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Tapas Brindisa South Kensington

4.4
1581 reviews
£26 to £40
Spanish

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Casual
Casa Brindisa is our cosy restaurant on Exhibition Road in South Kensington. True to its name, it’s inspired by Spanish home cooking – serving a seasonal selection of tapas, cured plates and farmhouse cheeses.

We are also known for our family-style sharing dishes such as our ‘txuleton’ Basque steak. From family lunches before the museums to late-night suppers with friends, our home is your home.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 9:00PM
Wed - Fri 12:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 6:00PM

What 1581 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEmily
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, lovely restaurant, great every time! Lovely location.

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vipskip
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and excellent service. The truffle tortilla is excellent

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 19 October 2020

Thank you that's great to hear!

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vipPJEfoodie
Essex
106 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Food was OK, but nothing impressed. The octopus, which is our benchmark, was just on the rubbery side. It’s a good, honest restaurant and service was friendly.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 12 October 2020

Hola, thank you for your review - I'm glad you enjoyed the experience and service but am disappointed to hear you were let down by the food. I will pas your comments onto the chefs and management as we are always looking to improve. Gracias, Imogen

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DaisyM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t fault it

Really good selection of food, lovely drinks and great atmosphere

Staff where very friendly and great at recommending options

Would definitely come back

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 12 October 2020

Gracias Daisy that's lovely to hear. Hope to see you again soon.

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LB93
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was excellent and recommended the gorgeous dark chocolate sorbet dessert.
Really good tapas - loved the huevos rotos and pimientos de padron

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 12 October 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience2

My food was late served to me once we had finished all our other dishes and a mouse ran through the restaurant! I tried to get several waiters attention regarding my missing food and I was ignored in several occasions. After finally chasing up my food it still took a further 10 minutes.

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vipJudi
London
168 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food ... great covid procedures ... lovely food and good service ... Thankyou

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 5 October 2020

Thanks Judi that's great to hear on all fronts! We hope to see you again soon.

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JuanFcoMorales
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

I’ve been there a lot of times and the food is really good, the service was good too. We had a Spanish waitress and she was excellent!!

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Responded on 5 October 2020

Gracias Juan!

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yowlingcat
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We used to come here quite a lot before lockdown and so it was nice to be here again. Tapas with attitude, lovely restaurant in the heart of London, goodly selection on the menu and all of it delicious. Makes for relaxed dining, not too noisy, in the Summer you can dine outside and some hardy souls do so even now it's Autumn. Recommended.

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Responded on 5 October 2020

Hola, thank you so much for your lovely comments that's absolutely lovely to hear. Thank you so much. we hope to see you again soon! Gracias, Imogen

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RobertF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will definitely be going back again. From the service to the food, it was AMAZING. With the new regulation in place, closing at 2200 they were able to get us sat earlier to have more time to enjoy the food. Recommend booking, it was very busy. Pimientos de Padrón are one of my favorites and this is the first place for once I found a spicy one. I was spending a couple of days in London with my partner and this was our favourite meal out of all five places we ate. Gracias por todo.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hola Robert, thank you so much for such a lovely review and feedback. I'm delighted you enjoyed your time with us - and that you found a spicy padron, we're getting a few now that we're coming to Autumn! Hope to see you again soon when you're next in London. Gracias, Imogen

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vipJpowell
London
49 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We were able to sit outside and enjoy the food and wine with friends

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Responded on 21 September 2020

Gracias :)

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RoseE
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A very enjoyable place to eat in a pedestrianised street on a warm September evening. Tables were well spaced out, service and food good. Great the restaurant was still giving £10 off per person on a Wednesday. Would definitely go back.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 21 September 2020

Thank you Rose that's lovely to hear, hope to see you again soon!

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Hanna
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Good location, the food is terrible. I had Lamb rump which it wasn't rump at all, just 5 slice of lamb with baked beans, very salted with no flavours at all.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 21 September 2020

Hi Hanna, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience. As we are a tapas restaurant our portions aren't full main courses, and our lamb rump is always sliced on top of the Arrocina beans and is usually a favourite, however clearly it let you down on this occasion for which I can only apologise. I will pass your feedback on to the team and I hope that you will give us another chance to restore your faith in Brindisa, please feel free to get in touch directly. Kind Regards, Imogen

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SMSQ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service. The beautiful weather certainly helped

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 21 September 2020

Thank you that's lovely to hear, we hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Going back for sure

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 14 September 2020

Gracias!

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NinaB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love this restaurant. Lovely birthday lunch with my daughters.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 14 September 2020

Thank you Nina! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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MaryleneM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Want decent Spanish Tapas in London? Look no further and book a table now at Brindisa!

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 14 September 2020

Thank you Marylene that's lovely to hear! See you soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We went there for my friend’s birthday. :)

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 11 September 2020

Gracias :)

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vipAnnA
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, advice on our choice of wine was very helpful

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 11 September 2020

Gracias Ann, we hope to see you again soon.

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RamanB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was very friendly, helped us choose what to eat

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 7 September 2020

Gracias Raman, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time with us.

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SuzanneT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Nice location. Friendly staff .Food was very greasy though.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Suzanne, Thank you for your review, I'm delighted to hear you had a good time with us! I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with the food, however, I have passed your comments onto the team as it's very useful feedback. I hope you will give us another chance to restore your faith in the Brindisa food. Kind Regards, Imogen

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Less than Ordinary food, rather disappointing

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 1 September 2020

Hola, I'm really sorry to hear you were disappointed by your experience with us. If you are happy to give more specific details we'd be incredibly grateful as we are always looking to improve - so if you might consider emailing hola@brindisakitchenscom with any more details it would be much appreciated. I hope that we might be able to restore your faith should you visit us again. Gracias, Imogen

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EleanorN
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Nice but really expensive for what it was. Won’t come back.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 1 September 2020

Hi Eleanor, thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us but I'm sorry to hear you felt it wasn't good value. We do find our prices are in line with the current market and we're always assessing them but I'm sorry you felt it was too expensive. I will pass on your comments as we are always looking to take feedback on board. I hope we will see you again soon and that you will feel differently. Gracias, Imogen

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BharatK
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service. But please de-vein all prawns properly.

Thanks

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you Bharat for your lovely feedback, we will pass on your comments to the chefs which is very helpful thank you, we hope to see you again soon. Gracias, Imogen

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TomH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good tapas restaurant, good quality food and excellent service.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 14 September 2020

Hola Tom, thank you for lovely review, that's absolutely great to hear. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Imogen

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LindaT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Brindisi has been a favourite for me for 25 years. But now it's become a tourist trap, at least in South Ken. We ate outside which was fine but the food was terrible. Overcooked, mushy, no appeal. Had to ask for condiments several times. Wine SO crazily overpriced. The MUST be joking. A white wine was £97.00. We thought it might be the YEAR and when we asked the waiter he said, no that's the price for the bottle. It's our best white. We burst out laughing. I mean really. We decided on a white at £35.00 which was not good at all, ordinary, boring, thin, pale, no taste. That's it. We won't go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Super friendly staff and amazing Spanish food! The tapas are pricey for how small they are, but as you would expect in London.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 11 September 2020

Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm very pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We do find our prices are in line with the quality of our produce and the market but I'm sorry you felt it didn't offer value for money - I hope you will visit us again soon, however, and feel differently. Have a lovely weekend. Gracias

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Had a great meal, but the highlight of the evening for me was the seasonal cava! Could you please have it on the menu permanently?

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 24 August 2020

Hola! Thank you so much for your lovely comments - I am delighted you have a good time. If you're referring to the cava sangria we do always have it we just update the contents with the seasons! Thank you so much again we hope to see you again soon.

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ASN5
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booking was easy and we were welcomed and seated quickly. Service was prompt but not pushy and the menu was full of wonderful items that made choosing difficult. Wine, beer (alcohol free) and all food terrific.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 24 August 2020

Hola, Thank you so much for such kind comments about the service and food and drink, I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you so much

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tapas were delicious. We sat indoors as it was raining but felt quite safe since tables were well spaced. Service was efficient and the food arrived quickly. Very satisfied overall.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 20 August 2020

Thank you for your lovely comments and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and felt safe as this is of course of the utmost importance at the minute. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Gracias. Imogen

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Dandan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a table outside. We have been there a few times and we know the food is always good quality. Lovely service from very friend and professional staff. Highly recommended!

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 20 August 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, great to hear you enjoyed yourself again and we look forward to seeing you soon! Gracias. Imogen

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CharlotteM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal here before going to the Natural history museum. Great choice of food even for our young children, very friendly waiter who was great with the kids. We will definitely be returning!

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 20 August 2020

Hola Charlotte, thank you so much for your review and kind words. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Gracias, Imogen.

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EllieM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, a beautiful day and the service was second to none. She was such a lovely waitress! Very attentive and nothing was a problem for her. Wish I got her name to thank her!

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 13 August 2020

Hi Ellie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review and send us your feedback we're really grateful and I'm delighted that you had a good time with us! I believe Donata our new assistant manager was who it must have been and she will be delighted to hear this as she only started with us last weeks so I will most definitely pass on your feedback! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Thank you again, Imogen

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and Great service!

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Responded on 13 August 2020

Gracias!

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AriB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good and traditional Spanish food and not as pricey as other restaurants.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 13 August 2020

Gracias Ari, lovely to hear

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vipGenS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal at Brindisa South Kensington, sitting outside the restaurant. Not only is the food delicious and perfect for a summer meal out, but they have done a great job of making the restaurant Covid secure. Everything was very clean and the staff were fantastic!

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 7 August 2020

Hi Gen, Thank you so much for such lovely comments I'm so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and that you felt safe and secure with us. We hope to see you again soon. Gracias! Imogen

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Gussyer1
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely to go back to Brindisa after lockdown. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Smaller menu and wine list than before which was fine but please bring back the spinach with sultanas and pine nuts!!

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 21 July 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to review and welcome back! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and thank you for understanding our need for a smaller menu at the minute - we have tried to keep on the favourites but your comment is noted on the spinach and will be passed on as we always want to do what our customers want of course where possible! We hope to see you again soon :)

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LJAW
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing. Service was fantastic.
Just please stop the staff member that whistles louder than the music!

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 21 July 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review we really appreciate it especially at the minute! Your comments have been passed onto the team so thank you for that too as feedback very helpful. Hope to see you soon.

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Tingware
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Booked this restaurant the day my husband saw the Manager painting the door getting ready to reopen. When we arrived 5min before the booking time, there’s a young couple in front of us. They had no booking, the reception lady showed them to a nice table. When I told her Our booking, she showed us to the table on the way to the toilet whilst there are still 2 tables by the window and another one in the middle of the restaurant available. I asked her if we can sit in the restaurant not on the staircase! She disappeared to get the approval from the Manager and eventually allowed us to sit on the table in the restaurant. I thought this was appalling as I booked the minute the restaurant decided to reopen. Instead they let the walk-in have a nice table. This of course upset us before we even order, which was a shame as otherwise we like the restaurant.
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Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 21 July 2020

Hi there, Thank you for your visit and taking the time to review, your feedback is very helpful. I'm so sorry for the experience you had. As I'm sure you can understand we are still getting up to speed after a while off and have many team members from other sites. We should have done better on this occasion, and I can only apologise for your experience - we are taking the necessary steps to improve and refine all the time. We hope to see you soon for a truly enjoyable Brindisa experience. Imogen

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StellaB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food and service as good as ever. Covid precautions inevitably reduced the buzz but were necessary and not intrusive.

Tapas Brindisa South Kensington
Responded on 21 July 2020

Hi Stella, Thank you for your lovely feedback and comments on our precautions - as I'm sure you can imagine we've been trying our best to achieve the balance between safety and hospitality which is challenging! I'm pleased that you felt it wasn't intrusive though that's great to hear. Hope to see you again soon. Imogen

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Tapas Brindisa South Kensington is rated 4.4 stars by 1581 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.