|Eneko at One Aldwych|
Last year one of the best meals I ate was at Eneko by three Michelin-starred chef Eneko Atxa whose culinary inspiration comes from his hometown of Bilbao, with this in mind Chef Eneko has created one of London’s first and finest Basque brunches. Having just got back from the Basque Country myself, where I ate my weight in food and more, I was elated to sample more of this fabulous cuisine back home. I loved Eneko the first time, read here, but would I still love it the second time round?
It's an exciting menu with some of the dishes from the main menu and some new intriguing and stimulating dishes. The kind of menu that makes you want to discover more and taste Basque cuisine.
The brunch menu at Eneko at One Aldwych is divided by four Basque culinary styles – Euskal Azoka (street food), Gallinero (eggs), Txoko (classics) and Asador (grill).
You can choose a la carte or tasting menu which consists of 5 dishes, tea and coffee at £50/head plus drinks.
We decided to go a la carte with three courses and bottle of delicious bottle of Cava Mas Macia from Penedes, a fresh, creamy and lively Cava with intricate flavours of stone fruits, apple and some nutty, yeasty notes. Good acidity and a long, savoury finish.
The wine list is made up entirely by Spanish wines including four from Eneko’s family winery, Gorka Izagirre.
Food options are intended to be mixed, matched and share. There's something for everyone. Brunch at Eneko at One Aldwych is available every weekend. Great way to spend with family and friends around the table, with good food, drinks, excellent and knowledgeable service. The place is casual and yet elegant.
Our meal was delicious, and we lingered over the food not wanting the brunch ever to finish, but eventually it did. Yes, I still love this place!
Brunch at Eneko
|Golden Mary / Spiced vodka, golden tomato juice, celery foam|
Cerdito Caliente “Hot Hog” / Iberico ham, mushroom duxelle, Basque muffin
|Egg Yolks Tempura - intense vegetable confit and the most incredible bright yolk|
|Egg Yolks Tempura / Creamy potatoes, confit vegetables|
|Txuleta / Basque-style juicy and tender prime rib of beef, excellent spring onion salad and skinny fries|
|Salted caramel mousse, cookie crumble - great textures every bit as delicious as the description!|
|Pineapple sorbet and foam, sweet celery ribbons - intriguing, refreshing and tasty|
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Walk-ins are also welcome.
Eneko at One Aldwych
London WC2B 4BZ
T: 020 7300 0300
Disclosure: I was a guest of Eneko at One Aldwych. All views are my own.