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Bistro Guggenheim Bilbao

Avda. Abandoibarra, 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 94 423 93 33
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Ranked #13 of 663 restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $44
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great couple of Gin & Tonics sitting in the sun. Excellent waiter who was right on point. Sunshine, gin, location & great service. What's not to like?

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Oh the pintxos! Excellent choice and quality, friendly efficient service, and a table with a view of the famous Guggenheim fountain!

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fareham
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121 reviews 121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It is essential to book here. We found that the place was full of people on coach parties but despite that the food was very good. A nice touch was the surprise with the gazpacho....the dish was served without the soup........that being added later in a nice flourish. Good food ...a mite pretentious as is the museum.

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Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

As a student, I don't normally indulge in gourmet food, so for me, my trip to the Guggenheim was a real treat. I chose to eat from a set menu which cost €28. This included unlimited water and wine, and bread. To start I had lettuce on a bed of quinoa with tuna purée. For the main, I ate lamb... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We arrived at about 2pm straight off the flight and although they were full they cleared a table for us after a short wait. The menu is simple but delicious, professionally served and in stunning location. The flavours were superb, the food was ultra-fresh and the meal was excellent value. I would thoroughly recommend this if you’re in Bilbao but... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Tremendous, one of our favourite places to eat. Exceptional value, innovative cooking techniques intertwined with traditional Basque cuisine. Superb.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Experience of museum catering told us that the food was more likely to be adequate rather than exceptional, so when visiting the Guggenheim with a group, we were not expecting anything special of the planned lunch in the bistro, but we were pleasantly surprised. The food looked appetising, the hake in green sauce with Chard and parsley air was cooked... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Excellent tasting menu was good value including wine - squid stuffed tomato on black rice was particularly memorable, and the hake on chard first rate - but arriving early at 8.45pm we were shown to a rather bleak exposed position on the end of a table. When we asked to move the staff refused and we were told the restaurant... More

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Tel Aviv
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good was good, portion to small but. Not something special but eatable. Good home wine. We got glass with spider inside. Was shocked !!!!!

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Argyll
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Did not disappoint. We booked as advised but because of off season at lunch we needn't have bothered. The food lived up to expectation and was exceptional. The service was good apart from getting the bill which took ages

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