DONOSTIA will open on Wednesday 6 June and is the brainchild of Nemanja Borjanovic and Melody Adams who run the acclaimed wine merchant, Mountain Valley Wines. Since discovering the town of San Sebastian while on a wine sourcing trip, it has long been a joint passion to open a restaurant inspired by the gastronomy of the Basque region. DONOSTIA is a celebration of Basque cuisine which draws influence from Northern Spain and South West France.
Having employed the former head chef from Barrafina, the food at DONOSTIA looks set to be a hit. An open kitchen will allow diners to witness food being prepared as soon as it’s ordered. The menu will feature Basque regional highlights; a selection of Pintxo appetisers will include crispy prawns with pancetta, foie gras with walnuts. The tapas menu includes fresh fish and seafood (cod cheeks cooked in the legendary Basque Pil-Pil sauce, Cantabrian sea anchovies in Basque marinade), meat (“txuletillas” – lamb chops a la plancha, crispy Tolosa-style beef tongue and succulent milk lamb) and market fresh vegetables with a variety of tortillas made to order. Charcuterie plates offer Bayonne ham, saucisson & chorizo from the native Basque pig – Kintoa.
Mark Calder from Restaurant Property acted on behalf of The Portman Estate in the letting of 10 Seymour Place to Donastia.
10 Seymour Place