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54 Frith Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the better Tapas bars that I've seen in the UK. Excellent food and very tasty. Sit at the bar for the best experience. Can be a bit pricy and a long queue but you can order Tapas and drinks while waiting. An absolutely great place to eat.

Thank RB_0034
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten many times in Barrafina Since they have expanded I feel that the food has slightly changed, Or maybe it's just me Either way still remains a winner. There are so many restaurants to choose from so I don't want to get bored :-)

1 Thank jjmcgyver
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we tried to get in one night but it was too busy, so went the next and it was well worth the return trip. We queued for around 45 mins, but were served nibbles and wine while waiting. we sat around the bar, seeing the kitchen working, which I love. The head chef was very close to us and had... More 

Thank sue r
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever I'm in London I go here. Best tapas around. Great wine list and fresh delicious food. A wide variety of tapas offered all for a reasonable price. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable. If you're looking for fantastic tapas this is the place for you!

Thank cbroglia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a quick family lunch here a few weeks ago. The menu isn't huge but big enough. We had a table outside (at the Drury Lane site). There's only 4 tables so arrive early would be my suggestion. The only issue with sitting outside is that it's in the shade and was a little chilly. You can't book ahead so... More 

Thank Craig B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best tapas in London !!!!! You may have to wait up to a hour for a seat but my god it's worth it .... Michelin star quality food the Spanish omelette is to die for and the octopus is so fresh . I love this place, get your self down there and see what the fuss is about

Thank Mickey G
Inverness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant staff, amazing food. This is my favourite seat in the world. Well done to the team, keep it up, your concentration is commendable. I can't wait to be back. I will qualify this review, As a family twice a year we fly from The Highlands of Scotland to lunch here as a day trip.

Thank Norman M
Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here as we saw that it seems to be very popular amongst people in Soho. We stood in line for 1.5 hours, why not just take the number and call when a table is free? Anyways.....the food is very fresh however it's not typical tapas like we were expecting. Don't get me wrong, the food was great but I... More 

Thank ninafrisch
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here over the years many times and on every occasion it has always delivered the goods and can't fault it.I have every faith that following its move to Quo Vadis it will reach new levels of excellence. Ate here last Friday lunchtime with a Barrafina 'virgin' who pronounced it later as the best place we ate on a... More 

1 Thank GonvenaHospitality
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this gem right around the corner from our hotel. Not realizing the commitment we were making, we queued up outside the door on Firth at 6:30PM, We didn't quite believe it would actually be over a 2 hour wait, but having spent a wonderful time in London, we were in the right frame of mind, the evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$72 - $72
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, 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: 54 Frith Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7813 8016
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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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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