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Tapas Brindisa is based near to the Brindisa shop in Borough Market offering gastronomic delights from Spain using simple yet high quality ingredients.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

10:00 - 23:30

TUE

10:00 - 23:30

WED

10:00 - 23:30

THU

10:00 - 23:30

FRI

10:00 - 23:30

SAT

09:00 - 23:30

SUN

11:00 - 22:00

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Tapas Brindisa reviews



By J.

I liked Tapas Brindisa enough when it was just a lovely market shop, now that it serves food on the premises too I barely leave the place! I’m a big fan of tapas and Tapas Brindisa ticks all the right boxes, well worth a visit!


By Howard S.

Read the one star review from Mr Nandos which says everything. The only thing he got right is in the evening there is a 2-3 hour wait but there another 6 other very good restaurants in the area we arrived before 10am and the rare sight of available seats! Our choice was the shared breakfast 2 fried eggs bread each bowel of baked beans chorizo ham morcilla and chips hmmmm post win against the Swedes lovely!


By Howard S.

9 times out of 10 I can't get in to this place as you can't book ahead, and breakfast ends noon,

my hangovers mean I miss out, but after returning from the gym today, we though why not stop by and see, for once there was a space, and the tapas!

The favours! If only I could get peppers tasting this good, especially stuffed with black rice!

we had 4 tapas, swordfish, mackerel, squid, and pawns. oh the perfect lunch, if only every day!


By Kris P.

I don't know what these other people are on about because frankly this joint is great. Amazing choices of hot and cold tapas, reasonably priced, and at perfect portions if you make sure you share everything. Try the Ham Croquettes! They're brill. Delicious food, great surroundings, bustling restaurant with friendly staff. All round goodness!


By Nicole L.

I arrived at 7:30 pm on a Friday (they don't take reservations), we where seated at 9:20. Luckily my dining partner ran a bit late so I was happy to go to the pub across the road which lead to a few glasses of wine & some awesome wasabi nuts (the culinary highlight of the evening). We didn't go anywhere else due to the lack of options in the area. So after more than 90min of wait we where finally seated. We chose because for a very long time I would walk, jog pass, visit the market and think, ah it looks such a busy and lovely place... Surely it must be a great. Well its not. The staff was friendly enough, as helpful as staff in a very busy restaurant can be. The average red wine on the menu was about £20 so not really a easy going, relaxed, table wine kinda place. We ordered 4 tapas & bread between two and was hungry after. I started with lame dry bread and ended with highly overpriced tiny portion cheese. In between we were treated to black rice and calamari was 3 rings of dry, battered calamari on a pile of soggy black rice. Half a bowl full of tiny steamed mussels in a very salty white wine and fresh herbs broth. Some chorizo, potato and pepper omelette with allioli without any chirizo served very chilled and dry. The only tasty part of the evening (aside from the wasabi nuts) was the Iberian ham croquettes. Tasty. We where still hungry so after the food we decided to opt for the 'Selection of regional Spanish cheeses with toast £ 13.75'. Now don't get me wrong. I am not a whole chicken swallowing, rugby playing giant. I am a average girl with an healthy appetite but seriously. Why the frikkin tiny portions. If you would charge less I would be less annoyed. In total the evening cost us £73. We shared a bottle of table wine, had 4 tapas dishes and a cheese platter and was charged £1 for a glass of tap water. A wanky over rated restaurant. Due to to its location its perhaps a 'foodie' experience but in my opinion I'd rather opt for a Nando


By Liz J.

Have been wanting to go to Tapas Brindisa for a long time and often buy ham, chorizo and their delicious chorizo rolls from the market shop at the weekend. You can't book a table, turning up at 7pm the restaurant was super busy and we were told it was an hour and a half wait for a table so put our name down and went and had a quick drink across the rd and managed to get a table straight away upon our return 45min later. We had 6 dishes between two us which we struggled to finish. Each dish was fantastic with the steak being the highlight! They also have a huge selection of wine to choose from. The service was also great, the head waiter remembered my name the whole night from when I requested the table earlier and they were quick to take our orders and fill up wine etc during the meal. Will definitely be back as there were too many tasty dishes to choose from so lots more to try!


By L.

A bustling, low-key tapas bar a stone's throw from Borough Market, this recent arrival is going from strength to strength.

The Venue
On the corner of the foodie heaven of Borough Market, Tapas Brindisa is one of the prime examples of South London's culinary renaissance. The restaurant expanded from a market stall and still has its jamoneria, or traditional ham carver, so that you can take a slice or two home with you. The wood panelling and concrete floor of the red and yellow walled room restaurant and bar (which used to be a potato warehouse) give the room a modern and informal energy.

The Atmosphere
Tapas Brindisa's no reservations policy causes some problems, with diners squeezed into every available seat - even the sills of the floor-to-ceiling windows - and the rest of the space is taken up with drinkers sipping sherry in the bar in the hope of scoring that elusive table. The proximity of the tables means this is not the place for a romantic tete-a-tete unless you are extremely open-minded about the possibility of the couple at the next table overhearing your sweet nothings.

The Food
Tapas Brindisa is one of the country's top importers of Spanish food, and when your meal arrives you'll realise why the place is so crowded. The menu, which doubles as a place mat, is divided into hot and cold tapas, with prices ranging from a few pounds for bread and olives, to the high teens for the speciality meats.

You'll find all the usual suspects - patatas bravas, grilled sardines, superb chorizo - but there are also some more off-the-wall dishes worth trying. The pimientos de padron - peppers fried in salt - are tangy, a platter of ham and sausage veers between the delicious and the ever so slightly greasy, and the black pudding with apple is a beautifully-textured surprise.

For cheese lovers, there are two special treats. The first are the potato croquettes, which ooze an unctuous cheese layer when bitten into, and the restaurant's stand-out dish - goat's cheese deep fried in blossom honey, the cloying creaminess of the cheese perfectly offset by the sweet and slightly smoky honey.

The Drink
Wash the dishes down with a robust red wine from the shortish wine list. Or for the authentic Spanish experience, manzanilla sherry is available by the glass or bottle.

The Last Word
Granted, the Tapas Brindisa experience is informal but don't expect it to be cheap as you'll be hard pressed to stop yourself from ordering a second round of tapas.

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