"A new tapas bar and restaurant next to the Borough Market in Southwark"

Project Details

To create a vibrant and authentic Spanish style venue in the scant 105 sq m available, while accommodating storage, display areas, kitchen facilities as well as customers.

  • LocationStoney Street, Southwark
  • Scale105 sqm
  • Value£252, 000
  • Time Scale2004

Brindisa specialises in the import of foods from Spain, especially the highest quality cheeses, olives, fish and Iberian hams. The tapas bar, created from a disused potato warehouse on the corner of Stoney Street and Southwark Street, acts as a showcase for the products sold in their shops at Borough Market and Exmouth Market.

The bar and restaurant includes seated dining areas as well the central, higher, Spanish style poser tables, varying the levels in the bar. The kitchen, raised slightly above the bar and dining area, is framed by a proscenium formed by the high, wall mounted black walnut storage boxes and display alcoves. Also deliberately clear to view are the chilled ham display case and feature ham carving area.

For the summer, 50% of the shopfront is designed to be totally open to the street, with broad window ledges providing further seating areas – some facing inwards to the bar and the food displays, and others facing outwards to the street and the animated Borough Market surrounds.

Brindisa has established itself as a successful and animated venue, blending seamlessly with the colour and activity of the neighbouring Borough Market.