Alfonso XII went undercover multiple times, coinciding Lhardy salons with friends and characters of Madrid life.

Lhardy is the first Spanish restaurant created as public restoration today is conceived.

By 1847, Queen Elizabeth II escaped own palace and went to dinner with their ladies Lhardy service.

In 1885 the phone is incorporated Lhardy, a time when there were only 49 subscribers, so many of them started in the habit of reserving tables and custom home.

The first Spanish Parador, the Gredos was inaugurated by Lhardy and featured chefs and waiters of the House for a couple of years thus initiating the hotel prestigious National Network of Paradores.

In 1885 the tradition of autoservido Consomme silver samovar, which was so successful with the ladies of the time were introduced. It is worth noting that Lhardy Madrid was the first hotel establishment that was allowed them to come single ladies. All a sign in the history of the Spanish women's liberation.

At the turn of the century, in 1916, the exotic dancer Mata Hari is arrested for spying in the Palace Hotel, shortly after lunch on Lhardy.

Another event regards Lhardy is the premiere of the operetta-bouffe "Tortilla rum." The establishment is named in the chorus of a cantabile of the work that was to be repeated by the public, and therefore became very popular among the locals of the time.

Anticipating modern food critics, journalists teacher Mariano de Cavia, remained "Liberal" a daily section entitled "Dish of the day", nurtured often with references to Lhardy. He maintained a close friendship with Augustine Lhardy with what appears disguised as a cook in the famous photograph.

A mid-nineteenth century there was talk in Madrid rather than inevitable Lhardy meals luxury place, Pascual Madoz includes it in his Gazetteer.

The remarkable decorator Rafael Guerrero sets the new face of Lhardy.

The taste of the Second Empire, equipped with the elegance of gentry now returning to captivate, are outlined in the design of the facade of Lhardy, built with magnificent mahogany from Cuba, as symbol of which was the Spanish overseas provinces

To celebrate the premiere of the opera "Tosca" at the Theatre Royal in 1900, Lhardy lent his silver candlesticks carved to represent functions and served buffet premiere.

Among Lhardy eaters, who keeps more secrets in the history of Spain is the Japanese room, where all sorts of conspiracies and cabals were developed. It was a favorite of General Primo de Rivera reserved for meetings of ministers and personalities from dictatorship corner and, in contrast, here the appointment of Mr. Alcala Zamora Nicetas was decided as president.

But the atmosphere of this exotic lounge retains other frivolous memories, like the seductive cabaret singer Consuelo Bello "La Fornarina", which came to represent the culminating attraction in Madrid the first quarter of the twentieth century, in which the sky shone stars so dazzling The gender of the lowest Goya and La Chelito.

La Fornarina, who had triumphed in a small theater which is also called the Japanese Hall, enjoyed meeting this Lhardy dining with some friends to celebrate their successes.

One of the most interesting events of this period was the tribute banquet to madrileñista Ramón Gómez de la Serna, double version, a Lhardy and another in "The Rhinegold". According affinities and rivalries of the organizers, guests were divided between the two local same day. Chroniclers, paralleling the editorial language, discussed deluxe edition (Lhardy) and paperback (Gold).

Also paid tribute to the Italian comedian Ermete Novelli, who served our country in the Teatro de la Comedia triumphing "tamers" Sellés work.

The year 1943, the theater manager Conrado Bianco organized Lhardy Elizabethan hall, the "dinner of the last century," a parody of the one held in 1899, to which one must attend dressed in clothes of XIX century and in which it is agreed not to speak, under penalty of twenty dollars, of any case of this century.

The Philharmonic Society Madrileña born in 1901 following a letter written by Augustine Lhardy, engineer Felix Felix farmcéutico Arteta and Borrell, during a gathering held in Lhardy, and manifesting the personalities of the time its intention to establish such society.

In 1903 was held at the Teatro Real in Madrid, the First International Congress of Medicine in honor of the Nobel histologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal. During the same Lhardy served two meals.

Manuel Rodriguez "Manolete", one of the most memorable bull myths, was presented with a gala dinner in 1944.

Held in a desktop Lhardy came the bright idea of ​​founding the studios CEA (Cinematography Spanish and American). Some of the participants who decided to join the professionals talkies were Jacinto Benavente, Carlos Arniches, the brothers Alvarez Quintero, Manuel Linares, Pedro Muñoz Seca, Ignacio Luca de Tena, etc.

Baroja and Azorin were lavishly honored by the Spanish booksellers in the same meal.

From the 50s proliferate gatherings around characters of Spanish life among noteworthy to Enrique Whip (about stagecraft), Jose Maria Sacristan (humanistic), Domingo Ortega (bullfighting), Antonio Rodriguez-Monino ( literary), Jimenez Quesada (medical), Pedro Sainz Rodriguez, Julio Camba, José María Alfaro or the Marquis of Desio (eminently dining).

In more recent history, note the gatherings of the sixties that eminent scientists focused on the range of the Maranon, Pozuelo, Lopez-Ibor, Rof Carballo Jimenez Quesada and doctors, among others.

On January 16, 1986 was all planned to hold a tribute to Enrique Tierno Galvan, unique character in the Spanish culture and historical Mayor of Madrid's political transition. That same day Don died Tierno and homage was canceled.

Fulfilled century and a half of history Lhardy, Queen Sofia was subject in their classrooms, a tribute organized by Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún, Mayor of Madrid, which was attended by Don José Prat, historical socialist president of Ateneo de Madrid; Gustavo Villapalos, Rector of the Complutense University and many more academics.

On June 30, 1992 Lhardy adds to the events of the Cultural Mayor of Madrid celebrated a banquet attended by over four hundred personalities from art, literature and journalism Madrid.

For three years in Lhardy revived traditional gatherings of the Feria de San Isidro, which led transcript of Antonio Díaz-Cañabate and Domingo Ortega in the fifties.

In March 2001, the election of the "10 bullfighters of the twentieth century" takes place, with the finalists: José Gómez Ortega, "Cock", Juan Belmonte, Domingo Ortega, Manuel Rodriguez "Manolete", Antonio Ordóñez, Pepe Luis Vazquez James Martin "El Viti", Antonio Bienvenida, Curro Romero and Paco Camino.
The jury was composed by Jose L. Suarez-Guanes, Carlos Abella, Ambrosio Aguado, Juan L. Cano, Andrés Fagalde Jose L. Gonzalez, Carlos Ilian, Manuel Moles, Juan Posada, Julio Stuyck, Joaquin Vidal, Javier Villa, Vicente Zabala, Carmen Esteban.

  • The Lhardy house, as would the modern reminiscent of Zarathustra, is beyond good and evil.

    Mariano de Cavia. DISH OF THE DAY, 1890.

  • Lhardy was a great man who brought gifts to Madrid palate.

    Emilio Gutiérrez Gamero. THE DAWN OF A CENTURY.

  • Silence is not lost on Lhardy as eating, it increases.

    Ramón Gómez de la Serna, 1916

  • ... Lhardy meals have always been famous.

    Manuel Azaña, 1931

  • The dynasty of the Great Lhardy consolidates his son, because he knows the time to give what they need.

    Enrique Sepulveda. LIFE IN MADRID IN 1886.

  • Lady, Your Highness knows that is Lhardy Hospitality Academy.

    Antonio Calderon to the Infanta Isabel de Borbón.

  • ... Lhardy Madrid restaurant is better educated within its walls.

    Comments made by reporters following the banquet held in conjunction with the events of "Cultural Capital Madrid"

  • If the furniture and walls Lhardy, witnesses of our history, tell their secrets ... we would see stunning revelations of national life.

    Jesus Vasallo, parodying the work of Sacha Guitry "SI VERSAILLES COULD TALK".

  • The pastry is powerful gastronomic Lhardy power.

    Luis Coloma. Smallness, 1891.

  • The Lhardy, free from criticism, house in Madrid still holds the scepter from the kitchen.

    Julio Camba. HOUSE Lucullus, 1929.

  • This writer has had more of a chance to eat the cooked solemn Lhardy.

    Néstor Luján. Madrid stew, 1972

  • In Lhardy eaters foodies and poets make great crumbs.

    José de Roure. MAP OF SPAIN, 1895.