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Barrafina

#64 of 17,068 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Soho
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54 Frith Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice busy spot with seating at the bar which allows you to watch everything being made, prepared and presented to and for everyone around. There were four tables outside if it's a nice day too. Wall of windows was all the open as well since it was a nice warm night in London. We didn't have to wait in a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I usually write longish, detailed reviews, but there seems little point in repeating the justified praise that this restaurant receives. For those worried about the queues, my wife and I arrived at 4.45 for the 5 pm opening (Monday) and were first in a queue that only started to really form around 4.55 pm. We'd have been fine to get... More 

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Thank Tony B
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38 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very lucky we didn't wait for long time to be served. The food here is ok, but a little too much oil used. if they could use less oil, it will be more healthy. it's delicious.

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Thank jason3135
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been a while since I have eaten here, but it was great to see that it was still as good as ever. The Tapas is fresh, different, tasty, and cooked in front of you. What more could you ask for, as ever the only problem with this place is that, it's not really built for more that 2 at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My objective : Im still searching for the best Octopus in London. What a wonderful place is this restaurant !!! I just came in on a wednesday, around 1 o'clock and without reservation. I insist on the BAR word, as there is no table where to sit in "privacy" to enjoy a "private" meal with friends. No, just forget about... More 

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Thank Charlotte B
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolutely superb lunchtime treat. Food beautifully prepared and tasty accompanied by great wine and sherry. highly recommended

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Thank D_Stephens100
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely tapas ,lovely staff , I live round the corner so manage to come here regularly so know to go when there is no Q Everything very fresh and tasty could eat here daily

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Thank Brat6861
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pull up a stool - choose your delicious dishes and watch them being prepared before you by friendly helpful staff in a vibrant atmosphere. The courgette flower heads are particularly delicious but then so was the fresh tomato bread, the prawns, the lettuce and bacon salad. We ate too much because it was so very very yummy with beautiful flavours.... More 

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Thank Jak Jak G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Barrafina is the best tapas ever any country. Go for these: Octopus Prawns on the menu Awesome tortilla One of the cold meat platters The tomato bread And anything else you like, all are great.

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Thank ozgurtumer
UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous restaurant - been three times and never disappointed. Having to queue outside before opening time at 5 can be frustrating, but it's easy to understand why when food arrives. Top quality standard menu and inventive specials. The tortilla is heavenly - better than I've had in Spain. Great atmosphere and excellent service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$72 - $72
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Frith Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7813 8016
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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