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Review of Barrafina

Barrafina
Ranked #200 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $72 - $72
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night
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.
Reviewed July 15, 2014

well its true you have to wait for a table, sometimes for an hour..but you know what?? its too fun not to.
the food is great, very authentic tapas, simple but beautifully made, if you only go the once its worth it, not the most sophisticated place to be, but that's not what its about, this is simple food done very very well with great service at very sensible prices.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Waited in the queue for about an hour but I can safely say (as an impatient person) that it was worth it. You have the option to order whilst you wait (not full menu but basics) and can "eat & move up the queue". Time does pass quickly this way. Once on the bar its a different experience - watching them cook most from scratch, the choice is very imaginative & tasty, the staff very friendly, attentive & knowledgable and prices very reasonable for all the food we had. Would definately queue up again.

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Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have been told to go here many a time and then opportunity arose. The place was great, not only all the food I ate, but the knowledge of the team. I went looking for some ideas and was not disappointed. Please try, it is well worth it. Bar counter eating in a leisurely manner. My only criticism was the guest next to me giving the servers grief over the wine supplier

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Reviewed July 12, 2014

At this point the word is out on Barrafina. Out that you're going to have a spectacular meal, and out that you'd better get there before it opens if you want to avoid a potentially hellacious wait to get seated. So if you're in Soho and up for an early dinner or a spot of tapas in the evening, or if you're in no hurry at all and want to enjoy some good Spanish wine while waiting to be seated, do not hesitate. If you're looking for anything else - a quiet meal at a 'normal' dinner hour, a business dinner at which you'll get served quickly and get your bill on the double, etc. - think twice.
Every night there's a new selection of fresh, often uncommon seafood, and the staff know the menu and drink list inside and out as they both cook and serve from behind the bar. I've been four times and every one has been an utter delight.

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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great tapas place. Best in London? Maybe. I love the food and atmosphere. Sit at the bar and enjoy the view of the Chef giving his final touches in every dish.

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