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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
good food in extraordinary location

Although our very limited time in Bilbao prevented us from checking out the world famous museum, at least we were able to sample some very good tapas and drinks during a brief break. There were many tables outside, and we chose one with a view of the huge Jeff Koons’ Puppy sculpture. On our way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Although our very limited time in Bilbao prevented us from checking out the world famous museum, at least we were able to sample some very good tapas and drinks during a brief break. There were many tables outside, and we chose one with a view of the huge Jeff Koons’ Puppy sculpture. On our way to the nice bathroom, we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The set menu is a good deal considering its quality and the fact that you are in the Guggenheim. There are so many nice places to eat in Bilbao and I don't think this is your best bet, but the restaurant's location and views are hard to beat. If you are in the Guggenheim and want to have lunch or... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wanting a break from my wanderings within the Guggenheim Museum I noticed this lovely cafe on my way in . Just to note that you can ask any of the assistants in the museum to give you a wrist band and this will allow you to temporarily leave the building - as I did for a coffee - but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I think a two course menu with wine costed around 20 euros, i.e. a bit more expansive than in a conventional restaurant. The restaurant is as you can expect nice located in the Guggenheim museum. You can however visit the restaurant even if you do not visit the museum. The service was good and so was the food. The dishes... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Surprising bistro inside the Guggenheim Museum. High quality local foods prepared and served in innovative ways. Wonderful flavor combinations. This was my second visit to both museum and bistro. The bistro is perfect as a relaxing break from viewing the art. I enjoyed the "taster menu". 5 courses and a reasonable price. Wine can be paired with the courses and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Reasonable price for captured audience, a quiet place to rest towards the western side. Not too bad for prices in a museum environment

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We booked ahead (advisable) and were amazed at the choices on offer in the fixed price menu - which includes bread and a BOTTLE of wine! Everything we had was delicious with great service. The surroundings are modern (as you might expect in this place) and despite its size, we still felt 'private' and separate from other diners. We particularly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

While we were awaiting our reservation at the museum's restaurant, we were able to score a table at the Bistro. Turned out to be delightful although the dreary weather prevented al fresco dining. We sat next to a couple from Australia and got to compare food notes (excellent for the price) with reactions to the Museum. This is the kind... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Had the 3 course lunch for two with a bottle of wine. Each course was as pretty as a picture and tasted delicious. The Guggenheim is huge so stopping for a leisurely lunch before seeing more art was perfect. I've noticed some reviews complaining about the cost. Yes it's more expensive than some places but we paid 60 euros for... More 

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Not a minute before one pm were we allowed into this bistro. By 1.30 we had some food on the table. The cuisine was OK but came over as jazzed up local ingredients which would have been better left alone. Perhaps we should have taken a packed lunch. It certainly did not come up to expectation. Hamish, Edinburgh.

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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 - 36
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 - 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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