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26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“octopus” (176 reviews)
“tapas” (380 reviews)
“ham croquettes” (51 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 4SL, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a bit of difficulty finding it as the restaurant has moved recently from Frith Street to Dean Street, but Google Maps doesn't know that yet! However, well worth finding. As on my own, I was lucky and was quickly given a bar stool. This...More

Thank paul_mcdowell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tapas place in town. We went pre-theatre so was great for quick service and and smaller dishes if you don't want a heavy meal. Service was very friendly and atmosphere was great.

Thank zevoger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for shrimp, tortilla and some wine, all of which was excellent - especially the tortilla. Service was very nice, too.

Thank A B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really miss the Spanish restaurant Fino in Charlotte Street when it closed. My friends keep telling me to dine at Barrafina but they said be prepared to queue as reservations cannot be made. I really do not like queuing for food. As I was...More

Thank Mindy278
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to Barrafina for a few years, First time to the new location on Dean Street, We were early and we waited till it opened at 17.00. The food and service is outstanding, Maria who was serving us let me try a few...More

Thank SPS1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot believe we waited 90 mins for a seat at Barrafina !! We had a bottle of wine and food in the queue and made new friends !! The staff were fantastic, energetic, knowledgeable and super keen to please , we had an amazing...More

Thank perkinsfam5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i have been a few times now & i cannot get enough of it. the lay out is superb, social & has wonderful buzz about it. i reccomend asking the staff which food & wine to pair. as they are as compentent & knowledable as...More

Thank rumandsunshine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are willing to queue, as this small counter fish restaurant doesn’t take reservations, you will be rewarded with fresh and deliciously thought out dishes. We ordered some drinks and freshly sliced iberico to appease the hunger...Highly recommended to listen thoroughly to your knowledgable...More

Thank susanna m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there during the holidays for the second time after going there this summer, was just as delicious as the last time. You need to be ready to wait for a while (no bookings) but on the upside. you can already start eating while waiting...More

Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Opens at 5 on a Saturday. Full at 5 past. Half hour plus queue thereafter. But the staff and people watching spectacle is worth it and the food is a delight. Buzzy. Busy. Loud. Great fun.

Thank MADelargy
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
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
30 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
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
Seamus M
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
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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