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“biased, but hey!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of a table - CLOSED

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Price range: $22 - $65
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Buckingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“biased, but hey!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

OK, I am happy to admit that I do know Maiko, the co-owner but, as a Brit who has dipped into Spanish and Basque cuisine over a 33-year period and become fussy to an almost anal degree, I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in including this in my Top 5 Restaurants in Spain. The wine selection is particularly well thought out. Some negatrive reviews are understandably based upon the restaurant's environs. Look beyond the milieu, however, and you will find a gem within what is a great city for a holiday.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Andy W
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

The service was good but the food was unexceptional and, for what we we got, very expensive. We ate at 9pm on a Friday evening and we were the only customers which says a lot about how locals view this restaurant. We were asked if we had made a reservation, which we had but no-one else came to eat whist we were there. The door appeared to be locked during our visit and the only other callers (two people) appeared to be asking about possible future bookings. We wouldn't go back and we wouldn't recomment this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank DeltaMike20
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Bilbao, Spain
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Excellent French food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

Though slightly expensive, this restaurant serves real French food with excellent wine (including Alsacian wine).

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Sophie0276
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Special and warm place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

We were 3 seniors from UK touring the North of Spain.We noticed the TA logo in the front door and decided to eat there.The waitress,a sweet young lady,explained to us the specialities and the fish of that day.My entrecôte was the best ever.While not cheap,I highly recommend this little restaurant in Bilbao.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank giorggina b
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Bilbao, Spain
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A great discovery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2011

They have a short menu with maybe a dozen choices each for starters and mains. For a small place wine list covered a decent amount of ground, offering albariño, Rioja, Ribera, Burgundy, Bordeaux and others. Very friendly and personalised service from staff that appeared very passionate and knowledgeable about their food and wines. Beautifully decorated with a very nice ambiance, soft lighting and wonderful music. Undoubtedly this small bistro located in the gay area of Bilbao was a great discovery.

  • Visited November 2011
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3 Thank william p
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