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“Great ambiance, nice tapas” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tapas Brindisa London Bridge

Tapas Brindisa London Bridge
Ranked #931 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Southwark
Description: Tapas Brindisa is at the heart of Borough Market, London's greatest shopping destination for foodies. Our most authentic tapas experience is played out at London Bridge, we do not take reservations. Simply turn up and enjoy finest quality, authentic ingredients from all regions of Spain.
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great ambiance, nice tapas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

The restaurant is right next to an exit of London Bridge tube station on the edge of the very busy Borough Market.We arrived at noon and it was already full.We decided to have a couple of glasses of Manzanila sherry and a plate of charcuterie with several different meats.It was great value for quality and quantity at £12.50. The tapas being served were freshly cooked and looked tasty.Service was good and the buzz of the place nice.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank noorzaman r
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Tapas for lunch anybody?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Had a great lunch here nice with Manzanilla sherry and toasted almonds as a 'warm up'. Followed up with charcuterie selection, tortilla, sardines, chicken livers. Finished with coffee and Tresviso blue cheese. With 2 sherries and 3 glasses of red came to about £75 incl service. Not cheap but great quality and buzzy atmosphere. Added bonus of fabulous Borough 'foodie' Market round the corner incl a Brindisa deli.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bill W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Tapas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

Not next level stuff like barafina, but still pretty good. Bit oily, and occasionally inconsistant, but has some killer gambas, pan de coca, and pimentos. For cheese people the deep fried monte enebro is great as are the huevos rotos. Exceptional bellota.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Thecritical
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Expect a wait. But worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Eat here as often as I can and to date, I have not had better tapas anywhere in London.

Yes you will wait for a table in the evening but arrive half an hour before, put your name on the list and have a drink in the bar or wander around the myriad of sights and sounds of Borough market next door. The food, service and ambience (what a real tapas bar is all about) are second to none.

Make sure you try the squid and the croquettes.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bakedown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“no chance to eat there”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

I have come to this restaurant 5 times, yet... never tried their food.

This restaurant does not accept bookings so you just have to show up and.. well eventually be told you have to wait about 1 hour before you get a table.
I appreciate the restaurant is successful and that THEY do not need to take bookings but basically it means their time is precious and yours isn't.

If you want to have the "privilege" to spend money at their restaurant then be prepared to wait on your feet for one hour.

So I just give up.
I won't try this place anymore because yes Brindisa: I work 50 hours/week (from 8.30 am to 7.00 pm every single day) and so my time is just as precious as yours and when I show up to a restaurant it is not fair I have to wait 1 hour to be served just because you cannot be bothered and have a booking system! Maybe learn to respect your (potential) customers.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ClairettedeLondres
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