Mina Restaurante

Top choice basque in New Town

Offering unexpected sophistication and fine dining in an otherwise fairly down-at-the-heels neighbourhood, this riverside restaurant has some critics calling it Bilbao's best. Expect serious culinary creativity: think along the lines of spider crab with passion fruit, aubergine confit with prawns or bone-marrow cake with seasonal mushrooms – followed perhaps by saffron crème brûlée.