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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 185
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  • 178
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The bistro in the Guggenheim is a good place to have a rest and eat before continuing your tour of the Guggenheim. The food is very good and very reasonable and the venue in an amazing place. Enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Tanya W
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Newport, Australia
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were disappopinted to be amongst very few people eating here one evening. Our table was booked for 8p.m., but the restaurant doesn't seem to be ready until 8-30p.m. The table d'hote menu was quite expensive and the food was O.K., but, having asked for a terrace table, we found there were none. We had really looked forward to a... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant in a lovely setting with good, beautifully presented food and good value including a lovely bottle of wine between two but the experience was a bit spoilt by the staff who were quite abrupt and looked frankly miserable. Don't know if it was because we can't speak Spanish but it did take the edge off what would otherwise... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It was very good value and tasty three course meal that even included full bottle of wine. I would highly recommend making the reservation as it gets full fast. The starter that I chose was squid ink risotto with stuffed tomato. I could have eaten this for entree. This was very tasty! Then, I had mushroom ravioli with scallops. Lastly,... More 

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Newport, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The bistro in the Guggenheim is a good place to have a rest and eat before continuing your tour of the Guggenheim. The food is very good and very reasonable and the venue in an amazing place. Enjoy!

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Bristol, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a nice set meal with great views in the Guggenheim's other restaurant. Very nice set menu for €29.50 with four courses (including amuse bouche) and beautifully served gourmet selections, including wine, water. Great views in a very pleasant restaurant. The good value alternative to the Nerua.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

When we arrived at the bistro we were too early for our booking. We went off for a walk and came back in time for an aperitif - still too early. The cafe outside the museum sorted that out (amusingly a beer and glass of wine was cheaper than our earlier two cups of tea and a cake). The bistro... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

After touring the Guggenheim for several hours, we wanted to relax in a lovely restaurant with good wine and food. The Bistro is amazing. We had the "express lunch" for 19.50 euros which included one glass of regional wine (lovely), a bottle of still water, a main and dessert. We selected a lamb roast for our mains and it was... More 

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were sorry that we only dined here once, and that was before visiting the museum. Great food, good service and a lovely bistro and then the price (for a three course meal including wine) was a very low 26.50€! Highly recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great starters and good service but main and deserts are disappointing. Music of 80s does not fit the place nor the food at all.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Good food, perfectly served, speedy waiters and of course all set in a world famous museum. Worth a visit!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?