About Akelarre, San Sebastian
Overview of Akelarre
This article refers Akelarre in San Sebastian, Spain. Akelarre is not generally crowded with tourists and visitors.
Top rated San Sebastian tours do not include Akelarre in their schedule, you can add it to your plan anyway.
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Embark on a private gastronomic tour traveling to Idiazabal, the mountain village where the famous traditional Basque cheese is produced and end the tour in a winery to sample txakoli, the locally grown wine. We start from Donostia / San Sebastian and we will travel to the village of Idiazabal, visit the museum and walk around the area to visit a traditional farm of this famous and recognized cheese. After a varied cheese tasting we will head for the fishing town of Getaria, we will visit a txakoli winery.
Enjoy this different wine experience. Although Bordeaux transcends the limits of the Spanish territory, as lovers of great wines we believe it really worth to cross the border. We can offer a trip north to the world-famous Bordeaux wine growing area, perhaps the most acclaimed internationally. We organize unique experiences in “Chateaux” (castles) that has nothing to envy the experience in La Rioja.
Typical Cider House Menu in Astigarraga and visit to Cider Museum (traditional cider house and full 3 course lunch).
Visit the best bars in San Sebastian on a guided pintxos tour, trying the house specialty and a wine pairing at each spot, and take in the unique history and culture of this culinary mecca. Accompanied by a specialized bilingual guide, you'll see the city with the eyes of a gourmand and taste the best that the European Cultural Capital 2016 has to offer. A wonderful evening filled with food, wine, and merriment is guaranted!
Getting around Akelarre, San Sebastian
Best transit method is Bus from Meteorologikoa PO.47. The distance is 12.19 Kilometre, costing around EUR 2. The duration of the trip is 20 minutes.Taxi
Suggested transit method is Taxi. The distance between the points being 6.83 Kilometre, the time taken for the journey is 8 minutes. The expense of the trip is EUR 18.Walk
It is recommended to walk. The distance is around 5.85 Kilometre and it will take around 70 minutes to reach the place on foot.
It is recommended to take Bus from Meteorologikoa PO.47, which will cost you roughly EUR 2, taking around 25 minutes. The distance between the two points is 13.99 Kilometre.Taxi
Best transit method is Taxi. The distance is 8.08 Kilometre, costing around EUR 20. The duration of the trip is 10 minutes.Walk
On foot. The distance is 7.29 Kilometre and time to reach is approximately 87 minutes.
The most preferred mode of transport is Bus from Meteorologikoa PO.47. The transit will take around 12 minutes, covering a distance of 4.94 Kilometre. The trip will cost you roughly EUR 2.Taxi
Take a Taxi. The total distance will be 5.25 Kilometre costing EUR 16 and the duration of the trip will be 7 minutes.Walk
You can reach Mount Igueldo , The Funicular And The Amusement Park on foot. The distance is 5.07 Kilometre and it will take around 61 minutes.
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Unfortunately, this 3 star Michelin restaurant should be significantly downgraded due to service. Great food and wine pairings but considering the level of the restaurant, our service was horrid. There were glimpses of loveliness but this is no 3 star Michelin restaurant. Considering there are multiple Michelin restaurants in this town, I'd suggest others. View is gorgeous. Do NOT book online. They completely missed my booking altogether and I booked 3 months in advance.
Food was not great & Menu was limited. Portion size was good but the flavour was just not there. For example my main was a bowl of veal & nothing else - no vegetables or potatoes. So extremely bland and repeative. Service was average, same as being in a normal restaurant, where as in other Michelin Star restaurants we have been to service was exceptional. Waiters did not engage with customers. We were there for a special occasion yet no reference was made to that on the day. However wine list was great. For the price you pay it was not worth it for me. There are far better Michelin Star restaurants in San Sebastian with better food & experience.
Amazing, the food, the staff, the experience! One you cannot miss when visiting San Sebastián the photos don't do it any justice. My favourite dish was the lobster!
Akelarre fell short of expectations, as other reviewers have suggested. We have been to several great restaurants in Spain (notably Ramon Freixa in Madrid) and this did not deliver. I had one menu, my wife had another, and we were both underwhelmed by the food, and more so by the impersonal and inattentive service. At some point in the night our sever left, never to reappear! She did not bring us butter after I had asked, and we were given our last course without being told what it was. The most frustrating and cheap move however was when we ordered two glasses of old (expensive) port as a digestif (after two tasting menus and wine pairings), we were brought a set of petit fours. Unfortunately, this was only a set for one person, as these were tiny and not big enough for both of us to try. Really?! The wine pairings were good, but again not great, though the sommelier service was good, unlike the food servers, who seemed to only serve us when convenient. All in all, the restaurant would be just scraping by getting two stars, whereas three is a baffling exaggeration. The views are stunning however, so if possible, stop by for a drink.
I have visited Akelarre three times and my last visit really confirmed that the restaurant is losing its strength. In 2013, I really thought it was one of the most interesting restaurants I visited: it displayed great imagination with a starter based on a savory box of look-a-like chocolates and a great display of dishes. The decrease in quality was simple mesmerizing. The tasting menu decreased in quality and I was even served an uncooked monkfish, which nearly made Ada, the wife of Chef Pedro Subijana fall over when she saw it. I don't think I will go back, unless I hear remarkable things about it from trusted friends.
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