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Food - Drink
This May Be The World's Oldest Restaurant
Condé Nast Traveler compiled a list of the oldest restaurants in the world — including Boston's Union Oyster House, Zur Letzten Instanz in Germany, and Rules Restaurant in London. However, there is one spot that has been consistently open for nearly three centuries that many agree deserves the coveted title.
Per the Guinness Book of World Records, Madrid's Restaurante Botín is the world’s oldest restaurant. Founded by French cook Jean Botín and his wife in 1725, the eatery has been open ever since — save a short closure due to COVID-19 — even keeping its doors open through the Spanish Civil War.
Today, the Botín menu includes roast suckling pig, stewed partridge, and grilled filet mignon Botín. Though its menu caters to a modern diner, Restaurante Botín retains much of its original charm with its firewood oven and its interior aesthetic which dates back to renovations made by Jean Botín at its opening.