Brindisa - Battersea Restaurant
We have visited the Circus West Village (Battersea Power Station) a few times recently. It's a short walk from Battersea Park and offers a diverse selection of restaurants, bars and shops.
Brindisa is a restaurant overlooking the River Thames. It is the favourite place for people looking for a quick bite or a delicious brunch.
It has an outdoor seating area covered by parasols and heated using lamps. They even provide blankets to see warm on the cooler days or evenings. They operate using a theatrical open kitchen and have many different seating areas inside, including a bar or tables. It accommodates children with a kids eat free policy and activity pages with crayons.
The menu offers a wide variety of Spanish Tapas dishes and meals. Their menu is inspired by the best ingredients from across Spain and it’s islands. They also have a good selection of wines and cocktails. The wine list offers glasses, carafes and bottles. I always love a restaurant that provides carafes. Makes me feel a little better about myself when we don't get through a whole bottle. If you don't have it all, it doesn't count, right?
Today, the sun was shining and we decided to sit outside as we had taken the dog with us. Speaking of the dog, they are fabulously dog friendly and provide snacks and water bowls around the site.
If you love a meal where you are sharing then Brindisa is for you. Sharing is caring right? We ordered their CROQUETAS de QUESO & ESPINACA which is goats cheese and spinach croquettes. They were absolutely delicious. We also ordered their CROQUE TAS de J AMÓN which are ham and cheese croquettes (which were equally delicious). I would recommend both, although a nice little sauce or chutney would accompany them nicely. We ordered another goats cheese dish which was their Raphael Báez’s fried goats’ cheese from Ávila, orange blossom honey & beetroot crisps. This was tasty but needed something else to really lift it. I added the salad leaves (from my daughters plate) to it which helped and added texture and flavour. The last thing we tried was the CHORIZO de LEÓN con PIQUILLO. Which was delicious charred chorizo on sourdough with a grilled pepper.
The staff were very welcoming and inviting. They seemed to have three or four waiters waiting on the tables outside, so you didn't have one waiter looking after you which did become confusing. It was difficult to know who to ask. We also had to remind them of a dish we had ordered that hadn't arrived and I believe that if one person is taking care of one table then they know or have more chance of knowing what that table ordered. The food arrived sporadically which I understand as its tapas. It just takes some getting used to and it made it hard for me to take a lovely photo of all of our food.
If you are looking for a family friendly/dog friendly restaurant South of the River then this is great. The water features next to the restaurant entertained our daughter whilst the food was being prepared and after.