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|Address:||Seymour Place, London W1H 5DB|
|Tel:||020 3620 1845|
|Price: £37.00||Wine: £17.00||Champagne: £74.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sat 11am-3pm 6-11pm Sun 10am-3pm|
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I have visited the basque region of Spain a few times so I was interested to know what this new restaurant had to offer. Would I get the pil pil cod I had hoped for? Or the selection of meats specific to the region?? the answer is yes. The pil pil cod is a must have. The tortilla is crispy on the outside, gooey in the middle, and the croquettas are mouth wateringly good!! The meat selection comes from the kintoa pig and is authentic. Not only does it feel like the food was just served up in a basque kitchen, it tastes like it too. The decor is just the right side of the quaintness found in the region.
The wine list is good, with varying qualities and types. I got chatting with the owner and he started off as a wine importer. So it would have been easy to just put any wine on the list, but they really thought it through and hand picked wines from the region as well as others.
I finished with a lemon tart and my partner had a chocolate and orange mousse, both of which were stunning.
I've been back since and will keep going. The service is really good. I didn't book, but had my name taken at the door and waited a bit. Was quite busy, which is a good thing.
The only way you'll know how authentic it is, is if you visit the region in Spain, and then try Donostia. Even if you havnt been, it's still a good meal and evening out.