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Poncelet Cheese Bar

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Calle Jose Abascal 61, 28003 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 99 25 50
Sun 11:00 - 15:45
Tue - Fri 00:00 - 23:45
Sat 11:00 - 23:45
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New York City, New York
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Poncelet is an amazing place - a temple to cheese in all its forms and a gastronomical delight. It is a bright, cheery and delicious place to pass the time. The daily cheese boards are interesting and diverse, the wine selection and craft beers are unusual and delicious and the staff is attentive and knowledgeable.

Thank MLH325
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We loved this. A quirky feel, with cheese included as part of every item on the menu. We had wine and tapas. Our favourite was the tartiflette and the hummus flavoured with cheese. We also had puddings, which also worked really well. Great service and the place had a lovely vibe as we sat at the bar! Highly recommended.

Thank Graeme S
AttAlClienteMAD, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Poncelet Cheese Bar, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you very much for your comment, we are pleased that enjoyed our newly renovated "La Barra de Cheese Bar" with a different proposal taking prominence cheese in such suggestive dishes as our hummus, the maki Norwegian salmon, skewered chicken teriyaki . We hope to see you again in Cheese Bar Madrid. More 

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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A wine bar that does amazing cheese dishes. On a long weekend in Madrid we visited a couple times. The staff are attentive but not overbearing and the cheese dishes are amazing. Well worth a visit.

2 Thank Kentman1964
Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful service, excellent food, beautiful decor and a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere make Poncelet Cheese Bar, Madrid an excellent choice for social or business dining. We went for lunch and, although it did fill up, the design of the space and the natural acoustic treatment of the vertical garden meant that the volume level did not become intrusive (unusual for... More 

1 Thank BraveArts
AttAlClienteMAD, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Poncelet Cheese Bar, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your comment. We comaplce know that you enjoyed your experience at Cheese Bar. We hope to see you soon in our restaurant. #saycheese More 

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

All cheesed out having taken a seat by the cheese counter. Reallt enjoyed the croquets and the bacalhau. Soccorro beer was particularly good.

Thank Omar C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

There are many dishes on the menu, all with a different cheeses processed in it. Prices are a bit higher than in other restaurants in Madrid.

Thank Ilse v
AttAlClienteMAD, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Poncelet Cheese Bar, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your comment , we hope to see you again in Cheese Bar Madrid. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The Poncelet site states clearly: closing time at Sundays are 4:00 PM. Same information is also on the door. In our only day in Madrid, we crossed the city and arrived there 3:25 PM to be informed that the kitchen closes at 3 PM but it would be possible to serve us a cheese table. That's a good compromise but... More 

Thank Carlos S
Madrid, Spain
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I knew poncelet for its great selection of cheese for lunch, dinner or after dinner. Today we happened to walk by on our way to brunch, and we were very pleasantly surprised by the offer they have. Not only are the eggs Benedict excellent (with a great combination of thin bread and a light hollandaise sauce), they also offer a... More 

Thank pickwick1
Pretoria, South Africa
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Who would have thought to make cheese the meal for an entire dinner! We thought we had gone to heaven when we ate at this lovely restaurant! Starters was a lovely cheese dip with nachos, then tempura vegetables with a cheese dip, as well as a piquanté dip, (delicious) followed by the main course - a selction of 10 cheeses,... More 

1 Thank Anette M
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

this is one of my favourite restaurants in the world! I used to eat there frequently when I lived in Madrid and returned recently for another superb meal. On this occasion we shared a few cheese themed starters and mains from a selection that included a number of vegetarian options (rare for Spain). The service was spot on, and I... More 

Thank boodles37
AttAlClienteMAD, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Poncelet Cheese Bar, responded to this review

Dear customer, we are pleased that we are one of your favorite places, we always try to do our best work. Our different cuisine and the variety of cheeses makes us different and there will always be new types of cheese to try. We wait your visit soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 38 - USD 44
Spanish, Contemporary, French, Mediterranean, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:45
00:00 - 23:45
00:00 - 23:45
00:00 - 23:45
00:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Jose Abascal 61, 28003 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
  • Phone Number: +34 913 99 25 50
Presentación del restaurante Poncelet Cheese BarLos amantes del queso tienen una cita obligada en el Poncelet Cheese Bar de Madrid. Localizado en el distrito de Chamberí, es un local novedoso que funciona como bar y espacio cultural y gastronómico consagrado al mundo del queso. La encantadora decoración de su local es vanguardista con espacios luminosos, coloridos, objetos alusivos a este producto y un toque de naturaleza, gracias a su jardín vertical.Cuentan con más de 146 variedades nacionales y europeas. La carta se compone de exquisitas delicias elaboradas con quesos como la tempura de Montasio (queso italiano), el quadroni de calabaza a los cuatro quesos, entre otros. Podrás degustar también pescados y carnes elaborados con el sello “Antiqueso”, para aquellos que los prefieren sin él. La cerveza, sidra o vinos han sido seleccionados pensando en los que mejor acompañan al producto estrella de la casa.En su agradable espacio, cuenta con una zona de barras y mesas y en la planta alta hay una biblioteca donde se rinde culto al queso y donde se hacen conferencias, catas y más, a cargo de expertos en la materia. En pareja o en grupo, disfruta de esta innovadora propuesta donde el queso se convierte en una verdadera experiencia para los cinco sentidos.

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