Top restaurants for Christmas in Donostia

With Christmas just around the corner, we offer you some of the best restaurants to spend the cherished holidays during your stay at our hotel in San Sebastian. You will have the opportunity to taste the best dishes of the Basque and Guipúzcoa cuisine while enjoying the city with family or friends.



We provide four options to introduce you to the cuisine of this land so you can get a good taste:

1.- Restaurant La Brasserie Mari Galant

The Brasserie Mari Galant is the restaurant of Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra. This is one of the best restaurants in San Sebastian and is recommended by many guidebooks like Repsol and Michelin. It offers a varied daily menu as well as different set menus that will surely fit your taste.

One of its main attractions are its views, because through their windows can make out the amazing bay of La Concha in San Sebastian.

The menu includes dishes from Donostia. If you like seafood you are in luck because here you can taste the famous hake in a traditional green sauce of the area, and other fish such as salmon or cod.

It is without doubt one of the best restaurants to eat at these special days.

2.- La Fábrica

La Fábrica opened its doors nine years ago and since then, the quality has been the flagship of this restaurant. If you like the cuisine, here you can taste the delicious dishes prepared by chef Íñigo Bozal and his team.

In this restaurant you can choose from a selection menu and special menu. On the menu you will find traditional fish soup or savory Donostiarra cuttlefish in its ink, which will make your mouth water. Please accompany with a Tinto Crianza or Blanco Verdejo.

La Fábrica is located in the old part of San Sebastian, right on Calle del Puerto number 17. Eating here at Christmas will be a success.

3.- Akelarre

Another restaurant noted for its wonderful views, led by chef Pedro Subijana. Their popular dishes are many and therefore, this professional recommends going for the tasting menu to sample the products of the moment. However, Akelarre classics, the absolute classics include: Ensalada de bogavante al vinagre de sidra (lobster salad with cider vinegar), Carpaccio de pasta, Piquillo e ibérico con setas y parmesano (piquillo peppers and Iberico with mushrooms and parmesan) or El arroz con caracoles y karrakelas en film de tomate y albahaca (rice with snails and karrakelas in tomato and basil).

Akelarre is a great choice to celebrate Christmas with your family.

4.- Kaskazuri

Our last suggestion is this restaurant to order Chef Elijah Argote. Seasonal products of the highest quality and maintained recipes are some of the ingredients that put Kaskazuri as one of the most appropriate restaurants for Christmas.

For a very competitive price (18 euros) you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious set menu where you will find it difficult to choose from the many options. The restaurant also offers a vegetarian menu on weekends. You can find it on la calle Salamanca Ibilbidea 14th.

No doubts that your holidays will be happiest if you enjoy it with a full stomach.


Elena Estomba Garín

General Manager Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra

Tags: Restaurants, Christmas, Eating Out

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