Eneko – Basque Kitchen & Bar

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Located in Covent Garden in the heart of London's West End, Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar is a stylish restaurant from the acclaimed Chef Eneko Atxa. Serving a modern take on traditional Basque dishes in a relaxed and informal setting, the restaurant is the exciting departure for Eneko, whose three-Michelin Azurmendi restaurant is in the World’s Top 50 Restaurants.

The trendy bar features a carefully crafted all-Spanish wine list with four white wines exclusive to Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar, as well as a great selection of cocktails including Eneko's Perfect Serve.

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

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Immerse yourself in the New Year celebrations with our mouth-watering Txoko menu and wine pairing that features wines from Eneko’s family vineyard. You will also be able to raise a toast with a glass of Cava on arrival or at midnight if you are choosing to see the New Year in with us.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 738 People Are Saying
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Kent
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Smart, subterranean Basque restaurant, with a relatively small but perfectly adequate choice of sharing plates - six of us ate absolutely delicious, tender, pink lamb, tempura squid, fantastic duck, cauliflower (with a slightly bland sauce), fairly usual brocolli. Excellent, helpful service with explanations and advice on quantities. Great atmosphere - sophisticated, modern furnishings, plenty of space, booths (as we had) and tables all very spread out. Quality place. And far too much red wine consumed!

K
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Second time at Eneko and it wasn’t as impressive as the first, marred by the fact that the tempura and fried sole were a little too greasy. The restaurant was surprisingly also very quiet for a Friday evening

H
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Interesting menu of Basque region tapas. Some vegetarian options. Very tasty. Good service. Not many customers, so noise level was low - nice to be able to have a conversation without having to shout! Good service. Difficult for people with mobility issues, due to the stairs.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Attentive and courteous staff. Food was amazing.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Absolutely disappointing. Avoid at all costs. Pretend Basque restaurant with absolutely low quality food. I’ve never seen such a bad interpretation of Basque cuisine (been dozens of times in the BC and have family there). The steak (txuleton) wasn’t medium rare as we ordered, but medium in some parts and medium well in others, served in a pretend grill that was cold, with cold plates. Really, what in the hell is this? Txangurro reheated, had gi issues because of it later. Same happened to my wife. Wine list totally overpriced. Ambience with disco/ music that doesn’t go with the (pretend) Basque food at all. Flabbergasted to see the waiters face (a Spanish man from Southern Spain who claimed to have family in the BC) when I told him that was appalling pretend Basque food and actually an insult to Basque gastronomy. He was surprised. Really appalling. Hope they change or close soon. It was half empty.

DT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal. Food delicious great wine & fantastic staff. Will definitely recommend to friends

TB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a birthday treat for my husband. From walking into the restaurant the staff were attentive. Food was amazing. Lovely evening. Definitely will be revisiting.

T
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good and innovative food. Took tasting menu with wine. Wine servings somewhat small, but very good. Interior comfortable, but a bit impersonal. Overall very good and not far from an overall 5 star rating. Best scallops ever. Lamb dish rich on meat, could have given a little less and a bit more of the very tasty peppers.

JM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent balance of traditional and innovative Basque fare. Versatile - elaborate tasting menu or more casual small plates dining. Helpful and knowledgable serving staff. Interesting wine list. I enjoy taking friends there who are also delighted by the novel experience. Definitely one of my favourite restaurants!

IG
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The venue is really amazing. The food was prepared very well, the dessert was especially delicious.

c
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

this was a perfect place for a business lunch. excellent food and service at a very reasonable price.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great, simply great: atmosphere, nice people, great service
Food is particular and very good
Great to come back soon

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The restaurant is well located and ideal for Covent Garden or the theatres. The decor is modern and interesting and the ambience is very good. The service is excellent with knowledgeable and friendly staff. The food ordered was delicious and I especially enjoyed the vegetable side dishes and the special of the day which was sardines. My only criticism is that the menu on the day was quite small and I would have preferred a larger choice.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Truly amazing food and great value pre-theatre menu.

TS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went there for a pre-theatre dinner. Great food. Nice atmosphere.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is wonderful as ever, must ask for the daily special. They are different everyday but they are good, so much try them.

s
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A really great all round experience. Food was excellent as was the service. Price was very reasonable for central London. Definitely recommend!

j
London
28 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very central, just next to Lyceum theatre, ideal for pre theater dinner

DA
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was on point. The food was incredibly nice. The ambiance was relaxing, wasn’t loud. Had the best time, and I will definitely will be going bAck.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic food and great venue. A little overpriced.

MG
London
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
19 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
5 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
London
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.