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Po Padre Orcolaga 56, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 31 12 09
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting menu” (157 reviews)
“foie gras” (37 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Po Padre Orcolaga 56, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good restaurant in San Sebastian..the view of the sea from 270 meters of altitud, with views of Sails was great. The food was very good, the degustation menu, had some dishes that were excellent and other not so fine. For example the lobster salad...More

Thank pesadilla a
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stunning in every way - from its incredible location to truly amazing and innovative dishes - Akelarre is a true dining experience. We enjoyed watching the sun set and views of the San Sabastian countryside from this most beautiful dining room. The staff ensured our...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pointless review. It's all been said before. Situated overlooking the Atlantic rests one of the best restaurants in the world. It's novel menu design is matched by flawless execution, both in the kitchen and on the floor, where the service is a mix of professional,...More

Thank MikeFB
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow, wow, wow. This was our last meal in San Sebastian and it was a perfect way to round off a real abundance of incredible meals. The restaurant is a little out of the main town (about 15 minutes in a taxi) and is high...More

1  Thank Liz H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rating has to be explained: Kitchen, wines, menus: absolutely fantastic, each dish embeds genius and mastery. The chef is an artist and a designer. Chapeau! Service kind, well prepared, moderate. Organization: the restaurant accepted a large group of 30 people, which have been placed on...More

1  Thank Topissi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our table we sampled the 3 different tasting menus....wow what can we say...every plate that appeared was a work of art and exceptional in taste. The service was flawless and a special note to the sommelier who provided great wine pairings throughout the meal.

1  Thank Karl S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a birthday lunch as a treat and from the moment we arrived to the moment we left nothing disapointed. Service was attentive, warm and friendly. The food and champers delicious. I found each dish perfectly balanced. I loved the fact we had the...More

Thank Diane T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I recently left our summer apartment in Paris . We headed to Bilbao and on to San Sebastián where the highlight was to be lunch at Akelarre . We were very much looking forward to it. Our excitement abated somewhat when we...More

Thank malmac4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting a 3 star restaurant for most average people is quite a big deal. It usually has to do with some sort of celebration, a special occasion etc, naturally therefore one has high hopes and expectations that the meal and occasion will be memorable and...More

1  Thank emeLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for lunch about a month ago, I requested a table by the window for the view which they happily obliged. My main view however was the food. We arrived a little early, the restaurant doesn't open until 1pm and were a little disappointed...More

1  Thank Sue B
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Could you please tell me How far from the town centre are you and could we get a taxi from our hotel ? if so what is the cost roughly many thanks
20 February 2017|
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Response from Kwan_Nyom | Reviewed this property |
I took a taxi and the cost was around 25 Euro.
Hi, My partner and I are visiting this establishment for dinner in June. I am just wondering is the a specific dress code? Many thanks, Hannah :)
13 May 2016|
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Response from Gilbert V | Reviewed this property |
No specific dress code. Most people were dressed elegantly but we also saw some people in jeans. It is a beautiful but also very relaxed place
Could you please let me know if guests can choose meals not on your tasting menu and if so, what the average price might be?
10 May 2016|
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Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
You would be doing yourself a disservice if you were not sampling one of the three exquisitely crafted degustation menus. We found the 2002 Cristal at 240-odd Euros to be outstanding value compared to Australian bottle shop... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 207 - US$ 207
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Po Padre Orcolaga 56, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 31 12 09
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