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Restaurante Akelare

Po Padre Orcolaga 56, E-20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+ 34 943 31 12 09
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $120
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you can afford to splurge on a Michelin 3 Star you will love the experience. If you can't really afford it, then the pinxtos in Old Town will look pretty good. Best coast view you will get, some of the best and most imaginative food you will get, and the wine list is, of course, excellent. Great service goes... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to Akelare for lunch to celebrate his 57th birthday. First let me say the meal was spectacular. Eight or more courses each more interesting than the last. A variety of cooking methods were used including cooking shrimp table side. With the help of the staff we enjoyed a bottle of Vina de Martin Os Pasas... More

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Cracow
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was our last top restaurant in San Sebastian (after Mugaritz and Martin Berasategui) and I think it turned out to be the best. The location is spectacular with beautiful view of the sea below (it was a nice day and the sun was setting so the view was simply perfect). It is also the closest to the city of... More

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Juba, South Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

from view to food and wine selection, everything was perfect. the service was very good and very friendly. the kitchen is showing how great creativity can be done to perfection. i have been to a lot top restaurants in Europe but Akelare us a memory experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Every detail was exceptional. The creativity of the chef was on another level to any other fine dining meal I have experienced. The sommelier's wine matching was perfect. $380 AUD per head well spent. The best meal of my life.

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

All the reviews you read at true! what a delight it was to eat here, pure indulgence. The wait staff were friendly and helpful, the view amazing. Every course of your meal has it's own story, surprise or theatre of some sort, and for the amount of courses in the degustation the sizes of each course were more than generous.... More

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Paris
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Akelare is located 10 km outside San Sebastian on top of Mount Igueldo, and has fine sea and coastline wiews. It is thereforr maybe best to visit the restaurant for lunch. You can choose between three menus, all are cost €150-175 for six to eight courses. I have visited Akelare twice and this time I liked it better than the... More

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Burgos, Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is from the high cuisine restaurants one of the fews that is actually worth it. It is innovating cuisine harmonically served. Good investment for a very special occasion. Oh, and a very nice Cantabric shore view.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The accolades that this restaurant receives both by being awarded 3 Stars by Michelin and Tripadvisors Certificate of Excellence for 2014 is inexplicable. The location and the attention of staff is superb. The view is great and the premises are of world standard. The presentation of the food is amazing and the wine selection is very good. But that is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

6 months in advance, i invited my parents to lunch here for their respective 60th birthdays... we live in Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast in Australia... It was a great idea and big expectations :) Akelare was an amazing experience and really worth they hype. We were very much looking forward to the first ever 3M star restaurant we had... More

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