle of wine per person (either red or white). Also, each person gets still or sparkling water and a coffee if they wish. If you do not like wine, you can have 2 beers, 2 glasses of sangria, or 2 soft drinks.
Yes, children 12 and under can have the children's meal, which is grilled chicken or meat with french fries. The price for their tour and meal is 39 euros per person.
We need a minimum of 24 hours to arrange the guide and reserve a table. However, as with all restaurants, the more notice you give, the more chance we have of fulfilling your wishes. We will reply to all inquiries within 24 hours except for inquiries made over the weekend, which we will respond to within 36 hours.
Yes (depending on availability at the restaurant). We divide large groups into 2 smaller groups with 2 separate guides. You will explore the different dining rooms separately in your two groups and then all eat together afterwards.
No, the tour is run by Insider’s Travel.
Yes, we organise the Botín Experience in Madrid.
We offer a wide variety of tours and activities throughout Spain. Please look through our website to see what else we offer.
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