I love a good brunch, especially when it involves my fellow foodies. So when I was invited to Brindisa along with the creme de la creme of the London food blogger scene I was thrilled beyond belief. The breakfast was hosted by East London Girl, a fabulous East London based food blogger whose website has been an absolute godsend since I have been back.
The Spanish restaurant is located in the bustling epicurean center of London right on the fringe of Borough Market. Despite its prime location the restaurant is fairly large and has a very European air about thanks to the cute little patio tables and cured meats hanging from the ceiling. There is a special breakfast menu available in the mornings, and as we were such a large group we were given a chance to try every dish on it.
We kicked off our brunch with a drink, and since I had already had coffee at home I decided to start with a Virgin Mary (£6). Sadly they don’t offer vodka until after 11am which made it somewhat lacking for me, although you could always bring your own. The rest of the gang ordered Ice Coffees (£3), and these amazing Watermelon Coolers (£6) which were ultra fruity and refreshing though could also be improved with the addition of vodka (wink).
Once everyone had ordered a drink, the food started pouring out. It was hard to know where to start as there were so many dishes, so I’ll just write about my favourites. One of the most delicious dishes in my eyes was the Peaches with Goats Curd (£6.50). The dish was topped with honey and hazelnuts and it was an absolutely winning combination. The sweet juicy peaches combined with the creamy goats cheese was just heavenly. It especially paired well with the Tostadas (£4), a Catalan coca flat bread topped with with fresh tomatoes, serrano ham, and olive oil. Such a simple dish but perfectly executed, the bread especially was truly fabulous. I never would have thought about making a dish like this for breakfast but it worked so well.
If you can’t live without eggs for breakfast, then you are in luck as there are a couple of options on the menu. The Huevos Revueltos (£7), consists of scrambled eggs with chorizo and toast. This was nice enough, but the star dish for me was the Huevos a la Flamenca (£7.50). The baked eggs were in a delicious spicy tomato sauce that had a nice spicy kick. While the toast on the side was great for sopping up the gold rich yolks. It just seemed like such a fresh and healthy dish.
If you aren’t quite sweet enough, then you might interested in the baked goods. We tried the Almond Croissant (£2.75) and Apricot Danish (£2.75) from Sally Clarke which were absolutely phenomenal. I don’t usually go for either of these but I couldn’t stop thinking about them on the way home. If those weren’t enough we had Churros con Chocolate (£5.50) too. The freshly fried Mexican donuts came with their own indulgent pot of rich chocolate sauce to pour over them. The perfect way to end a fabulous brunch.
Overall I had a lovely brunch, in part due to the food and part due to the lovely company. I’d say the prices were pretty fair for the dishes we tried, and although there are a multitude of options available to you at Borough Market this is one spot you can sit down and enjoy a relaxing meal.
Brindisa is located at 18-20 Borough Market, Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TJ. The nearest tube station is Borough or London Bridge. For more information you can check out their website. Breakfast is available from 8:30 – 11:00am Mon-Sat, and 10:00am – 12:00pm on Sundays.