Found in Clapham, Brio Restaurant & Bar is a traditional and vibrant Spanish tapas restaurant. The rustic-chic dining room is decked out with wooden accents and brown leather banquettes, while the restaurant’s doors open out onto a street side terrace at the front of the building which is often filled to the brim on weekends with guests enjoying cocktails and light bites.
The menu at Brio is extensive and features all of the classic tapas dishes made famous by Spanish cuisine, as well as a few more unexpected options. Kickstart your meal with a selection of cheese and charcuterie, such as manchego cheese served with quince and walnuts, or a sharing board featuring jamon iberico and chorizo.
Continue with the meaty theme by ordering the likes of jamon croquettes, chorizo stewed in apple cider or a Spanish take on crispy pork belly served alongside piquillo peppers. If you prefer the delights of seafood, instead tuck into dishes such as a Mediterranean prawn cocktail or fried baby squid, while vegetarian diners are catered for too - think patatas bravas or a Spanish omelette.
If sharing food is not really your thing (no judgement here), you will be glad to know that Brio also offers main courses, including a variety of steaks, paellas and seafood dishes too, such as monkfish stewed with mussels.
The dessert menu here is an indulgent affair, featuring homemade chocolate brownies, chocolate profiteroles and creme caramel served with Madagascan vanilla ice cream. If you are more partial to liquid afters though, Brio has plenty of drinks to choose from - think traditional Italian sips such as Sangria and Aperol Spritz, as well as all of the usual wines, beers and spirits that you could want.
Brio is also a popular spot to watch live sports fixtures with friends and family, and keep an eye out for seasonal offers and celebrations too.