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Donostia

Donostia

omasz Baranski, the former head chef at Barrafina, is serving up Basque-style tapas and pintxos such as Pil-Pil cod and stuffed squid in ink, as well as more mainstream Spanish dishes like croquetas and tortilla. As for the wine, the list includes various Basque specialities such as txakoli a slightly sparkling, dry, low-alcohol white wine.

Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 6
Andy Lynes Metro
Reviewed on October 03, 2012
"This is an upmarket, glossy version of a San Sebastian pinxto bar and inevitably lacks the sheer messy thrill of the real thing, but it nevertheless holds it own among the burgeoning number of top-notch Spanish restaurants in London." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Marina O'Loughlin Guardian Estimated score
Reviewed on September 08, 2012
"There's some top stuff here. Meat is a particular strength. Pluma, that lusciously-marbled cut of Iberian pig here described as "shoulder" (it's a bit more complicated than that) is lustworthy: smoky crust, juicy, rosy-pink centre, with a romesco of roast peppers and almonds." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 5.5 John Walsh Independent
Reviewed by July 14, 2012
"...we felt very well fed on a succession of dishes that were small but vivid, constructed and cooked with focus and love. For a modest-looking place, this colony of Basque cuisine already punches well above its weight." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 6 Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on June 30, 2012
"It was fine. I’d go back. But it’s just tapas of the sort about which we can now in London be quite blasé. Indeed, it is rather authentically Spanish, the food being mostly forgettable but occasionally brilliant." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 6 Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on June 27, 2012
"Although Donostia is a nice place, I suspect it's better not to arrive too hungry, or you'll ramp up a hefty bill. It's also not going to knock the Barcelona-style Barrafina off its top spot, but perhaps it isn't trying to." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 6 Richard Godwin Evening Standard
Reviewed on June 13, 2012
"Pluma stole the show: a generous hunk of succulent roasted pork lolling about in romesco sauce, an assembly of hazelnuts, tomatoes and red peppers which I will henceforth order every time I see it listed." READ REVIEW

 
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Restaurant details

Address: 10 Seymour Place, London W1H 5DB

Telephone number: 020 3620 1845

Cuisine: Spanish

Nearest station: Marble Arch

Nearest Station: Marble Arch

Opening times: Tuesday 6-11pm;
Wednesday - Saturday 12:30 - 11pm;
Sunday 12:30 - 3:30pm;

 

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