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Barrafina

26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“octopus” (166 reviews)
“tapas” (379 reviews)
“tortillas” (116 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 - 15:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
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1 - 10 of 1,367 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Barrafina was recommended by a friend and it was fabulous. Specials of the day were a lovely surprise. Lots of small dishes to share. Super fresh and high quality produce. Service was efficient, warm and friendly. Wines by the glass are great too. Highlights: the...More

Thank wrenmao
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went twice to this crowded restaurant and we enjoyed our diner. As they don't accept reservations you must be there waiting at the queue before the opening. The second time we went, the tapas weren't tiny but larger portions, not as a regular portion...More

Thank 07Michael
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really enjoyed my first experience of Barrafina. We arrived at 9pm and although it was busy we were still able to order food and drink whilst standing. This obviously meant you can eat & drink whilst waiting for a table which we thoroughly enjoyed. All...More

Thank Edward V
Reviewed 1 week ago

we tried to wait twice, then came back on a Sunday, when there was space. wow... wow... wow... shockingly good ( especially for London), great ingredients, quality, preparation. very worth it.

Thank ABIIIChile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We avoided the que by being at the door when it opened. The timing was perfect for aperitifs and good tapas. We were ready to try the new tapas creations beside the common ones. The tapas were indeed creative and fanciful. After the serving of...More

Thank Esham S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice evening g out... great food and service.... just the no reservations... but what can you do.... the food and environment certainly make up for having to wait a little... would recommend going quiet early on a sunday to minimise waiting time.... once your in...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place serves the best Tapas I have ever eaten, including Spain. The octopus was sublime. Chargrilled baby artichokes fabulous. We were 2 hungry adults and a ravens teenager and we were wonderfully sated. Thank you to the chef :))))))

Thank Lissa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They certainly now their stuff here We took their recommendations and what a meal I was always put off by the fact you could not book and may have to wait 2 hours for a place No problem now I will wait

Thank Marley2009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barrafina was my restaurant in town. However the move to Dean Street and the loss of Nieves is obvious. The head chef was a disaster- stressed, no personality and frankly not a great chef. Our steak was over cooked and after the third effort it...More

4  Thank Pranav P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would I wait again for another 90 minutes? Possibly no. But I would, for 45 minutes. You just have to manage your time. The food is as good as it gets. Out of a dozen dishes we had, only one or two were average. The...More

Thank Feyzi E
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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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Sally L
29 November 2016|
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Response from nimbledolphin | Reviewed this property |
They will do - but from my experience you can't ever reserve tables, so if busy which it normally is you would have to either sit apart, or potentially wait in a queue quite a while until enough seats in a row become... More
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hoganzswing
15 July 2016|
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Response from Ross G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not answering your question, had issue with my app. I hope you managed to get seated. Such a great restaurant
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Seamus1973
9 June 2015|
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Response from Sophie O | Property representative |
Dear Seamus1973, Thank you for your question. I'm afraid we don't have high chairs at our restaurants, we just have our high stools. Thanks, Connie Cooper (PR & Marketing)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$72 - US$72
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7813 8016
  • E-mail
Description
Barrafina is an authentic Spanish tapas bar located in London's Soho. It serves a traditional but contemporary, regional a la carte menu and there is a daily blackboard of specials, created by Executive Head Chef, Barragan Mohacho. Barrafina operates a first come first serve queuing system, and does not take reservations for their 23 stools. However, part of the fun of dining there is eating little bites and sipping on something delicious while making the line. The kitchen is open and guests are close to all the action and drama while their food is prepared.
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