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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
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 16
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  • 10
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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
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We had an excellent meal here. It was extremely good value. The food was attractively presented and very tasty. The staff were attentive and the meal a great success

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had the three course menu in the Bistro which was great value for €26.50 + vat asit included bread, wine and water. We all had different things for each course and everything was lovely. My tomato stuffed with squid starter vas very tasty and the pork cheeks were fab. I had the chocolate ice cream for pudding but my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great food at excellent price for menu del dia with a bottle of wine and water , bread and olives . included. Really good game and solomio for main course. We had no problem with the service but were there early at 1pm for start of lunch. The restaurant didn't fill up til after 2pm.very good English spoken by staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent meal here. It was extremely good value. The food was attractively presented and very tasty. The staff were attentive and the meal a great success

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

After a few hours admiring the Koons, we wanted something more than pintxos for lunch. The bistro was fantastic. Excellent staff. Three course and wine and coffee for 29 euros each. And probably the best food in the whole of Bilbao (based on three days experience). Actually contained well prepared and superbly flavoursome vegetables. Perfect.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Every guide book recommends this place and you have to wonder why. Whilst the food is ok (quite average given the quail it's available in Bilbao and the basque region as a whole) what is truly awful is the offhand, slow service. It's hard to ask for drinks four times and not feel like you are starting to become a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

There are three food options at the Guggenheim and unfortunately many of the reviews on this page have confused the Bar (the least formal/expensive) with the Bistro, the mid-range but very high quality restaurant. (There is also a high-end Michelin-star restaurant, Nerua). I reserved ahead for the Bistro and had a wonderful three-course lunch with wine which, given the quality... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Overall I agree on reviews which highlighted how this bistro is the typical museum cafè: great location, average food, high prices. I got a pasta amd chicken salad for 13 euros, quite little portion and overall disappointing. Got also an apple tart, bit dry, amd two pixos, these were better. Space inside and outside, relatively quick and efficient service. Considered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a typical museum bistro / café with both indoor and outdoor seating. It is just about nice. Nothing special, and of course a bit on the expensive side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The staff were friendly, helpful and fun. The food was traditional basque pinchos - just what we wanted.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The main cause of disappointment was the food itself and the price charged for it. The location of course is convenient and nice, since it is inside the museum, but the food quality was extremely poor. We ordered what the waiter suggested us as the best in the menu (solomillo and tuna) and both had an awful appearance and not... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Guggenheim Bilbao

Address: Avda. Abandoibarra, 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: +34 94 423 93 33
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao
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
Average Prices: USD 28 - 35
Cuisine: Spanish

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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 28 - 35
  • 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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