We’d been to Donostia before and the experience left us wanting to try out more of their dishes. We finally had a chance to revisit and yet again it was a noteworthy experience.
When we visited Donostia the first time we were impressed how well the owners and staff had settled into their new surroundings only weeks after opening its doors to the public. Donostia has moved on since then and received much critical acclaim from some high profile reviewers and we couldn’t agree more.
A few facts about Donostia: the cuisine from is based around dishes from the Spanish Basque region and the head chef used to work at Barrafina (another one of London’s best Spanish tapas restaurants). As a result the cooking is of very high standard and offers a different twist on Spanish tapas.
During our latest visit to Donostia we tried the following dishes:
- 2x extra portions of bread and olive oil (8/10)
- 2x Wagyu beef burger (9/10)
- 3x Foie gras (8/10)
- Kintoa platter (8/10)
- Cod cheeks (8/10)
- Txipirones (8/10)
- Lamb steak (8.5/10)
- Pluma (8.5/10)
- 2x papatas brava (8/10)
- Pimientos de padron (8/10)
- Chocolate mousse (8.5/10)
- 2x Lemon tart (8.5/10)
When we visited Donostia the place was packed on a Wednesday night around 18.30pm. That probably says enough about the success of a restaurant that is located in an area that contains some other great dining alternatives.
The total bill at Donostia came to £135 (including service charge, 2 bottles of water, 4 glasses of wine, coffee and 2 extra portions of bread and olive oil, which the restaurant charges for).
Donostia food rating: 8.5/10
Donostia service rating: 8/10
Overall rating for Donostia: 8/10
(Overall rating is based on personal taste, opinion of ambiance and price)