Prior to being the James Joyce Irish Pub, the Café Lyon could be found in this location, one of Madrid’s oldest and most famous cafés. The James Joyce offers authentic Irish pub food served by Irish staff. We can recommend some typical dishes such as shepherd’s pie, fisherman’s pie, Irish stew and the classic bangers and mash. For those looking for something simpler, the hamburgers and sandwiches are always a good choice.During the week they show all kinds of sporting events on their TV screens. On Sundays they hold a language exchange with a chairperson and on Mondays people gather to discuss various topics in English: literature, politics or any subject that puts the participant’s wits to the test.