“Sharing, conviviality and joy feed the soul”

Informal atmosphere, and Basque inspired sharing are the main ingredients that make Basque a unique restaurant.

Eneko Atxa is one of the world’s famous chefs and the Eneko Lisboa and Basque restaurants are the newest members of his portfolio and Penha Longa Resort’s most recent gastronomic project.

Basque brings the flavour of the Basque Country to the vibrant and modern city of Lisbon. It aims to recreate a typical Basque tavern, with food grilled over charcoal, traditional bar dishes and local wines, such as Txacoli.


“If you love where you live, you must respect it” Eneko Atxa.

What makes chef Eneko Atxa unique is his concern for matters regarding the environment, sustainability and social impact.

The Azurmendi restaurant, which opened its doors in 2005, twice awarded as the most sustainable restaurant in the world, has 3 Michelin stars and occupies the 14 th place in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The space is able to generate its own energy through photovoltaic panels and geothermal energy or by using rainwater for the in-house vegetable gardens.

The exterior is made of glass in order to take maximum advantage of the natural light. There is a garden on the building’s roof with edible flowers, which are used in some dishes.

His concern towards the local community is visible through the establishment of a composting plant for the city. An initiative wich supports the local economy; helping the regional hospital to offer tastier meals to its patients, thanks to the redesign of the trays which have become more colourful well-presented; and through the collaboration with a youth student projects.

The suppliers are acknowledged in an illustrated book which is offered to diners at the end of their meal and through a collection and logistics programme which supports the local farmers and producers.

The planet is blessed with countless sustainable practices.


Eneko Atxa Azurmendi (1977) is a 6 Michelin star chef born in the Basque Country, Spain. He is the chef and owner of the Azurmendi *** restaurant.

Chef Eneko Atxa’s philosophy remained the same over time: to make people happy with his cuisine and to “cook” a better future. His constant commitment to welfare, solidarity and sustainability made his Azurmendi *** restaurant, with three Michelin stars, occupy the 14 th place in the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list. Moreover, this restaurant was twice considered the world’s most sustainable restaurant, the last time in 2018.

It was also nominated for the “Best Restaurant in Europe”, according to OAD (Opinionated About Dining) and for the “Best Restaurant in the World”, according to the luxurious magazine Elite Traveler. Chef Eneko Atxa was granted the “National Gastronomy Award 2015” and is part of the European “Young Leaders”.


His passion and sensitivity, cultural roots, connection with the surrounding land and its products define the Eneko Atxa’s gastronomy.

The cuisine – the perfect trilogy of flavour, texture and aesthetics – is rooted in the traditional Basque cuisine. Enjoy the flavour of home-cooked meals and grandmother’s stews in all confections. This is the basis for the construction of innovative textures and techniques and different dishes.

To generate pleasure, achieve excellence, create value, share the richness and knowledge and ultimately to grow in a sustainable way.

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Located in Alcântara, currently one of the main night-life hubs of the Portuguese capital, in Basque you can experience the essence, intensity and unique flavours of the Basque cuisine of Eneko Atxa.

Considered part of Lisbon’s heritage, the vintage space in copper tones is mythical and timeless, with a modern and unique decoration.

This old warehouse, with industrial architecture and neoclassical style iron beams 1920’s is the perfect place to experience a culinary journey that awakens all the senses.

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Rua Maria Luisa Holstein, 15

1300-388 Lisboa


Open for dinner: From Tuesday to Saturday (7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)