Madrid – rooftop brunch at El Eden, RIU Plaza de España Hotel

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays you can book a rooftop brunch at the El Eden restaurant on the 26th floor of the RIU Plaza de España Hotel, with commanding views of the city. The venue is very popular, so bookings need to be made well in advance, especially if you’re a large group.

The brunch includes a selection of yoghurts, fruit salad, Iberico ham, Manchego cheese, tomato and avocado pastes, croissants, a bread basket and preserves.

In addition, you can also order a main dish, in case you still haven’t had enough… I had the tortilla with cheese, onion, feta and smoked salmon.

Once you’re done, you can also go up one floor to the outdoor rooftop bar. As far as I know, guests of the hotel have free access, but visitors have to pay to access the outside area.