The upscale district of Salamanca in downtown Madrid has been an attractive proposition for many a visitor to the Spanish capital. But while the land-locked city is bubbling with touristic delights, Lobito de Mar restaurant brings a taste of the sea to the streets.
The joys aren’t reserved for the table, either. As well as a cultivated menu, the restaurant’s interior is reminiscent of the Mediterranean coastline all effortlessly finished with and underlying finesse.
Designed by Astet, the interior design practice based in Barcelona, they have expertly crafted a space which feels warm and welcoming, like a sunny day at the beach. The two-level venue is caressed with moments from the sea as marine colours are paired with seaside textures.
The design firm took inspiration from Malaga’s stunning coastline and delivered in spades as they created a sophisticated and modern reflection of life at sea. It works harmoniously with the band’s seafood-based menu.
This harmony is what makes Lobito de Mar feel truly special. In the bustling city, as soon as you step into the restaurant’s dining terrace you’re transported to the seashore. To complete the message, Astet has gone one step further and with a timber-clad structure supporting translucent fabric above, they have recreated the slow lapping of seaside waves above the heads of their patrons.
It’s just another note in this symphony of coastline chic. Effortless design is the name of the game at Lobito de Mar and with natural materials throughout the space, encapsulated by a palette of earthly colours, it further defines the restaurant’s intention.
To cap it all off, as patrons look to the heavens they will find a bespoke cut roof light. Shaped to form the outline of a boat it emphasises the designer’s seascape brief. Lobito de Mar are bringing the Mediterranean sea to Madrid.
All images provided to Far Out Magazine via Astet Studio. See more of their work, here.