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Refugio Restaurant

A touch of flavour


The kitchen of our gourmet restaurant “Refugio” is run by chef Pablo Dueñas and sous-chef Olmo Crespo. The restaurant is located in the 16th century Basement of the hotel “Óleum”. Angel Fernández is our Head Waiter and Sommelier. Our dishes are prepared with local and seasonal products, using innovative techniques and creativity, especially in the presentation, but preserving the traditional flavours.

We have aprivate dining room for 8-12 people on the ground floor.

Guests stayingin the superior junior suite can have lunch or dinner in the suite itself using the services of the “Refugio” restaurant at no extra charge.

Air-raid shelter

From the restaurant you can access a Civil War air-raid shelter. The building was the headquarters of the Military Commandof the Southern Frontof the Republican Army. For more information, click here.

If you would like to visit it free of charge, please ask at reception or in the restaurant.

Opening hours

Book your table
+34 637 06 68 86


From 8 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. If you wish to have breakfast in your room, please inform reception before 18:00. of the previous day.


Tuesday to Sunday: from 1 p.m. to 15:15 h.


Thursdays to Saturdays and eves of public holidays:
from 8 to 11 p.m. (winter)
from 9 to 11 p.m. (summer)

Award for the best restaurant in the province

We are proud to announce that our restaurant has been honored with the prestigious award granted by the Gastronomic Association “Amigos del Santo Reino” in the 9th edition of their awards. This distinction recognizes the hard work and dedication of culinary professionals and restaurants in Jaén who value and promote the extraordinary gastronomy of our province.

Come and enjoy the culinary excellence of our restaurant and let yourself be carried away by the authentic flavours of our land.

Basement of the 16th century

An exclusive and special place


Local and seasonal products


New techniques and traditional flavours


We take care of every detail


Get in touch with us

+34 953 94 19 94

In the mix there’ s the surprise, and in the surprise there’ s the pleasure.