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Casa Urola review

We were just cruising by this place after getting a bit tired of pintxos crawling and as luck would have it they had a spare table for us. This is a classic restaurant that opened in 1948 and it is located on the restaurant street Fermín Calbetón in the heart of the old town. We […]

La Hermandad de Pescadores review

We felt lucky to get a table at this Hondarribia restaurant, it was crowded with locals having lunch. This is considered to be one of the best fish restaurants in the area. We had three starters which were: Jamón Ibérico , perfectly acceptable jamón but nothing special. There was quite a lot of it. Artichokes […]


Rekondo review

Perched on Monte Igeldo, one of the two mountains on either side of central Donostia (San Sebastian), this classic restaurant has one of the best wine lists in the Basque country. The menu was simple, ingredient-led and classic. The exterior showed its origins as an old farmhouse, whilst the interior reminded us of a smart […]

Zortziko review

Our first meal in the Basque country was at the one-star Zortziko in Bilbao. This promised modern cuisine, a promise that was kept but not in a terribly satisfying way. The dining room was decorated in quite a modern style, austere and minimalist with photographs of food on the walls. It was good that the […]

Next week’s dining

We are off to the Basque country on Saturday. We have meals at the following restaurants booked: Zortziko , Bilbao Rekondo , Donostia Bodegon Alejandro , Donostia Mugaritz , Errenteria Fagollaga , Hernani Casa Nicolas , Tolosa Fronton , Tolosa Alameda , Hondarribia Zuberoa , Oiartzun, Elizalde Etxebarri , Axpe-Atxondo Only a few of our […]