Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch

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PAELLA & BOTTOMLESS FEAST
£35 two course menu: Tapas & Paella and all you can drink of sangria or the drink of your choice (T&Cs apply). Saturdays from 4th May. BOOKING & PREORDER REQUIRED: hola@brindisakitchens.com

We found this site on Curtain Road in 2012 and fell in love with its wide-open glass front and terrace. Brindisa Shoreditch is inspired by our travels from Cádiz to Catalonia with its Mediterranean bar and restaurant vibe.

Alongside our seasonal tapas menu, bar snacks and cured plates we serve Alicante style rices. If you haven’t tried one of our Paella Marinera (seafood paella) or Arroz Negro (black squid rices) you haven’t lived.

Open till late | Kitchen & bar counter dining | Andalusian style terrace | Wine, vermut & craft beers on tap | Bar snacks, tapas & rice | Group dining & private hire

We're open till late
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and authentic Spanish food. Attentive service, delicious cocktails, great menu. Wish there was one of these in LA.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded 11 hours ago

Hola! Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comments. We would love to have a restaurant in LA too! Best regards, Brindisa Shoreditch

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DR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food preparation and presentation was excellent. Every dish that we had were all really good. The service was also excellent with food delivered to the table in a very reasonable time. An excellent experience all round.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 7 October 2019

Hola David, Thank you so much for your many positive comments about our food, it is delightful to know that you enjoyed your visit at Brindisa Shoreditch. Hasta pronto, General Manager Brindisa Shoreditch

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RL
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and authentic. Vegetarian dishes were amazing. Staff were all really friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere and we enjoyed sitting at the bar watching the chefs. Can't wait to go back.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night spot!

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you so much

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MA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brindisa is not cheap - hence the value score. But the quality of the food is excellent. We had a great lunch there, the service was brilliant and the dishes of the highest quality. If you like really first class tapas then Brindisa is definitely for you.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 7 October 2019

Dear MAP1960, Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a huge pleasure to have you at Brindisa Shoreditch and we are delighted that you enjoyed the food and the service. It really encourages us to keep working hard for our customers! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon. Best regards, General Manager Brindisa Shoreditch

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AO
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service and every dish we ordered was as delicious as the last. I would particularly recommend the garlic and chilli prawns or the croquettes.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 7 October 2019

Hola AoifeO, Thank you so much for your comment and your recommendations. These are a must on every tapas feast! Best regards, General Manager Brindisa Shoreditch

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OT
Dubai
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, everything was super tasty. I love the black squid paella and the patatas bravas. The ambience is awesome and the staff is super nice

l
Warwickshire
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and atmosphere. Would definitely visit again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

UM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had dinner with coworkers after a customer meeting. It was nice to be able to get a table at the last minute in this busy area. The food was good. Service was great, and the price quite right.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and fantastic service - a true gem!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and lots of cava!!

LO
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Always delicious food. We dine regularly. Recommend potato and egg dish. The tortilla is lovely and soft. Not bad wine options and sell by caraf

G
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I got the food 20 minutes after my friends our waiter didn’t really apologise, the food was quite expensive for the quality of it.
The hostess was really kind and was the only person who actually apologise for the delay.
I had really high expectations about this restaurant, but unfortunately I am not happy.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you !

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ML
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and the waiters were fantastic! The service was very personable and always happy to help where ever they can. Highly recommended the place and will definitely go back again and again.

C
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was friendly and courteous. The food was amazing! Loved the grilled octopus. The stuffed olives were amazing. The red sangria was just sweet enough.

SM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great staff! We'll be back again...

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Tasty food. Air conditioning on one of the hottest days of the year. The perfect place to share food!

JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure! We love it here! Looking forward to the next visit...

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food came quickly and was good but not incredible - seafood was all very fresh, but there was some flavour lacking. Lovely and friendly staff.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing, staff is super friendly and nice defo going back whoop whoop

F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, and atmosphere. The staff were lovely & really helpful. Would highly recommend

JM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. We went at a weird time as I am sure it is more vibrant. I highly recommend!

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 7 August 2019

Hola James, Thank you for your visit and positive comments, we hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Brindisa Shoreditch

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was pretty good, but service was a little making considering the size of the place and the number of seated tables. Servers in general were friendly, but they just didn't check on us (filling up with water, asking for drinks etc) enough even though we were seated literally right under their noses. I've definitely had better tapas for less, but the food was tasty. Good restaurant over all, but I'll continue my tapas hunt elsewhere.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hola, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your feedback is very important to us and it makes easier to understand how we do things. Please be assured that it has been shared with our team. I would love to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Brindisa Shoreditch

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GH
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with friendly attentive staff , food was delicious, would go back again.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 29 July 2019

Dear Gill, Thank you for your lovely words, we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Brindisa Shoreditch

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great for groups and those who love sharing food. Would recommend for a fun, laid back Friday evening.

RC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, terrific food, exquisite service

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 29 July 2019

Dear Ryan, Thank you for leaving a fantastic review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit to Brindisa Shoreditch. Best regards, Brindisa Shoreditch

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M
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Tapas Brindisa is definitively one of the most overpriced restaurants I have ever been to. The service was slow and not particularly friendly and the food was incredibly poor. I don’t class myself as a tapas connoisseur, but I do have functioning tastebuds and can honestly say that I was completely underwhelmed to the point of irritation.

After a prolonged wait, we were served by a waitress who made me feel like my order was a personal attack on her being.

After ordering, the food slowly trickled out (it was a Tuesday night - moderately busy), but should padron peppers take 20 minutes to leave the kitchen? Probably not. After the peppers, we eventually got patatas bravas, ensalade de tomate, some meat dishes and finally, about 50 minutes after ordering, a Spanish omelette.

I’ve just come back from Spain and can say that not one of Tapas Brindisa’s dishes remotely resembled the authentic food I have recently sampled. The McDonald’s on La Rambla would give you a better insight into Spanish cuisine, as well as being a fraction of the price.

The bill came to £80 and I winced when I saw it. £80 English Pounds for the pair of us. Yes, there were two half pints and two cava sangrias involved (yet again my hopes of a similar recreation to the sangria I drank like water merely two weeks ago were crushed), but £80 is absurd in comparison to the quality of food we received.

If you want (more of) my opinion, I would strongly recommend going to Bravas Tapas in St Katherine’s Dock instead. Or Spain. It would be cheaper.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 22 July 2019

Dear Mzdornan, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to leave a review. At Brindisa we endeavour to serve the finest Spanish foods and I am sorry if you did not experience this. I am a bit concerned about your experience and I would love to know more about it, please contact me on shoreditch@tapasbrindisacom providing your phone number so I can call you back. Again, please accept my apologies and hopefully I will speak to you soon. Best, General Manager Brindisa Shoreditch

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LT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, sat at the kitchen counter. Friendly and helpful service

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, nice staff & great place to dine! Absolutely great place!

JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service - very attentive, without being overbearing. Great evening!

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 22 July 2019

Dear JanM, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback after your recent visit to Brindisa Shoreditch, we are happy that you enjoyed the experience! Best regards, Brindisa Shoreditch

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DN
London
27 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Such good and knowledgable service from our waitress. Gets quite expensive if you get carried away with the food. Great overall experience though.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 15 July 2019

Dear DomN, Thank you for your recent visit and your lovely review, we are delighted that you enjoyed Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch and we would be happy to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Brindisa Shoreditch

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AC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great tapas place and the paëlla is really worth it. The only downside is that it gets quickly expensive for what it is but I assume it is the case for most tapas places...

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 8 July 2019

Dear Anne, Thank you very much, it was lovely to have you with us and we appreciate your kind comments. Best regards, Brindisa Shoreditch

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AD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food (possibly best tapas we've had outside of Spain!), lovely staff one of whom recommended us a really lovely digestif for after our meal, great atmosphere outside on the terrace. Make sure you go!

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faultless food, professional service and very friendly staff. It's difficult to find any criticism. Also, one of the tastiest seafood Paella dishes one of our party has ever tried.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 8 July 2019

Dear Steve, Thank you very much for your lovely comments, we're delighted that you enjoyed the paella feast! Best regards, Brindisa Shoreditch

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b
London
52 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, lovely staff and fantastic value. Great place for a group celebration.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 1 July 2019

Dear Boxtwenty, Thank you so much for your recent visit and your lovely feedback. I appreciate your many kind words, in particular the ones about our food and attentive team. We will be happy to host any group gathering you my want to celebrate at our restaurant! Best regards, Brindisa Shoreditch

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Brindisa. Great food, ate outside, great service.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 1 July 2019

Thank you very much!

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AW
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, all came up at sensible times which tends to be unusual in tapas restaurants I’ve been to in the past!
Really delicious meal. All very happy customers

t
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Appalling night. Booked ahead but was sat in chumps seat near the front door and hence service was patchy and intermittent. One waiter couldn’t understand English. It was difficult ordering. Food was late. And food was forgotten. Tried to leave and asked for bill then they immediately brought out last plates. Wish we had left. The pata negra plate slivered so finely as to be see-through had been carved 3 hours earlier and was greasy and stale and tasted of nothing apart from sad stale air and was mostly white fat. I’ve lived in Seville and know what a proper plate should taste like. Everything else was tinkered with. Paprika on the frita Cadiz -horrid. The yucky sauce with the presa also utterly vile. A sad disappointing night for which I should have demanded a total refund or stuck to guns and walked out. I think now I understand why it is worth queuing for barrafinna. I will not ever return. Total and utter disappointment.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 1 July 2019

Dear thesingingpiglet, I was saddened to read about your recent experience at our restaurant and please accept my apologies for all the unfortunate events. At Brindisa, we endeavour to serve the finest Spanish foods and excellent service. Your feedback is really important to us, I would appreciate if you could contact me on shoreditch@tapasbrindisacom providing your phone number so I can contact you back and have all the details. Your sincerely, General Manager Brindisa Shoreditch

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