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Barrafina

#63 of 17,078 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb Spanish tapas. Nearest you will get to the real thing. Iberico ham and tomato bread to die for as well as a good selection of fresh seafood. Be prepared to queue!!

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Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my Brother for a fun early dinner. And that was the way to go. They do not take reservations! Restaurant is very small. Don't come with a large group - there is no spot for you. All counter seating so you get to watch your food being prepared. I loved that. Nice, reasonable wine selection. My favorite was... More 

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Georgia
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of dining again at Barrafina for lunch recently. We were waiting in a queue before they opened at 1pm, but got seated once they opened. We got a seat right in front of the head chef, with views of both sides of the bar. Perfect location to be able to see everything that was happening and all... More 

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1 Thank scarletlettera
Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted somewhere nice to go with the wife. We checked it out on trip advisor and it came up trumps. It didn't disappoint. The food was really good, the place was really cool and it was a treat! It's what you'd expect from a Tapas place. I don't think anything stood out to say 'wow' this was a great experience... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food in an exciting environment! You should expect to queue if you are dining here, but it is worth the wait and table turnover is very quick. The atmosphere is vibrant, frantic, and enjoyable, with the chefs preparing the food in front of you. The wine and drinks choices are suitably varied. Most importantly the food is excellent!

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Thank lennybaker
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Max&Min Point (⭐️10point - ⭐️1point) And Korean Review Visited In Jul 2016 Instagram : nicola_daily Barrafina(soho), London, UK < Michelin 1 Star > Total : ⭐️5.8 Normal Taste (La Carta) : ⭐️8 Excellent Taste (Desert) : - Plating : ⭐️4 Not Much Plating (Desert) : - creativity : ⭐️6 Normal Cleanliness : ⭐️5 Not Bad Service staff : ⭐️7 Good... More 

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Thank 950jaehyunl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a group of colleagues; we booked the private area; we managed to fit 30 people. Any more it would uncomfortable and difficult to move around. We could chose our menu; which had about 7-8 tapas for starter. The main course had a choice of meat or seafood. And to finish 2 choices of desert. We had 2 very... More 

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Thank Veronique B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last month I took the opportunity to eat at Barrafina. I heard well about the fish and about the Michelin star so I wanted to try it. We had to queue up for 1.5 hour but as aspected the food was impeccable, really special tastes and amazing seafood (especially the tuna tartar). Congratulation to the kitchen staff, very well done.... More 

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Thank Giada B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If there's a queue (and there will be) just stand in it and allow your mouth to water at the sight of all the freshly prepared tapas. It's the best in London by far. Been loads and still keep coming back. All the seafood is amazing. Clams and mussels today. Outstanding. Staff so friendly and only too happy to help... More 

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Thank ChilliFiend
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! You could easily just walk past this place! One of the best tapas you will experience in London. Be brave and order several dishes to get the full flavour of this place. My favourites: tomato bruschetta (or whatever they call it there), the tortilla with the runny egg in the middle, the octopus, the Iberico pork special (when available... More 

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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, Spanish, Seafood
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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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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