Eneko – Basque Kitchen & Bar

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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 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: 4 December 2019

Ends: 13 December 2019

Availability: Wed-Fri 12:00-14:30

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: 31 March 2020

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 769 People Are Saying
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j
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went for the meal offer with my sister and niece. It was one of the best restaurants that iv dined in London so far. Beautiful decor!

DP
London
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We loved the feel and ambiance of Eneko. We were in rather a rush to get to the theatre so did not really get the opportunity to fully appreciate the experience of this restaurant but the staff were very attentive knowing our time restraints and the two courses we had were amazing. We intend to return to have the tasting menu at a more leisurely pace.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Modern but loosing the Basque origins, more like international food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Company Christmas

JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The food is amazing - however it’s really expensive for what you get. The server suggested 8 starters between 4 people - there’s £200 right there! The sharing platters are upwards of £50 each which it suggest are for 2-3 people, in reality it’s not really enough for 3 people. Fantastic meat but really pricey. With wine we paid £300+ And came out hungry!

H
London
446 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This is an unusual but cleverly designed space and nicely low lit. My scallops starter was served with a bit of dry ice Theatre and were delicious. My octopus was also very good. Not cheap, but the warmth of the service was very much appreciated.

JH
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for what was a fantastic evening. The food and service was superb, and I will certainly be coming back!

AW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and fantastic service. Highly recommended.

JB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an excellent example of Basque food. Beautifully prepared with excellent service.

i
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a setting for a special birthday supper with friends who always have much to talk about, this was perfect.
Wine list included lots of new gems.
Hake tempura and lamb were highlights.
Service was lovely, caring and discreet.
And although the restaurant was busy, we could hear each other.
Thank you, looking forward to our return visit.

l
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Five star service, but food let the restaurant down; the rice and clam starter was good, the vanilla sponge pud very good, but the pork rib main lacked meat and wasn’t tasty

A
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I think the food isn’t as good as it used to be. Flavours aren’t quite there Ham wasn’t cut properly crab was too thick and gloopy.

NP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is simply exceptional - the food is amazing, the staff are extremely knowledgable about the dishes and the wine, the atmosphere is wonderful - there are some booth like areas that offer wonderful privacy and quiet. Its really something quite special and I hope to return one day.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great birthday dinner - top food and ambiance. Not cheap , but nor should it be.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic food and ambiance - highly recommended for the tempura eggs alone!

WC
Newcastle
11 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I both had the tasting menu with wine pairing and we both thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine and the description provided by the waiters. I couldn't fault the food or service and will definitely like to visit again when in London.

c
London
23 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and great value for money. Even though it was busy the tables are configured in a way that you have plenty of privacy. The decor is great too. Friendly, informative service. It is my second visit and I would definitely return.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding for a very good food experince and nice local.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the deal. Great food. Nice service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. The food was exceptional. Our wonderful server was helpful every step of the way. An unexpectedly beautiful evening.

T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best food we have had in London recently. The service was very friendly and professional. We are looking forward to going back.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food and friendly efficient service.

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice all, all
Of it

YH
China
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Eneko London is different from Eneko Tokyo.
More casual,and more friendly.

TB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sensational food and sublime service. Have been back multiple times and I am bowled over by the experience. Would highly recommend.

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food here was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the mussels and pork rib. Service was very attentive.

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Eat at a lot of high end restaurants and was looking forward to trying the basque tapas type food, unfortunately was disappointed. However the restaurant, surroundings and ambiance were lovely and relaxed, it does feel like a special place, staff great but I personally thought some of the dishes lacked flavour. Tried 8 dishes and wasn’t particularly impressed with any of them. Prices are good though.

WS
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, would definitive come back again.
The Jamon and Charcutero were delicious, the fish was surprisingly good, and the chocolate tart was the best chocolate tart I have had.
The service was also great, food was served in the right pace and staffs were very friendly.

J
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant with top quality food and exceptional customer service.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

El servicio muy correcto y atento.
El local muy agradable y las mesas muy separadas algo muy raro en Londres y dice mucho del local.
La carta muy corta pero muy correcta. Quizás abundan platos que no necesitan elaboración como el jamón y queso.
El precio muy correcto para Londres. Evidentemente el nivel no está como Azurmendi o Eneko Bilbo, pero tampoco se pretende llegar a ese nivel.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food on the tasting menu. Very good service. Overall excellent

h
Kent
60 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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 on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Attentive and courteous staff. Food was amazing.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

TB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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
9 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!