Casa Brindisa

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Casa Brindisa
Venue says 🐳🏰 😊 Come and enjoy a family lunch after visiting the museums and exhibitions. Nuestra casa es tu casa (our home is your home)!

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
Casa Brindisa is our family-style restaurant in Exhibition Square, just a minute walk from South Kensington tube station and a stone’s throw away from London’s most prestigious museums and music venues. We’ve been a local favourite since 2007.

True to our name, “Casa”, we’re renowned for our homely and hearty style of Spanish cooking. From platters of charcuterie and cheese, to large sharing dishes and classic tapas, our menu celebrates the true food of Spain as well as showcasing the best the UK’s seasonal ingredients. A must try is our Txuleta (Basque ribeye steak) that is served on the bone, or complete your visit with our famous chicken and ham croquetas.

Our drinks menu boasts a wide range of Spanish wines, a wonderful selection sherries and a range of craft beers from Barcelona and Navarra. Our bar team are constantly creating seasonal cocktails, a must try is our ‘Negroni de Jerez’ a Spanish twist on a modern classic.

Take a seat in our cosy dining room for a bite before the Royal Albert hall, or grab a table on our terrace and enjoy a long lunch with friends. Or, gather the family, pick-up the weekend paper and come and enjoy a Brindisa breakfast.

So whether it’s a lunch on our tranquil terrace, an ice cold glass of sherry at our bar or a late-night supper: “nuestra casa es tu casa” (our home is your home).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Alfresco Dinning
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Venue name: Casa Brindisa
Address: 7-9 Exhibition Road
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 11:30pm Sunday 11am – 10:30pm
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I took my course-mates here on a busy Saturday evening. The house red was a perfect accompaniment to the very popular grilled chorizo toast. Service was friendly and quick though the restaurant was a little cramped. However, the customers weren’t complaining whilst the ‘Beast from the East’ was rampaging outside. As expected the Patatas Bravas were excellent whilst the seasonal artichokes were a pleasant surprise. Be warned that it can be quite expensive so eat well before!


I am a huge fan of tapas, love the concept of sharing plates where you get to try a variety of foods in one sitting. So we went to Casa Brindisa (without a booking) and got a table for two with ease. The food overall was of good quality but definitely wasn't impressive enough to match the price-tag. It was a cold autumn night and I was particularly looking forward to my cauliflower soup, which was really runny/watery. To be fair, the food was quite nice, but it's definitely not a place you can just pop into for a casual meal due to the price. 


Just stopped for a coffee whilst in South Kensington and couldn't have asked for more from the great seating area outside the restaurant but more so from our lovely waitress. She was incredibly polite and constantly attempted to ensure we were comfortable (i.e. needing the canopy up or down) and had what we needed. The coffees were rich and tasty and though we weren't in the market for food, the menu looked very appealing. Will return again soon to try the food.


Good but expensive. The croquettes were amazing, a couple of other dishes were average - the really expensive ham looked like it would be delicious but we couldn't afford it. Prime location for all the tourists, so fair enough!


Great Spanish food at reasonable prices. We chanced upon this restaurant on open table and decided to give it a try given the good reviews.

This is right next to South Kensington station so really easy to get to. Was welcomed by friendly staff when we stepped in. The place was packed so highly recommended to get a booking.

We ordered a few tapas for sharing and was not disappointed by the food, we had croquettes, olives, cheese, grilled lamb and charcuterie. Everything was faultless.

Overall a nice experience.

Is it because this branch of Brindisa is 'family style' and in the hyper-tourist area of Museumland that its quality (and service) is not up to the standards of the other Brindisa branches?

Can't say we were impressed with the food... it was pretty good but was quite pricey... and as said... not a match to the Brindisa cooking we've tried elsewhere.

Small, flavour filled plates and a lively atmosphere. 

As a big fan of tapas, this place has been on my list for a while. My friend and I split several dishes and a few glasses of wine. Service was prompt and the food was delicious.

Would go again, and recommend the Grilled Smoked Chorizo on Toast - yum. 


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.


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


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.

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!).