This beautiful 19th-century residence, on one of the most prestigious streets in Salamanca, lends itself well to a restaurant conversion. The interior is refreshingly fun, with a mish-mash of designer furniture, leopard-skin throws and an assortment of kitsch chandeliers. Three dining rooms are separated by arches, the first room doubling as a bar/chill-out area dominated by a huge bowl holding magnums of champagne.
Ceilings are wonderfully ornate, and deep windows look out over the wide, tree-lined street. The menu is modern Spanish/Mediterranean and is surprisingly good value. Despite its exclusive location, there’s no stuffiness here, and you’re more likely to be sitting next to casually dressed models, celebrities and media types than smartly dressed businessmen and their lacquered-haired wives.