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Barrafina

26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“octopus” (161 reviews)
“tapas” (372 reviews)
“tortillas” (116 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 15:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
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1 - 10 of 1,344 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The food here is tapas style and one of the best places we've ever eaten in London...very exciting menu. Try the Courgette Flower, Fennel Salad, marinated olives, Grilled Mackerel, Octopus with capers (outstanding), Salmon...everything is great.

Thank robbie B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Can't recommend this place enough - if you're willing to brave the queues, you'll be rewarded. We went at 8pm on a Wednesday and waited for just over an hour to be seated to give you a rough ballpark figure of what to expect at...More

Thank beccygem
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here with a friend during a Stopover in London. The Tuna tartare is amazing. Will definitely be coming back here.

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delicious tapas, great wine list and really personal, knowledgable service. Aside its slightly bright lighting, still a cute restaurant to be in and vibes are nice.

Thank Lewis T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Several locals recommended Barrafina since we have lived in Spain. The friendly frenetic place is so popular you have to queue at a shelf along the wall and gradually move up to get to the bar to eat. Since these are all London prices (i.e....More

Thank buenvino
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been an avid fan and customer of Barrafina for many years now. As the restaurant has grown, I've been curiously wondering if they were able to continue the supremely high standards that they set for themselves. Unfortunately, that standard has slipped; from the quality...More

Thank Alfus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We queued early to ensure we got a table. We were offered a drink by the window while we waited. During this wait our taste buds were stimulated by the sights and the smells. We wanted to try everything on the menu. The waiter and...More

Thank KrissyloulouB
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good. Firstly, you get someone to explain each from the menu. But I still don't understand he Spanish-English when she explained them. It did not take that long for us to be served. You gotta queue to enter this place especially at...More

Thank Clueless279
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there July 4, 2017 evening. To be fair, the owner or manager was very polite and kind. We were waiting for the rest of our orders to arrive when I asked the waiter politely if he was able to get our second order...More

Thank peachiepink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious and authentic food, interesting and original kitchen, friendly stuff and lively atmosphere. However they place is quite small and most people had to wait in queue for a while before get seated. The good thing people get served drinks and snacks while waiting.

Thank Pavel A
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and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
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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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