Eneko – Basque Kitchen & Bar

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£26 to £40
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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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Tots
Hertfordshire
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!

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RichA
London
1 review
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.

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Mika
Hawaii
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.

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Laura
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Clen
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

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

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RogerC
London
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.

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viplaca
London
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.

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DeanB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and fantastic service, very attentive waiter

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MariaF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Pretheatre
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.

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vipJaniceM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative food and delightful staff.
As ever a memorable experience

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OpenTable Diner
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
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!

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SandyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our fourth visit. We were not disappointed.

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markd
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

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 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.

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IraiaG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sarah
London
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.

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ComicGenius
N. Ireland
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.

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vipSimon
San Francisco
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!

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Rzed
London
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!

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RichardC
Vancouver
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
London
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.

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Stephen
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sharky
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, the three course meal was very good value

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StephenP
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

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Talkbackwards
London
13 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.

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vipint5789
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food nicely presented, super helpful and friendly service.

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Dolphinium
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GHungry
London
15 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.

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vipDavidP
London
28 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.

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PeterB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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MarcosF
London
5 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.

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Hipster
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MaryS
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.

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vipDambuster
London
131 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.

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HelenC
London
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.

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Noname
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food. Lovely location and excellent service

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Gallego
1 review
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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