If you have spent much time eating in Spain, then you will know that Tapas are smaller sharing plates of food and you order lots of dishes and share as a group. Lots of variety, lots of food- amazing. But as a vegetarian this poses a lot of problems because in a tapas place, the only veggie dish you can find is Patatas Bravas (roasted potato wedges usually with a tomato salsa), and sometimes a vegetarian tortilla which is a cake thick potato omelette. It isn’t particularly exciting to go for tapas as a vegetarian- unless you are going to Brindisa!
Brindisa in Borough Market is a beautiful little restaurant that is always filled with people who seem to always emerge with a smile on their face. I’ve avoided going because I (wrongly) thought it was not going to be the same for me!
Finally I went last week and oh my days was I wrong. Brindisa have a number of vegetarian dishes on the menu! The staff are wonderfully friendly and helpful and a glass of red wine is a perfect partner to your meal!
Beautiful dish with egg, fresh asparagus, cheese and Romesco sauce. This dish was gorgeous- the ingredients fresh, the cheese complimented the asparagus and egg. Very original and Id definitely eat again!
2. Courgette Tortilla
Personally im a bigger fan of the potato and onion Tortilla but it was nice to try something different! The potato and onion tortilla is lovely!
3. Patatas Bravas with Alioli is delicious too! I love alioli and the alioli at Brindisa is not over flavoured with garlic but tastes fresh and pretty perfect!
3. Cheese, lots of cheese. We tried the Mahon which is a cows milk cheese. The tomato chutney was lovely as well.
4. Bread- soaked in garlicy olive oil was freshly baked and was a great way to start the meal.
5. Padron Peppers- I usually find these a bit too bitter for me, but actually they didnt have such a strong after taste as I have previously tried. Its seasoned with rock salt and i enjoy the rock salt texture against the peppers. Very nice as a small biting with a drink!
There was also Jerusalem artichokes, Catalan Spinach, Deep Fried Monte Enebro on the menu- but for a change I was spoiled for choice and couldn’t try them all! There was also plenty of veggie soups and salad choices too!
I will definitely try them when I go back again- which will be soon I am sure!