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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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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 141
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
unexpectedly great museum restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
J0J043
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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206 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
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
17 helpful votes 17 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We celebrated a friend of mine birthday at the restaurant. The menu costs EUR 26,50 included wine and water, a great price! I had a lobster which have to add EUR 8 on top of the menu price. Dessert is superb!

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I always like to visit the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum when I come to Bilbao, This time because of the rain, we decided to have lunch at this restaurant, wait for 20 minutes without reservation, but was it a great surprise, I was surprised how good the service and the quality of the food. Same chef that run the Michelin one... More 

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Wilhelminaoord
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

the menu is interesting. The presentation is good. The service depending on the one who attends to your table. The taste is good. Portions oké. So why disappointing? It's too expensive...... One can eat as good a lunch in mAny of the taberna's in the city. In a more relaxed atmosphere at half the price or less. As far as... More 

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Texas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

There were no tables at the bistro but upstairs on the main plaza is the museum's cafe which is outstanding. Save time and money and get a better view here. Nice selection of pintxos are €3 each but get 3 for €9 and they throw in a drink, roll and dessert. Don't miss this cafe...or the museum!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have eaten in a few museum restaurants that were so so. I have never eaten in a Michelin museum restaurant until I arrived in Bilbao. Many people have dinner and raved about the food, service and drinks. I only had a light lunch that was superb.

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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 - 36
  • 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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