Tapas Brindisa Rupert Street

4.2
319 reviews
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£25 and under
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
CHRISTMAS AT BRINDISA 🎄 SEGOVIAN SUCKLING PIG FEAST FOR 8 PEOPLE TO SHARE.
Our menus are all about sharing, featuring traditional Spanish tapas feasting fare inspired by celebrations and memorable meals we’ve hosted at our home.

You’ll find us where the buzz of Soho and Chinatown meets the bright lights of Piccadilly and Leicester Square. Our tapas menu is all about cooking on fire, inspired by the Asadors of Northen Spain.

At the heart of our restaurant is a 360-degree counter bar and kitchen so you can admire the theatre of service. It’s the perfect spot for pre or post theatre or for a relaxed evening with friends. For us, Rupert Street is where we will love to feast – with a selection of sharing dishes from big steaks to whole baked fish.

Woodfired grill & oven | Open till late | Tapas, charcuterie, cheese & bar snacks | Barrel bar area | Spanish wine list & craft beers on tap | Pre & post theatre menu | Group dining & private hire
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Steakhouse
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
4:30pm – 11:30pm

Saturday
11:30am – 11:30pm

Sunday
Closed
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Phone number
020 7478 8758
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We have a range of packages for office and outdoor catering to suit all budgets and occasions.
Enquiry email: hola@brindisakitchens.com
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Cross Street
Shaftesbury Avenue
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Public Transit
Just a couple of minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus and near most major theatres such as the Book of Mormons (The Prince of Wales).
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Entertainment
Group dinning & private hire available
360 -degree counter dining kitchen & bar
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Special Events & Promotions
For group dining & private hire email: hola@brindisakitchens.com
For our tickets events & happenings head over to: www.brindisakitchens.com/whats-on

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 319 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We used to come quite often, our go to Spanish restaurant next to Boqueria and Barrafina. “We’ve changed our menu” I was told the last time I visited and it will be the last time. Lots of high quality ingredients dishes gone, classic tapas tasted like a fast food chain and now the best - 6£ for 3 small croquettas. This is not only for London standards expensive, this is a rip-off. This is double as expensive as all of the competitors with lower quality. Brindisa - I really enjoyed coming to you but on your way being a Spanish chain in London you’ll need to go with potentially less customers. Cannot and will Not recommend to go there anymore.

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AJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love love love Brindisa. I brought my partner with me for the first time - we spend a lot of time in Spain - and he loved how authentic the food was. As always, very single dish was outstanding and the wine was on-point. We'll be back soon!

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Half of the order was forgotten a couple of times, so we had to rush through it as we had somewhere to get to (and we had timed well to start with). The staff was friendly, but overall a very chaotic night for them and we did not really enjoy the dinner. Food was ok, I remembered it better from previous visits to the other branches. For what it was, price was too high (would have expected a discount after the service hiccups, but did not happen...), as high as Barrafina where the rest of the experience is not comparable at all though.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food and ambience is good but the lack of air condition caused us all to feel too hot when sitting inside when it’s 24 celcius outdoors. Service was a bit on the slow side

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IM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Love Spainish food and this was a great as it came with some good advice from the waiter - food arrived quickly and piping hot!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Food in London

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GG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Some very nice dishes and a couple that missed the mark a bit. Good atmosphere and quick service. Things seem to come as they’re ready, which is usually fine but meant the final dish we were brought (when we’d already finished everything else) was a fairly plain plate of veg, which was a bit strange

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service from helpful friendly staff. Our new pre theatre dining haunt.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for dinner possibility for 8 persons, found it at this nice place. Booked online 30 minutes prior to reservation time. Very warm welcome, table was ready within 5 minutes. Splendid food, nice atmosphere, very kind, quick and helpful staff. Highly recommended!

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YK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very friendly staffs but slow service and was difficult to get their attention.
Food was fine.
Atmosphere is lively.

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P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in London for Tapas. Enough said.

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a special place. Staff are great, always attentive but not overly so. Always great fun and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble. Priced well. Not a usual tapas restaurant but the staff help you with your order. Will be back.

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

All good We had fun & a great evening ! Sadly they had run out of certain things which os unforgivable at 7.30 pm !! Kitchen We were opposite the pass were having problems getting orders out ! Wouldn't go back! Thanks

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TG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food & great value!

Cool venue, recommend sitting at the counter.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Gin was dreadful, was overcharged on a few items. a couple of the meals were not as described, wouldn't go back very expensive for what you get.

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GD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quick service, good value, nice ambiance. Will go back

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g
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a great choice for pre-theatre as the tapas style dining somehow stops you feeling rushed. The service is charming and the early evening atmosphere lively without making conversation difficult. A delicious courgette and mint salad cut delightfully through the more protein heavy tapas.

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Brindisa has a part-tiled floor. It is very slippery underfoot. I saw an elderly couple looking quite unsteady. Also the bentwood chairs don't have anti-slip stoppers, and some have loose legs. Mine went over, entirely without warning. I'm not one to fuss about such things as there was no damage done, except for a bit of bruised dignity, but only 1 member of staff even noticed and asked if I was ok. Brindisa, less polish on those tiles, please!

With that out of the way (which did put a bit of a damper on the whole experience, to be sure) on to the food. That is, without doubt, really very very good. We ordered seven tapas dishes, all of which were delightful - the paprika-laden tortilla asador especially. Best of all, for me as a non meat-eater, there were still plenty of options left to try, meaning I can visit again without eating exactly the same dishes a second time.

For some reason, our menus were removed (other people had theirs left on the table), so we couldn't order more tapas (probably just as well!). Ah well, we just went for desserts instead. Arroz con leche was like a lemon meringue pie only with a rice pudding centre - it was utterly delicious, though I found it a bit rich and didn't finish it (unusually for me). Almond tart was like a dense warm sponge cake and came with a very good vanilla ice cream.

Can't fault the food, the service felt a bit impersonal & random, with different staff in attendance all the time and the noise levels were starting to build up by the time we were leaving, though it was still early in the evening. For the food alone I'd go again, but maybe try a different branch, see how it compares.

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b
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect bridge between Picasso exhibition (continuing a Spanish theme) and theatre just round the corner. Reviving spritzy sherry cocktails so good we had two, with a couple of tapas - those stuffed olives are colossal, both in size and lusciousness. Juicy, smoky secreto Iberico pork steak from the theatre menu arrived in a trice, and disappeared almost as quickly. Staff all smiley and helpful too. Pretty much ideal for pre-theatre, and declared to be very authentic (and best ever olives) by fellow diner with house in Spain.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my parents & Aunty & Uncle out for an early dinner after shopping. The staff were fantastic and answered every question regarding the menu. They really took time to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed. The food was fabulous and a real treat for us.
Definitely one to go on the favourites list for family get togethers, friends night outs,or even alone. It’s such a comfortable place that any combination would feel at home. Loved it!

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c
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was recommended to come here by a friend, and I’m glad I listened ! Such lovely and attentive service from the waitress, our glasses were never empty ! The food was outstanding, extremely tasty and I have already recommended to friends !

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The usual suspects for a tapas menu with a few nice little twists. Everything was top notch. Service was friendly and efficient. Will definitely go back.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and really friendly staff but you don't get much for your money...portions a bit small. The wine list is great too.

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M
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good variety of tapas, well cooked and presented. Nice place to sit in: relaxed and not noisy - especially after pre-theatre rush. Service very friendly if a bit over-attentive - eg several efforts to clear plates before we were quite ready. But overall - good food and a nice vibe.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Arrived at 9pm after pre booking a table, then before we've even sat down and took off our jackets, a waitress comes over and tells us that at 9:30pm, a larger party will be arriving where we will then be told to move and sit at the bar. This is despite the fact that we have booked a TABLE in advance and we were being told that we only had half an hour to order and eat our food or risk being moved halfway through a meal to the BAR. Terrible service. We complained to and fro for a good 5 minutes before the waitress consulted a senior member of staff and then came back to inform us we could move to another table. Too right! We looked at the menu and it was different to the one on the website which was a disappointment as we had already chose our meals from that menu. Safe to say, nothing on the new menu jumped out at us and the service already left a bitter taste in our mouths so we walked out to no protest from the staff. I doubt they even noticed we were gone as apparently booking tables in advance means nothing to this place. Ended up eating in Chinatown and had a much better time. I would not recommend this place. Avoid.

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Y
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The manageress Esmeralda was great.
Her Service was fantastic.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food quality doesn’t match the price. Bad service

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Dined here a few times now.
Previous experiences were very good but this time our tables waiter was incredibly lapse with his attention and service.
At one point I thought he must have finished his shift as he disappeared for a good 15mins and we had no one looking after our table.

Food great as always though.

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TD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food. I booked for my wife's birthday (having previously eaten at the one near Londin Bridge) and I honestly can't think of a place where I h`ve eaten better than this.

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FF
22 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food made cheaper with a Citymunch voucher!

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SW
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious family meal. Everything was tasty and beautifully cooked. We went after a theatre matinee and found it to be perfect.

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SF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely bright and airy place with good food and a nice atmosphere

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food portion was too small and it was really loud

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food as always and a new menu since we last visited.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

nice food, interesting flavour combinations, quick service

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

An enjoyable and solid representation of authentic tapas in Central London. The quality of the steak was outstanding (if not a tad overcooked) and there's a good selection of Spanish wines to complement the tapas. Not the best value tapas in London but generally everything our group tucked into was met with 'yum'.

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O
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service and good options on the menu, especially for vegetarians. Also, wonderful service from the helpful and friendly staff.

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OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Really below average food, service and atmosphere in this restaurant. Overpriced and would not return or recommend it to anyone.

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PD
London
56 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit and was good tapas, I would visit again and the service and atmosphere was good. Not cheap but worth a visit

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SH
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Last minute reservation so we were seated in the back by the kitchen, but this was the only thing to mark our experience down.

We were looked after brilliantly and the food was excellent.

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