Casa Brindisa
Casa Brindisa

Casa Brindisa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brindisa.com/restaurants/casa-brindisa/
  • Phone: 020 7590 0008
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11am - 11.30pm
    Saturday: 10am - 11.30pm
    Sunday: 10am - 10.30pm

    Please note that on weekends the kitchen closes from 4pm until 5pm.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Josep Carbonell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thurloe Place
  • Public Transit: South Kensington
  • Parking: No
A word from Casa Brindisa
Casa Brindisa is a stylish Spanish tapas restaurant that brings a little taste of Spain to the museum-lined streets of South Kensington. Light and airy, but also with a terrace on the newly pedestrianised Exhibition Road where diners can watch the world go by, Casa Brindisa is the ideal spot for after work drinks, family suppers, business dates and romantic meals. The restaurant's menu includes traditional tapas dishes and specialities inspired by cuisine of Catalonia, the home of head chef Leo Rivera.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
Casa Brindisa reviews from OpenTable diners
362 reviews since 28 November 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.5
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (153)pre/post theatre (139)outdoor eating (102)group bookings (75)good vegetarian options (68)special occasions (62)brunch (62)child friendly (51)business meals (49)sunday lunch (44)romance (42)outstanding value (19)disabled access (3)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • anniversary
    Dined on 25/11/2014
    Staff friendly and welcoming. Food was of the normal high standard.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed feelings
    WebdinersVIP
    Dined on 24/11/2014
    It can't be that unusual for diners to arrive a bit late given the vagaries of traffic/TfL so it was good that our table had been saved; not so good that the host was rather grumpy about it. Service was a bit mixed and our food seemed slower than usual. When it came, however, it was really tasty and pretty good value.
    Special Features:
    brunch, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food spoilt by appaling toilets
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 24/11/2014
    Busy, nice food and helpful staff, but then the whole thing marred by terrible toilets. They need to focus on the behind the scenes stuff as well as piling through the customers. When I reported the bad state of the toilets no one seemed to care - which said a lot to me!
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Good but not my favourite
    SaltPepper
    Dined on 23/11/2014
    I used to enjoy coming here but I have recently found an even better one in Covent Garden so although I would still recommend it if you are in this area, I would go for tapas in Opera Tavern. The chorizo on toast is still my favourite followed by the squid and king prawns. My last visit costs £44 excluding wine for 2. Wait staff was friendly and efficient. Tables are too cramped together, so don't expect private conversation.
    Special Features:
    brunch, group bookings, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient, decent
    XXXXVIP
    Dined on 22/11/2014
    A go-to place when using the museums and concert halls in the area. Dependable, quality ingredients, bustling helpful staff.
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in South Ken
    Newburyman
    Dined on 17/11/2014
    We were looking for somewhere to eat after visiting the V&A museum and the Casa Brindisa looked a good bet. We also like the flexibility of a tapas type meal, so it was an obvious choice and we were not disappointed. The service and food were very good indeed and good value. This restaurant can be highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rrh
    Trog
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    Most excellent tapas and one of the. few decent places to eat near South Ken tube
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indifferent waitress
    DPKelly
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food is good but grossly overpriced! Two person, 6 small tapas +water > £63 ! (Normal price in South Ken?) Service is cold and uninterested! (Beware of the 12.5% svc charge included in the bill) Will not be back in a hurry!!
    Special Features:
    brunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Delicious!
    RoystonOldNick
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went to Brindisa for the food, and that's what we got; top quality, real Spanish food. The Iberian Ham was delightful - next time I'm going to have a huge plateful! All in all a very enjoyable experience :)
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    SpanishSus
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Our waiter was great and helped us by recommending different dishes from the menu and his advice was good! The quality of the ingredients was excellent and the cooking exceptional. We were really pleased but just found it quite expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Great food, service a bit lacking
    Justafoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious. We shares iberico selection, cheese platter, patatas and croquettes. I had reserved however when we arrived we had to wait around 15 minutes to be seated. We received 2 out of the 4 dishes and then saw the waitress scurry to find the other 2, which came well after we had finished the first ones. Not a huge problem, but the logistics and service could be improved.
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant Spanish restaurant
    Deep
    Dined on 31/10/2014
    Restaurant buzzing at 9pm on a Friday evening, (in fact rather too loud, and some of the food took a long time to arrive, so some of our party had finished before others had started their main course), food excellent with good range of options. Wine expensive but good quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • qualitynotquantity
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    Not a patch on the Brindisa at Borough Market. The food was good but the atmosphere sadly lacking. Service patchy.
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Martyn
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    This was a disappointing experience - unfortunately we were sat next to an extremely noisy foursome and had to shout at each other - I appreciate they cannot do anything about this but it was a pity. Then our third tapa (croquetas) failed to appear and after asking for it three times and being told the kitchen was busy I asked for the manager, who duly appeared and apologised and did not charge us for the croquetas. The waiter was pleasant but his English was a bit poor. We might well have ordered a sweet but were exhausted shouting at each other and the meal had taken longer than anticipated. Obviously they want to have as many covers as possible but perhaps you could lose a couple and have a bit more space. Martyn
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Enjoyable lunch
    Pedro
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    We had an extremely enjoyable lunch before our visit to the theatre
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • LauraCarnicero
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    I am originally from Spain and can confirm that the produce served at CB are of best quality for Spanish standards. The menu combines standard traditional courses (such as tortilla or patatas bravas) as well as some courses with a more contemporary/original outlook. I was seriously impressed by the "Sauteed Squid with ground broccoli, cauliflower and Jerusalem artichoke pure". The restaurant is well staffed and we were served promptly. The decor is modern and Spanish inspired at the same time. I personally quite like the panoramic photographs on display. Prices are on the expensive end, but every penny was worth. That said it was a special evening, following a good show at Royal Albert Hall - which is just 10-15min away on foot.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Tapas for 4
    usfoodies
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    What a fun and delicious way to enjoy an evening out with friends! The wines are good, and the different food choices intriguing and delicious. All conducive to relaxation and good conversation. We'll be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EgonToast
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    Good value tapas, with a different range of dishes from the usual ones. Good cooking and prompt service. The only downside is that it's a bit noisy, conversations were fighting with the clattering from the kitchen and music playing on speakers. There was a nice bustling atmosphere, so why did we need the music?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • consistently great tapas
    Trisha
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    I'm never disappointed with Brindisa. It's not cheap but the food is always interesting and the people are nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casa Brindisa
    Pauillac
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    If you like a buzzy, noisy restaurant then this is it. The place feels authentic. The food has a 'proper' Spanish feel to it. The wine was good. We were a party of four pre Albert Hall and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Good food with no frills
    YRV2014
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    Brindisa serves a very good food, well prepared and tasty. It is an excellent restaurant inf you are going to or coming from the theatre. However, it is not a good place if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing place to eat. It is noisy and loud and everything seems to be done in a hurry. If you are after a romantic meal or on a first date, stay away! The savoury dishes are really good, the desserts not so much....they seem to be an afterthought of the main menu. Brinsdisa needs to work on their dessertts because at he moment they are ruining what it could be a really god meal.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting tapas
    RBMike
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    Am a regular here: always interesting dishes and reasonable value. Excellent Spanish wines. Crowded and buzzy but guests are never hurried. MY only wish is that the menu would change more often or have daily specials. With tapas, you can eat through the menu quickly and then need something new on the nest visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    Fun, friendly place to eat and catch up with friends!! Sharing plates and very good service!!
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Fab fab fab
    Fraggle310182
    Dined on 20/10/2014
    Great tapas, goats cheese with honey is outstanding. A must go any time of day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Good food and service
    Steve
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Good range of tapas type dishes with speedy service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas
    LoveLondonDining
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    Food was ok, nothing special. Our patatas bravas never arrived despite asking twice. One of our dishes was delivered to the wrong table. However the waiter was so cheerful and polite we forgave him! Garlic prawns piping hot and tasty. Despite spending £50 the two of us were still hungry. This restaurant is, however, very popular.
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Quality tapas
    BatterseaLocal
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Brindisa is a great chain. The south ken branch is really smart, with the main dining room bright and fresh. The food is really very good - the charcuterie selection is huge, the tapas has lots of familiar dishes, each with a twist and touch of flair. We went early on a Thursday evening and the restaurant took a while to fill up, so it was a bit quiet - the tables are quite close together so you need it to be buzzing so it doesn't feel a bit weird. However, the food is great and the service is very good. We were through in under an hour without it feeling rushed and having had plenty to eat and drink before heading off for the rest of the evening's activities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • The staff & food are exceptional
    GeeD
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Ate a late dinner here as a couple. The food is very high quality and perfectly cooked. The staff are all helpful and the right side of polite, formal and personable all at once. Great spot for foodies, for relaxed dinners and for special meals too. All round winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Great food, great ambience
    LondonDiner
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Been to casa Brindisa for a few times now, and it remains as good as ever. Love the octopus leg, marinated chicken, and tortilla. Definitely recommended for a great night out with friends.
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Impressively simple
    Tastymorsel
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Brindisa have a strong reputation as a Spanish food supplier and it shows! Being a tapas restaurant the dishes are small, simple and well executed, relying heavily on exceptional ingredients. But there was some really interesting combinations like salt cod with apples and quince which was exceptional.The staff were pleasant, attentive, and for a central London restaurant it wasn't too expensive. If you're not a Londoner you may wince at the prices for small dishes of tasty morsels but as a foodie it was definitely worth it! I'll happily go back and recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Casa Brindisia
    Zoid
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    The restaurant was excellent, food was good, wine was great, the location is perfect and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The Open Table booking App worked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as always
    S1274
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Food was as good as ever but service was less attentive and quite slow. We were left waiting a good 20 mins or more for our last two tapas, before a show and the staff weren't as efficient as usual,
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, romance, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    Itallianlover
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    We had a party of eighteen on a busy Saturday evening, the staff were ever so accommodating and service was excellent. Food was great and value for money. Will definitely go back again! Very impressed and definitely had a nice evening!
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent tapas
    ColinVIP
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    Casa Brindisa is a cut above most tapas places. The menu is fairly small but well thought out and varied and really well done. The staff are attentive and efficient and the location is excellent, near the museums and quiet traffic wise.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it for a fun evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    It's a very trendy, upbeat, full of energy atmosphere with a wonderful selection of Tapas and wine and sherry. The crowd will dictate how fast they try to push you from your table. Generally I prefer to enjoy tapas over several hours of wine and conversation. The noise level inside and the somewhat rushed servers doesn't always lend itself to that, especially if they're busy (which they often are on a weekend). And, again, if busy, not the best choice for a romantic meal. Overall though probably my favorite restaurant in London.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Overthehill
    OverthehillVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    We always enjoy the food and ambience of this restaurant and so have eaten there a number of times. However this visit would make me think twice. We ordered drinks and then food. The food started coming way before our drinks arrived. We had to ask for the wine again. Then the courses kept coming which is fine except there was no place left on the table so we had to start moving food onto other plates just to fit. The whole meal took 20 mins and when we ordered another glass of wine, I felt like we were imposing and holding up the table even though I had booked and wasn't a walk up. Too quick and too rushed. We paid the bill and went to another place fore more wine and coffee.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Lovely pre Proms meal
    MusicandFoodlover
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Four of us ate at Casa Brindisa before going to the Proms. Everything about it was good - service, food and price. I would highly recommend it, especially if you are going to the Albert Hall from South Ken tube as it's exactly on the way and the service is quick if you need it to be.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • cheerful
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Excellent food as usual. Service friendly but NOT always attentive.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Lovely tapas
    WestLondonDiner
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Some innovative dishes on the menu, particularly like the beetroot with blue cheese and almonds. Good service. Would recommend a visit if in the area.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Tapas anyone?
    Elaine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Chose this restaurant for a gathering of friends inc. one whose partner is a Spaniard with high eating standards. Bit noisy for easy chatting as full and background music too loud, but good variety of tapas on the menu and some unusual sherries to try. We had interesting cheese platter, a meat one with different sausages, olives in orange and something else ( delicious), tortilla (of course) and several more fish and vegetarian dishes. Ideal for a big party where everyone tries a little of a wide variety of items. Portions sensible for sharing. My friend will bring his Spanish partner to try it- some praise Service friendly if not always prompt. Would go again if in South Kensington area ( good for pre Albert Hall concerts)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.