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26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
+44 20 7813 8016
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“octopus” (159 reviews)
“tapas” (365 reviews)
“tortillas” (116 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26-27 Dean Street | Soho, London W1D 3LL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We highly recommend this restaurant. The service was amazing and the food was the best we had in London. Please give this restaurant a visit. We sat at the bar, and the service was A+...manager helped us with the menu and suggested the perfect wine...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Finally made it to Barrafina after hearing about how great it was for quite awhile. The octopus, lamb shoulder and other dishes were all mediocre. Disappointed. Won't be returning.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 5 days ago

You probably have to wait to be seated by the bar, but it is well spent time! Great food, attentive waiters, fascinating to see the chefs work (handling a lot of different dishes, but total control), if you like tapas, visit them!

Thank Tore L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must for tapas lovers! A small but imaginative menu with a great specials board! Staff add to the theatre and are helpful and knowledgeable! Will def be back!

Thank Knowswhathelikes03
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I won't bore you, raving for paragraphs about Barrafina. I will say this though: if you haven't been GO; if you have been, GO AGAIN! Great menu, great atmosphere. Food cooked in front of you. Wine is fabulous. Menu variety is second to none (and...More

Thank raynaonline
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The perfect place for a romantic food experience. Delicious food and wine, would go everyday if I could.

Thank Willywonka1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard amazing things from friends who live in London about this place but it was our first time in Barrafina, and certainly won't be our last. An unpretentious restaurant serving the best version of Spanish food. Simple bar food, presented beautifully, with great service both...More

Thank MariaM933
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is so great place with an extremely delicious food!! Their sea food is to die for! Every bite you take is just perfect. Great authentic Spanish place! A must place for foodies, for sea food lovers, for anyone who wants to enjoy simple but...More

Thank IuliiaTsitsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

It took us a while to wait for the table as they do not take bookings. All the dishes we ordered taste good especially the octopus.

Thank mc10111010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered octopus, rabbit shoulder and lamb, which were really delicious. But the croquetas was a little salty. 'Tomato on the bread' was good but not that impressive. Staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

Thank lalafornone
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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Sally L
Do you serve parties of 6?
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
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
  • 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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