Each year, myself and a party of friends go to a European foodie city for four or five days. The main object of the trip is to eat at least one meal in a Michelin **/*** starred restaurant. Last year it was Girona and previously it has been Antwerp, Barcelona, Lyon, San Sebastian, Strasbourg etc. etc.
The trip is not only about eating in a Michelin starred restaurant. It is about all the other bars and restaurants we discover. Without fail we always seem to find a small family owned and run bar/restaurant that we keep returning to throughout our stay. The sort of place that is really friendly and makes you feel welcome, usually fairly close to our hotel. We shall be staying at Tryp Bilbao Arenal Hotel.
The point of this forum entry is to request recommendations and information from members on such bar restaurants that they think we would enjoy.
I shall be most grateful to receive any information on Bilbao that will help us enjoy our stay. Please members, let me into your secrets in Bilbao. Bars, restaurants, anything you would like to share with me.
Thank you all, in anticipation.