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Historic restaurants in Europe

On these tables have dinned from Goethe to Fellini. The flavor of the dish remains alive for centuries and teaches the Michelin star awarded chefs that creative kitchen always starts from the simple, pure and local ingredients. Below you will discover the most historic european restaurants.

Le Train Bleu

Restaurant-monument outside the terminal train station Gare de Lyon which opened its doors in 1900. Chic stop for lunch, watching the comings and goings of travelers passing through walls gilded cherub naked goddesses and technicolor murals advertised some time the destinations served then trains station. The smoked salmon arrives at your table in a huge silver trolley, skillfully cut into slices and served beside old fashioned fennel coleslaw.

Le Train Bleu

Le Train Bleu

Trattoria Sostanza, Florence

Since 1869 the local share long wooden tables to taste the best traditional Tuscan cuisine. The walls of white tile hanging autographs of celebrities who ate there. Favorite dish petti di pollo al burro, which is the specialty. Note that stop serving lunch at 2:15 PM.

Trattoria Sostanza, Florence

Trattoria Sostanza, Florence

Trattoria Sostanza, Florence

Trattoria Sostanza, Florence

Lhardy

Serious and dignified waiters with livrees coming soon dropped the first crumb in your table and gather with silver carved sweeper and dustpan. Silver and cutlery, with heavy crystal glasses and gilded mirrors on the dark wooden paneling to complete the setting of a restaurant that opened its doors in 1839. Sit in Isabelline, the central hall or prive white, for two people. It specializes in dishes of the city, led by cocido madrileno, a variety of boiled meat and vegetables, and callos madrilenas, tripe sausage and tomatos.

Lhardy

Lhardy

Sobrino de Botin, Madrid

The oldest restaurant in the world, according to the book Guinness, located in a side street behind the Plaza Mayor and mentioned in books of Benito Perez Galdos and Hemingway. It is said that Goya, young and even before becoming a painter, working here in 1765, when the famous restaurant was a small inn. Dozens of tourists and Madrileños filled daily fashioned hall with wooden ceiling and black and white tiles to try the delicious cochinillo, piggy milk baked in old wood oven of 1725. Other special dish is the beef fillet with mushrooms and scrambled eggs with black sausage and potatoes.

Sobrino de Botin, Madrid

Sobrino de Botin, Madrid

Sobrino de Botin, Madrid

Sobrino de Botin, Madrid

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By Nicole P.

Historic restaurants photos: Raymond, Tatyana Kildisheva, Alex Segre, Chiara, Kok Chih & Sarah Gan, DinosaursAreNotDead.

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