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Barrafina

26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“octopus” (180 reviews)
“tapas” (418 reviews)
“tortillas” (118 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place never fails. Simple, delicious, inventive tapas served by fabulous staff. My producer and I took a table outside for a glass of wine and a selection of tapas. Next time, which will be soon, I'll stay for longer and eat more.

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good atmosphere. Had a meal and few drinks with friends. Everyone gone home happy and satiesfied.food was fresh and delicious. Will return again.

Thank hughespb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to Barrafina for dinner. It was highly recommended by a British friend. The dinner exceeded our expectations. The food is delicious. It consists of tapas from Spanish cuisine. However the receipts mix tradition and gourmet taste. The ingredients are delicious, the selection of...More

Thank SimoRupy
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is popular we had to wait for a seat but not really an issue as they have a great wine list. The food is prepared in front of you and the head chef and his assistant do a great job at the pass....More

Thank Johnviper6859
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weren’t planning to visit as no booking policy but unforeseen circumstances meant we were first at the door for Sunday lunch and got an outdoor table. Not a great view outside - they should get council to lift the rubbish bags. Service and food more...More

Thank Gill S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us turned for lunch about 1:00. We were warned it could be 15 to 20 minutes to get seated together. This turned out to be the case. There was a great choice of traditional Spanish tapas dishes plus some interesting specials. We had...More

Thank Pierre48
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place and very quick and attentive service. Creative looking dishes coming through also which is a great idea for people and table watching. Not a huge fan of Tapas but I am now !

Thank SunSeekerwithkids
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant with a lively, intimate atmosphere. The food was exceptional and the staff were really informative. Can't wait to go back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table outside for lunch. Staff were friendly and helpful. We had the special turbot which was insanely good. Milk fed lamb, octopus and chorizo croquettas.

Thank KirstyS330
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes is hard to find a great restaurant that is conducive to solo travellers. Barrafina is perfect for solo diners. The restaurant is cozy, buzzing with diners, and all available seats are bar stools. I found a seat immediately and the waiter made excellent recommendations....More

1  Thank Candice C
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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
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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
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Questions & Answers
Sally L
29 November 2016|
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Response from nimbledolphin | Reviewed this property |
They will do - but from my experience you can't ever reserve tables, so if busy which it normally is you would have to either sit apart, or potentially wait in a queue quite a while until enough seats in a row become... More
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hoganzswing
15 July 2016|
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Response from Ross G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not answering your question, had issue with my app. I hope you managed to get seated. Such a great restaurant
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Seamus M
9 June 2015|
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Response from Sophie O | Property representative |
Dear Seamus1973, Thank you for your question. I'm afraid we don't have high chairs at our restaurants, we just have our high stools. Thanks, Connie Cooper (PR & Marketing)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$72 - US$72
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7813 8016
  • E-mail
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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