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Bistro Guggenheim Bilbao

Avda. Abandoibarra, 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 94 423 93 33
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Ranked #19 of 674 restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $43
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • French first
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  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you can't get a reservation or a table at the bistro (likely, since it's pretty famous by now), the bar, what they call the open terrace outside, is fairly decent. It's definitely a cut above your regular museum cafe. We tried the pintxos, and you get three and a drink (wine or beer) for €10. I opted for a... More

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Miami, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What can I say? Absolutely on the best meals ever. My two girlfriends and I all had the same thing: 1/2 roasted lobster served with leeks, thinly sliced turnips, a smattering of fresh snapped green beans with a basil ragu with gigner cream sauce. I just could not get over the price. We did the express lunch which was 18E... More

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The place opens at 8pm and we booked due to tripadvisor recommendation. We visited on a Thursday and started getting busy about 9 onwards. So if you get in early possibility of a seat. We had the set menu with wine and water included. It was excellent and we were not disappointed. The squid was amazing and so well cooked.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Service was a bit rude with a bit of huffing because we wanted to pay separately. Food was average if a little bit 'wanna-be posh'. There are lots of nice places to eat in Bilbao, this is not worth the visit.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We relied on reviews and I am glad that we did. We had an excellent dinner in beautiful surroundings . I recommend it.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

excellent food; innovative and flavoursome dishes; atmosphere just a little wooden; lacks the noise and bustle of a bistro, but still excellent value for money

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Setting not as spectacular as it sounds - you're looking out from the famous Gehry building, not at it. But still a nice setting with views onto the river. Food was good, clearly with ambitions higher than the good tapas places in Bilbao. Those ambitions were largely met. We had the 6 course menu with matching wines by the glass,... More

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We knew it was hard to get a table, but assumed standard sort of museum bistro. Food blew us away. I had a lettuce and quinoa starter. Weird but excellent (translation mentioned tuna in menu - none detected). Wife had amazing squid in ink risotto. Mains even better. Lobster and hake. Brilliant. Most expensive wine €16! Deserts incredible. Especially the... More

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Alicante, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped in here to get a drink after a visit to the museum , but had to wait 15 min for our drinks to arrive. When the drinks came he had brought the wrong ones. It is a nice location .

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Sydney
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Bistro is part of the Guggenheim Museum and has as it down restaurant with outside terrace as well as an indoor formal,restaurant. We did not have a reservation for the restaurant, when we got there after our visit to the gallery,at about 2pm. We were advised that there were no tables for 4 available until 230pm, but a casual... More

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