Tapas

Brindisa founder Monika Linton with finance director Ratnesh Bagdai. Photos: Mat Quake

Business Profile: Brindisa

By Joe Lutrario

Sourcing prowess, good contacts and general business aptitude has seen specialist wholesaler Brindisa spawn the capital’s most successful Spanish restaurant group. 

Simon Wilkinson, chief executive of La Tasca, has revealed the next stage in the group's relaunch - an unbranded tapas bar concept

La Tasca unveils first unbranded concept, eyes rollout

By Mark Wingett

La Tasca, the casual dining chain led by Simon Wilkinson, is set to unveil the first of a new unbranded tapas bar concept called Bar y Tapas in Brighton this month and has identified a further eight sites for possible conversion to the format, according...

Koh Thai Tapas offers smaller portions of popular Thai dishes ranging from £4.95 to £6.95

Bite-size Britain: Tapas-style restaurants sweep the nation

By Luke Nicholls

As Koh Thai Tapas prepares to open its third restaurant in the South East, a number of other new tapas-style concepts are springing up around the country, with sharing dishes and a more informal dining approach beginning to be applied to a variety of...

Borija in Northampton was the first bar for business partners interior designer James Smith and DJ Paul Clarke

Interior designer and DJ pair hit success with their first bar

By Peter Ruddick

An interior designer and international DJ from Northampton have hit success after opening their first bar, Borija, in the town with a business plan that sees them hit profit in the first year before looking at a possible second site.

Omar Allibhoy has been referred to as the 'Antonio Banderas of cooking' by Gordon Ramsay

Tapas Revolution to open at Bluewater

By Luke Nicholls

Tapas Revolution, the Madrid-style all-day tapas bar with a site in Westfield London, is set to open a second branch in Bluewater.

Monika Linton, founder of Brindisa

Pearls of Wisdom: Monika Linton

By Becky Paskin

In 1988 Monika Linton began importing Spanish wine and cheese to the UK, selling produce to a number of London’s restaurants. Now, over 20 years later, Linton operates a shop at Borough market, a restaurant in South Kensington (Casa Brindisa) and a tapas...

Jose Pizarro will open his second business on Bermondsey Street in October

José Pizarro reveals plans for second restaurant

By Joe Lutrario

José Pizarro has taken over Bermondsey Kitchen for his second restaurant project in south east London following the success of José, the respected Spanish chef’s informal tapas bar that opened early last month.