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Restaurante Aizian

Lehendakari Leizaola, 29 | Hotel Melia Bilbao, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 28 00 39
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (5 reviews)
“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
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European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lehendakari Leizaola, 29 | Hotel Melia Bilbao, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We chose the restaurant based on trip advisor reviews and there was mentioned that it was vegetarian friendly. When we were in Bilbao, the city was super crowded because it was a festive week, so the restaurant did not serve a la carte. On the...More

Thank Lilly M
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Hotel Melia Bilbao for three nights. The hotel and the restaurant Aizian are over rated. We had foot in few Michelin stars restaurant but Aizian in Hotel Melia is not one that we would recommend. The quantity of the food, presentation and...More

Thank Maja K
Reviewed 26 July 2017

It had been six years since our last visit to Restaurante Aizian. We remembered the excellent cuisine and, in particular, a French toast (!) dessert. The restaurant has only gotten better and we enjoyed every course of the €56 "Traditional" menu. Each dish was perfectly...More

Thank TedY1943
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Melia Hotel and had dinner on our first night in Bilbao at Aizian. Truly lovely restaurant. The staff were attentive and friendly yet conservative as is the Basque way. The food was delicious and the restaurant thoroughly deserves its Michelin star. I would...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went twice - sad, but as it was so very good we didn't want to go to another spot. Great service. Not cheap, but too good to miss.'Traditional' menu at 56 Euro is a stunning experience of Basque food. 6 courses, but with 2...More

3  Thank zazu2012
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I must say, Basque country has to be one of the best places in the world for food. The chef in this restaurant is an artist and I enjoyed every single mouthful of exquisite food! I would most certainly recommend this place and I would...More

Thank Bufoid
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My wife and I were staying at the Melia and ate here our last night in Bilbao. We'd had a fairly large lunch so we chose ala carte rather than a menu. It was a Friday night but during the evening I think there were...More

Thank TiburonTony
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Aizian (the fire), is the Michelin starred restaurant at the Meiia. The interior is pleasant and cool, overlooking a park. The Executive Chef Menu for 42 euro with a half a bottle of wine and coffee is a very good deal. Marinated salmon salad with...More

Thank LivDaley
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We went there last night and we had the traditional menu. All dishes of the menu were delicious. We enjoyed it but it ended up being too much food for dinner time. It's better to have it at lunch. Nevertheless, we totally recommend it. Nice...More

Thank Carolina B
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We ate in this restaurant because it had a Michelin star and we were staying at the Melia hotel. We couldn't get in the first night but got reservations for the second and were really disappointed. The food emphasis was on unusual preparations and presentation....More

1  Thank WhynotColorado
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30 January 2017|
Response from Carolina B | Reviewed this property |
I tried the traditional menu and If i remember correctly the meat option was mostly fish. The waitresses are very friendly so I think that you should feel comfortable asking them to switch any particular dish or providing a... More
16 September 2015|
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Response from ManzanaBoyz | Reviewed this property |
They open 1:30 to 4:00 every day except Sunday
16 July 2015|
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Response from Keith D | Reviewed this property |
I really wouldn't gave thought so - all courses were either meat or seafood/fish. There were no vegetarian options that I could see so u likely to be vegan ones. Have a look at menu on their website or maybe ring the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lehendakari Leizaola, 29 | Hotel Melia Bilbao, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao>  > Indautxu
  • Neighbourhood: Indautxu
  • Phone Number: +34 944 28 00 39
  • This restaurant is at Melia Bilbao
A la carte restaurant, a fusion of traditional Basque cuisine with cutting edge creativity. Choose from fish, meat and delicious starters. You can also choose from our set menus: the traditional menu, the sampling menu or the executive menu
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