Casa Brindisa

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We opened Casa Brindisa in 2008 as our family style 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.

Brunch to dinner | Located next to London’s museums & Royal Albert Hall | Perfect for family dining | All Spanish wine list | Cocktails & perfect serves | Family-friendly | Outdoor terrace | Open kitchen
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J
London
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This place has lost it’s mojo. No welcome, no interest, food was OK, but prices seemed high. Atmosphere was week, full of strangers rather than regulars. Requiem for Casa brindisa, such a shame for this once great business.

Casa Brindisa
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Jos10k, I was saddened to read your review and understand that your experience was not as great as on your previous visits. As you know Casa Brindisa has been the home of tapas at South Kensington during the last 10 years and, at present, we strive to keep doing that. I would love to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon and I am sure that you will enjoy your whole experience again next time. Thank you and 'hasta pronto'. Best regards, Casa Brindisa

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food but thought the atmosphere was lacking, good service

Casa Brindisa
Responded 3 days ago

Dear SarahB, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you at Casa Brindisa. Best regards, Casa Brindisa

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M
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very expensive in relation of price food
Bad service

Casa Brindisa
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Maoruipqrdo, Thank you for your recent visit to Casa Brindisa. I am sorry to know that you didn't have a great experience and I apologise for that. Your feedback is important and will help us to improve where we failed. Best regards, Casa Brindisa

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M
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I expected it to be along the lines of the tapas bars at Madrid and Barcelona ... sadly disappointed .
The Fritura de cadez was not fresh !

Casa Brindisa
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Maddy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review after your recent visit to Casa Brindisa. I am sorry to know that you did not enjoy our fried fish tapa, at Brindisa we endeavour to serve the finest and freshest Spanish foods and I apologise if you did no experience that. Please be assured that your feedback has been shared with our kitchen. Best regards, Casa Brindisa

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m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends over from USA. They loved it too! Better than any tapas they’ve had in New York!

Casa Brindisa
Responded on July 8, 2019

Dear Morgann, Thank you for your lovely compliment, it was a pleasure to have you and your friends with us! Best regards, Casa Brindisa

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w
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious tapas, good wine, service was quick and friendly ...indoors was respite from the London heat on Saturday! Great location to pop in after a trip to the V & A.
Will definitely recommend.

Casa Brindisa
Responded on July 8, 2019

Dear Woodleydiners, It was a pleasure to have you with us at Casa Brindisa, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit! Best regards, Casa Brindisa

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SG
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is ok but not as good as it used to be. The place is starting to feel too much like a chain and standards are declining, a common trend when restaurants become successful unfortunately.

Casa Brindisa
Responded on July 1, 2019

Dear Stewart, Thank you for visiting Casa Brindisa again, it is always a pleasure to have you with us. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the food as you used to do. Please be assured that your feedback has been shared with our kitchen team. Best regards, Casa Brindisa

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k
London
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tapas, friendly service and reasonably priced wine.

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SC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We tried to call the restaurant to let them know that we were running a little late (just over ten minutes) but got no reply. When we arrived, we realised why because no one would have been able to hear the ‘phone due to the noise anyway. The service was very good and the food was fine. For us it was just too darn loud!

Casa Brindisa
Responded on June 24, 2019

Dear Steve, Thank you very much for your recent visit to our restaurant and your feedback, we are happy that you enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere at our restaurant is quite lively sometimes like the tapas places in Spain and this is why many of our customers love it. However, I understand your feedback and we will work to improve that. I would love to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon! Best regards, General Manager Casa Brindisa

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DL
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A really excellent venue for casual meal before visiting Albert Hall.

Casa Brindisa
Responded on June 19, 2019

Dear Diana, Thank you so much, we hope you had a lovely day at South Ken. Tapas and Royal Albert Hall is a great plan! Best regards, Casa Brindisa

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DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Average Tapas, tourist trap restaurant, uncomfortable dining with loud music

Casa Brindisa
Responded on June 19, 2019

Dear Danny, Thank you for your recent visit to our restaurant. I was saddened to know that you did not have a good experience and I apologise. Your feedback is important to us, thank you for sharing it. Best regards, General Manager Casa Brindisa

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e
London
83 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent tapas as usual, love the sangria too and staff are always friendly and helpful and swift to help. We dine here before attending RAH: very convenient.

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LG
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Second visit here and both times the food has been very good. Good ambiance and buzzing restaurant. Food is served quickly - Tabla para picar sharing board is a bit disappointing - its best to order individual dishes - goats cheese and spinach croquettes and the broken eggs star dishes.
On this occasion we were slightly rushed to pay the bill but the waitress apologised and gave good service overall.

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TS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my mum's first time for tapas and she loved it. I would highly recommend it the food was excellent and so was the service. Thank you

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H
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Noisy on a Friday night in a room full of people trying to make conversations. If you are looking for a romantic night do not go on Fridays and Saturdays.

Casa Brindisa
Responded on June 10, 2019

Dear Honestreviewm, Thank you for your recent visit to Casa Brindisa and for taking the time to leave a review. It would be our pleasure to welcome you again should you plan a future visit. Best regards, General Manager Casa Brindisa

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Average food and service. Not sure it’s a repeat.

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FT
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed an afternoon catch up with friends and their young children who were visiting from abroad. Specified 2 child seats when booking but only one available. Our table was placed near the kitchen, in high traffic area which was slightly inconvenient for the children - this should've been thought of when the restaurant reserved the table.

Food was great though slightly expensive. Our initial waiter was not helpful, very distracted when taking our orders, did not know the menu when we were asking him questions. One or two dishes were missed and we had to request for them. The following waiters after our food had arrived were excellent, attentive and friendly.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful food - particularly the prawns

Graciously accommodated our early arrival

Prompt service

My only reservation is that the tables are too small. The two person tables could not fit all the tapas plates on and this problem appeared to be the case for several people.

Also a shame the mixed starters are not available at the weekend

Casa Brindisa
Responded on June 5, 2019

Dear customer, Thank you so much for all your positive comments, I am pleased that you had a good experience and enjoyed the food and the service at our restaurant. Best regards, Casa Brindisa

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D
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We booked a table for 4 for a 16th Birthday, when we arrived the receptionist recognised the name and wished my grandaughter a happy time, they also brought us a cake and the waiters sang to us in Spanish. It was delightful. The service was excellent, the food really good and not expensive with an amazing variety of dishes. I would recommend this restaurant, but book early as it was obviously very popular

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SG
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My Spanish husband and I love this place - food is spot on. Only trouble is the South Ken spot can get a little loud especially if they’ve put music on as well.

Casa Brindisa
Responded on May 29, 2019

Dear Sarah, It is an absolute pleasure to know that you and your husband love Casa Brindisa. I appreciate your comments about our food and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, General Manager Casa Brindisa

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot - my favorite Spanish in London.

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M
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Never before we had indian food like that!

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Suited us very well for lunch prior to visiting the Dior Exhibition at the V&A. Service was acceptable and food was good. Seemed noisy at first but did not impede our conversation and we got used to it. We enjoyed it.

Casa Brindisa
Responded on May 29, 2019

Dear Catherine, We are delighted that you loved your visit to Casa Brindisa before your visit to the Dior Exhibition and the V&A, we hope you had a fabulous day and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, General Manager Casa Brindisa

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F
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tables a little close together. Very jolly service. Calamares, asparagus and padron peppers all good. Tortilla disappointing

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JL
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Visited with my mum for lunch. Good food, great service, noisy once the place filled up a bit - my mum’s in her 80s and couldn’t hear what I was saying. Liked it enough to go back at a quiet time and would recommend to friends.

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H
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious well cooked tasty tapas with a lovely full flavoured Spanish white wine

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LW
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The food on your website looks delicious and generous BUT it did not match the food delivered to our table, e.g. 3 croquettes not four!

The meet palettes at £22 each were shameful and mean; we had two so got fleeced for £44! The Jamon was sliced so thin it became tasteless.

£4.50 for five Olives, think again please. Even the bread portions came with minute portions of olive oil.

A Spanish restaurant that is mean with Olive Oil, that should be a national concern.

We were a group of six; our meal was over £300 and I felt hungry as I left the restaurant.

I will not be returning.

Casa Brindisa
Responded on May 21, 2019

Dear LesleyWaller, Thank you for your recent visit to Casa Brindisa and for sharing your experience. I was saddened to know that you did not fully enjoy your experience, at Brindisa we endeavour to serve the finest best quality Spanish foods. Your feedback is very important to us and please be assured that it has been shared with our Kitchen team. Best regards, General Manager Casa Brindisa

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M
London
20 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time, love the place

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a
London
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely, spacious and vibrant restaurant. A constant favourite. Food superb and great, friendly service. A bit pricey but hey it’s just a regular treat!

Casa Brindisa
Responded on May 21, 2019

Dear anthonyc, Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we couldn´t ask for a better compliment! Best regards, General Manager Casa Brindisa

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Casa Brindisa. Enjoyed every minute, great, friendly staff, who went the extra mile. Really enjoyed the food, quite different from other tapas restaurants we have been to. Delicious. Will definitely visit again. Beautiful location too.

Casa Brindisa
Responded on May 21, 2019

Dear Gabchen, Thank you for your recent visit to Casa Brindisa. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant and I appreciate your many positive comments, in particular the ones about our "friendly staff who went the extra mile". Best regards, General Manager Casa Brindisa

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MH
London
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant meal at Brindisa. Amazing food, great service and lovely atmosphere. Definitely will be back again soon!

Casa Brindisa
Responded on May 21, 2019

Dear MH01, Thank you for your visit and for sharing your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you soon! Yours sincerely General Manager Casa Brindisa

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, I love and enjoy every bite of it

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HF
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined here three times now and enjoyed each visit. Service is friendly and efficient which is good if you are heading off somewhere after (good location short walk to the Royal Albert Hall), but we didn’t feel rushed and had plenty of time to enjoy our meal.

Food is lovely! My personal favourites are the chorizo toast, spinach and pine nut salad and chilli & garlic prawns. Enough choice there for both my pescatarian friend and sister who is vegetarian, to find things they liked.

It is fairly noisy with lots of tables quite close together but could still hear each other talk so noise was not a problem.

Price wise on our last visit we paid £30 each (three of us) for 9 tapas dishes, a carafe of wine and bottle of water which I felt was fairly good value for the quality & quantity of food and quick service.

We will definitely be returning again!

Casa Brindisa
Responded on May 14, 2019

Dear HanaF, Thank you so much for sharing your recent and positive experience at Casa Brindisa. I am delighted that our food was suitable for your dietary requirements and please be assured that this has been shared with our kitchen. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Casa Brindisa

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food but would have loved to have had the octopus!

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l
London
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great range of imaginative tapas. Service was excellent - our waiter was happy to recommend without being in any way pushy. Perfect light meal before concert at the Albert Hall. Will definitely be going back!

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G
London
49 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect place to meet friends before going to football

Casa Brindisa
Responded on May 14, 2019

Dear George, Thank you for recommending us, it's highly appreciated. Best regards, Casa Brindisa

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Inattentive waiters. They forgot half of our order. Food was mediocre. Very expensive for the quality of food: tourist prices.

Casa Brindisa
Responded on May 14, 2019

Dear customer, Thank you for sharing your feedback of your recent experience at our restaurant. I am sorry that it was not great and I sincerely apologise. Your feedback is important to us and I would be glad if you could share more details, please contact me on reservations@casabrindisacom providing your phone number so I can contact you back. Best regards, Casa Brindisa

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M
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Tapas. Excellent real ale selection from Spain. Great atmosphere.

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was underwhelming and disappointing. Have been to other branches and has been better but that was a while ago.

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food with great staff. We will definitely go back.

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