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La Hostería del Laurel Restaurant


4 reviews of La Hostería del Laurel Restaurant

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Typical andalusian cottage

On my last visit to Seville I ate at this restaurant, in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, opposite the headquarters of the Venerable Palace Abengoa Focus Foundation.

It is located in the Plaza de los Venerables, which I found to be one of the most charming squares in the old town. It was filled with tables and umbrellas from the various restaurants and bars around its perimeter; it is a most enjoyable location.

La Hosteria del Laurel is a typical Andalusian cottage of three floors: on the ground floor is the bar and restaurant, and on the upper floors, as its name suggests, the hotel accommodation.

The entire restaurant is decorated rustically, with cupboards, walls of azulejos, old, country-styled wooden tables... and the entire ceiling of the bar full of hanging hams and objects related to the rural world.

It was all very nice and cosy, but given the good weather, we chose to eat on the outdoor terrace, where there was much atmosphere. Despite being crowded, we were served quickly.

The menu is composed basically of rations and tapas, although there is also fish and meat. Three of us went and to start off we ordered tomato salad with tuna, house scrambled eggs and patatas bravas (potatoes with spicy tomato sauce). After, a different second course each dish: grilled Iberian sirloin, pork kebab and chicken stew (the stew had a name, but I don’t remember).

The portions are not overly large, but the food tasted like heaven, especially considering we’d gotten up early and were dying of hunger after a whole morning of skating around Seville.

I do not remember the exact price, but I remember that at the time it seemed very cheap, so I will probably return next time I’m in Seville, being that the atmosphere at the plaza was super nice, service was prompt and attentive, and the food tasty and cheap.

Noteworthy, is that the establishment has been open since the nineteenth century. José Zorilla stayed here while writing "Don Juan Tenorio."

A really pleasant place

Highlights for me of this restaurant are the location and the service. We went on a Saturday for lunch and sat on the terrace, enjoying a sunny day with pleasant temperatures.

It is quiet location even though almost all tables in the square for the various restaurants were busy. There was no sensation of noise.

The service was prompt and very friendly, answering any questions and advising us when ordering.

My wife asked for a recommendation on the wine to accompany the meal and they suggested a full-bodied house wine with orange flavouring. "Duque de Carmona". It had a peculiar taste but we loved it.

As for the food we ordered spinach with chick peas (delicious but a bit cold), a marinade (I felt the flavour was a little strong), chorizo al vino (with a different flavour to the chorizo we're used to eating) and garlic chicken (quite good).

I cannot comment on the price because the friends we went with paid.
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La Hostería del Laurel Restaurant Phone Number
La Hostería del Laurel Restaurant Address
Plaza de los Venerables 5, 41004 Sevilla, España
Plaza de los Venerables 5, 41004 Sevilla, España
La Hostería del Laurel Restaurant Opening Hours
mon 11:00 - 16:00 to 19:00 - 0:00
tue 11:00 - 16:00 to 19:00 - 0:00
wed 11:00 - 16:00 to 19:00 - 0:00
thu 11:00 - 16:00 to 19:00 - 0:00
fri 11:00 - 16:00 to 19:00 - 0:00
sat 11:00 - 16:00 to 19:00 - 0:00
sun 11:00 - 16:00 to 19:00 - 0:00
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