Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch

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FESTIVE BOTTOMLESS PAELLA BRUNCH / £45 per person
Enjoy a fabulously festive sharing feast of tapas, 3 paellas to choose from and unlimited cava or winter sangria. (T&Cs apply | Monday to Sunday from 1st Nov to 31 Dec)
Book> 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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GM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and the staff were so great and friendly.

ZJ
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic evening with great cooking and very good ingredients plus service with a smile what more you can ask for?

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded 2 days ago

Hola Zareh, Thank you very much for your lovely visit and feedback, we hope to see you again soon! General Manager Brindisa Shoreditch

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FA
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

It is quite expensive. 1litre of sangria costs 24gbp
Quality of food is not excellent.

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 28 October 2019

Dear Francesco, Thank you for your visit and your feedback. It is very valuable and I appreciate your honesty, it helps us to understand our customer's experiences. Please be assured that it has been shared with our team. Best regards, General Manager Brindisa Shoreditch

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful meal at Tapas Brindisi yesterday. Cannot fault it in any way, from the welcome, fab staff, presentation and explanation of the dishes. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Thank you Team Tapas Brindisi 😀

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 28 October 2019

Dear Alison, Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you with us and I appreciate your many positive comments, in particular, the one about our service and fabulous staff. Also, thank you for recommending us! I hope to be able to welcome you again soon. Best regards, General Manager Brindisa Shoreditch

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SA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant with lovely food. Was expensive for the size of the portions! There were 4 of us and the bill came to £140 without dessert and 4 dishes between each couple

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 22 October 2019

Dear Sophia, Thank you for your recent visit to Brindisa Shoreditch and your positive comment. We are happy that you enjoyed the experience. Please be assured that your comment about our portions has been shard with our kitchen team. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, General Manager Brindisa Shoreditch

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Tapas Brindisa, Shoreditch
Responded on 15 October 2019

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Dubai
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and atmosphere. Would definitely visit again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

UM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and fantastic service - a true gem!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and lots of cava!!

LO
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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
Overall2food1service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
9 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!