Three Michelin-starred chef Eneko Atxa is to open a new Basque-themed restaurant in London’s One Aldwych Hotel.
Due to open in summer 2016, the restaurant will be the UK incarnation of Atxa’s prestigious Azurmendi site, located in Bilbao, Spain. Azurmendi is currently ranked number 19 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, while his Bistró Prêt À Porter has a Michelin Bib Gourmand.
Eneko At One Aldwych will feature interpretations of traditional Basque country cuisine, inspired by Azurmendi, but delivered in a more relaxed and friendly fashion. The Covent Garden restaurant is the brainchild of Eneko Atxa and Kostas Sfaltos, One Aldwych's general manager.
Sfaltos said: 'Eneko has incredible vision and passion for Basque cuisine and shares the same standards of quality, quest for innovation and respect for traditions as we do.'
Atxa said: 'We aim to create an unpretentious modern take on rustic Basque cuisine, based on quality ingredients, simplicity and culinary heritage. One Aldwych Hotel is the perfect partner for this joint creation.'
Luxury hotel One Aldwych Hotel opened in 1998 and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel is also home to The Lobby Bar.