Gudonya Drinks at Madrid Rio

Gudonya Drinks at Madrid Rio

Come and join Gudonya for our next event Drinks at Madrid Rio. Before the warm days disappear, we plan to enjoy a sunny Sunday at a lovely spot on Madrid Rio, across the river from the Palacio Real.
Sunday October 8, 12:00
Cafe del Rio
Avenida de Portugal 1, Madrid
Parque Madrid Río
The event is family-friendly, kids welcome. The kitchen opens at 13:00 with a full menu – including options for kids. The event is pay-as-you-go for what you consume. For those who joined us in June, it’s the same venue.   
Closest metros: Puerta de Angel; Príncipe Pío  
Please R.S.V.P. via email or on the Gudonya contact page so that we can organise enough tables so everyone is comfy.

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2017 AFL Grand Final Party
2:30pm 2:30pm

2017 AFL Grand Final Party

Summer is coming to an end and September is here, and that means the 2017 AFL Grand Final is upon us.

The big game will be showed at the Irish Rover, Avenida de Brasil 7,  on Saturday 30 September at 2:30 pm.

The match is a delayed telecast so in keeping in tradition, anyone who hints at the final result will have to shout the bar. Judging by how much we drink, it could be a costly mistake.

The kitchen will be open for those who would like lunch.

We hope to see you there!

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6:00pm 6:00pm

Merienda at the River

Gudonya would like to announce our next event "Merienda at the River".

With warm weather well and truly here, the plan is for drinks at a lovely spot on Madrid Rio, across the river from the Palacio Real.

Cafe del Rio, Avenida de Portugal 1, Madrid

The event is family-friendly and open to young and old.

For those who get peckish, there will be a limited menu until 8:15 pm. Those who would like to stay for dinner can do so. It is also pay-as-you-go so we don't have to divide up a large bill at the end or, worse still, the Gudonya committee gets stuck with the bill.

R.S.V.P. via our contacts page.


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Australia Day Party
to Jan 29

Australia Day Party

Come and celebrate Australia Day 2017 with the Oz community in Madrid!

Everyone is welcome to attend this fun-filled night featuring the energetic San Blas Blues Band playing a fine selection blues and rock.

Activities will include a 'stand-up 2-minute Aussie story-telling competition' and a 'kookaburra imitation contest' with Oz goodies to be won.

Entry is FREE. Food and Drink available to buy from the bar. 

The Irish Rover, Avenida de Brasil, 7, Madrid

Saturday 28 January at 10 pm. Don't be late or else you won't get in.

For those interested in joining the Gudonya club for dinner at 9pm please email back with numbers so we can reserve tables.

Start practising your kookaburra laugh now:

Spread the word and see you there!

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Aussie Christmas Party
7:00pm 7:00pm

Aussie Christmas Party

Gudonya would like to invite you to a family-friendly Christmas Party for the Australian Community at Platea. 

It’s casual, everyone is welcome, there's no entry fee, but there's plenty of food & drink available to buy.

Head left as you walk in any of the doors on the entry level, we'll have an area set aside underneath the stage.

It starts at 7pm and finishes when the last Aussie leaves. We hope to see ya there! 

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2:00pm 2:00pm

2016 AFL Grand Final

An event has been organised to watch the 2016 AFL Grand Final today at 2 p.m.

A word of warning, it will obviously be a delayed telecast so anyone who even hints at the final result will have to buy the whole bar a round of drinks. 


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7:00pm 7:00pm

Australia Day Celebrations

Gudonya would like to invite you to our family-friendly Australia Day celebrations to mark the big day. 

This year it will be held at Platea, a gourmet centre on Plaza Colon. It will be a casual affair, everyone is welcome including kids, and there is no entry fee.

For those unfamiliar with the place, there will be plenty of fine food and drink to buy for a spot of dinner before heading home or onto the next venue.

Feel free to forward the invitations to family and friends.

We hope to see you there!


PS. If you any questions, please let us know on our contact page.

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5:00pm 5:00pm

Rugby World Cup Final

After a long, tough tournament, Australia will face New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup Final this Saturday

If you are up for enjoying the game and hope to see the Wallabies make history, a number of us will be at Public House located in Moncloa.

WHERE: Public House, Calle Fernández de los Ríos, 83

WHEN: Saturday 31 October at 5 p.m.

Don't forget to arrive early. We hope to see ya there!

Go Wallabies!

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3:00pm 3:00pm

AFL Grand Final & Rugby World Cup Australia v England

This Saturday is shaping up to be one of the world's biggest days in sport with the AFL Grand Final and England hosting Australia at the Rugby World Cup.

The guys at Public House have offered to put on the two matches and will have plenty of meat pies and beers to get us through the long day.



After a gruelling season, Hawthorn will play West Coast in the 2015 AFL Grand Final at the MCG this Saturday.

The match will be shown at a more reasonable time later in the day, this year at Public House. In keeping with tradition, anyone who even hints at the final result will shout the bar for a round of drinks.

Where: Public House, Calle Fernández de los Ríos 83, Madrid

When: Saturday 3 October at 3 p.m.

Entrance is free. The bar will have a bucket of five botellines for 5 euros. And for the special occasion Public House have ordered a truck load of meat pies.



The Wallabies take on hosts England at the Rugby World Cup Saturday evening. Public House will show the game live several hours after end of the Grand Final. 

Where: Public House, Calle Fernández de los Ríos 83, Madrid

When: Saturday 3 October at 9 p.m.

Entrance is free and the same deal for pies and beers apply.

We hope to see you at one or both of the games.



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to May 24

Eurovision Party

In what has been one of the most controversial decisions made by organisers, Eurovision has extended an invitation to Australia to take part in final of the European song competition on Saturday. 

Gudonya will be getting together to enjoy this momentous occasion to watch Guy Sebastian to make history.

The venue for the party is Bambalinas Bar on calle Pelayo, 74, a perfect place as it has dedicated itself to Eurovision this week. The final starts on Saturday at 9 p.m. so arrive early to secure a spot. The bar's website is

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Wine Tasting and Tapas Evening
8:00pm 8:00pm

Wine Tasting and Tapas Evening


As requested by numerous members, we have organised a wine tasting and tapas evening on Friday 27 February. Some of you may know that Luis, who will host the evening, has worked many years in the wine industry including the areas of winemaking, distribution, journalism, competition judging, teaching and gastronomic events.

Being the first ever wine event we have organised for Gudonya and considering the range of people who have already expressed interest in attending, the evening will begin with a brief introduction to wine tasting, which will be followed by four wines that represent Spain well. Theory and practice. The evening will finish with a range of lovely tapas for dinner, during which we can discuss food and wine matching.

El Colmado de Chema
Calle Alburquerque, 3
28010 Madrid
Between Glorietas de Bilbao and Quevedo

Friday 27 February at 8pm

27 euros
Maximum 24 people
Reservations and deposit required

Why charge beforehand? The nature of the evening is different to all other Gudonya events for a number of different reasons. We want to discourage people from booking and not turning up. Food and wine will be bought and prepared especially for the evening and has to be paid for. Although the room appears large, there is only space for 24 people and we want as many as possible to enjoy the event. We suspect it will be a full house. Your money will be refunded if you cancel at least 48 hours before the start of the tasting. However, even if you have paid and you cannot attend, we will return your money if others make a reservation in your place, which we strongly suspect will be the case. There will be a waiting list to facilitate this.

To reserve or ask any questions, please fill out the form below.

We hope to see you there!

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7:00pm 7:00pm

Australia Day Drinks

With the end of January fast approaching, it's time to celebrate Australia Day, which always seems to have more significance when you are away from home.

This year Gudonya has organised to get together in a more relaxed, intimate venue in central Madrid with a decidedly Australian feel, Federal Café, very different to the big parties with live music we have organised in the past.

As 26 January is a school night, we will be meeting earlier, 7 pm,  and there will be be food available for those looking to have a spot of dinner before heading home. We want this year's event to be family oriented, meaning kids are more than welcome!

Federal Café, Pl. de las Comendadoras 9, 28015 Madrid,

We hope to see you there!


PS. If you any questions, please let us know.

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