Loving Hut restaurant review Madrid
I've been to a branch of Loving Hut once before, and I wasn't impressed. But it was the last day of our holiday, and we were hungry, and it was nearby. And everyone deserves a second chance, right?
So we filed in to the brightly-lit, canteen-style place and I remembered the things I didn't like about the Loving Hut. First up, the screen playing Supreme Master Chiang Hai-themed videos on the restaurant wall. Sure the sound was turned down, but it's hard to have a conversation with your other half while a large musical number complete with women in butterfly and rabbit costumes unravels over his shoulder.
Other thing I don't like: lack of booze. I'm British - if I'm more than 10 feet away from a beer I get twitchy. Still, I can't hold that against Loving Hut, given it's never pretended to be anything other than alcohol-free. Alas it did mean we ended our holiday with a delicious bottle of.... water. Yeah, doesn't sound right, does it? We ended our holiday with a delicious bottle of rioja? Now we're talking!
But there are things I like about Loving Hut - it's all vegan (hooray!), the food's different at each one (hoorah!) and they serve dessert (huzzah!)
We skipped past starters and into mains, where the crepes were calling my name. Here's what ended up in front of me:
I don't think Loving Hut is overly familiar with Mexican flavours - the veggies in the burrito had not been introduced to anything you might have enjoyed south of the border. Instead, the main taste was of soy sauce with a hearty helping of American yellow mustard.
If you ignored that, or indeed you're a fan of a Mexican-soy sauce mash-up, the result was entirely edible.
A couple next to us was tucking into some desserts which looked grand, but we'd decided to skip off by then. It was our last night after all, and we needed something with an ABV to undo all the water's good work.
11 Calle de los Reyes
+34 (0) 915 590217