Eneko – Basque Kitchen & Bar

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£26 to £40
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Basque
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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: 31 October 2019

Ends: 24 November 2019

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

London Restaurant Festival: 3 courses, side dish & a glass of cava £33

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

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

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: 30 September 2019

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

1,000-Point Tables

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Tue - Sat 12:00PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM

What 719 People Are Saying
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C
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and great venue. A little overpriced.

MG
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot fault it. The food was interesting and really tasty, will definitely go back. Could not recommend more.

OT
London
43 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible surprise.
Amazing food, fantastic location, great value for money

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eneko is always a perfect dining experience, with sky high standards, outstanding service and excellent food.

We visited this place several times and we always left with great memories.
Well worth to try!

Special thanks and well done for the extra mile to our server,Gabriela.
She represented the true standards of Eneko, super attentive, well prepared, polite, professional and friendly.

Another amazing job team Eneko, well done again!
See you soon.

AW
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb place. Friendly and engaging staff, brilliant service, exceptional food and a beautiful subterranian space with delicate lighting and a private but warm atmosphere. Roberto as our waiter was absolutely first class and we cannot wait to go back!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Booked for brunch and the staff were very helpful with regard to how many dishes should be ordered. We choose the Bottomless drinks and were disappointed. My friend only had 3 cavas in the 2 hour limit and you had to ask to get topped up. We were trying Eneko out to book a birthday celebration in November but we will keep looking.

DR
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food every bit as good as San Sebastian or Bilbao. Everything made with great care and ability, with superb ingredients. The staff are very good indeed and the service attentive without being fussy. This my new go to restaurant. It deserveds a Michelin star. The only thing I didn't like is the ubiquitous background music. Like so many other places one wonders who is it for? I find it irritating and totally unecessary.

B
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful interior design, a great variety of tapas, good drinks, friendly service. Made for a very enjoyable evening.

LD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff were very warm and welcoming and incredibly good with explaining the menu. It was a different experience than what I'm used to, but really enjoyed the foods - which were rich. The ambience was lovely and quiet - we enjoyed being sat in a booth and sharing foods.
Would definitely recommend for the experience or a special occasion.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

super good place, fantastic food. Definitely will come again!

N
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eneko was quite a treat. It was like we were in the Basque country enjoying the food there. Everything was delicious from the cocktails, to the scallops, to the still smoking duck breast! Definitely go!!!

MG
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just cannot recommend Eneko highly enough. The food was high quality. We could almost have been in San Sebastián. The service was of a very high quality, from everyone. The chef’s recommendations for dessert were spot on!

OT
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was overall a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in the centre of London. Excellent Basque food at reasonable prices

d
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Eneko offers a visually exciting environment, calm and seductive.
The food is good, not the best Basque I’ve tasted however. A little more rinsing is needed of the mussels which were gritty. Tiny portions absolutely tiny so you will arrive and leave hungry.
A g&t, a zero beer, two starters, two mains, two puddings and a bottle of rose, set against a pre theatre offer still racked up £157!

b
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant has been judged rather harshly in my view. The products served and the techniques used to display their flavours are of a very high caliber. Expectations might be overblown given the Chef’s recent ranking in the 50 best restaurants of the world, but this is a solid Basque kitchen and you won’t be disappointed.

DP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter recently announced her engagement and this was a celebratory lunch. We had no idea that the food in this restaurant was so good. Beautiful dishes presented with theatre and panache. The flavour of the scallops is still in my memory. The rib of aged beef literally melted in our mouths. Great staff who are passionate about Basque food and wine. Highly recommended.

VF
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a truly wonderful meal at Eneko for my husband’s 60th birthday. The food was superb especially the octopus, so tender, and the lamb, which melted in your mouth. The staff were exceptional. Couldn’t fault any of it. Well worth the money.
We look forward to going again.
Thank you so much.

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Maybe for those who have enjoyed other Eneko Atxa restaurants, this is not as innovative or surprising because the menu is quite conservative. But is still one of the best restaurants in London.

CK
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We choose this restaurant for our wedding anniversary celebration and we had an excellent meal. Our choice was the full chefs menu with wine, each course was excellent and with very good wine pairings. Quality waiter service and demonstrating good knowledge about the food, tables well placed in relation to each other overall a very good meal indeed.

GH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service staff were amazing, really made our experience special and one to remember.

N
London
19 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Good service, food was okay, zero vibe. We did go after the theatre, but would have expected on a Friday evening it would have been a bit busier.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attentive waiters and service. Food was well presented and tasty.

D
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love our experience at Eneko. Food is exceptional and service is fantastic.

PR
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

The previous version was 100 times better! The chef should close this down, is breaks down his amazing reputation...

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service, but the venue was sadly deserted.

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Excellent food and service. Sadly the space is too big and was ostensibly empty. This restaurant and brigade would suit a smaller more homely space.

MS
Buckinghamshire
23 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu with a range of fish, meat and veggie dishes. Waiter's guidance was helpful too. Would definitely return.

NM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined at Eneko on a Saturday night and were delighted with the food, the service and atmosphere it was brilliant all round would happily add this to the places I would eat again and again.

JM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a regular customer here. Made to feel very welcome. Lovely staff and fab, imaginative food.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant in central London for anyone interested in good food in a quiet atmosphere and with terrific service.

SM
London
92 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eneko was such a treat - the food was to die for and the attention to detail in the restaurant is just wonderful. I've already booked my next visit!

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, music is loudish and the waiter we had was slightly slow, but thats ok, the food was so incredible it was worth it ! Good value for quality too

D
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really great food and service. Undeservedly quiet at 8pm on a Friday so lacking a bit of atmosphere ... maybe the rail disruption didn’t help. But great food and definitely recommend.

RC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent, would definitely go again. The food is fantastic and the serving staff really know their stuff. I felt very well looked after the whole evening.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice, casual and cozy.

AA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unsure about the theatre menu initially, but everything was amazing.

Waiter was also, very helpful and couldnt do more to make us feel welcome.

L
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I chose Eneko for a pre-theatre meal with a family member, it is ideally located for The Aldwych. The set menu offered little choice, so we opted for a la carte. the food was fine, the hake tempura was very delicious, but the broccoli side was uninspired. our waiter was a little too keen, which we found intrusive, but the wine waitress was very good and we enjoyed the wine flight.
The torrija was wonderful !
a little on the pricy side, so not one for regular visits !

KH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visited for a pre theatre meal at 5pm. Clearly at that time it was very quiet but the staff of which there were many were very attentive and shared their passion and knowledge of the food. We selected the set menu which was very reasonably priced. The food was fantastic particularly the mussel starter and the Torrijo dessert. A quick visit, out within the hour but we will try to return for the full experience.

CF
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazingly friendly and helpful service. Our main waiter was so enthusiastic about their food. And his feelings were well placed. Every dish was amazing. Beautifully presented and great flavours.

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