Casa Brindisa

Restaurants , Spanish Brompton
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Casa Brindisa
Venue says Start your day in South Kensington with a proper Spanish breakfast full of iberico ham, manchego or chorizo. Every day from 8am to 11am.

There's plenty of pedigree behind this South Kensington restaurant - it's from the Brindisa stable, a group with impressive form at various other London sites covering restaurants, shops and food stalls. They specialise in offering high quality Spanish produce. 

This Exhibition Road spot - the second of the group's ventures - is a good example. Tapas plays an important role, with dishes such as Catalan spinach, marmitako, chorizo a la sidra and tortilla de chorizo menu staples alongside daily specials. Lamb cutlets, confit chicken breast, sautéed squid and grilled pluma ibérica are specialities of this Brindisa address.

Each of the six sherries is available by the glass and bottle, served alongside Spanish beers, cocktails and a wine list focused solely on Spanish bottles. There's a Spanish brandy, from Jerez, too.

  

 

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Casa Brindisa says
Navidad and New Year's Eve.

Bring some Spanish alegria (warmth) to your celebrations this season.

Our chef director, Josep Carbonell and his team have created a series of seasonal sharing menus brimming with Spain’s finest, festive treats.

Casa is our family style restaurant in Exhibition square located next to London’s most prestigious museums and galleries. True to it’s name Casa is famous for rustic Spanish homely cooking.

From breakfast on our tranquil terrace to late night suppers, nuestra casa es tu casa (our home is your home).

Spread your love of tapas on social media: @brindisa #tapasbrindisa #brindisa #casabrindisa
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Venue name: Casa Brindisa
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Address: 7-9 Exhibition Road
London
SW7 2HE
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LeeLee
tastemaker

Spanish tapas + a pitcher of Sangria was definitely a good way to celebrate half term!


Scanning through their menu, we decided to go for dishes from their different sections. Under ‘Picoteo’, we ordered the Padron Peppers and the Croquetas Jamon Y Pollo. The former was a simple starter of fried small green peppers seasoned with sea salt. They were pretty tasty on their own and accompanied our other tapas dishes well. The latter was a plate of 4 chicken, ham and cheese croquettes. These were one of my favourites from what we ordered because they were crispy on the outside and super tasty and gooey from the cheese in the centre. They were also portioned well – bitesized, so they weren’t too rich and didn’t fill us up too much.


Under ‘Charcuteria’, we went for the plate of Ibérico Extremadura Ham. This is obviously a Spanish speciality so we thought it would only be appropriate to order. Although it looks like a large plate, the slices of cured ham are very thin. It also comes with a small bowl of mini bread sticks to eat with the ham, which I found to be a good compliment. The bland and natural taste of the bread sticks goes well with the salty and flavourful ham. The ham also wasn’t too salty, which is sometimes a concern for me when ordering cured meats but this was very enjoyable!


Under the ‘Soups & Salads’ section, we opted for the Mojama Salad. This consisted of rocket leaves topped with cured tuna loin, orange slices and almonds. We both thought this was quite unique because we’ve never tried cured tuna before. It actually looks quite similar to cured meats, with a deep mauve colour like red meat would have. Once again, it wasn’t too salty and the addition of the orange slices helped to freshen up the salad.


As the Spanish are also known for making some pretty delicious seafood tapas dishes, we chose to go for the Gambas Al Ajillo under the ‘Fish’ section. This was a plate of prawns cooked in the most flavourful garlic and chili oil ever! I loved that the garlic chips in the olive oil were big enough to eat with the prawns and extremely crisp! The overall taste of the dish wasn’t actually spicy unless you bit into the pieces of dried chilies, which was good. This too was one of my favourite dishes we ordered!


Finally, we had to get an order of the Traditional Potato Tortilla, which comes under the ‘Egg’ section. This was served with a generous bunch of fresh herbs (mint and parsley) to eat with the potato omelette. 


As for drinks, we decided to share a pitcher of red wine Sangria. This was well done too – the proportions of alcohols and soda was perfect. I could taste the bubbles and the alcohol, as well as a hint of sweetness from the fruits used and spices.


The service was pretty good too considering it was such a busy Sunday afternoon. It took a while to get a waiter’s attention to take our order but once we did, our food arrived within a reasonable amount of time. I liked that even though they came at different times, it was all quite close together so we got to enjoy all 6 of the dishes we ordered at the same time and with each other.

TheMixedMedic
Tastemaker

Having spent a year abroad in spain, I greatly missed the mediterranean start to the day of freshly sliced tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil and crisp bread. Hallelujah I have finally found a quality local equivalent! Casa Brindisa is an excellent tapas venue located in the heart of south ken and catering to all tastes at all times of the day

Ruth J
Tastemaker

I can't say I was overly impressed with this place. Nice decor and lovely location wise but I felt that the food did not equal the expense, which may just be down to it's location itself! My food arrived cold and my friend disliked her meal so much she did not eat it, I thought tapas were usually a safe bet! We were with a third member however who loved her meal, which included chorizo on sourdough.

One definite positive was when we informed the waitress about one of our uneatable plates she listened and told her manager who then removed it from the bill. Because of the nice way they managed this I would return to give it another go, also there house red wine was one of the nicest house wines I have had in a long time.

Alex

Casa Brindisa is my favorite place for a quick meal in South Kensington, after or before some museum exploring. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the food is fantastic. The tuna conserva and pan de pincel are simple, but delicious, and their patatas bravas are the best I've had (get the aioli, or ask for both sauces!).