OUR STORY

A story of Spanish food.

OUR STORY

A story of Spanish food.

BRINDISA - A STORY OF SPANISH FOOD

Our company name comes from the word ‘brindis’, to raise one’s glass in a toast, and our work over the past 30 years has been to toast and celebrate the varied cultures, landscapes and, above all the exceptional foods of Spain.

 

 

In essence, the business is a tribute to the people who create the remarkable cheeses, hams, meats, fish, and a huge selection of other ingredients that are now enjoyed in the UK.

 

 

It is hard to imagine now but, back in 1988 when the business was founded by Monika Linton, knowledge of Spanish gastronomy was almost non-existent in the UK. Starting with a conviction that the foods she loved in Spain deserved to find a wider audience, Monika launched her company on a shoestring.

 

OVER A QUARTER OF A CENTURY LATER

Thirty years on the business has grown to include:

– A wholesale business providing hundreds of different products to many of the country’s finest restaurants, delis and food halls.

– One of the first retail outlets in Borough Market, Southwark, now regarded as being among the finest food markets in Britain.

– A Spanish cheese and charcuterie delicatessen in Balham, South London, including freshly carved iberico bellota ham.

 

 

– A world renowned chorizo roll, regularly listed as one of Time Out’s top ten cheap eats in London.

– Five ground breaking tapas bars and restaurants in Central London.

– A state of the art warehouse and distribution centre in Balham which includes cheese maturing rooms and optimal storage conditions for Ibérico meats, charcuterie, nuts, chocolate, fish, fresh fruit and vegetables.

– Hugely popular ham schools, where customers learn the essentials of carving jamón and to determine the best wine pairings with our experts.

– Our online shop, which ensures that our delicious Spanish foods are available throughout the UK, whenever and wherever you need them.

Fine Spanish food is now firmly on the gastronomes’ map in the UK and our team at Brindisa is proud to have played a part in this change.

 

OUR COMMITMENTS

Brindisa is committed to supporting sustainability initiatives. View more details on our Charity page.