SAGARDI BASQUE COUNTRY CHEFS

4.3
91 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steak
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
Sagardi Basque Country Chefs is a Basque Country restaurant based in the heart of the trendy neighbourhood of Shoreditch. Every day we offer a true Basque experience bringing the best products directly from the producer to the table. The best cuts meat from northern Spain and fresh fish from Cornwall ports to roast in our Basque grill, seasonal vegetables from our gardens and traditional Basque pintxos are key products representing our authentic cuisine.
Enjoy!

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Spanish, Barbecue
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 - 23:00
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Phone number
020 3802 0478
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Iñaki Lz. de Viñaspre
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Public Transit
7 minutes walk to Shoreditch High Street Station or Old Street Station.
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Special Events & Promotions
Business meetings, private parties, business breakfast, conferences, networking events, cocktails, in-house experiences: wine tasting, pintxo-making, meat masterclass...

Private room equipped with projector, wifi and loudspeakers.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any proposal, we will be pleased to receive your request.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Sagardi London is a superb venue for any bespoke event, meeting, in-house experience (pintxo-making, meat-masterclass, wine-tasting) or private dining. Our dedicated events team is on-hand to coordinate every stage with you.

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Special Offers

FT Weekend & Laurent-Perrier Summer menu: 5 courses £64

...from a set menu. Includes a glass of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvèe per person

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 18 June 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Daily 11:00-23:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 12:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 5:30PM

What 91 People Are Saying
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PB
London
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dinner at Sagardi whether for date night or for a business dinner. Excellent meats, wine selection and friendly service. Fine cuts and great wine are not inexpensive. These guys get it right.

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MB
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gutes Essen. Angenehmes Service und Ambiente. Zu empfehlen.

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S
London
6 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastically flavoursome food and wonderful wine. The staff are knowledgeable and affable. A great place for a special and different dining experience.

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PP
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

1 word: amazing!

Delicious food and Gina was an incredible host.

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JT
Lancashire
1 review
5.0Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A super dinner with wonderful service. Staff were keen to talk about the food and the recommended wines were well-matched. As you would expect the beef was succulent and tender. We had the set menu and I was a little worried that the Cornish squid would not be to my taste, but it was delicious.

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OT
London
1 review
5.0Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food,simple but done to perfection.
A lot of flavor and love.
Great service.
Compliments to all the staff members.

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OT
London
1 review
4.0Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The staff and the taste of the food was great. It was a bit overpriced but we enjoyed the evening. It is worth a shot!

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c
London
4 reviews
5.0Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Basque food, delicious steak on the bone and seafood. Oxtail rated best ever by our NYC foodies. Excellent wine recommendations by the head waiter- who directed me to the more reasonable wines despite me pointing at the extensive ones!

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E
London
15 reviews
5.0Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basque cuisine is gorgeous - full of flavor with simple ingredients! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a meal with friends or a business meal - glorious.

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Munich
4 reviews
5.0Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality food...delicious meat! Really authentic basque cuisine

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VH
London
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for a dinner with a party of 10. The food was outstanding. It is best if you are a proper carnivore as their beef cuts are out of this world. The best pieces are quite chunky (and meant to be shared), so - unless you're very, very hungry - may be too large for two.

They have a very extensive wine list with some rarer finds from the Basque region of Spain.

Cheap it ain't but worth it! I'll be back.

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o
San Francisco
39 reviews
5.0Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steak places in Europe. I try to visit every time I'm in London.

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m
London
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent evening again at Sagardi, the quality of the food / cooking is superb to serve simple and authentic basque dishes - in particular the aged beef cooked on charcoal
The wine list is also extensive and I've not had a bad bottle to-date
Service as always is friendly , casual and genuine
In terms of atmosphere, whilst the restaurant is fine, it's the lack of customers at times that can make it feel less of an occasion but the points above always make up for that
Pricing wise, it's not a cheap night out but never less than enjoyable for the food and drink being served

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E
London
3 reviews
3.0Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

This restaurant has got lots of potential, because both the food and the ambiance are really nice. However, despite this, it is not a restaurant I would recommend to anyone, simply because, as it happened with the friends I dragged there, I would feel too responsible for the extortionate prices that I would make them pay for food that does not have that value.

I was aware that it was not cheap (I had read previous reviews), but I don't mind paying, as long as I believe the value of what the restaurant is offering is fair. For example, the amount of work that goes in the kitchen of a Michelin star restaurant is enormous so neither me, nor my friends, are annoyed if we are charged high prices for a dish. Unfortunately, this was not the case here. The prices are extortionately high for things that have very little value. For example, a plate with two baby lettuce sliced in half (10 seconds of work), plus 4 anchovies on the top (another 10 seconds), with a bit of olive oil dressing, is priced at £14 (when service is added to that, it goes to £16!).

The BBQ meat, I agree, is fantastic, but be prepared to pay a fortune. We paid £70 (plus service) for the cheapest steak, which hardly fed two.

On the plus side: the mash potato is the best I ever had.

As a summary, if this restaurant wants to get it right, it should half the prices of virtually everything, except for, maybe, the meat.

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OT
London
3 reviews
5.0Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! My favorite place in London.

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D
London
1 review
5.0Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, beautifully cooked steak and excellent service.

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WL
London
4 reviews
5.0Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food and incredible wine list. I’ll definitely be back to work my way through every item on the wonderful menu.

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t
London
1 review
5.0Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had previously been to the Sagardi restaurant in Barcelona and had a great time - so I was very excited to hear that they had opened a restaurant in Shoreditch.

We booked a table for 7 work colleagues on a Tuesday evening and had an amazing time.

Our waiters were brilliant and recommended some very good wines and really good food. We had a mix of meat lovers and fish fans amongst our group and all were left replete.

My particular favourite was the stuffed baby squid cooked in its own ink.

A great time was had by all of us and the office has been buzzing since. I'm looking forward to going again.

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BF
Toronto
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem of a place with the best Basque food outside of Spain. Outstanding food and great service make this a must go place for anyone who is serious about steak. The Pinxtos are all excellent provide a ton of variety.

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P
San Francisco
6 reviews
5.0Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on the first Sunday they have ever done a roast dinner and were blown away. For a restaurant that specialises in Spanish cuisine, their take on a traditional Sunday roast was amazing. Really really tasty and a perfect size portion for adults. Delicious beef at the centre of the roast, with perfect potatoes and Yorkshire puds. A selection of veggies on the side too. Amazing value for what we got and to top it all, the service was really friendly and fast. Will definitely revisit

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P
London
20 reviews
2.0Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Beautiful ambience and decoration although very noisy given restaurant fives preference to large groups. The Basque barbaque is amazingly tasty and will set you back around £75 for two people. The service is aloof, poor and slow. The manager had to be called twice to the table given the waitresses could not answer basic questions. A real shame given the place has potential.

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EF
London
3 reviews
4.0Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great and the staff really friendly. Impressive wine list (it was more like a book :) ) so you can definitely find any wine you want.

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GM
London
1 review
4.0Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant that I came across by accident.
I wasn't expecting much since it's in Shoreditch but the interior is fantastically airy and not crowded with tables. Lovely open grill area you can watch the meats being cooked.

The prices are fairly high but not excessive considering the quality.

Service was faultless. Our server was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the food and wine lists.

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e
London
3 reviews
4.0Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

The food is good but service needs attention. Overall we had a nice time but you might want to improve the number of waiters.

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OT
London
1 review
5.0Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite! well treat as always!

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MM
1 review
5.0Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best steak ever we've ever had. Perfect!!!!!!! great dry age choices

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N
London
2 reviews
3.0Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is on the pricy side
Foid is good, but a bit of a rip off

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AP
London
1 review
5.0Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The most fantastic steak with peppers and mash, great wine, and super friendly service. Would go back there tomorrow if I was a bit richer!

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OT
London
1 review
1.0Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We had tuna tartar, tomato bread and black pudding to start. In general this was ok except for it being very salty. We both had cod for main course and some grilled peppers. The cod was basically inedible, very chewy and unpleasant. Sent back one dish and left the other barely touched. Manager was nice and knew the menu. Lots of other staff had to defer to him to answer questions. We had to point out the cod wasn't taken off the bill. Overall a poor dining experience.

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OT
London
1 review
4.0Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were really enjoy the food. The environment was very nice and the staffs were super friendly and helpful. We ordered Oysters and the steak. The price was a bit too high, in my opinion. The quality of the steak was phenomenon, but again the price was a bit too high for us.

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OT
London
1 review
5.0Dined on 23 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. I felt like I was having a steak in Pais Vasco.
TOP TOP quality!

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J
London
12 reviews
2.0Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was nice but way overpriced. They’d need to reduce them by 30% to make it worthwhile, I think. Waiters were nice but a bit pushy - constantly refilling glasses, suggesting costlier versions of what we wanted to order etc. I can’t really recommend this restaurant as there are countless places in the area with either better food for the same money, or equally good food for less.

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e
New York Area
41 reviews
4.0Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

They never let us down. Everything is top-notch. From the G&Ts to the tapas and all the sides, everything is fresh and superb. The star of the show are the steaks which are unique and very well done. The Spanish flair gives Sagardi a different atmosphere...fun, vibrant and outstanding.

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R
London
121 reviews
4.0Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We really enjoyed our first visit to Sagardi. The food was excellent - we shared one of the speciality steaks. The service was patchy and it isn't cheap but definitely worth a visit for some delicious Basque food. The disabled access is very good and you can get pintxos in the bar area plus Basque region wines.

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OT
London
1 review
4.0Dined on 26 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The txuleton vaca was outstanding. We also had some pintxos and a bottle of cider.

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G
London
3 reviews
5.0Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening at Sagardi, we were immediately welcommed by the hostess who was extremely informative about the concept, our options and choices.
The food was fantastic, we chose the Txuleton "Rubia Gallega" and this is no cliche but it was the best steak that I have ever tried.

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S
London
1 review
4.0Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic food cooked on a bbq and large portions. The steaks were cooked to perfection. Only annoyance was the service which was chronically slow and not particularly friendly despite only about 30% capacity. Would go again though

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S
London
4 reviews
5.0Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here on a Sunday evening so it was blissfully quiet. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful, and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend this as a venue to enjoy interesting food in a convivial environment.

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A
London
2 reviews
4.0Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We chose Sagardi as we wanted to try somewhere different to our usual spots in the square mile. The restaurant was a little quiet for a Friday afternoon and I can only assume this was due to the prices on the menu compared to competitors nearby / the restaurant booked out for an evening party from 5:30. However our server was fantastic, attentive without being overbearing, knowledgable and friendly. The food was delicious, the younger steak was alittle gamey (think Mac and Wild) whilst the more mature premium steak was as delicious as those we've had at Hawksmore, Goodman, Blacklock etc. A great wine list accompanied, however for abit of fun, ask for the porron of Rioja (£16) - perfectly drinkable but served in a glass jar that you pour into your mouth and therefore a little messy!
In summary, quite pricey, but tasty food and fun friendly service, a nice addition to the list of steakhouses on offer which sits at the opposite end of the spectrum to Flat Iron which is a little further down the road.

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OT
London
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Organised a birthday meal for my boyfriend and this restaurant stepped up in every way possible.

The waiting staff were attentive but not obtrusive, polite and friendly and extremely knowledgeable on the food choices, cuts of meat and the wine. I never normally write reviews, however I couldn't let this dining experience go without commending the restaurant on its exemplary service and food.

We went as a group of 4, my boyfriend and I shared 800g of divine steak, cooked to perfection (medium rare) as suggested by the chef. I thoroughly enjoyed this, the starters and the side dishes all equally complemented one another and by the end of the meal we were pleasantly stuffed.

This place also had a great vibe and atmosphere, the tables were all comfortably spaced and the area felt roomy but buzzing. The setting with the bar at the front and the wine on display at the back with the dining tables positioned towards the middle and back worked very well. The lighting was warm and really added to the ambience. Had a very romantic feel to it also.

The restaurant really went above and beyond. I informed them in advance via Opentable that I would be bringing a cake, and I received a phone call from the restaurant telling that this would be no problem and that they looked forward to accommodating this request. On the day however and with and hour to spare before the booking, I ran into the restaurant and told them that I had failed to order or source a cake and begged whether they would be able to serve some sort of dessert with candles in order to mark the occasion. They did not disappoint. Right on cue after after the exquisite mains, two members of staff arrived at our table with a delicious chocolate cake with Happy Birthday and 6 lit candles and helped wish my boyfriend. It was so brilliantly done and I cannot thank the staff enough for saving the day. Would definitely recommend and come back to dine here.

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