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21 April 2014
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Tapas Brindisa

18-20 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TJ

£37.00 Spanish , Tapas South Bank, Borough etc

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  • Wine: £18.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-11pm Sun 11am-10pm

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Given its prime location right by Borough Market, it’s no wonder that tables at well-respected Tapas Brindisa are much in demand, though the roadside location isn’t to everyone’s liking. You can’t book, so be prepared to join the scrum at the bar or – if the weather’s more Margate than Marbella – wrap up warm and sit outside. Brindisa is one of the UK’s best-known importers of Spanish produce, so it’s no surprise that the cheeses, breads and charcuterie (including hand-carved serrano and ibérico de bellota hams) take centre stage. Half-a-dozen seasonal dishes using ingredients from the market supplement tapas staples such as tortilla, freshly made croquetas, grilled chorizo and Padrón peppers, and the all-Spanish wine list is divided in to categories like ‘smooth and soft’. Service can sometimes creak under the weight of Brindisa’s unerring popularity.

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  1. Tapas Brindisa

    18-20 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TJ
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    Emma B.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 9

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    18-20 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TJ
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    Grumbling Gourmet
      Gold Reviewer  (87)

     
    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 6

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  3. Tapas Brindisa

    18-20 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TJ
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    Lynn W.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  4. Tapas Brindisa

    18-20 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TJ
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    Jack M.
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    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 1

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  5. Tapas Brindisa

    18-20 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TJ
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    Richard E.
      Platinum Reviewer  (130)
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 6

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    18-20 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TJ
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    Peter D.
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    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 4

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  7. Tapas Brindisa

    18-20 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TJ
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    Nicole L.
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    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 2

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  8. Tapas Brindisa

    18-20 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TJ
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    Gmbklm
      Gold Reviewer  (36)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 5

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  9. Tapas Brindisa

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    Gary S.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 5

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  10. Tapas Brindisa

    18-20 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TJ
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    Justin R.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 2

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  1. Published : Sunday, 6th April 2014

    inher30s :: Tapas at Brindisa, London Bridge

    Despite it being mid-week, the place is buzzing and I’m here a little early so like a nigel no mates, I sip on my cava at the bar pretending to be cool. Another massive bugbear is a restaurant telling you that you only have a certain amount of time to eat before your derriere has even made contact with the chair, but I’m trying to limit the volume of whinging per post so let’s talk about the food. We order up a bunch of stuff – Jamon platter, Padron peppers, Gambas al ajillo, spinach and Lamb chops. Excuse the bad photos – the lighting is set to camera-hating...
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  2. Published : Thursday, 31st October 2013

    Over the Hype :: Brindisa

    Luckily we grabbed the last 2 seats at the Borough Market branch of Brindisa, a few seconds later and we would have been banished to a 45 minute wait. The restaurant operates a strict no booking policy and a two hour eating time per group, so it’s best to try and avoid the peak lunch/dinner times if possible and split into groups of 2-3 to ensure you are seated quickly. We ordered a few small dishes to share as the waiter suggested...
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  3. We recently experienced yet another great lunch at Brindisa Borough Market. For years the restaurant is been well known for it’s great cooking and service and the trend seems set to continue. The location at the edge of Borough market is idyllic and on the few rare occasions when the sun is shining bright there are few other places in London that can match the authentic Spanish tapas experience to be had at Brindisa...
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  4. Tapas Brindisa London Bridge has updated its breakfast menu and the hours it’s available. The results are muy bien and the portions are very definition of muchísimo. Of course, if you’re just popping in for a quick cortado and a pastry, you expect a well pulled cup of coffee served with friendly efficiency. If you’re truly hungry though, I highly recommend going with something from the “Classics” menu...
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  5. Tapas Brindisa at Borough Market is a one of the original Spanish tapas trendsetters in the London dining scene. They were at the birth of the tapas revolution that has since swept London during the past 10 years or so. We’ve been to Tapas Brindisa at Borough Market multiple times and each time left satisfied customers. The location, at the bottom end of Borough Market, is perfect and the interior is homely and quaint. Tapas Brindisa at Borough Market doesn’t do reservations and on most occasions that means that you’ll have to wait before getting seated. However, if you go early or on a Sunday afternoon, you’ll likely be seated straight away...
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  6. Published : Monday, 17th December 2012

    The Celeriac :: Tapas Brindisa, London Bridge

    Tapas is a brilliant invention. Indecisive and greedy folk alike delight in restaurants where one can order five or six plates of food whilst guzzling pints of wine and pretending to be somewhere sunny. Thankfully London is filled with such establishments. Less thankfully, most are rubbish. Tapas Brindisa is one of the rare good ones, as is evident by the fact that it’s full all the time and doesn’t bother with that old fashioned reservations malarky. There are a handful of Brindisa’s dotted about. I visited the one at Borough Market because that is the original and best. And Borough Market is just wonderful...
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Essential Details for Tapas Brindisa

  • Address: 18-20 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TJ
  • Telephone: 020 7357 8880
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-11pm Sun 11am-10pm
  • Restaurant Facilities: Alfresco dining area

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