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Akelarre

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Po Padre Orcolaga 56, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 31 12 09
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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San Juan
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful lunch in this restaurant. One of the best, actually. My best friend and I decided to visit as part of our weekend trip to a wedding nearby. Even with the dreary weather, the views were outstanding. The staff and service were impeccable. As for the servings, they were great portions and just sublime. By the end... More 

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Paris, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I just finished an amazing 3 hour experience at Akelare near San Sebastian. We're on a culinary weekend tour and we were looking forward to our first 3 star experience. It didn't disappoint!! We had the classic favourite menu with wine pairing and each dish was exquisite. The pairing was perfect . We also want to highlight... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This standard of fine dining is not something we have ever experienced previously and it is still clearly fixed in our minds one week later as I write this review. I don't intend to attempt a recitation of the individual dishes that comprised the two menus (Aranori and Bekarki) that we selected for lunch on Saturday 17 December 2016. Rather,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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710 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a town known for food it takes something to stand out and Akelarre does just that. From the initial service throughout the meal you are looked after at each step. The food is simply excellent and the wines matched excellently. Some stand outs for me were the Suckling Pig, Sea Bass and Coconut desert (don't let the size fool... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

This restaurant is incredible. Firstly the views are amazing, and the decor inside is lovely! The service is up there with the best I've ever had. More importantly...the food is amazing. I do wish that I had the Akelare classics tasting menu instead of the creative tasting menu.

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Bergerac, France
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762 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Great, creative food. Tasting menus are the way to go. Three to choose from - A,B and C. Excellent attentive, knowledgeable service. Good recommendations for wine which was extremely reasonably priced. I liked the modern style restaurant and the soon to be opened hotel will be lovely. Need a table by the window to really enjoy the views. Reasonable price... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and premium service! We had the Akelare Classics and Bekarki degustation menu. €185 per person. We had the wine pairing menu for an additional €65. An unmistakable experience. The wine selection was divine. There's nothing about this restaurant that is not 5*!!

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Torrevieja, Spain
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Had an incredible lunch here recently. I can't imagine the amount of hard work it must take to run a restaurant like this ...so much creativity and dedication...and it shows in every dish. It was wonderful to be able to choose a different menu each, which is unusual...and the service from all the floor staff was first class (special mention... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had no idea what to expect at Akelare. Our night was filled with amazing food and outstanding service. It is a special place and it delivered with a special evening we will not forget.

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New York City, New York
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

I had lunch last week with friends at Akelare and it was amazing. We arranged a tasting menu in advance to accommodate some food allergies, and the staff could not have been more attentive and ready. The food was lovely, the wine pairing unusual and delicious, and the meal was one of the best ever. The food was imaginative and... More 

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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
$197 - $197
Cuisine
European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Po Padre Orcolaga 56, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 31 12 09

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?