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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My trip to London is never complete if I don’t pop by to this place. Been a returning customer and love it every visit! Tried some seasonal items and they are amazing. Love the brill they have recommended. Thy appear to have more items in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Crystalism
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food is always perfectly cooked, using the best quality of products. The staff is attentive, knowledgeable and you can feel the passion. Vibrant atmosphere, always a long queue but really worth to wait ! Barrafina Dean street is one of my favourite place in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AndyGourmet27
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a really nice place to go with a friend or a couple of friends, no big groups though as you sit at the bar and there's no much space. Everything is really good and would recommend to share plates to try different things.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rosegq
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just love this place, walk through chine town as a scenic way to get here and aim to get there for 4.45pm to take advantage of the first sitting at 5pm. No booking here just first come first served basis and it works amazingly well....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DeanSilvo69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything tasted like I know it from Spain. Had pimientos de padrón, milk lamb and a Ribero del Duero wine. It all was top notch. The crew behind the bar was good-humored and interesting to watch.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank michiberli
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Barrafina in the newly opened Coal Drops Yard in St.Pancras. What a rip off! I'm Iberian so I'm very knowledgeable about tapas style. I was so disappointed with the food which was not enough even for tapas. A £22 cod dish that is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lucy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go here NOW. I often breezed past this legendary Soho venue quite easily choosing the larger, more cocktail focused brands that litter dean street. They have Quality produce, the chefs finesses each dish expertly and the buzzy feel of the venue just echos great chat....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank stevienottinghill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a reunion in London and decided to come here for snacks and we were amazed by the food. Love the way you sit and watch the chefs prepare the dishes. It is a really popular place so go early to secure your seat....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ikafriska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for lunch on a Saturday. We arrived at 12:30pm, by which time the restaurant was already full so we had a 20 minute wait. We waited inside and were offered drinks and snacks, which helped to pass the time. Once seated, we were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FrequentFlyerEater89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a family members special birthday in the PDR at the restaurant ... fab evening, great atmosphere and nibbles to start then amazing tapas and main course with Spanish cheese and fun muffins for aftershock... great service, friendly staff, quality food

Date of visit: January 2019
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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
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7 January 2019|
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Response from domenicoq101 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure! Soho is a bit tricky in terms of alcohol licensing.
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
15 July 2016|
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Response from RossJG | 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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