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Basque restaurant comes to London

Former Barrafina head chef Tomasz Baranski will take the helm at new Basque restaurant Donostia, which is due to open in London next month.

Specialising in the pintxos found in bars across this corner of northern Spain, Donostia menu highlights will include pil-pil cod cheeks, “vaca vieja” (old cow) steak and crispy Tolosa-style beef tongue.

The drinks list will also focus on Basque produce, from the lightly carbonated Txakoli wines to cider and patxaran, a sloe-based liqueur from Navarra.

Many of the wines will be imported directly by independent firm Mountain Valley Wines, which forms part of the same business as Donostia.

The 40-seat bar, surrounding an open kitchen, is located at 10 Seymour Place in Marylebone. For further details of its opening date, keep an eye on the restaurant’s website.

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