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Restaurante Aizian

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Lehendakari Leizaola, 29 | Hotel Melia Bilbao, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
+34 955 28 00 39
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 nibbles plates before. The second night we had the 'dinner' menu - 3 courses but... More 

Thank zazu2012
Istanbul, Turkey
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 most certainly come here again!

Thank Bufoid
Tiburon, California
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180 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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 only three tables occupied, surprising considering the quality of the food. The service was very... More 

Thank TiburonTony
Brooklyn, New York
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 Ibiza cream, roast scallop with artichokes of various textures (artichokes have never tasted better ),... More 

Thank LivDaley
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 ambiance, good service and food.

Thank Carolina B
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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. I had the rabbit which was prepared three different ways. Every one of them was... More 

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Knokke, Belgium
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was another good restaurant. Everything was tastefull and good wine advise with it. Strange we were almost alone

Thank Roland S
Leuven, Belgium
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391 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

As we were too late for reserving an out-of-hotel dinner reservation, we chose to dine inside the Melia hotel. Aizian prov d to be a good choice. The appetizer was very tasty, the squid entree was marvelous and the turbot was very well prepared. Very decent wine list at very affordable prices. Good service, albeit a bit erratic, certainly when... More 

Thank Travel_Jan95
Beverly Hills, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My wife and I also stayed at this Melia 9 nights broken up into 2 separate stay. We ate a total of 4 times here and each time to be honest, we thought the food was very good. We were told that it was the chef that had the 1 star and not the restaurant. In any event, it was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were looking forward to the tasting menu in this Michelin starred restaurant and were quite disappointed. Service was fine but there is really no atmosphere there. This can be hard to achieve during summer evenings but some attempt could be made to address it. We just were not mad about some of the courses - maybe we had Michelin... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:00
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: +34 955 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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