*UPDATE*: now it’s an italian restaurant called Fellina.
Random is a restaurant at Chamberí whose concept is living in an unconventional way, where chance plays a role . Dive into randomness as a way to explore new dishes. We had heard from several sources that it will be one of the sites at the top in 2016. There we went to taste it.
The interior is designed by one of the most popular teams in the capital, Madrid in Love . This time they have come up with a more masculine atmosphere and something darker , adapting to customers in the area. It’s a crap shoot , with 3 different areas. Crossing the threshold we saw the covered terrace and two staircases, one goes up to the restaurant area and the other goes down to Anómimo Club , about I’ll talk about later.
We opted for 3 starters and 2 main courses. All for sharing. They brought the 3 starters at a time, same as the 2 main courses. So the food went cold because we can not eat it all at once . I guess it’s because they are still starting, because the restaurant was not full. We order Butterfish tartar with mustard dressing (11.5 € ) , Roasted vegetable terrine with pollen vinaigrette (10 € ) and Socarrat rice (12 € ) . I liked the less creative . The manner in which the vegetables were cooked is already a secret and those who are fans of sauces will enjoy the tartar. After those, Iberian cheek Burger (14 € ) and Iberian pork with gratin (15 € ) . The cheek comes half boiled half stewed and its quantity of salt is suitable for all audiences. The pork special cut came into strips over the gratin, prettier and richer. For dessert we ordered Chocolate mousse with praline (6 € ) , but maybe we should have ordered Black Tartufo black or Marshmallow.
We saw other dishes at the tables around, so we probably failed. Anyway, Random is for going and enjoying the atmosphere. The staff is impeccable, attentive at all times and very discreet, the decor and the calm and low voices emphasize the elegance of the place.
At the basement is the real reason of the pilgrimage to Caracas street: Anonymous Club. We didn’t drink because we had to work later, but it’s like an underground club . Must be entered with a password. Good music , good deco (comfortable sofas to drink slowly) and a great bar for a chat. And have a look at the beautiful toilet. Every zone is carefully designed to get a feel of secrecy and exclusivity that will make you become the favorite destination of many for afterwork drinks or weekend ones.
Phone: +34 9184.108.40.206
Schedule: Sunday to Wednesday 13:00 to 0:00 hrs. and Thursda to Saturday 13:30 to 0:20 hrs.
Average price: 25-30€.
Address: Carcas, 21, Madrid.
Random y Anónimo Club on our map