While there may be many Chinese restaurants in Madrid, there is only one Zen Market. (www.grupozenmarket.es)

Zen Market comes in way ahead of all the others for the superb quality of the dishes and the stunning surroundings. What grabs your attention immediately on entering is the ‘out of this world’ décor. The sumptuous interiors took almost two years to decorate. The rooms are filled with antiques and impressive architectural elements, all of which were brought from China. The other big surprise is that you have a perfect view of the pitch of the famed Santiago Bernabeu football stadium from most of the tables.

Zen Market thrives on variety. You can pop in for a cocktail at the trendy bar, enjoy a selection of Dim Sum with a cold beer, take your time over a ten-course gourmet lunch or dinner or relax every Friday and Saturday with the ‘After Work’ scene in the exclusive Red Lounge.

Gourmands love the haute cuisine which includes some of the best dishes from the Peking and Cantonese regions. Don’t miss the salt and pepper lobster or the Pekinese spare-ribs.