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Restaurante Akelare

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Po Padre Orcolaga 56, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 31 12 09
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
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Torrevieja, Spain
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an incredible lunch here recently. I can't imagine the amount of hard work it must take to run a restaurant like this ...so much creativity and dedication...and it shows in every dish. It was wonderful to be able to choose a different menu each, which is unusual...and the service from all the floor staff was first class (special mention... More 

Thank Lorraine T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had no idea what to expect at Akelare. Our night was filled with amazing food and outstanding service. It is a special place and it delivered with a special evening we will not forget.

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New York City, New York
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch last week with friends at Akelare and it was amazing. We arranged a tasting menu in advance to accommodate some food allergies, and the staff could not have been more attentive and ready. The food was lovely, the wine pairing unusual and delicious, and the meal was one of the best ever. The food was imaginative and... More 

Thank MLH325
Kyoto, Japan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I and my wife visited Basque region in mid November. We chose Akelare near San Sebastian for our first go at a Michelin 3 star restaurant. It was a wonderful and memorable experience. We chose 'Akelare's Classics' (185 euro per person), which consisted of amuse, six main dishes and two deserts. One of our worries when we made reservation was... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited another 3 star restaurant nearby the evening prior we arrived at Akelare with the same high expectations but unfortunately there were not met in any way. The service was chaotic - there were several people serving us and as they dashed backwards and forwards to other tables it was impossible to form any type of relationship/banter with them.... More 

Thank Vfs45
Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was a CERTAINLY NOT 3 Star Staff: NOT up to 3 star level. Service was very very average. Absolutely NO attention to detail at all Food: no originality OR flavours Setting . Mediocre Conclusion: definitely had its day trading off its past reputation Martin Berasategui shows you how IT should be done !!!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So I m not always necessarily in the mood for a 3 hour lunch - but since we were in San Sebastian with friends and some had already been we got volunteered to go to Akelare. We took the lunchtime tasting menu which turned out to be a 12 course spectacular. Some things you like better than others but you... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch experience here. Classic menu with great with a two nice glasses of wine. Dessert was a little simple as the dropped yoghurt jar has had it best days, but the rest of the dishes were phenomenal! Service was very good and the ambiance was great; make sure you sit sea side because the view is spectacular!

Thank Bart S
Miami Springs, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located just down the coast from San Sebastian, this epic culinary house will provide you with an experience not to forget, mainly because of its food presentation, artistry and taste, with impecable service. One of the best restaurant's we have had the pleasure of visiting.

Thank yoyito
Kuching, Malaysia
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80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came for dinner so missed the view from top of hill. Service and quality of food made up. Go for tasting menu and wide range of wines esp burgundies.

Thank ronniekp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:30
20:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?