Review on Tapas Brindisa
Tapas Brindisa is the fourth restaurant from this well-regarded Spanish group located in the former premises operated by the vegetarian restaurant Saf in trendy Shoreditch. The venue can seat up to a 100 diners in a minimalist décor decked out in tones of cream and brown, with shelves lined with tempting Iberian delicacies.
It mirrors the same formula of dazzling authentic tapas and provisions that has proven so successful with its siblings. 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, speciality cheeses and a hearty cazuela of the day (perhaps Ibérico pork cheeks with butterbeans).
Also expect tapa plates of lentil stew with soft Tiétar goats' curd, carpaccio of cod with orange, quail escabeche with dried fruits, and grilled lamb cutlets with romesco sauce. Rustic breads fill any gaps, and you can close the show with classic chocolate turrón with pistachio ice cream, crema Catalana and other Spanish puddings. The wine list keeps faith with the region, and pays due attention to sherries and dessert tipples.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (11.30pm Fri & Sat, 10.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card