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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
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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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    Very good
  • 43
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  • 14
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a surprise!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Trish R
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Sonoma, California
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Sonoma, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Sydney
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178 reviews 178 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Although we arrived at the Guggenheim when it opened at 10am we were still going at 1pm so we stopped for a snack at the Bistro Guggenheim. Good tapas, pintos and beer etc, and well priced. A great place to take a break.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had the set lunch menu. It was very good - and catered for vegetarians well - and was such good value. Service was very good too.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Staying at the lovely Hotel Miro, I went to Bistro Guggenheim for a solo dinner. At first I was wary of the museum-cafe ambience. Happily I needn't have been. I enjoyed the tasting menu and wine pairing and it was absolutely delicious. Moreover the folks serving the food were gracious and welcoming. I am not a "foodie" and am not... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

S.c. express menu for 18€ +vat. Portion extremely small (pork cheeks) and with no taste. Bread like sponge. Wine was good. Nice settings though and no other options close by..

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Thank goodness we had booked to visit here - it was heaving when we arrived around 3pm. We had a large booth to the two of us which was quieter than the remainder of the place was but left one feeling you could be anywhere. We had a two course menu priced at 19 euro including a glass of wine... More 

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UK
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205 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The staff here were all fabulous but I cannot say the same for the food to be honest. We attended a function here, and due to the lack of a good meal and fed up with bits of tapas on trays we retreated to our hotel nearby for a simply splendid dinner....

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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 27 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?