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“Confident, classy food”
Review of Porrue

Porrue
Ranked #12 of 1,148 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $66 - $90
Cuisines: Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Porrue takes food seriously but is completely unfussy. The small frontage opens up into a wine bar with a few tables, and a handful more around the corner. Because we arrived at 8pm- a ridiculously early time in Spain, the place was deserted; by the time we left at 10pm it was full. The young staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Every element adds to the experience- even the bread entails bringing a butchers trolley to the table and a choice of crusty white breads or dark springy brown is cut and replenished throughout the meal. The choice of oil includes one infused with artichoke. We chose 4 dishes to share, brought out one after the other. The octopus in particular is delicious. The local tempranillo wine was recommended by staff and was a good choice. This is fine food - the bill ( presented in an elegant box used for expensive cigars) for 4 dishes, wine, coffee and mineral water came to c €150. www.porrue.com

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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Small trendy.restaurant very close to Guggenheim .young staff w few tables modern interior. Restaurant was recommended by.hotel. started with octopus,patato and mango: brilliant ! Next fresh mushrooms with egg , but not the way it is served ussually in Spain but different and delicious. Finally. a Turbot from the bbq as good as the ones from Getaria. Finished with solo 's and Patcheran.
Will go again.
Note: restaurant was full on a tuesday so you have to book

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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Wonderful and great experience. We asked the owner to make some nice dishes to share combined with a great local wine and we had a great dinner with great attentive service. The cuisine is wonderful and they know their way for preparing a most surprising dinner all the way to the desert which is like a vulcano erupting (fruits which will be covered by cream erupting from a bottle). It's a real treat!!

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

Very interesting restaurant, serving intelligent food from a chef who has a real talent but no attitude. a great meal. The place is small so book.

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Reviewed October 3, 2011

it looks interesting from the outside but once you are sitted and discussing the menu, you know something special is happening. Outstanding food with great surprising taste, great wine (even though they have a very impressive champagne collection), Porrue is by far the very best restaurant in Bilbao. A little expensive but worth every cents.

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