Casa Brindisa
Casa Brindisa

Casa Brindisa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brindisa.com/restaurants/casa-brindisa/
  • Phone: 02075900008x
  • 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.
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Casa Brindisa reviews from OpenTable diners
373 reviews since 23 May 2014
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.5
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (153)pre/post theatre (137)outdoor eating (104)good vegetarian options (82)group bookings (81)special occasions (66)brunch (62)child friendly (51)sunday lunch (49)business meals (49)romance (42)outstanding value (27)afternoon tea (3)disabled access (3)Show More
  • Excellent tapas
    Colin
    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.
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    good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • Overthehill
    Overthehill
    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.
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    brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • 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.
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  • cheerful
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Excellent food as usual. Service friendly but NOT always attentive.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • 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.
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    good vegetarian options
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  • 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)
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Proms tapas
    IRofRVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very convenient venue for the Royal Albert Hall. My Gazpacho was delicious, my table outside on the wide pavement very pleasant, and the service efficient..
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    outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive food experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Service is attentive and friendly with a buzzing, lively ambience whilst also being relaxing and welcoming. There is an excellent choice of food, including an interesting selection for vegetarians. The food is authentic with some of the regular tapas favourites - tortilla, gambas al ajillo etc as well as a great selection of lesser known dishes. The one thing they have in common - everything is delicious!! A brilliant evening after a busy working day. I'll definitely be booking to come again when I'm next down in London.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great quality smartly served
    johnofthefarmVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We joined the throng to have lunch on Sunday prior to attending a Prom in the Royal Albert Hall. Despite the bustle, service was good and remained so for our stay. The food was delicious and the bill represented good value.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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  • Busy post-Prom dinner
    DavidEpping
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Chose this restaurant for a quick meal after a Prom at the RAH. Booked a table for 9 pm and this booking was honoured although the restaurant was very busy. Staff were friendly and welcoming even though they were under a lot of pressure. Generous platter of charcuterie to begin followed by a selection of tapas which arrived in rather random order and we had to remind waiter of order for prawns. Have used this restaurant before and will do so again - good value, authentic Spanish food, good wine list and all at reasonable prices.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty supper
    laraperry
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Good range of tapa at this restaurant. The menu is slightly difficult to work out but got some help. Good summer vibe - particularly in the outside seating area.
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    good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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  • JillVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We went to Casa Brindisa before going to the Proms. Had a very enjoyable meal and the waiters were happy to give advice re the tapas orders. Will definitely return
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    outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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  • Average chain restaurant food
    IsabellaF
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Was keen to come here as knew of the Borough market reputation. Unfortunately although service was exceleent, despite it being a busy Saturday evening, the food really is very average and prices felt very high for what it was.
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    outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    A nice tapas restaurant with good food and excellent sherry
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  • Brindisa Review
    Foodfan
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Great food & ambience, love coming here. The staff can be too quick to remove plates but service is efficient. If u sit downstairs the sir con is rather to efficient as it cools the kitchen. Ask to sit by a window.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brindisa South Kensington
    Aggie
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    The food is reliably good at Brindisa restaurants. I'm not so keen on the interior of the South Ken venue. Great if you can eat outside though.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating
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  • Casa Brindisa delivers again
    WebdinersVIP
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    This was our second visit to Casa Brindisa in a week, this time with some friends ahead of a Prom. We ordered some favourites and some new things (in the end rather too much) and the last items came too late for us to eat. The staff found a takeaway bag so enjoyed our Catalan sausages at home. It can be difficult to catch a waiter's eye when it's busy but the service is generally good. The food is all tasty and nicely prepared.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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  • Busy Brindisa
    WebdinersVIP
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We had booked a table at Brindisa for between Proms Tapas (as had quite a few others). The restaurant was busy on a Saturday night and we had to wait quite a while for a bar seat and then our table. The plates of tapas being carried past us looked great and when we finally received ours, tasted good as well. We'll try and go back when it's not so frantic to explore the nice range of Tapas and wines. A slight mark down for the service because there was no table when booked (or gesture for the inconvenience).
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    George
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    I go to Casa Brindisa fairly regularly. I love the buzzy atmosphere of the place, the food is always good and they have a great wine list . Staff are friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner
    LoveSapnishFood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We visited Casa Brindisa on a Monday evening after a visit to the Science museum. Good job we had booked! It was busy and people were waiting for tables. We arrived a bit earlier than our booking time and were accommodated slmost immediately. The aevice was very friendly and the food was delicious! Except for the lamb chops, which were much mire expensive than they should have been. Not much choice for children, except maybe the very delicious tortilla. Will definitely come again.
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    business meals, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teresa
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were a group of 5 people and so we were able to order many dishes to share. The food was surprisingly delicious, and the service made it a very enjoyable, positive, evening!! Will definitely have a meal here again!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top quality, fresh ingredients.
    Londolass
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I've taken visiting family members to brindisa on a couple of occasions and cannot reccomend it enough. Go with a group and try as much as you can.
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tapas
    Annatatticstudio
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This is the third time we have eaten here and its always good. We had a long and relaxed Sunday lunch with a great mix of Tapas authentically spanish
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Great food as ever
    ics8mcr
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As usual the food was great. Service was very sweet. Restaurant staff do always seem a little overwhelmed during Prom season but we had a nice table and they served us quickly.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous meal, great service
    Sophie
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We had a really enjoyable pre-Prom meal at Casa Brindisa. The service was faultless - friendly, efficient and fast. They even gave us a free cheese dish to try. Having only been to the Borough Market Brindisa before, where you always have to queue, being able to book a table was a revelation! There's an open kitchen in the back so you can watch the chefs preparing your food - always fun. The only pointer I'd give diners is that it's quite a noisy place. Everything is open plan so the sound clatters off the sides a bit. This adds up to a vibrant and lively atmosphere, but it would be more suited to a quick bite to eat with a friend than a lingering romantic dinner or business meal. Highlight dishes: croquetas, charcuteria, the sherry!
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Great tapas
    eatingout
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    A wonderful place to catch up with friends for lunch or dinner. You can't go wrong here.
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  • Proper Spanish tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Loved Casa Brindisa for authentic tapas and good service. Quite pricey, but would definitely go back...
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    outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • 2nd visit and not disappointed
    RachC
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Fantastic yet again although had asked for a table outside on booking and there weren't any available. Great selection of tapas, chose different options to last time and really enjoyed it yet again
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    outdoor eating, romance
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  • casa Brindisa
    tapas3lover
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    What totally destroyed our dinner at this rather good tapas bar was the pushy waitress service. We were almost forced into buying an expensive wine, the cheaper ones on the menu heartily unrecommended, and encouraged to order far more than we needed. Certain things on the menu are a rip off - especially the mineral water at £7.90 a bottle! If you want great tapas in London there are plenty of places - this is priced for the tourists who go to the museums. Leave it to them.
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  • Tapas in South Kensington
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    I had lunch at Casa Brindisa with a friend. We ordered a selection of tapas. I thought the Spanish tortilla was very tasty; the tomato toast was crunchy with just the right amount of oil; the chicken croquettes had more potato in than I really wanted; and the aubergine was delicious, with interesting seasoning. I also had ice cream for dessert. It wasn't a huge portion, but it was very smooth and creamy. The restaurant was packed full on a busy Saturday lunchtime, so I was impressed that the staff took the time to be polite and friendly.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but slow service
    ETFBPang
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Overall food was good (esp octopus leg) but service was sooo poor - many waiters/waitresses it seemed but couldnt get anyone to pay attention, food very very slow to get out to us. Guests in from out of of town were not impressed! Tapas quite expensive given size of portions. Food was nice but due to above won't be back.
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  • Good meal, nice setting
    NewtoLondon21
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    I ate here with my husband on a weeknight because it is close to both of our offices as well as our flat. Pimms drinks were delicious! The menu was good- patatas bravas and padron peppers as the staples, and we had the lamb cutlets as well. There wasn't much of a WOW factor, though. We sat outside, which was open & casual, felt like a great way to take advantage of London sunshine!
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  • good food but...
    Jules
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    the service could do with some improvement... - first waiter was border rude when we asked for a table outside - our waitress was very nice but didn't come back for drinks for about 20 mn
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  • Tapas
    IRofRVIP
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    Pleasant tapas at an outdoor table on a warm evening, a stone's throw from South Kensington Station and most convenient for a stop-off before a Prom at the Royal Albert Hall; willing friendly service and very good value; iced water on constant supply.
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    good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas
    bbfoodie
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    Getting the balance right in a tapas restaurant is difficult: reasonable food, fast service and vibrant atmosphere. Casa Brindisa gets it right in most ways and is better than many in Spain itself. Whilst you can't expect gourmet food in tapas form, the dishes are well prepared and presented. The ambience was llively if typically noisy. The service was efficient but should have been friendlier to match the best in Spain. But what about the bread? In Spain it's unlimited and olive oil always available. Casa Brindisa proves mean here and you don't leave the restaurant thinking "that was really good value" as you usually do in Spain.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Spanish restaurant
    Rovingdiner1
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    Always a warm welcome at Brindisa and delicious food. You can have as much or as little as you wish from the menu of tapas and main dishes. Our table near the window was cool and comfortable. Most of the othr diners were Spanish-speaking so it felt like a mini-holiday. The many children were well catered for and there was a nice family atmosphere.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Spanish tapas
    Bobster
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Good food in a very lively atmosphere. Friendly and reasonably prompt service, given the restaurant was full. Considerably more expensive for the same sort of taps you'd get in a Madrid taperia, but would recommend for special occasions.
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  • trex says
    trexVIP
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    best Spanish offering in London. Love South Ken vibe.
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great Food - Awful Service
    PippaD
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Fantastic food as always, however the staff look like they work against the clock and whoever gets there table out the quickest wins a prize! We had a staff member remove a chair without even asking/looking at the table in a very swift motion which hit me quite hard and he did not even apologise, another just walkd into my friends chair and pushed her forward and did not even apologise... so all in all service is bad but food is great.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.