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Avenida de Abandoibarra, 4 | Palacio Euskalduna, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 42 10 71
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1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Etxanobe for dinner on Valentine's day. We were allocated a table by the window with stunning views. The décor is beautiful and the food truly special. We opted to eat a la carte but also receive several amuse bouche courses. The service was charming and impeccable - even when I managed to set light to the menu with... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a bit expensive but the food was excellent. One of the dishes was seafood and it was really fresh. The windows overlook the river of Bilbao.

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Philadelphia
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154 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprisingly for Michelin Restaurant presentation was not passionate or interesting and slightly mumbled ( maybe English was the issue). The food was excellent and pricing was very reasonable. Unfortunately, despite great food, nothing to add.

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

friendly and attentive staff and chef and well presented food it was an advantage to go during quiet time

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Thank marina l
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More than a dinner, this was a gastronomic experience. Food is excellent. Service is very professional. Before serving our starters, they offered us two appetizers that were different, beautifully served and very tasty. The dinner itself was also very very good. The dessert was prepared in front of us, and, again, excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three small palate cleansers where presented - I only liked one of them (the salmon). I had the kangaroo which has been marinated in a pear marmalade and was really tender. I wanted just plain steamed vegetables which was accommodated for.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular menu of twists on regional cuisine . Top service and lovely views near river. Lovely way to spend a few hours in Bilbao .

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Frankfurt
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80 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Finding Etxanobe is not quite straightforward as it is nestled into a convention centre (or suchlike) but it is well worth the effort. The service is impeccable, always around when you need it and yet not intrusive. The food, needless to say, is a veritable Basque treat. We had the tasting menu and loved every single course. By the way,... More 

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Vienna Region, Austria
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Food great quality. Never ate such nice and tasty ribs before... give it a try. Maybe price is a bit higher but quality justifies the expense.

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Getxo
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

If you want to have an unforgettable basque gourmet cusine, this is your place. Managed by a well known chef, Mr. Canales has been able to renew the traditional basque dishes in a new, creative and delicious way.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$80 - $96
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de Abandoibarra, 4 | Palacio Euskalduna, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 944 42 10 71
Description
Etxanobe restaurant is amazingly sited above Bilbao���s second iconic building, the gleaming Palacio Euskalduna. Etxanobe is one of the hottest dining spots in the world right now, drawing breathless reviews from food-writers and food-lovers for the grand cuisine of chef/owner Fernando Canales. The post-modern d��cor of the two dining rooms ��� one of them available for private hire ��� features a fabulous ruched fabric ceiling, wittily skirted lighting, white linens and seating, and unforgettable views over the estuary and the Guggenheim from the terrace. Light pours in everywhere. Innovation is on display in every mouthful that emerges from Canales��� kitchen. There���s no menu of the day; you choose a la carte or a series of tasters. Dishes change monthly and may include deceptively simple descriptions like starter of lasagne of anchovies, main course of sole with pil-pil sauce and trout eggs, and home made dessert of cinnamon and rice puff-pastry with milk, though you���d be mad to miss the little chocolate bombs. The wines are excellent and the service is a mission unto itself ��� in a word, sublime.

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