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Please note that Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar will re-open for dinner in November 2020, the exact date in November is to be confirmed.

 

survey result

Summary

£78
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Top-notch Basque food in a great location” in Aldwych has earned much-improved ratings this year for chef Eneko Atxa, whose home restaurant Azurdmendi is a regular on ‘world’s best’ lists. It’s “so wonderful to be able to taste some of his adventurous flavours in London”“wasn’t sure of the basement setting” (a recurrent gripe), “but loved the open kitchen and the food was extraordinary”.

Summary

£78
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Top-notch Basque food in a great location” in Aldwych has earned much-improved ratings this year for chef Eneko Atxa, whose home restaurant Azurdmendi is a regular on ‘world’s best’ lists. It’s “so wonderful to be able to taste some of his adventurous flavours in London”“wasn’t sure of the basement setting” (a recurrent gripe), “but loved the open kitchen and the food was extraordinary”.

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Eneko Atxa’s subterranean two-year-old, in the basement of No 1 Aldwych, is, on numerous accounts, something of an “undiscovered gem” thanks to its “interesting Basque cooking”, serving “imaginative” dishes that are “expertly cooked and presented”. The main sticking point on this site, is the “below-the-streets space” which – when under-patronised – seems “echoey” and “like a bit of a mausoleum”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Fans of this year-old régime of a much-fêted Spanish chef, hail this Aldwych basement as an “undiscovered gem” with “inventive Basque food” that’s “very modern, but not over-complex”. However, even though “they’ve evidently spent a lot of money on refurbishing the old Axis site” (RIP), the venture can still seem “rather let down by its unconventional and rather uncongenial space”, and even many supporters have concerns about “inflated prices” and food that’s “a mix of the incredible and the rather boring”.

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Restaurant details

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £25.00 £28.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £21.00 £8.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £3.40
Extras  
Service 12.50%
1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday5 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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