Review on Casa Brindisa
Hot on the heels of Tierra Brindisa in Soho comes a third branch of Iberian food champions Brindisa. It follows broadly the same formula of dazzling authentic tapas and provisions married with likeably atmospheric decor and plenty of inviting, buzzy vibes. This outlet also has the bonus of a basement deli and ground-floor 'jamoneria' where you can nibble or buy charcuterie and other choice items from the menu.
The open kitchen dispenses many of the old Brindisa classics - Padrón peppers, Catalan spinach with pine nuts and raisins, prawns in garlic, battered hake with allioli - along with trademark acorn-fed Ibérico charcuterie (shoulder, loin salchichón, chorizo), omelettes, air-cured tuna loin with pear and olive oil and speciality cheeses.
Also expect tapa plates of carpaccio of cod with orange, grilled chicken with romesco sauce and ham croquetas, plus bigger helpings of seafood stew with potatoes and coriander or pork fillet with olive oil mash and piquillo peppers. Rustic breads keep things on track and there are classic Spanish puddings to close the show. A children's menu is now available at weekends - a godsend for families trekking round the nearby museums with famished youngsters.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.30am through
Dinner: 11.30pm (10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card