Date nights don’t always have to be at the fanciest or most extravagant restaurant. Sometimes keeping it simple and informal can be best; removing all of the pretence that comes with a ‘fancy’ meal and stripping it back to good food and great company. Here at H&L we are always on the lookout for new openings and we think the highly anticipated Eneko at One Aldwych fits the informal but delicious bill. Officially opening its doors on the 1st September, Eneko at One Aldwych will feature Eneko Atxa’s fun and inventive modern interpretation of Basque cuisine. For couples that just can’t wait for the official opening, why not try out the menu during its soft opening throughout August. Guests can enjoy 50% off food- you can’t get much fairer than that.
Renowned for his three Michelin-starred Azurmendi in Bilbao and voted no.16 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Eneko is heading in a new direction with this 110-cover restaurant and 35-cover wine bar. Showcasing his commitment to quality ingredients and precise execution, Eneko will offer a simpler, more relaxed culinary concept deeply rooted in traditional Basque cooking.
Starters feature the Txerri Boda Pork Festival – a flavoursome trio of Iberico ham and mushroom duxelle in milk bread, suckling pig brioche and pigs trotter bocata. Main courses include Basque-style hake tempura, red pepper sauce and parsley emulsion. Highly creative vegetable dishes include dressed beetroot tartare as well as bomba rice risotto with Idiazabal pesto. A decadent dessert list will offer Eneko’s signature rice pudding lollipops with crisp white and dark chocolate hazelnut coating.
The floating wine bar located on the mezzanine will be the perfect setting for couples to enjoy the buzzing atmosphere with a glass of wine from the carefully crafted Spanish list, including the house Gorka Izagirre Txakoli, a crisp white wine from Eneko’s own vineyards.
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.