BTB Team // 26th June 2019
With a city saturated in prosecco only brunches, accompanied by combinations of eggs and smashed avo, it is incredibly refreshing to visit a Spanish outfit offering something completely different. As a well-known tapas restaurant group in London, Brindisa have opened five very different venues, giving visitors noticeably different experiences when enjoying each one. I still very fondly remember visiting their London Bridge branch on my first experience of tapas outside of Spain, where they magically kept alive the feeling of being in the heart of Spanish mainland.
Keeping in line with their ethos of each location offering something different to customers, it is only the Shoreditch branch that is showcasing their authentic Spanish paella brunch on Saturdays throughout the summer. With window seating (hello… best photo lighting), huge countertop dining (my absolute fave) and a heated courtyard (double tick during this not so summery summer), the options really accommodate for all preferences.
We decided to sit in the window and were very promptly presented with a bottle of cava (the bottomless choices are Cava, Sangria or Cava Sangria). In my opinion, it really makes for a much more relaxing bottomless brunch experience when the whole bottle is left on your table, as there is no guzzling your glass while searching for the waiter for your next top up. It enables you to really sit back and enjoy the company you are sharing brunch with, so this was a big yes from me straight away.
We opted for the seafood, and after devouring all the starters (all vegetarian), we were presented by an impressively large paella dish to share. The food was all very enjoyable, and more than enough to share between the two of us. Like I said before, it is such a welcome change to have not only different drink choices than the norm, but a tapas feast you also don’t normally find.
At £35pp this is a reasonably priced brunch offering in London where I have on many occasions paid over double that for less food and drink. Of course we didn’t leave without sharing a jug of yummy sangria, although I’m telling myself this was the reason for my hangover the next day… shhhhh!
Written by Lori Cambell (IG: @mybossbuysmelunch)