Top 5 Tapas In South London

Tapas is delicious, simple and great for sharing.  It also goes amazingly well with red wine and is a social occasion as much as a meal.  You can slowly graze whilst sipping on some Tempranillo.  If this sounds like your sort of thing then you should work your way through these 5 great Tapas bars in South London;

  1. Brindisa – A Borough Market staple, Brindisa is an intimate Tapas bar with amazing food.  You can’t book but can snack and drink at the bar while you wait, and it is worth the wait.  If you fancy recreating the dishes at home Brindisa also has a shop in the market.
  2. Jose – The casual offering from Jose Pizarro, whose upmarket restaurant ‘Pizarro’ is also on Bermondsey Street.  This is a traditional Tapas bar, but more polished.  Seating is high stalls at marble bars and the menu is on a chalk board above the bar only.  Again the food is delicious, all the dishes I sampled were executed superbly and simple plates like pan con tomate are great for snacking on whilst deciding on the rest of your order.  With a busy buzzing atmosphere Jose is small but perfectly formed.
  3. Seven – My favourite haunt in Brixton Village, this is a must visit!  Simple Pintxos, Tapas and cheap cocktails.  Read more here
  4. Lola Rojo – With a small outside area perfect for long summer lunches Lola Rojo comes into its own.  With twists on Spanish classics, think Manchego lollipops, this is the higher end of Tapas.  Good atmosphere and great service.
  5. Boqueria – More restaurant than bar Boqueria serves great Tapas and a good selection of wines.  Despite it’s awkward location almost halfway between Brixton and Clapham, this is worth a visit and you can always take advantage of the one nearby bar, Grand Union, before or after.  Read more here

2 Responses to Top 5 Tapas In South London

  1. Robin March 2, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    Number 22 in Herne Hill is also very good. The food is solid – not on the same level as Brindisa or Jose – but the wine list and house cocktails are the real stars. Fecorated with local art and a great place a for a relaxing drink with a few olives.

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