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Renowned chef to open restaurant at Santiago Bernabéu

Spanish LaLiga football club Real Madrid is to open a new restaurant at its Santiago Bernabéu home ground at the end of the year.

The ‘Ball All By Martín Berasategui’ will replace the current Real Café Bernabéu at the stadium. Berasategui is a leading Spanish chef and holds eight Michelin stars across his suite of restaurants.

The restaurant will feature two floors, with the ground floor to offer tapas and cocktails, and the first floor to serve as a dining room that will look over the pitch at the Bernabéu.

The Nuevo Estadio Bernabéu website noted that Berasategui has defined the menu as “sport elegante”.

Berasategui also said that four LaLiga clubs had approached him about opening a restaurant at their stadium, but Real president Fiorentino Pérez presented a “serious project”.

The restaurant will join other Bernabéu eateries such as Zen Market, Puerta 57 and El Asador de la Esquina.

The club’s Real Café brand also includes a restaurant in Dubai, with new outlets scheduled to open in Chicago, New York, Boston, Mexico City, Texas, California and Miami, as well as Chile, Colombia, Panama and Peru.

Real Madrid was earlier this year granted approval to commence significant renovation work at the Bernabéu. One of the main improvements will be the installation of a retractable roof at the 81,000-seat stadium.

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