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The Barbary

#128 of 18,671 Restaurants in London
€€ - €€€Mediterranean, Middle Eastern,
16 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP, England
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baba ganoush” (27 reviews)
“octopus” (51 reviews)
“naan” (35 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 15:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
16 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tempting to not give a review to reduce the queue to get in ! But your worth it :) .. Superb food, sharing plates all around the bar overlooking the chefs. Amazing tastes - simply superb food. Wine is a little on the pricey side...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was very nervous about this restaurant expecting it to be pricey, pretentious and microscopic portions of food. However, my experience was absolutely incredible here! The service for starters, is wonderfully friendly and the staff are patient and prompt with orders. The food itself is...More

Thank Rashmi N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great atmosphere, really contemporary style. Delicious tapas-style dishes with “Mediterranean” flavours. A bit expensive but possibly one of the best options for dining in London…and that’s a lot to say! Highly recommended.

Thank Luigi333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us came as a birthday treat for lunch - couldn’t have been better. We shared everything we ordered: crab, pork, black salmon, cauliflower and more - just delicious. Jen, who is clearly slumming it being a waitress, told us what everything was without...More

Thank FJEder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked Sunday Lunch at the Barbary at 12pm. I recommend booking online for lunch unless you prefer a 5pm meal or waiting for at least 2-3 hours to be seated. The food was definitely worth the wait. You must start with the naan bread...More

1  Thank Aus_Dynamite
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Barbary. A buzzing restaurant with great staff (we particularly liked Jen, who is VERY good at what she does). We choose the octopus, the black salmon dukkah, the cauliflower jaffa and some chicken. Stand out dishes for me were the salmon and the...More

Thank FD18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back to London with its typical restaurants. Without knowing if this one is going to be part of the good surprises, we make a booking for 4 people, and push the door to give it a try. The seats are organised around the open kitchen...More

2  Thank Alpine-Ski74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place. Went here on a recommendation and really did love the food and also the service. It's a small place, so expect quite a bit of a wait but worth it. The staff are very accommodating and friendly. I tried the grilled octopus along...More

Thank Alice T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great experience for all the senses. we tried many different dishes in that restaurant and none of them was less the amazing .

Thank 636talt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited here by a colleague on one of my business trips to London and absolutely fell in love with the food. There is a bit of a wait and it can take up to an hour to find a seat but it is...More

Thank J_Boozy
Covent Garden
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through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Questions & Answers
7 August 2017|
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Response from ECK71 | Reviewed this property |
You need to wait in the 'queue' but it's less of a queue, more of a bar area at the side where you can get delicious starters and drinks.
25 March 2017|
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Response from Jayne D | Reviewed this property |
No it depends, best to get there very early. Wait for a table it will be worth it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
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