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“Best meal we've ever had”
Review of Martin Berasategui

Martin Berasategui
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Lasarte-Oria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$175 - US$292
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

After reading through all the reviews we settled on Martin B as our Michelin star experience for our first trip to San Sebastián. We couldn't have been happier with out choice. The tasting menu was exceptional with so many highlights, service great and Martin came and met all the guests after service which was a real highlight. We eat out a lot and have been to a lot of great restaurants in London but for us this was the best and most memorable.

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

If you're looking for an amazing, romantic, gorgeous restaurant to enjoy a life-changingly good meal, look no further than Martín Berasategui's eponymous restaurant. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, you're transported to the chef's disciplined and friendly vision of a truly perfect meal.

Service: every member of staff, bar none. were pathologically polite, helpful, kind, and knowledgeable. Somehow, despite clearly working very hard, every person there managed to appear relaxed, confident, and at ease with their surroundings. This is in stark contrast to your normal 3-Star restaurant, where service staff are clearly sweating bullets to hustle plates and guests through their facility. The chef himself came out to greet everyone at the end of the meal, a lovely touch.

Food: I can confidently say you won't find a better-balanced, more interesting menu anywhere on the continent. Simple, tasteful, elegant, and playful, this menu exudes joy. For a play-by-play, go here: ow.ly/xQSw30239XB

Overall: You simply cannot go wrong. Message me if you have any questions about this place; I would happily describe my experience here at any time.

Date of visit: April 2016
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2  Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This was the best experience since a long time. It was a highlight in creativity and taste. The menus are telling a story of brilliant knowledge of superb combinations. We were all blown away.
A brilliant sommelière was guiding us through the treasures of a superb wine list and the whole team was perfect.
We all were of the opinion that this is the best food we had in the San Sebastian area. Martin, you left us speechless in a very positive way and we thank you again for an outstanding experience!

Date of visit: June 2016
2  Thank Bushara
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Superb from start to finish. Perhaps the best lunch ever. In our top 5 restaurants worldwide. We did the tasting menu at lunch. Note that it's 220 Euros now.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Set in what seemed like an apartment complex, the restaurant itself was beautifully serene and tastefully decorated. It did not have many tables and they were set apart making it seem even more intimate. The tasting menu and wine pairings were consistently superb. In addition, the service (particularly the sommelier) was outstanding. The food was served evenly and the wine pairings were extremely generous and amazing. It wasn't cheap, but it was certainly worth it. Mr. Berasategui came out to great each table. All in all, a true class act. A very, very memorable meal.

Date of visit: June 2016
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