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Porrue

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Contemporary, Fusion, Basque
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Alameda Rekalde 4, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 23 13 13
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dining experience .

Had the eight course tasting menu,which did not disappoint,the food was delicious beautifully presented served by very helpful knowledgeable staff.It was a very well balanced meal each course a delight.I had the matching wine flight of local wines which was a great way to taste wines I may... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Ronnie C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Had the eight course tasting menu,which did not disappoint,the food was delicious beautifully presented served by very helpful knowledgeable staff.It was a very well balanced meal each course a delight.I had the matching wine flight of local wines which was a great way to taste wines I may otherwise not experience.All in all a great meal and excellent value a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This restaurant is a class act. The food was of a very good quality, both in terms of taste/flavour. The presentation was also top notch. We went for the taster menu at a bargain Euro 55 (comparative for taster menus) and found it of an excellent quality. While there was some alchemy (smoking dessert, for example), it was used sparingly... More 

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Brussels
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153 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went for the 8 course gastronomic menu what was a really great experience, every plate was served in a different way,once with smoking ice, once within a tin box, once on a cooking plate... every dish was a discovery, special taste from raw tuna fish with superb condiments to foie gras and smoked skrei.... All products were of perfect... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Not sure what everybody is raving about. Food is adequate and service is professional. But some aspects of the meal left to be desired. Vegetables were not roasted but burnt. A starter sold as artichoke carpaccio was just one cooked artichoke bottom mashed, for 11 euro, mind you. Most produce is of high quality, but the cooking does not justify... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

You must go to this restaurant. We opted for the tasting menu and were blown away. Each course dazzled us beyond belief. The two of us visited the restaurant back in September for a late lunch and had the summer menu and couldn't have been happier. The service was impeccable and wine suggestions were spot on. There wasn't one thing... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a contemporary restaurant with decidedly cutting-edge cuisine. We had the tasting menu, which is almost theater as well as dinner. Delicious, and you won't find yourself cooking in this style at home. Located very close to the Guggenheim Museum, easily combined with a visit there. Needless to say, they're used to catering to tourists. Expensive, yes, but it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Being honest, I don't know what else that needs to be said, other than this is the best food that I've had in my life. We opted to have the 7 course tasting menu & each course exceeded expectations. Not only did the unexpected flavour combinations taste extraordinary but each dish was served up in a quirky way to add... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had lunch at this place and we liked it very much - food was very tasty and everything was cooked in a special way, our waiter was brilliant - he told us about every dish and was very nice, so we decided to visit it again in evening - and again - everything were wonderful! )))

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What a grear place to have lunch. From the starter to the dessert we were fasinated. The service was great and you cant miss the gin and tonic from this place. The only thing is that the lamb is suggested for 2 persona, but really for 3 is more than ok. Will be coming back for sure.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

It is a great combination of tradition and invention! Lovely starters and sackling lamb. Carpaccio of artichocs to dye for. Inventive desserts.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alameda Rekalde 4, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 944 23 13 13

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 70 - 103
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Fusion, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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