Heading to one of these destinations on a city break? Be sure to book a table at its hottest new restaurant
MADRID In the La Moraleja neighbourhood lies Los Peñotes garden and landscape design centre, which has converted three greenhouses into a café and brasserie called El Invernadero (‘greenhouse’ in Spanish). Peckish plant shoppers can order botanically inspired breakfast, lunch or dinner from a comfy seat on the wicker chairs or cork-topped stools atop white terrazzo floors (elinvernaderodelospenotes.es). BERLIN Potsdamer Strasse’s new restaurant and bar, Panama, is named after the children’s story Oh Wie Schön Ist Panama (Oh How Beautiful Panama Is) by author and illustrator Janosch. German ingredients are mixed with flavours from the restaurant’s Caribbean namesake. The interior, masterminded by designers Nora Witzigmann and Karo Butzert, combines local art with cacti from Arizona (oh-panama.com). PARIS Madame Thiou is Paris’ authority on modern Thai cooking, and her restaurant’s new home on a leafy avenue with impressive views of Les Invalides is a must-visit. Designer Laura Gonzalez (who shares her insider tips on p67) aimed to create the feeling of being in Ms Thiou’s own dining room. From velvet chairs and brass lights to a fresco by super-cool wood muralists Atelier Roma, it’s a delight (restaurant-thiou.fr).