Eneko – Basque Kitchen & Bar

4.5
670 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tapas
Located in Covent Garden in the heart of London's West End, Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar is a stylish restaurant and wine bar from the acclaimed Chef Eneko Atxa. Serving a modern take on traditional Basque dishes in a relaxed and informal setting, the restaurant is a new departure for Eneko, whose three-Michelin Azurmendi restaurant is no. 38 in the World’s Top 50 Restaurants.

The wine bar features a carefully crafted all-Spanish wine list with four white wines exclusive to Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar h.

Special Offers

3 courses with a side dish and a glass of cava: £33pp

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 10 May 2019

Ends: 1 August 2019

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:00-23:00
Sat 17:00-23:00

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful. Attentive but discreet service. Wonderful food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a birthday celebration for two and had such an amazing experience - the staff were really welcoming and really knowledgable about the food & wine. Every dish we had was outstanding, wonderful ambience and faultless service. Can’t wait to return and try the other dishes!

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a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, amazing food, friendly staff, and great recommendations based on food & wine pairings. Highly recommended!

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W
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, presented with imagination.
Lovely decor. Lively staff.
I look forward to returning.

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JF
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food and service. Great location. Look forward to going back again soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A large party here for a birthday. Delicious food, wine and service, as always! Our favourite Spanish restaurant in London!

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JP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Third visit to this restaurant, but first after the recent renovation, and it was an utter disappointment. The scope and quality of the food offering was really poor compared to what it previously had been and, having a basque wife, only had a tenuous connection to the Basque Country at best. The txuleta, which had been our favourite dish, no longer resembled txuleta at all and was a poor, tasteless, tough piece of meat. The Chipirones were, frankly, weird, as if someone had been allowed to experiment for the evening. The wine is still outrageously priced given quality.

Given the above, it was no surprise that what had once been a busy, vibrant, restaurant, was only quarter full.

My recommendation, get a cheap day return flight to the Basque Country, and you will still come away with more change in your pocket and a far better food experience than a night in Eneko.

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B
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

only just opened, but the staff were brilliant and keen. The food was a delight...especially the beetroot tartare, the hake and the ribs. A solid wine list made for a very enjoyable Friday lunch.

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PL
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the pre-theatre menu and it was superb. All three courses were delicious and of a much higher standard than the run of the mill pre-theatre offerings. We were served by Liveta and she was helpful, attentive and informative. The house wine was delicious too. The decor is very stylish and we would definitely return.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have to say I have never had service in the UK like this restaurant. It has to be by far the best service I have experienced. The menu was great and our server new everything there was to know.

The food was amazing I recommend the tartar to start.

The presentation was exceptional

We went on a Tuesday night so the ambiance was lacking but that was our fault for going Tuesday

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B
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very good, that mixed traditional Basque with new innovations.

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AN
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

La mejor manera de despedir el 2018.
Excelente servicio, ambiente maravilloso y una gran cena. Todos los platos excelentes, por destacar uno, el lenguado a la parrilla. La guinda: la bolsa con las 12 uvas de la suerte. Excelente relación calidad previo.

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PC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! I recommend it for a special lunch or dinner.

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JS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped by for dinner after a show in the Covent Garden areas and took advantage of the moderately priced lunch/post-theatre. Beautifully designed restaurant, excellent offerings, pleasant service!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very classy, peaceful and positive environment. Staff are really good

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G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time dining here but it won’t be the last! We loved the ambience and the food. The service was very friendly and attentive. We were in a rush so we didn’t have time to enjoy it properly so next time we will get more time and try more of the options on the menu. Definitely recommended if you are looking for something different and special - also with friends!

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DK
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant...amazing food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, and restaurant is beautiful.. what more could you ask for

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Muy mal Servicio y mala comida , sin duda hay mejores restaurantes De Comida española en Londres.

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GK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

food lovely but grossly overpriced and portions very small.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for not too expensive prices from a restaurant created by a Michelin Star Chef from Spain

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q
London
35 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very intense flavours from all the dishes. All the small and large fishes were suitable for sharing. It was perfect for a group of four friends. The highlight was the unusual but delicious beef tartare. Four people, three courses, two bottles of their basic (but elegant) wines plus dessert wine came to £80 per head.

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E
London
20 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Some staff great, some staff need to learn how to deal with customers

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P
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an extraordinary experience. The design was such that acoustics made it possible to have a table of 20 10 feet from our table and yet we can converse in our normal voices. Food was out of this world. The scallops were the best we have ever tasted, drinks were special. Service was great- well paced, helpful, and patient. Made our last night in London wonderful.

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HG
London
173 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent value pre-theatre menu. Having been to the 3 Michelin star sister restaurant near Bilbao, I was interested to try this more casual version. The venue is very attractive, with a bar upstairs and restaurant downstairs, and the food and cocktails were very good.

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p
London
19 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time here. We booked at short notice for 4 of us who wanted to chat and catch up. The £33 set menu was DELICIOUS- satisfying both vegetarians and carnivores very contentedly. The rice and clams was especially memorable. The cava was lovely and the wine list was good.
We had a great table where we could hear each other and were attentively served by the staff. A perfect place for our get together.
We will return - the a la carte looked worth investigating.....

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BD
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Very rare for me to give a negative view. The restaurant has quite a nice ambiance and the food was (very) nicely done. However, the downside is that the restaurant is fundamentally overpriced. A bill for four for tapas with two bottles of wine and a round of G&Ts was simply over the top. Service was patchy with some staff seemingly over busy. In the interests of fairness, one might go for just the food and the bill might appear more reasonable.

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L
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant. Service a bit slow and had to chase drinks but friendly and knowledgeable staff generally. Had rib of beef which was fantastic. The quality of the beef was excellent and it was really well cooked. Sides come separately and were good but very small amount.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was too bland.

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W
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had the pre-Theatre deal which was excellent particularly liked the tortilla and the ice cream served with desert. A large party upstairs and the echo off the ceiling made the restaurant quite loud even though we were dining early

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P
London
26 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

3 course menu is good value with cava. Although they forgot to bring it ! Limited choice. Good service even when it got much busier.

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JB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Interesting and tasty food. All very well presented and well served.

Just seemed rather too small for the money. Needs to be larger portions.

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VA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - excellent service - amazing venue.

Tasty, fresh and spot on!

Highly recommended!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We loved it! Thank you

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is anything too much trouble? Not at Eneko!! The staff are so attentive and smile a lot. The food is sensational and the drinks are brilliant.

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DS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

great meal, thank you. We really enjoyed the food and the service was good too.

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k
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and great service and atmosphere of that of central London. Great !

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P
London
43 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food in an exceptional location. High quality service and a good menu choice - recommended.

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R
London
156 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Slightly strange menu but all in all a good experience at Eneko. We had the basque lunch box which was tasty and quite filling, although we did also get into a cheese board. Not cheap and it was rather empty (it is a big space) but we liked it. Lovely decor and very efficient friendly staff.

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BD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner Eneko, the food was amazing. Eneko has managed to turn traditional Spanish dishes into very interesting modern ones. Beautiful place too.

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