Reservations are taken for tables during lunch and dinner services. There are 10 dining stools around the open kitchen that are left free for walk-ins after 730pm so please always feel free to drop by. If all stools are occupied when you arrive, the reservations manager can take your number and call you when something becomes available. Please note that we usually have two sittings so may respectfully ask for your table back after two hours
- Outside Seating Area
- Gluten Free Available
- Business Lunch
Basque restaurant serving pintxo, tapas and unique wines
Set menu was very good and excellent value. The white wine pairing was a really yummy and interesting wine - worth having the bigger glass for a small extra charge. Friendly staff, pleasantly efficient service. The only small negative is that the menu was a bit short on green veg choices to add as a side to the mains/larger plates which came without any veg at all.
Absolutely delicious meal with a wonderful gin and tonic to start -- and lovely, helpful staff to boot.
Great food, service, special tastes and options.
Hello, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for last night. We had an absolutely wonderful time your private dining room and were so well looked after by your staff. The food was simply delicious and we were all wowed by the pork. Thank you for having us and look forward to coming back again soon! Kind regards, Sacha ________________________________________
Excellent food, good service, and a reasonable bill. Can't ask for much more than that
Terrific food. Lovely waitress too.
We have been here many times and also recommended it to our friends too. All our friends who visited there were really impressed and we loved the new menu so much. The price is on the high side as most of the potions are quite small even for tapas, but this is happening to most of the restaurants in central London. Would strongly recommend it if you are not bothered by the price tags.
the restaurant has historically been one of our favourites in london and we have been 8-10 times over the past 18 months. we have not visited for a few months before this visit however and disappointed by the changes- new chef and food significantly less good in particular
Went for an anniversary dinner, staff were friendly and helpful and the food was excellent.
A little wait for our table but this did not detract from the comfortable surroundings, great food and particularly the advice we were given as to how and what to order. Excellent service. You were recommended by our son and we were not disappointed. Thank you.
Excellent as always. staff were great despite it being very busy.Well done to all especially our waitress who I think was Italian. She was great.
You are up against some very stiff competition yet you excelled in every way. I will definitely be back!
The cooking was not at the usual standard we enjoyed in the past - the prawns were not fresh (the flesh was already mushy ) the duck was ‘swimming’ in oil but not much of the taste of the sauce and the special crab starter was full of cream and butter taste that there was no texture or crab meat. Disappointed as I was entertaining a friend visiting from Malaysia that evening.
My favourite in London by far and this time we could enjoy the terrace. Specials are really good.
The jamon iberico platters are to die for... enjoy!
Second time with you on Saturday and the food was wonderful. My fiancé is Basque and so we know the region very well. Your staff were lovely especially the Italian girl who wasn’t from Northern Spain - I guessed wrongly! Superb veal. We’ve had lunch at Lurra too but I prefer Donostia :)
Third time at the restaurant and all good experiences
Phenomenal food,equal only to great restaurants n Northern Spain combined with the best G and T for a hot hot day. We will be back whenever we are in London again.
Donostia used to be really good, but the quality of the food was very poor last friday (everything was super heavy!) and the service was a real disaster. We were sitting outside and felt totally forgotten by the staff.
Fantastic food Good wine list and not too expensive Really cool staff who are attentive and there when you need them Not sure how you fix it but acoustics are not the best so peoples conversation can spoil the occasion especially if they “ like the sound of their own voice” ....if you get my meaning I’ll bf back next Tuesday ....already booked
Even if moving house means we no longer join you once a week, we still try to make it at least once a month. All the more perfect in the current weather, but always friendly and always delicious.
I have been a couple of times at the sister restaurant which has an amazing personalised dervice. I know they work together but appear to loose once they criss the road. I have been here on Friday and was very disappointed. The Spanish waitress had no clue. I would fire her fire her for her utter ignorance and arrogance or shall I say non interest in her actual job. I lived years in Spain and know the food well. Not even the pan con tomate convinced me. Absolutely tasteless and watery not even with garlic which is the basic, basic ingredient for this dish. The rest was disappointing as well. Much overpriced for what it is really. The hype will hopefully soon go because there is better choices in London. Sorry guys but NOT like this. Una verdadera tomadura de pelo que es una vergüenza ya!
As a regular I am never disappointed but this week is was superb especially the special asparagus starter
Brought a table of 13 and everyone loved it - I often bring clients here as food and atmosphere and service are all superb . Highly recommend Donostia