Allow us to take you to your new favourite restaurant.
It’s going to win you over pretty easily if you’re the sort of person who likes artisanal, diligently sourced produce; lengthy, conservatory-style dining rooms; and a temporal system that officially includes the hour ‘gin o-clock’.
Tucked away near Carnaby Street, Tapas Brindisa’s Soho branch has all the nice bits of its sibling restaurants (impeccable tapas, wine, cheese and wine) combined with the added bonus that it’s probably not too far from wherever you happen to be wandering in London. The other added bonuses come in the form of appetisers or ‘picoteos’ like crispy shrimp pancakes, ham or roasted vegetable croquettes and skewers of pickled vegetables with quail’s eggs.
Then there’s the larger tapas like squid fritters with squid ink aioli, Ibérico pork served with pine nuts and a smoked olive oil, and artisanal goat’s cheese with orange blossom honey and beetroot crisps. Not to mention the really grand house specials, like grilled octopus leg with mashed potato, and ox cheeks in a tempranillo wine dressing.
And of course, you’ll want to finish off with crostini to dip into a smokey, salty, olive oily chocolate ganache, or homemade almond tart with vanilla ice cream.
As for drinks? There’s a short novel of vermouths, cava, sherries, sangria, wines, beers and gins.
At least one of which we know is your favourite.
NOTE: Tapas Brindisa Soho is open daily from noon till late, and you can reserve online HERE.
Tapas Brindisa Soho | 46 Broadwick Street, W1F 7AF
In East London? Fear not, there’s one for you too