SAGARDI BASQUE COUNTRY CHEFS

4.5
285 reviews
£41 and over
Steakhouse
Sagardi Basque Country Chefs is part of SAGARDI GROUP, a large restaurant group championing Basque Gastronomy since 1996, founded by Chef Iñaki López de Viñaspre.

London is the 30th restaurant to launch and is situated in the centre of one of London's most bustling food and drink hubs, Shoreditch.

Simple, healthful cooking including meat and fish grilled over hot coals, marmitako stews, txistorra sausage, Idiazabal sheep’s cheese, “txipirones” (baby squid) and “roxario” salted cod omelette.

If you take your steak as seriously as the Basques do, relish in the restaurants premium red meat Txuleton (chuleton in Spanish) or Txuleta; enormous rib steaks from fattened, old cows that have lived in complete freedom with a 100% natural diet (min 6 years old).

Boasting an array of crafted beverages, a collection of over 200 wines, exquisite champagne, G&T´s, cocktails, traditional Basque vermouth and cider, trendy “perron” glasses and the famous TXAKOLI.
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Experiences

  • Sunday Roast with a twist - Basque style

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Consisting of the usual Sunday Roast suspects of roasted meat, potatoes and accompaniments such as Yorkies, gravy, and condiments. The twist? We champion local produce and simple, healthful cooking using authentic produce from our allotments, gardens and farms in the Basque Country. Starters include a charcoal-roasted pate, Idiazabal cheese w/spinach and walnuts or homemade pumpkin soup with leeks and croutons. Mains include twice-cooked pork ribs, grilled duck from Iparralde, pan-fried codfish and a classic roast sirloin of matured dry-aged beef with all the trimmings. Finish with a selection of artisan Basque cheeses, "torrija" (cousin to the popular bread and butter pudding) or dark chocolate truffles. 2 courses £26 / 3 courses £30
  • A Basque kitchen´s 5-course seasonal tasting menu

    £69.00 per person

    Aug 4 - Oct 3, 2021

    Three courses not enough? Enjoy a showcase of the finest seasonal ingredients and quality produce from the Basque Country with our five-course tasting menu. Try a little bit of everything from the traditional flavour of our txistorra sausages to the delicate taste of our Getaria anchovies and the sweetness of our home-grown tomatoes. Experience the unmistakable taste of the scarce and precious Pulpo Gallego or Galician octopus with seasonal vegetables along with our famous txuleton beef steak and peppers from Ibarra. Awarded "Flavour of the Year" in the New York Times, finish with our incredibly creamy, deliciously-warm and sweet golden cheesecake.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 285 People Are Saying
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GreenHundred
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Was with a big group so let the waiter order for us and everything was delicious m. I’ll be back to try more pintxos another time!

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Lenno
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and drink, but restaurant was heavily understaffed, meaning we waited for a good 1h15 for the food to arrive. Waiters kept on forgetting things we had ordered

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Nick
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service, nice ambience. Not cheap though

MT
MichaelT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Made by people that love what they’re doing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheese that’s like licking a battery (in a good way)! Literally one of the most intense taste experiences of my life, the cheese board is unmissable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very disappointing , the food is ok , but you can only order steak 1kg min which is weird. Not recomended for couples if one of you want steak and other wan fish.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Little bit prices

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing food! Really enjoyed the evening

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vipgwc333
London
326 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you love meat this place is for you, but don't be put off by that, they have a great menu with lots of really good food. We chose tapas this time but will definitely return to try the grill. Very friendly and helpful staff too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and service.

PT
vipPhumzileT
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alessandro is the best. Thank you for making our experience so perfect

JH
JasonH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great positives. Great and friendly staff. Super knowledgeable. Superb food. Great wine (served by knowledgeable staff).

Small negative. I’m not sure the tray with the special meat options is necessary - perhaps just take the customer to see the meat near the fridge because that would also add to the feel of the event (eg being close to the chefs etc). And consider playing Spanish music(?) given the young staff and location in shoreditch. means that it’s perfectly set up for a vibrant, Spanish / Basque feel

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VanarieE
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good moment !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to ask for a Gilda with a g&t to start your meal. Tasting menu is superb

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jackC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

They forgot our in side dishes. We were compensated with a glass of cava but that is kind of the last thing you want after a load of beef

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SamuelJ
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceeded our expectations.
Lovely food.
Excellent friendly attentive service.
Given great advice about the Spanish wine list and had a lovely Rioja.
Due to tier 2 restrictions it was really quiet inside (we were a family of 5) and we feel really sorry for the restaurant as they have complied with all Covid regulations and it felt very safe, socially distanced and impossible to catch Covid.
Will definitely return when tier 3 restrictions are lifted.

RJ
vipRakeshJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the Sagardi in Shoreditch and also the ones in Barcelona. One of my favourite restaurant in the world :)

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GiovanniT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening, enjoying the best Monkfish I've ever tasted and a perfectly matched wine. Super attentive staff who were very knowledgeable about the food and wine, and its origins. We will be back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall an excellent night. The food is amazing as well as the service from the staff (special mention to Mark for going above and beyond). Only negative was table close to the door so breezy at times. That aside can't wait to go back and try more of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and outstanding food, great first meal out post lockdown!

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BasqueFoodFanatic
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Would recommend to anyone who wants a traditional Basque experience.

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KarenP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We kept it simple with blood sausage being the star of the show, closely followed by oxtail, unctuous and delicious, great food at a reasonable price

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vipnbls
London
17 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meat!

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Harj
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. We were greeted straightway when we walked in and then knowledged by all staff who walked passed us.
The menu was explained to us in detail and we were helped with making choices.
Food was AMAZING! meat was lovely and tender and sliced like butter.
Only complaint would be about the bread. Although the bread was lovely we paid £2.50 for 2 pieces which I found wasn't enough.
Overall we had an amazing experience and would 100% go back and recommend very highly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beats the likes of gaucho in to a hat, head and shoulders above the competition

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vipnbls
London
17 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Very nice atmosphere thank you

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Andy
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Totally oversold and completely underwhelmed by this supposed Basque restaurant, it’s nothing of the sought as going to a real one in Donostia wouldn’t leave you feeling hungry a couple of hours after a 2 course Sunday meal.

No bread, no complimentary olives nothing, just ridiculously overpriced food in tiny portions. Most bizarre was the pouring of a minuscule amount soup out of a small china vessel into my bowl at my table - I mean what is all that about?

Lastly, we waited an eternity for our mains after our starter and when it did come, the vegetables were cold.

The restaurant itself was nice looking but it was uncomfortably silent - no atmosphere at all. The staff were good.

I was so looking forward to eating here hence the strong review.

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vipMike
London
41 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, steak was outstanding. Great drinks, relaxing meal. Very good service.
Best Basque food I have had outside of Spain.

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Isabel
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and wine list, friendly staff, but the meats were completely overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance, a little overpriced on the meat front...

That said wine and side dishes were absolutely amazing, would definitely come back

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Nipahib
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decent steak, sides were a bit small though. Would go again.

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vipRobert
London
23 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Second time I have been to Sagardi and the first time (pre-pandemic and a Saturday evening) was excellent. Some of the best steak in town.
But Sunday lunch last week was much less successful. The main course beef took time because they had run out and then it arrived cold. Accompanying vegetables were also cold and tasteless. They had also run out of the pumpkin soup starter and offered thistle soup instead. It was inedible, as you might expect.
Service is tricky with face masks, etc, but felt particularly uninspiring this time round.
This used to be a place I would recommend to anybody in the Shoreditch area, but now I am not so sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, will definitely be coming back and 100% be recommending to friends. Steak was amazing!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great meal in a great restaurant, we loved it and will definitely eat there again. The only things that let it down was the intermittent service, our waitress was lovely but it was pretty difficult to get hold of her to order more drinks and ultimately pay.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening again. Good food, wine and service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience5

2nd visit. Rather disappointing and very overpriced food. Nasty aggressive pickles as an amuse bouche. Clams (£22!) were in a claggy and unpleasant sauce. Salad (at £5) was just basic iceberg swimming in oil. They upsell the expensive steaks very heavily. Very friendly and efficient service and a nice dining room.

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Mich
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steak and the tomato salad was amazing.
Good social distancing measures in place too!

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KseniiaS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic food and very attentive staff. We definitely will back back. Thank you.

DC
vipDavidC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Incredible Spanish beef cooked in the traditional Basque way. A beautiful experience.

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SAGARDI BASQUE COUNTRY CHEFS is rated 4.5 stars by 285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.