Battersea is having a bit of moment.
No longer is it only famous for a power station that looks like an upside-down snooker table and a tube station that looks like a figment of TFL’s imagination… but now it’s becoming an eating, drinking, and nightlife destination in its own right.
And Brindisa – purveyors of some of the nation’s finest tapas – have buttressed that notion by opening up a venue there. It’s set majestically on the banks of the Thames, sitting under the iconic gaze of the power station itself. And it’s pretty majestic inside, too, with a devoted cured food counter, for small plated of all manner of Spanish meats, cheeses, and fish, and a terraza-style bar area overlooking the river. Alongside the open kitchen you’ll spot Brindisa’s first ‘Home Kitchen’ – sort of like a chef’s table, where they host intimate, experimental supper clubs for just a dozen diners at a time (as well as monthly tastings and cook-offs).
On the menu, they’re playing all the classics, with the likes of prawns with chilli, garlic & olive oil; fried padron peppers; and their famed broken eggs with sobrassada… but they’ve also thrown in a whole bunch of new menu items, including venison loin with chestnut purée; tuna meatballs & ‘marmitako’ sauce; and air-dried beef with spiced chickpeas and watermelon.
They’re also slinging G&Ts from a menu of ten varieties (they’re spiced up with everything from grapefruit, to rosemary, to strawberry & black pepper), some Spanish craft beers, and dozens of wines & sherries.
Which is pretty sweet.
NOTE: Tapas Brindisa Battersea is open daily from noon (11am weekends), and does not accept cash. You can make a booking right HERE.
Tapas Brindisa Battersea | 25 Circus Road West, SW11 8EZ
Further east? Head to Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch…