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) #152 of 17,887 Restaurants in London €€ - €€€ Seafood, Mediterranean, European
26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“octopus” (157 reviews)
“tapas” (364 reviews)
“tortillas” (113 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
Neighbourhood: Soho
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went by this place many times on our last visit in London. They do not take reservations so you should be there when they open either for lunch or dinner. Definitely worth it. Great atmosphere and really tasty wines.

Thank Day88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to have a spanish dinner. There were three of us. We asked for so many plats like tortilla de patata, salmorejo, ensaladilla rusa, ceviche, conchas finas, croquetas de arroz negro (i cant remember if they were of that), gamba a la gabardina, huevos...More

Thank saritarodrigo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by my son to try this restaurant as he claimed it serves the best Tapas in town. Reached there early around 5pm & was lucky to get a seat instantly.Tried the grilled octopus & mackerel, both are super tasty .Of course the tortilla (...More

Thank Jesslyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food and valued service. Very much enjoyed ourselves. FYI we found ideal best value nearby parking at Bouverie St, EC4Y 8DP

1  Thank Graham P
Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVED everything we tried...Cuajada, Arroz con leche, Roast milk fed lamb, Squid ink rice, and Crab bun. Just amazing. There is a very limited spaced and you sit in the bar around the kitchen. We had to wait over half an hour to get an...More

Thank kendulock
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was luckly enough to catch the opening up at lunch so managed to get a couple of seats. Always great food, my wife loves the pulpo, I go for the prawns. Always high quality produce and proper london ponce watching everybody queue waiting for...More

Thank GhostFaceChilli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool vibe, typical of tapas bars found in Spain where you share a counter and eat your food. Place was packed and we had a short wait over drinks before being seated. The food is creative and very tasty. The place has a very...More

Thank BDBSouthAfrica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the new Barrafina (Dean Street) yesterday for the first time, having been to the old restaurant many times. I have to say that the old restaurant was, in our opinion, as near as you could get to a typical...More

Thank j0hnnyb0y61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiny place, seats 20 at most. The dishes I had were excellent. The wait is very long, possible an hour or more.

Thank esperanza-wanderer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have heard rave reviews in the past and always wanted to try it. Oh dear, it didn't live up to the hype. We were lucky to get in when it opened at 5pm those after us had to wait an hour and a half but...More

Thank 599bobthebuilder
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Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
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Sally L
Do you serve parties of 6?
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
We are attending the Gielgud theatre tonight, 7:30. We would like to dine at Barrafina. What time would you suggest we arrive to assure seating early enough to finish by 7:00 Thank you.
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
Do you have high chairs for our 1.5 year old;)
9 June 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$72 - US$72
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7813 8016
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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.