This is the sister of the long established Brindisa in Borough Market, and the format is similar i.e. tapas using high quality Spanish produce. The room has a mix of white tiles and rather garish green walls, from which hang assorted bucolic pieces of art, such as a picture of a goatherd and his goats. At the back is a bar, which looked attractive. The bread is slices of country bread from a baker called Seven Seas, which I have not come across before, but was pleasant with good taste (14/20).
The wine list was four pages in length and has brief tasting notes, mostly Spanish. It starts at £14.50 a bottle and moves right up to the sublime Vega Sicilia Unico 1996 at £195, which may sound a lot but is really not, since the wine costs about £150 or so to buy. In the middle are choices such as Tionio 2004 for £43.45 for a wine that costs around £15 retail.
Tortilla (£4.50) was the least good dish, the potato omelette a little tepid in temperature and a fraction soggy, though perfectly edible; a salad of herb leaves had had very fresh leaves (12/20). Much better were garlic prawns (£7), sizzling in their skillet and resting in the oil in which they were fried, along with pieces of garlic and a little chilli. The prawns were cooked very nicely (easily 13/20).
A single slab of chorizo (£5.95) was served on a piquillo pepper and rested on toasted farm bread. I found the texture of the chorizo a touch heavy going, but the pepper was good (just about 13/20). You could also have the fine Joselito gran reserva pata negra for £20 a portion. Service was cheerful, and even on this weekday lunchtime the place was lively. For me this is a step below the standard at, say, Fino, but certainly better than many.