Eneko _new[2][1]A new partnership between One Aldwych and renowned chef Eneko Atxa will see the launch of an informal Basque dining spot and bar at the Covent Garden hotel. Due to open in September, Eneko at One Aldwych will deliver traditional Basque cuisine.

There will be a soft opening throughout August when guests can enjoy 50% off food. Bookings are taken for lunch or dinner seven days a week on 020 7300 0300 or via www.eneko.london though walk-ins will always be accepted.

On the menu: Txerri Boda Pork Festival – a flavoursome trio of Ibérico ham and mushroom duxelle in milk bread, suckling pig brioche and pigs trotter bocata; Basque-style hake tempura, red pepper sauce and parsley emulsion; dressed beetroot tartare; bomba rice risotto with Idiazabal pesto; and rice pudding lollipops with crisp white and dark chocolate hazelnut coating.

A floating wine bar located on the mezzanine will offer a list of Spanish wines by the glass, including the house Gorka Izagirre Txakoli, a crisp white wine from Eneko’s own vineyards. A bar menu with a selection of Basque-inspired dishes will be offered.

The Covent Garden restaurant, on the former site of Axis, is thanks to a collaboration between Atxa and Kostas Sfaltos, One Aldwych’s General Manager. As well as his starry Bilbao flagship, Atxa runs Bistró Prêt À Porter (itself also acknowledged by the Tire Men).

One Aldwych Hotel opened in 1998 and already boasts mezzanine dining room Indigo, an always-popular choice for a pre-theatre deal among our reporters, and The Lobby Bar which is a top choice for cocktails and snacks, not to mention the great buzz.

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