The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao is probably best known for its impressive exterior, reminiscent of a shimmering ship.
But its architecture and art collection aren't the only reasons to visit: it's also the perfect place to eat.
The Restaurante Guggenheim is a light, airy space, made up of an upmarket 'gastronomic restaurant' and a cheap-but-chic bistro area. The kitchen is overseen by award-winning Spanish chef Josean Martínez Alija, and serves up creative dishes with an international twist.
The bistro offers a 3 course menu for just €18.40, including an appestiser, bread, a bottle of water and a bottle of wine. There are three or four choices for each course, with options changing each season. On my winter visit, dishes available included Iberian pork meatballs, a squid and mascarpone bulgur wheat risotto, and a mint sponge cake with coconut foam and chocolate ice cream for dessert.
With impeccable service, breathtaking surroundings and delicious food, the Guggenheim restaurant's bistro offers much better value than your average menú del día.
Written and contributed by BritAbroad