Tapas Restaurant in Battersea
Purveyors of tasty tapas, Brindisa have branched out into South London and opened a new riverside tapas restaurant in Battersea. We popped into Brindisa right by Battersea Power Station on a Saturday morning to check out the brunch menu.
The location is great – right across the river from Chelsea, the power station sits with an array of food and drink spots to choose from. We were welcomed with cava and a cheery “salud” from the neon signage at the long (and well stocked!) bar. Opting to settle by the windows we were seated amongst lovely greenery and plants. The space is large and light with more low lit intimate seating further back and a wonderful private dining room
We paired our brunch with bubbles – cava, of course! However, there are a range of cocktails including the obligatory bloody mary as well as fresh juices.
We tried the Pan de Coca (£3.95) catalan flatbread, tomato, garlic and olive oil and the Monte Enebro (£7.95). The latter was rich creamy goats cheese fried and paired with orange blossom honey and beetroot crisps. A lovely decadent plate of tapas with great contrasting textures. The flatbreads were generous in portion and had a proper hit of flavourful fresh tomato and a good punch of garlic – summer holiday on a plate!
The brunch menu is very reasonably priced with all dishes at £8.50. Most of the dishes centre on fabulous Spanish smoked and cured meats from Mallorcan sobrassada – a Catalan sausage – to Butifarra sausage – a raw, cured Balearic meat. We went for the cheerfully named Flamenco Eggs (£8.50) with baked eggs, smoked chorizo, peas, roasted vegetables and tomato sauce. The eggs were baked into the rest of the ingredients (Shakshuka style). The sauce was rich and the chorizo leant a generous flavour to the whole dish. A very warming and filling brunch dish.
We also tried the Atun con Yogur (£8.50) Ortiz yellowfin tuna, poached egg, yogurt and herbs. This was a light and fresh dish, the tuna was perfectly flaky and the eggs soft and runny on top. A perfect contrast of dishes the rest of the menu looked equally tasty too.
Brindisa restaurant in Battersea is a great place to have brunch – the light open space is welcoming and intimate all at once. Thanks to the huge windows, light and foliage it felt a great spot to sit and wile away a few hours catching up over food. There is also bar seating for quick tapas and drinks and more intimate seating further back. For corporate or intimate family do’s there is also a warm, homely private dining room centred around a kitchen to see chefs at work. We really loved the space and food at Brindisa, perfect excuse to visit if you have yet to check out Battersea Power Station and stay for some dining!
East London Girl: Brindisa
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