La Viña Del Ensanche is a Spanish restaurant serving authentic local cuisine since the last six decades. Since 1927, the restaurant hasn’t changed it interiors, furniture, menu or its look, the beauty of the place is intact the way the locals once came to. La Viña Del Ensanche meaning the ‘The Vineyard of Expansion’ definitely lives up to its name and offers the best of Spanish food and wine. The staff is well trained and well equipped to give its guests the best and quality service of breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks.
Coppola Bilbao is an Italian pizza restaurant in the heart of the city of Bilbao. Authentic Italian pizzas are available here, prepared by some of the best of chefs. All pizzas are worth trying, but the famous Buffalo Mozzarella with Sausages is an all time favorite amongst guests. The restaurant is open and busy on all days and so a reservation would be suggested. It is an ideal place for group of people, families and business meets.
El Huevo Frito is one of the best restaurants in Bilbao for pinxtos. Best known for tapas in Bilbao, this place serves quality food to its customers. The bacon cooked meals and the quail egg tapas are highly recommended. El Huevo Frito has efficient staff that provides amazing services to its customers. The pricing at this place is very reasonable and the restaurant gets quite busy at times. El Huevo Frito is open Monday to Friday and has outdoor seating available too.
In keeping with its name, the decor of Bermeo the dining room of Hotel Ercilla has a strong marine influence. It has not taken the name of a famous Vizcayan coastal location in vain. The walls of this luxurious establishment are decorated with pictures of boats. Considered one of the best hotel restaurants, in the Bermeo you can sample creative cooking where fish is the main star. The dishes most in demand here are: cod salad, baked sea bass with sauce, hake with seafood and cod prepared in two different ways, both of them delicious: á la pil-pil or á la Vizcaína.
This restaurant inside the Palacio Euskalduna has made quite a splash and is one of the city's 'in' places to eat. It's spacious with two dining rooms, one of which is private. Plenty of light and a spectacular mural on one of the walls, as well as a fabulous terrace from which you can see part of the estuary and the Guggenheim Museum, are things you will remember about this place. If the views are impressive, then the haute cuisine creations on offer at the Etxanobe restaurant are even more so. No menus of the day are served here: you order á la carte or choose a series of tasters. The restaurant and the elegant and sophisticated building it's in will, no doubt, be the location of many spectacular events in the city.
Kikarea Coffee & Bakery is one of the best places to taste some of the most delicious cakes in Bilbao. Made with the use of age old English traditional methods, cakes here definitely will make your heart melt. All the savories prepared here are homemade and of topmost quality. Apart from their specialties in cake making, they also serve salads, burgers, sandwiches and wraps. An ideal place for an authentic king-like British breakfast in Bilbao.
There is globe in this fine bar and cafe but that not the only reason why El Globo is popular among the masses. The food and wonderful ambiance set makes this a very sought after place to catch up with friends over a cup of coffee or even wine. The subtle lightening by hanging lamps provides for a good setting. If you feel claustrophobic you could always head outside, where the service is equally great. Kindly check the website or call ahead for additional information.
There's a varied program of cultural activities on offer here and admission is free M-F and at weekends you can dance to the latest hits. The live shows are musical concerts, stand-up comics or café-theater performances and you can dine at the same time, choosing from a range of delicious house platters of cheeses, cured hams, cold meats and canapés. If you come for breakfast, try El camarote de los Hermanos Marx (The Marx Brothers' Cabin), a house special containing nine different types of ingredient. The interior has an atmospheric 1950s decor and you'll find it in the city's nightlife zone.