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“If in London..” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barrafina

Barrafina
Ranked #127 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $72 - $72
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Soho
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.
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“If in London..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We were taken here by our chef nephew so expecting good food and were not disappointed. Excellent food and atmoshere even the short wait to sit and eat was made tolerable by drinks,nuts and olives.

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing food and good wine with friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

I love this tapas restaurant. Tuna tartar is a must and so the prawn tortilla! Service is good there is always a cue so prepare yourself to wait with a glass of wine or two wile you get seated.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband and I always go here when in London, good atmosphere, excellent food, specials are very good, staff are friendly and polite, we were served by Alex yesterday who was helpful and efficient, a place that is consistently good. Look forward to our next visit

  • Visited June 2013
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“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Always very good ... Service, wine, bruschetta...all is perfect !!! I love Barrafina and I recommend !

Visited May 2013
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“Always go here when I visit London, always.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

As a general rule, restaurants that do not take reservations tend to annoy me. There are no reservations accepted at Barrafina, and in this case, I do not mind.

Whilst queuing, order a bottle of Spanish white to sip with a few snacks (like ham croquetas, pan con tomate, and so forth), until your place around the bar becomes available. Once seated, you must order their classic tortilla. Other favourites include their chickpea dishes, a Spanish ham plate, and grilled whole fresh fish of any kind that looks best. Plus, if you see razor clams, or, other clams, order these, a.s.a.p.!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank R M
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