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Etxanobe

Avenida de Abandoibarra, 4 | Palacio Euskalduna, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 42 10 71
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chef's menu” (27 reviews)
“orange cream” (10 reviews)
“scampi” (7 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Avenida de Abandoibarra, 4 | Palacio Euskalduna, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Etxanobe is deservedly one of the top spots in Bilbao. The offerings are magnificent and the service is utmost professional. Food was the best we had in the city. The interior design of the restaurant is unfortunately a bit old-fashioned and reminds a bit of...More

Thank Uli B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful lunch at Etxanobe after visiting the Guggenheim Museum. We chose the 7 course menu which included several dishes with truffles and wild mushrooms. Delicious! The service is very attentive and helpful. The wine list is comprehensive and very reasonable. A wonderful...More

Thank goldylocksChicago_IL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A helpful policemen got out of his car to point up to the third floor of the theatre where this restaurant was hidden. This was the last issue we had all night with Etxanobe, a problem soon to be solved as they are about to...More

1  Thank Janet B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a party of 31 delegates to an evening meal in October 2017. This was the best dinner we have ever had for a large group of people and at a very reasonable price for the quality and wines included. Everyone in our party...More

Thank Gill H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for lunch on a very wet day! My bag got its own posh stool... we ordered the chef tasters menu which included 15 dishes... we had nice wine with it and we spent about 3 hours munching... This restaurant was just right for...More

Thank Ayeletuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 10 course menu is absolutely worth the money at 120€ with matching wine. You will be treaten with love. I'm pleased we tried it.

Thank Centh L
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the 16 course, Menu Super Chef, tasting menu. Whilst you can have matched wines, our host directed us to some excellent choices from the quality wine list. Top quality food, a pleasant ambience and wonderful and attentive service. A quirky setting, you take...More

1  Thank Donald M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is our second visit to Etxanobe - this time we brought four friends. Again, we had a great meal with fabulous service. We had a degustation menu with 12 courses. Each course was brought out and explained carefully. Most of the dishes have their...More

Thank BuxtonTravelllers
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here for the second time and again loved the food. We really enjoyed the chef menu, with one of the most consistent tasting menus you will have in any Michelin star restaurant. Not disappointed by any course but the anchoves, white truffle and...More

Thank JS19772017
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Fernando the chef and owner created a true miracle in Bilbao. Great food amazing presantation and above all professional and friendly service. A true gem we will be back.

Thank simon m
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Response from Christine A | Reviewed this property |
I think smart casual is what most people wear
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Response from Garrick R | Reviewed this property |
It's Spain, you can take your kids anywhere. They love kids in Spain, especially babies. Although it might be good to give them a heads up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$88 - US$106
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de Abandoibarra, 4 | Palacio Euskalduna, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Vizcaya  >  Bilbao
  • Phone Number: +34 944 42 10 71
  • E-mail
Description
Etxanobe restaurant is amazingly sited above Bilbao���s second iconic building, the gleaming Palacio Euskalduna. Etxanobe is one of the hottest dining spots in the world right now, drawing breathless reviews from food-writers and food-lovers for the grand cuisine of chef/owner Fernando Canales. The post-modern d��cor of the two dining rooms ��� one of them available for private hire ��� features a fabulous ruched fabric ceiling, wittily skirted lighting, white linens and seating, and unforgettable views over the estuary and the Guggenheim from the terrace. Light pours in everywhere. Innovation is on display in every mouthful that emerges from Canales��� kitchen. There���s no menu of the day; you choose a la carte or a series of tasters. Dishes change monthly and may include deceptively simple descriptions like starter of lasagne of anchovies, main course of sole with pil-pil sauce and trout eggs, and home made dessert of cinnamon and rice puff-pastry with milk, though you���d be mad to miss the little chocolate bombs. The wines are excellent and the service is a mission unto itself ��� in a word, sublime.
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