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26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“octopus” (165 reviews)
“tapas” (377 reviews)
“tortillas” (116 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hi All Brilliant as always Love Barrafina, always a great atmosphere and always great food You can't book so turn up early and you won't be disappointed Kind regards Kevin

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great fun place to eat especially sitting at the counter watching the food being prepared and talking to the cheerful helpful staff. Order a few and then some more and then some more!! Great food produced as you watch.

Thank Cliff C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food. Fantastic atmosphere. Simply one of my favourite restaurants in the entire world. If I could afford to eat here once a week I would!

Thank Sara1R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a long wait while we queued outside, then had to que inside too. Some of the dishes were really good, but others were not to my liking. Dont think I will be making a return visit.

Thank Pamela286
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was friendly but a little all over the place; our drinks came after our third dish. The octopus looked great but was a let down. Other dishes were also average. The best dish we had was the stuffed courgette flower (which was delicious). Overall...More

Thank antus1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by at about 10.30pm after a show. Shown to a table within minutes of arriving by a lovely waiter. Had a fantastic tapas style meal consisting of octopus and capers, mussels, deep fried baby calamari and quail. Quail was out of this world. Waiter...More

Thank tfarrugia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely live Spanish tapas. Amazing atmosphere and great team. Arroz Negro with cuttlefish wooow. My favourite. Highly recommended. Well done team!!

Thank Michał S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a new brighter and swankier version of the original that used to be further down the street. However everything was just as good except for the roasted chillies which were a little soggy. The best tapas in London.

Thank Legal_itinerant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the food we ordered was great, in particular the croquetas and the wine but overall it is not worth the long wait or the high prices. The patatas bravas were really bland and the octopus, if properly a la española, should have come...More

Thank rosita027
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
November 29, 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
July 15, 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
June 9, 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
$72 - $72
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7813 8016
  • E-mail
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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