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Eneko – Basque Kitchen & Bar

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4.4
834 Reviews
£26 to £40
Basque

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 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.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Basque, Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 19:00–22:15

  • Phone number

    020 7300 0300

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jose Jara

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Public Transit

    London Underground Stations Covent Garden - 5 minute walk Temple - 7 minute walk Holborn - 10 minute walk London Underground & Mainline Stations Charing Cross - 8 minute walk Waterloo - 14 minute walk And on a number of central London bus routes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Aperitivos

  • Txakoli£9.00

    Gorka Izagirre, Bizkaiko Txakolina

    • Cava£10.00

      Mas Macia Cava Brut, Penedes, Spain

      • Etxano 75£10.00

        Gin Mare, lemon juice, topped with Cava

        • Golden Mary£10.00

          Spice-infused vodka, golden tomato juice, celery foam

          • Basque Cobbler£10.00

            Fruity wine punch

            • Quince Bellini£10.00

              Cava, nocello quince, pear

              • Patxarini£10.00

                Pacharan, coconut rum, coffee

                Juices

                • Fresh Fresh£4.00

                  • Fresh Grapefruit£4.00

                    • Apple£4.00

                      • Cranberry£4.00

                        • Tomato£4.00

                          • Fresh Green Juice£6.00

                            Apple, celery, kale, parsley, turmeric

                            • Fresh Vitamin A Burst£6.00

                              Beetroot, orange, carrot

                              Euskal Azoka - Street Food

                              • Traditional Talo£10.00

                                Crispy corn talo with heritage tomatoes, fresh herbs

                                • Txistorra£11.00

                                  Spiced Basque sausage cooked in cider, soft talo

                                  • Oxtail on Milk Bread£12.00

                                    Slow-cooked oxtail, Idiazabal cheese

                                    • Suckling Pig Brioche£9.00

                                      Brioche, slow-cooked pork shoulder

                                      • Basque Pizza-Style Talo£12.00

                                        Anchovies, Idiazabal cheese, tomato compote

                                        Gallinero - Eggs

                                        • Scrambled Eggs£8.00

                                          Scrambled eggs, sauteed potato, jamon, sourdough toast

                                          • Arraultzak£12.00

                                            Fried eggs, wild asparagus, piquillo peppers, onion, flour crisp, mash potato

                                            Txoko - Classics

                                            All classics are served with garden leaf salad

                                            • Arrain Sopa£12.00

                                              Fish soup with hake, mussels and clams

                                              • Gernika Beans£10.00

                                                Black beans, Savoy cabbage, piparrak, sourdough toast

                                                • Black Pudding£14.00

                                                  Basque black pudding, piquillo peppers, crispy corn talo

                                                  Asador - Grill

                                                  All grills are served with haystack fried potatoes

                                                  • Duck£27.00

                                                    Duck breast, green Gernika peppers

                                                    • Txuleta£27.00

                                                      Basque-style prime rib of beef, spring onion salad

                                                      • Tuna£24.00

                                                        Yellowfin tuna, garden leaf salad

                                                        Last updated: 22 September 2020

                                                        What 834 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                        4.4
                                                        4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                        • 4.5Service
                                                        • 4.2Ambience
                                                        • 4.0Value

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                                                          Tots

                                                          Hertfordshire

                                                          36 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          36 reviews

                                                          Dined on 12 March 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Super tasty, unusual food served by knowledgeable and friendly staff who were never intrusive but always on hand. Not a cheap night out but worth every penny. Try their own wine if you can - lovely!

                                                        2. RA

                                                          RichA

                                                          London

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 11 March 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Incredible meal, incredible service, Fantastic venue. Perfect for all occassions. Food that excites all the senses excellently presented. An absolute must to visit if you are in the area.

                                                        3. M

                                                          Mika

                                                          Hawaii

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 11 March 2020

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          Very peaceful space with nice modern interior. Food was very good, staff was excellent. I will recommend with my friend.

                                                        4. L

                                                          Laura

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 10 March 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Excellent restaurant with great service and wonderful food. Would highly recommend.

                                                        5. C

                                                          Clen

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 5 March 2020

                                                          overall1food2service4ambience3

                                                          Food was average. Price was extremely high. Service and atmosphere was good.

                                                        6. RC

                                                          RogerC

                                                          London

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on 3 March 2020

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                          Very friendly welcome. Excellent service throughout our meal. We had a very nice table of the banquette type, extremely comfortable. The food was really tasty. The rack of lamb, from Cumbria we were told, was the best I have tasted for many years. Not cheap but we thought we got what we paid for. Will go again.

                                                        7. l

                                                          laca

                                                          London

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          before dinner we had a couple of drinks from the bar. We ordered the drinks from the “gin mare” selection menu and these were paired with two delicious small tapas. They make us add the garnishes to the drink by ourselves and I really liked this as it added something more to the experience. Highly recommended. The dinner was overall good, in particular octopus was the best main and for the starters we all loved the beef tartare.

                                                        8. DB

                                                          DeanB

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Lovely food and fantastic service, very attentive waiter

                                                        9. MF

                                                          MariaF

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 28 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Delicious food, elegant and relaxing location, very professional staff (thanks Gabriela!)

                                                        10. P

                                                          Pretheatre

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 27 February 2020

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                          Service was friendly, attentive —faultless. Bay of Biscay diver scallops are a must- wow!!! Beetroot tartare very good. We will return.

                                                        11. JM

                                                          JaniceM

                                                          London

                                                          21 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          21 reviews

                                                          Dined on 26 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Imaginative food and delightful staff. As ever a memorable experience

                                                        12. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I went for dinner on Saturday with my family, the staff were excellent, very attentive but not overwhelming, very helpful trying to navigate the menu for my parents and generally excellent. The food was incredible, I had beef tartare and the fillet beef with rice pudding for a dessert and they were all beautiful. Having spent a lot of time in Bilbao and San Sebastián, the food is very authentically Basque at Eneko and overall exquisite food. The bill was £400 for the four of us which was a bit pricey for what we had, £10 for the asparagus side? I think taking the prices of side dishes down by 20% would be a bit fairer but overall I can highly recommend it, just bring a fat wallet. Thanks to everyone there.

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                                                          Drvnl14

                                                          Bath

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                          Food was excellent, the service was also impeccable. Wish they played some Baque music, that would have really topped it off!

                                                        14. SR

                                                          SandyR

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                          This was our fourth visit. We were not disappointed.

                                                        15. m

                                                          markd

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          The restaurant and staff were excellent could not find fault with anything, will return with more time as I am sure the extended menu will be intersting

                                                        16. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          London

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on 21 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Perfection. From maître to bar staff, to our fabulous waitress Rosa - everyone made us so welcome. Beautiful interiors and great food. Pre-theatre menu is good value. Evening well spent.

                                                        17. IG

                                                          IraiaG

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 20 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Very nice food, good quality wines and the service was a 10.

                                                        18. S

                                                          Sarah

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 15 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Deliciously fresh and well-presented dishes, attentive and friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and warm decor allowing for quality conversation over the dinner table. Would highly recommend again and again.

                                                        19. CG

                                                          ComicGenius

                                                          N. Ireland

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 15 February 2020

                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                          Had a tasting menu with wine pairing here...love the style of food and bar the wine arriving after some of the paired food courses, the service was great too. Only thing that let the meal down was the dessert which was just too sweet and wasn’t well balanced. Would definitely come again and would recommend.

                                                        20. S

                                                          Simon

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on 15 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Probably the best meal we've had this year. The Biscay scallops were truly exceptional, with the added drama of the presentation. Every dish was perfectly conceived and executed and the service was attentive without being intrusive. We will return!

                                                        21. R

                                                          Rzed

                                                          London

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 15 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We had the best dinner experience here this past weekend! The food was amazing, staff was so friendly, and the entire decor/atmosphere just made the evening perfect. We had the pre-theatre menu, and along with a glass of Cava, was only £33/person. Would definitely recommend!

                                                        22. RC

                                                          RichardC

                                                          Vancouver

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 14 February 2020

                                                          overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                          Service makes or breaks an experience - not food or ambience. Overall service was slow, not all dishes were explained when brought to the table, had to wait for 20 minutes after countless time asking for a bill and water was filled once during the whole dine out.

                                                        23. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          London

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 14 February 2020

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                          Valentine’s Day

                                                        24. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 14 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Fantastic a la carte food with a very attentive, knowledgeable and engaging waitress. Will certainly be coming back to try the taster menu. One of the best meals I’ve had.

                                                        25. S

                                                          Stephen

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 14 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great food, service and space ! Pretheatre great value. Will be back.

                                                        26. S

                                                          Sharky

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 13 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Excellent, the three course meal was very good value

                                                        27. SP

                                                          StephenP

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 8 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          A wonderful atmosphere as soon as you arrive. A warm welcome. A great menu with plenty of choice

                                                        28. T

                                                          Talkbackwards

                                                          Toronto

                                                          15 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          15 reviews

                                                          Dined on 7 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Eneko never fails to impress. The food and drinks have such style and flavour and there is always a sense of theatre with them. Going there is always a treat without being completely off the scale in terms of cost.

                                                        29. i

                                                          int5789

                                                          London

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          Dined on 7 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fantastic food nicely presented, super helpful and friendly service.

                                                        30. D

                                                          Dolphinium

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 6 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Excellent, polite and attentive service, very tasty food, great choice on the set menu

                                                        31. GH

                                                          GHungry

                                                          London

                                                          17 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          17 reviews

                                                          Dined on 4 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          My friends and I had a nice dinner at Eneko. The food looks superb, and it tastes excellent. The service was great, friendly, knowledgeable and present without being insistent. The restaurant design is modern, really cool, spacious. We were there on a quiet night which was nice.

                                                        32. DP

                                                          DavidP

                                                          London

                                                          38 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          38 reviews

                                                          Dined on 1 February 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          We were pleased to return to Eneko for a second time as we had a very rushed meal the first time due to a theatre visit. We chose to return to enjoy the tasting menu. We arrived and had some wonderful cocktails at the stylish bar before being seated at a great booth-style table in the restaurant. The food was amazing and unusual and we opted for the wine flight pairing as well. Some wines we preferred to others but it was an education to try the recommended different wines with the different courses. Impossible to pick out an outstanding course as all 7 were wonderful. The staff were attentive, happy, herpful and passionate about the food and wines they served us. This was a special evening, good value and we look forward to returning again.

                                                        33. PB

                                                          PeterB

                                                          New York Area

                                                          14 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          14 reviews

                                                          Dined on 30 January 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          The cocktails and wine are espresso great. Go well with the delicious Basque food.

                                                        34. MF

                                                          MarcosF

                                                          London

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on 30 January 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Incredible service as we were a bit pushed for time and we let them know on arrival, we ordered 7 dishes between 3 of us and all 7 dishes arrived at once! Everything was explained and everything tasted amazing! Cool vibe and lovely atmosphere.

                                                        35. H

                                                          Hipster

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 30 January 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Awesome. Food, people all great. Try the spanish gin

                                                        36. MS

                                                          MaryS

                                                          Ireland

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on 30 January 2020

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience2

                                                          We ate early and the restaurant was very empty and quiet. The food was very good though and would return but at a later service.

                                                        37. D

                                                          Dambuster

                                                          London

                                                          138 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          138 reviews

                                                          Dined on 28 January 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Ever thought about eating beetroot tartare? Need a venue near the theatre for a quick but excellent meal? Enjoy something just a bit different? Know someone who will share a plate with you? Obvious really - great service, helpful/knowledgeable staff and excellent food - the clue is right here.

                                                        38. HC

                                                          HelenC

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 25 January 2020

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                          It was my birthday last weekend and after an afternoon at the theatre we had a really lovely evening at Eneko . The food was delicious and very special. We also liked the way the food was presented to us by the chefs, with an explanation about the dishes, it was quite unique. The staff were friendly and we felt well looked gather. Thank you for a really lovely evening.

                                                        39. N

                                                          Noname

                                                          London

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on 25 January 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great place and food. Lovely location and excellent service

                                                        40. G

                                                          Gallego

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 24 January 2020

                                                          overall3food4service5ambience2

                                                          Enoko keeps true to its Basque origins, incredibly tasteful rustic food, however the portions are tapas sized for the price of a steak at gaucho. This is not how food in Spain is priced, and I therefore found it very unfairly priced. The food is amazing, but you are spending £60pp and leaving hungry. The service is fantastic, but you can eat at michellin star restaurants for the same price.

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                                                        Eneko – Basque Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 834 OpenTable diners

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                                                        Google Map for Eneko – Basque Kitchen & Bar

                                                        One Aldwych London, London WC2B 4BZ

                                                        • Area

                                                          Covent Garden

                                                        • Hours of Operation

                                                          Dinner
                                                          Wed–Sat 19:00–22:15

                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          Basque, Spanish

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Dining

                                                        • Dress Code

                                                          Casual Dress

                                                        • Public Transit

                                                          London Underground Stations Covent Garden - 5 minute walk Temple - 7 minute walk Holborn - 10 minute walk London Underground & Mainline Stations Charing Cross - 8 minute walk Waterloo - 14 minute walk And on a number of central London bus routes

                                                        • Payment Options

                                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                        • Executive Chef

                                                          Jose Jara

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

                                                        • Phone number

                                                          020 7300 0300

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