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Summary

£60
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Authentic and delicious tapas… if you can get a table” has made the bustling, original branch of this Hispanic food importer’s chain a well-known feature of Borough Market, and “at busy times, it feels rushed”. It has spawned a number of spin-offs over the years, which are generally high quality, if not as vibey as the original: most recently opening a ‘Brindisa Kitchen Bar’ at Jubilee Place.

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Authentic and delicious tapas… if you can get a table” has made the bustling, original branch of this Hispanic food importer’s chain a well-known feature of Borough Market, and “at busy times, it feels rushed”. It has spawned a number of spin-offs over the years, which are generally high quality, if not as vibey as the original: most recently opening in October 2018 in the new Battersea Power Station development.

Summary

£59
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3
Good
3
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Arrive early to avoid the queue”, especially if you visit the “very busy” original Borough Market branch of this well-known and “consistently good” tapas chain, which “rarely drops the ball and is a safe bet for a swift and enjoyable meal”. Of the other branches, the South Kensington one is very pleasantly located near the tube, with extensive pavement seating: “go on a summer’s day and sit outside, watching the world pass by”.

Summary

£50
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “insanely busy” Borough Market original, and also its “incredibly noisy” Soho spin-off, inspire high loyalty with their authentic approach (from a top firm of Spanish food importers) to “sound and unpretentious tapas”. “It’s no Barrafina” however – some of the dishes are distinctly “unmemorable” – and arguably it’s “just too popular to be that good”.

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