The Basque country of northern Spain is well known for its culinary delights; indeed San Sebastian has long been considered one of the finest gastronomic cities in Europe. However, recent years have seen the emergence of Bilbao as a foodie haven. The city is packed full of Michelin-starred restaurants, and charming Basque eateries that perfectly showcase the region’s wonderful cuisine.
Helmed by famous Spanish chef Daniel García, Zortziko regularly rates as one of the finest restaurants in the Basque country.
Bearer of a Michelin star and popular with critics, the restaurant offers traditional Basque cuisine, including local favorites such as Roast Baby Squid with Peppers and Scallops on a bed of Tomato Carpaccio. Zortziko offers three different dining rooms; one has a Versailles feel to it, another is English influenced, while the third has a more contemporary, laid-back vibe. The best option, however, is to dine in the wine cellar beneath, where you’ll be seated at a rustic wooden table surrounded by premium vintages.