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Bistro Guggenheim Bilbao

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Avda. Abandoibarra, 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 94 423 93 33
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 39
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Free wine!

Thank goodness we had booked to visit here - it was heaving when we arrived around 3pm. We had a large booth to the two of us which was quieter than the remainder of the place was but left one feeling you could be anywhere. We had a two course menu priced at 19 euro including a glass of wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Adrian B
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had the set lunch menu. It was very good - and catered for vegetarians well - and was such good value. Service was very good too.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Staying at the lovely Hotel Miro, I went to Bistro Guggenheim for a solo dinner. At first I was wary of the museum-cafe ambience. Happily I needn't have been. I enjoyed the tasting menu and wine pairing and it was absolutely delicious. Moreover the folks serving the food were gracious and welcoming. I am not a "foodie" and am not... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

S.c. express menu for 18€ +vat. Portion extremely small (pork cheeks) and with no taste. Bread like sponge. Wine was good. Nice settings though and no other options close by..

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Thank goodness we had booked to visit here - it was heaving when we arrived around 3pm. We had a large booth to the two of us which was quieter than the remainder of the place was but left one feeling you could be anywhere. We had a two course menu priced at 19 euro including a glass of wine... More 

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UK
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199 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The staff here were all fabulous but I cannot say the same for the food to be honest. We attended a function here, and due to the lack of a good meal and fed up with bits of tapas on trays we retreated to our hotel nearby for a simply splendid dinner....

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

we are very glad we waited the half hour for a table. This stylish restaurant offers well presented, modern food - and, unlike another review I saw, we thought the set lunch menu which included a glass of wine, was exceptional value - especially for the food that we got. Fresh, great flavours, attractive plates of food in a modern... More 

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Biarritz, France
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322 reviews 322 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

As museum cafes go this is well above par but no more than a 5 minute walk away you can find several other better choices and better prices.

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Newmarket, Suffolk, UK
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18 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

visited lunch time during visit to guggenheim museum. Good selection of tapas. Very good soup. Clean, very friendly and helpful staff. Nice atmosphere. Food, wine and coffee surprisingly good value.

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

There was a big group there so we could only book for 9.30pm which was fine. Had mussels & ravioli, and lamb and a delicious goat's curd brulee! Was great for a special meal but pretty expensive.

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Melbourne, AU
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I enjoyed the 3-course menu which had about 5 choices per course. Service was rapid and attentive and the food was excellent in its creativity and flavour. With a glass of wine included it was very good value. It's very popular, so you might want to consider booking, perhaps when you arrive for your day at the museum.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avda. Abandoibarra, 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 94 423 93 33

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 34
  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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