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Tapas Brindisa London Bridge, London,

Tapas Brindisa London Bridge

4.3
4.3
37 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
TAPAS BRINDISA LONDON BRIDGE
¡Hola!

In the early 90s we set our roots in Borough Market opening our original warehouse and first shop in the Floral Hall. In 2004 an opportunity presented itself to us – to take a space in the market – it was here we created London’s first no reservations, a traditional tapas bar.

A place to bring the true food, wine, and hospitality of Spain to London’s table for all to enjoy. Since then Brindisa London Bridge has since become the home of authentic Spanish foods and tapas in London.

Bustling from lunch to dinner | Market menu of tapas, cheese and charcuterie | The perfect spot for a sherry | All Spanish wine list | Terrace in Borough Market |

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Catalan
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7357 8880
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    London Bridge
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

37 Reviews
  1. Expat

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    quality of tapas has been maintained over the years, even improving some. The range of choices is very good, and the wine selections are good. A bit noisy, but worth it.

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  2. SOhep

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very good. Some of the dishes didn't taste like if they were fresh but more like re heated.

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  3. Gilly

    London

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic selection of Spanish tapas and more substantial dishes. Also an excellent choice of good Spanish wines.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on November 17, 2023
    Gracias!

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  4. Samuel

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to eat here after more than 10 years. Delicious.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on November 6, 2023
    Gracias Samuel!

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  5. RogerP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tapas very authentic place to eat Would recommend
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on October 30, 2023
    Thank you so much Roger!

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  6. AmandaT

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor food, rushed by waiting staff to leave after an hour. Expensive and poor value.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on November 6, 2023
    Hi Amanda, we would like to look into this further for you so a member of our team will be in touch to ask for more details if you're happy to share.

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  7. NicolsD

    Dorset

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been wanting to come here for a long time, however I found this place quite disappointing. We had to wait for our table that I had booked. Very rushed. Food was ok, but I have had better tapas in London. Wine is overpriced. Wont be back.

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  8. JulieN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and friendly service. I did find a little loud to hear fellow diners but would go again and maybe get a quieter table
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on October 20, 2023
    Hola Julie, thank you for your feedback and for your kind words - we will of course ensure you'll get a quieter table on your next visit! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  9. RoslynB

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I have been coming to Brindisi London Bridge for years It’s lost its edge since Covid and value for money it certain isn’t To only have a table for 1 1/2 hours when you travel 3 hours to meet up with friends and then wait 15 mins to be served makes you wonder why you bother £18.00 for a lamb dish which was square (odd shape for lamb ) which was the size of a mars bar with 6 beans around was overpriced … it did taste good but stupid price and size .

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  10. CogentVG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been before and enjoyed the food and service. I must say the service received from the waitress was great. The food was excellent

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  11. Alanna

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met a friend for dinner here last night. I had pre-booked and informed TB it was her birthday. The food was delicious as was the house wine! It was busy and quite noisy but we could still chat easily and couldn't hear the tables around us conversations. Our waitress was a complete darling, offered recommendations, friendly, attentive. At the end we selected a free pudding (for my friend's birthday) and our waitress brought it out with a candle. It was a perfect evening - thank you!
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on October 17, 2023
    Gracias Alanna, we're so happy you decided to visit us on such a special occasion! Hoping to welcome you back soon!

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  12. Paedwards

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food that transports you to Spain. The service is excellent and the atmosphere vibrant!
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on October 17, 2023
    Gracias!

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  13. JonM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The venue is located in a busy, foodie area. We sat in the restaurant on a table but with hindsight I should have chosen to either sit on a raised table or outside as it was too noisy for me. The food, although pricey, was delicious. Gorgeous blend of goats cheese and honey; another chilli with Montenegrin cheese and the chilli prawns were fantastic. The venue however was crowded and loud to a point of being uncomfortable; recommended sitting on a raised table if you want to hear what your dining guest/s are saying!
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on October 6, 2023
    Gracias Jon!

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  14. DW20

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here used to be exceptional. I would say it’s now good but bordering on unexceptional

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous meal at Brindisa. We went all out and had quite a few dishes, as nothing has ever let us down before and it was the same once again. We had the padron peppers, chiperones (squid), croquettas, huevos rotos, gambas alioli, salt cod stuffed peppers, sardines, pan con tomate all washed down with a cold refreshing jug of cava sangria. Everything was tasty, cooked fresh and amazing. Staff were very friendly as usual. Wasnt overly busy as was a weekday, and sitting inside by the open windows gave that little bit of bring abroad feeling we all enjoy despite being in the middle of London, and was a blessed relief from the stifling heat! Watching the world go by, perfect :-) Cannot wait to return.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on September 11, 2023
    Gracias that's really wonderful to hear - very much look forward to having you back. Hasta la proxima!

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  16. AlexiaH

    London

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No wonder it's iconic! Great tapas (and wine!), buzzy atmosphere and efficient, friendly service within spitting distance of Borough Market....what's not to like?!
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on September 11, 2023
    Gracias!

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  17. Tash

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were 2 of us but the person attending to our table decided to only discuss the menu and order with my guest rather than myself (depiste me being the hostess amongst the 2 of us). It was as tough I wasn't even there! It was quite offensive for me and will not come to this place for this reason alone - I prefer inclusive environments. The food however was excellent.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on August 22, 2023
    Hola Tash, I'm really sorry to hear about this - I want to assure you there will have been no offence intended here though I completely understand how it might seem like this. I would really like to find out more about what happened here and rectify the situation so if you'd be happy to message us privately I'd be very grateful. Gracias, Imogen

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  18. Ash86

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was delicious but super expensive for what it was. I booked in advance but was given a cramped table that was uncomfortable. We were so close to other diners, that it felt awkward having a conversation. It was also clear that we were being rushed. The staff hovered over tables constantly and I never felt relaxed. They were just waiting for us to leave. Not the staff’s fault - it’s definitely pressure from management. It’s understandable that restaurants want to accommodate as many customers as possible but it ruins the experience for everybody when you create a cramped and rushed atmosphere.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on August 4, 2023
    Hi Ash, thanks for your review -I'm very sorry to hear you felt rushed and cramped, although given its location and usually walk in only it is a more typical Spanish style bar in terms of speed and experience, however it should be a cosy, bustling enjoyable atmosphere which clearly it wasn't, so for this I'm very sorry and will pass your comments on to the team. I hope you'll give us a second chance, or perhaps try one of our bigger restaurants for a more relaxed, comfortable experience. Gracias

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  19. janes

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere. Loved the squid rice with black ink.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on August 4, 2023
    Gracias Jane!

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  20. ChrisP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    These Tapas were extremely good with a wide variety. The service by charming staff was attentive, caring and efficient. An absolutely excellent lunch.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on August 7, 2023
    So great to hear Chris thank you :)

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  21. AndrewD

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and very authentic Spanish tapas in the bustling atmosphere of Borough Market. An outstanding restaurant with consistently excellent food.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on July 27, 2023
    Gracias Andrew! Looking forward to welcoming you back for tapas and a little vino!

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  22. Lilalien

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very noisy - tables very close together and loud music made it Almost impossible to hear the waiter or my companion. Food was tasty but quite pricey for what it was.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on July 21, 2023
    Hola Lila, I'm sorry you were disappointed with your experience - we do have a cosy, bustling environment as is common in the tapas bars of Spain but we still want our customers to feel comfortable and at ease so I'm sorry if this wasn't the case. I'm delighted you enjoyed the food, we feel it's in line with the current market but always want to offer value so will pass your comments on and review this internally. Gracias

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  23. Lizzle

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food at this popular tapas restaurant was fresh and nicely prepared - some dishes seemed better value than others, such as the Spanish omelette and tomato salad while others seemed a little expensive such as the six thin stalks of asparagus for £12. The service from our waiter was outstanding despite the place being very busy. The white house wine was acceptable and reasonably priced - and we were invited to sample it first - so overall I recommend Brindisa London Bridge. The bill came to just short of £100 for three, including a carafe of house wine and a soda.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on July 21, 2023
    Gracias Lizzie! Will pass on your comments regarding the food, some dishes are of course more expensive than others given the nature of ingredients (such as the romesco with asparagus, and the asparagus itself) but we should always offer value so we will pass your feedback on as we're continually reviewing. Delighted you enjoyed your time overall however.

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  24. Mozzy

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice food and good service. Busy restaurant but pleasant atmosphere with a table looking out onto the street. Shame there was only one toilet; there was a bit of a queue!
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on July 21, 2023
    Gracias Mozzy!

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  25. JimF

    Surrey

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked a table for 4 at 5pm for an early supper. The food was fantastic, especially the Grilled Chicken with Lemon & Olives, the butterfly sardines and the sizzling Gambas with garlic were outstanding; all other dishes were great too. Service is a bit erratic. It's not attentive enough; our first food arrived before our drinks for example. I felt we had to keep searching out a waiter rather than be offered our next drink, plate etc. However, when anything was delivered it was excellent.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on July 21, 2023
    Hola Jim, thanks so much for your lovely comments - I'm delighted you enjoyed your food and overall experience. We will pass on your feedback regarding the service, however, as whilst it is casual due to the nature of our bar it should always be attentive and you certainly should not be receiving food before your drinks - so for this I can only apologise. I hope we'll see you again soon for a 5 star experience. Gracias

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  26. JohnC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good atmosphere, delicicious food and very attentive staff. Made to feel very welcome. Everyone enjoyed themselves.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on July 21, 2023
    Gracias John

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  27. RichardH

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    very poor service...surly, not interested and non responsive
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on July 5, 2023
    Hola, I'm really sorry to hear this - if you're happy to send any further details regarding the service so we can look into this properly I'd be very grateful. Gracias

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  28. LindaG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really do not want to write anything. Even only 50 characters
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on July 5, 2023
    Thanks Linda :)

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  29. UrsulaA

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and staff - perfect location. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on July 5, 2023
    Gracias Ursula!

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  30. DrEA

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location and buzz for a Tuesday. House white wine was lovely. However several of the dishes weren’t great. I sent back the squid.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on June 4, 2023
    Hola, thank you for your message - if you would be happy to send us any further info on the food so that we can look into it with the team we'd be very grateful Gracias

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  31. ACDiner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived with 2 small children at 4:20pm and restaurant was approx. 20% full. I didn't have a reservation as I wasn't aware they took bookings. Was greeted by a very unprofessional and unfriendly front of house who was extremely rude. She informed me that if I didn't have a reservation, the restaurant was fully booked. I looked at all the empty tables and asked politely, "you're fully booked but have all these empty tables?". Her response "yes, bookings from 5pm so unless you only spend 30mins on a table, we are fully booked". We walked 2 metres away from the restaurant and my gut instinct was to check the website and they had a table available for 4:45pm! With two hungry and tired 5 year old kids, I booked the table and went back to the restaurant. I politely informed the same front of house host that we had a table booked and she pulled out a tablet to "check". She then proceeded to say that she had to check whether the table was "ready". It was beyond ridiculous when the restaurant barely had approx. ~15 people seated and countless empty tables. She came back and seated us at 4:30pm and the attitude/tone in which she spoke, was beyond hideous. I have never come across a host that has been so unprofessional and can only put it down to the fact that we were turned away without a "booking" because I was alone with 2 small children. The tapas was very average and not worth the expense. If you're in the area, Jose on Bermondsey Street is far better quality and service is always amazing. Barrafina in Soho also much better. Amazing how restaurants like this keep such unprofessional people employed. The host was rude, arrogant and totally power tripping. Had I not been with the children, I would have confronted the host but did not want to get into an argument in their presence. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone dining children. There are better restaurants in the same location with courteous staff and better food.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on June 4, 2023
    Hola, I am very sorry to hear about your experience with us, we are looking into this internally with the team and will be getting in touch privately directly to try and rectify this situation. Once again, please accept our apologies. Thank you

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor service, poor food quality (so salty), nothing good to say sadly. Was very disappointed
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on June 4, 2023
    Hola, I'm really sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience. If you'd be happy to private message us with any further details of what could have been improved so we can ensure it is looked into we'd be very grateful. Gracias

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  33. DerekP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service in a lively bustling atmosphere that I'd thoroughly recommend to anyone.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on June 4, 2023
    Gracias Derek

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  34. Myles

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The greatest tapas like menu - wonderful charcuterie selection, amazing ciprinolles.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on May 25, 2023
    Thanks Myles that's super to hear

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  35. Joanna123

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service a bit slow, took a while to get our orders, I had to go the desk to speak to the waiters to get their attention. Food was very good especially the prawns in garlic and chilli oil, the pork was very tender and the octopus was nice. Didn’t enjoy the patas bravas that much, or the tomato bread, tomato was a bit tasteless and needed salt. Loved the goats cheese cheesecake and you can’t taste the goats milk at all, definitely recommended. A little bit pricy but good food overall. Want to go back for the pork and the cheesecake.
    Tapas Brindisa London BridgeResponded on May 25, 2023
    Hola Joanna, thanks for your review - delighted you enjoyed your time overall but sorry to hear there were a few elements that were disappointing, we'll be sure to pass those comments on to the team. Hope to see you again soon for a 5 star experience. Gracias

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  36. DominicLivingston

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to return back to Brindisa, always had a great experience with them and this recent was no different. Delicious food as expected and lovely service from the staff.

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  37. KenS

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brindisa is a favourite and has been for several years. The food is gloriously excellent.

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18-20 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TJ

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    London Bridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Catalan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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