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Bistro Guggenheim Bilbao

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Avda. Abandoibarra, 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 94 423 93 33
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our expectation fell short of reality, sadly. The decor, given the setting in the stunning Guggenheim Museum, was very average and you may as well have been eating in any bland modern canteen. The staff were not particularly attentive - we were served by four different people - and the course arrived one after another. Having said that, the food... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it here, and the food was top quality. It was a change to dress up for a meal in Bilbao and some people did, but it was mostly tourist here. The set menu of 29 Euros was such good value, for 3 courses, bottle of wine (each if you want) mineral water and bread. The chicken gyoza for starters... More 

Thank Gina F
Dublin, Ireland
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty food and wine. They've a meal deal for ten euro, which includes 3 dishes and a drink which considering the location and quality which is great. Good service, English menus, great views and affordable.

Thank Dalylynn
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very pleasantly welcomed here for dinner and enjoyed a really tasty and inexpensive dinner. The pork and the cod were both excellent. I had a lovely dessert with mango.

Thank tiskerman
Diss, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We were able to get a table for two as walk-ins at this busy restaurant. They offer both a usual menu and an express menu. There are 5-6 choices in each category and the food is tasty and well-presented. The wine included in the menu is quite drinkable and water is also included in the price. A good choice and... More 

Thank Georgia B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I would have given a higher rating but the potential that the location offers (and presumably prices itself upon) is not met by the reality found. Positives; the food, on a course by course basis, couldn't be faulted. In fact, most were lovely. Meal comes with a bottle of wine each! Negatives; pretty much everything else. The service was inattentive... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

After the museums trips....need a good lunch or brunch! Very colorful and arts;) ...but must be long minutes! So long waiting...that after we got the menu;(

Thank NEEMO_007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We went for a meal on Sunday night and it was really quiet! We had cocktails on the balcony (it became our own personal balcony) and then had dinner in the restaurant with only 3 other tables in use. The food was brilliant but the place had no atmosphere, I'd recommend going somewhere in the centre or old town in... More 

Thank Lucy D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We booked this restaurant on-line which was very straightforward and we both chose from the Menu of the Day. My husband had grilled sardines followed by tuna, while I started with grilled vegetables followed by hake. We both had tiramisu for dessert. We enjoyed all our courses, the portions were generous and the 33eu per head including bread, water and... More 

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Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

After several hours on our feet in the Guggenheim gallery we were ready for lunch and a longed for sit down. The decor is very attractive and the staff delightful. I ate roast anchovies on vegetables with a peppery tomato salsa, followed by hake with chard stalks and parsley. For dessert, I chose French toast with ice cream. My partner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $41
European, Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avda. Abandoibarra, 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 94 423 93 33
Bistró Guggenheim Bilbao values a free style of cuisine, linked to its roots, to the memory of those dishes that are part of a culture and which need to be adapted to an avant-garde context, without losing neither flavors nor textures. Recipes and sauces are the foundation of our work, though refined, evolved and adapted for the general public that seeks savory, healthy cuisine, and an informal gastronomic experience.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?