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Bistro Guggenheim Bilbao

Avda. Abandoibarra, 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 94 423 93 33
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Ranked #15 of 667 restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $43
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
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Charlotte
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was easy to access from the museum and a fair price for a sandwich and beverage. We hit at the peak of lunch (without a reservation). The covered terrace was a great place to sit.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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