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“Surprisingly superb”

Bistro Guggenheim Bilbao
Ranked #23 of 1,140 Restaurants in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$42
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Bistró Guggenheim Bilbao values a free style of cuisine, linked to its roots, to the memory of those dishes that are part of a culture and which need to be adapted to an avant-garde context, without losing neither flavors nor textures. Recipes and sauces are the foundation of our work, though refined, evolved and adapted for the general public that seeks savory, healthy cuisine, and an informal gastronomic experience.
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62 reviews
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“Surprisingly superb”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

We knew it was hard to get a table, but assumed standard sort of museum bistro. Food blew us away. I had a lettuce and quinoa starter. Weird but excellent (translation mentioned tuna in menu - none detected). Wife had amazing squid in ink risotto. Mains even better. Lobster and hake. Brilliant. Most expensive wine €16! Deserts incredible. Especially the French toast. Nothing to do with toast. Cross between bread and butter pudding and creme brûlée. Love this place! Full of locals. Good sign.

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Region of Murcia, Spain
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“Nice location for a drink after a visit to the Museum”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We stopped in here to get a drink after a visit to the museum , but had to wait 15 min for our drinks to arrive. When the drinks came he had brought the wrong ones. It is a nice location .

  • Visited July 2014
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Sydney
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“If you are hungry”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

The Bistro is part of the Guggenheim Museum and has as it down restaurant with outside terrace as well as an indoor formal,restaurant.
We did not have a reservation for the restaurant, when we got there after our visit to the gallery,at about 2pm.
We were advised that there were no tables for 4 available until 230pm, but a casual walk through the restaurant, did not support what we had been told.
However, we decided to wait until 230pm and had a drink in the outside court yard under cover as it was raining.
At 230 we went into a near empty restaurant, which is devoid of character and although very modern not very inviting.
The service was slow to start and we ordered the "express" menu which was very reasonably priced and featured a main, dessert and a glass of wine for 18 euros.
The food was good, but the ambience and long wait for a table put me off.
If you are visiting the Guggenheim and want to eat, be sure to make a reservation.

  • Visited July 2014
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Charlotte
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“Glad we stopped for lunch”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

It was easy to access from the museum and a fair price for a sandwich and beverage. We hit at the peak of lunch (without a reservation). The covered terrace was a great place to sit.

  • Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely hour on the terrace”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Great couple of Gin & Tonics sitting in the sun.

Excellent waiter who was right on point.

Sunshine, gin, location & great service. What's not to like?

Visited June 2014
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