During an epic trip from Alcaidesa (near Gibraltar) to Angouleme (in the Charante region of France) to see the wonderful “Circuits Des Remparts', Samuel and his friends needed an overnight stop on the way back to break up the 1,000 mile journey and Segovia was chosen. 

 

Segovia is a beautiful city full of amazing architecture, dominated by the incredible 160 arch mortar-less Roman Aqueduct which runs straight through the centre. Alongside the aqueduct is a real gem; the historic 'Meson de Candido’. Built in 1884 the restaurant is renowned throughout Spain for its suckling pig.

 

When arriving in the City, Samuel and his friends were looking for a good Spanish restaurant and were messaged by friends on Facebook insisting that we couldn’t leave the city without visiting THE restaurant, and what a great recommendation it was!

It was a lovely evening, so the group opted to sit outside in the Plaza. After consulting the menu and observing what other people were eating, Samuel couldn’t bring himself to try the suckling pig as it was served complete… 

 

instead Samuel opted for for the lamb and what a great choice. The lamb was incredible! It was so tasty and tender, just stunning, one of the best pieces of lamb he has ever tasted. Samuel’s companions chose the duck breast and the chicken dish and both were excellent. 

 

The service was great as well, the staff were very welcoming and friendly. They present the food with great pride, confident that you are in for a great experience…. The were also very good at selling another speciality of the house to Samuel, their version of ‘French toast as a dessert, it was excellent! Their other speciality is a local cake ’Tarta De Ponche Segovia’, this was also fabulous.

 

This is a truly great restaurant, if you go to Segovia you must try it, highly recommended!